In Cape Town’s crime-ridden Bonteheuwel neighbourhood, a community-based project is improving quality of life by motivating residents to take control of their surroundings.
The severe consequences of climate change are making local authorities around the world explore sustainable approaches. Many of these were showcased a t the recent ICLEI world conference, hosted by South Africa.
ICT managers often shy away from using open source software, regarding it as unproved and possibly more trouble than it is worth. However the city of Durban has successfully implemented two open source web sites and saved money in the process.
A recent High Court judgment turned down an application by the City of Johannesburg to evict over 300 people from six properties in the inner city. NEIL FRASER explores some of the issues this raises for urban regeneration.
With a multitude of finance management training courses on offer it is important to ensure that there is value and lasting benefit for individuals and the municipality as a whole.
At a recent seminar series hosted by DELIVERY and IDASA, access to the internet and the nature of public-sector websites were the subject of lively debate. SHARIVAN MOODLEY reports.
Amman in Jordan is a bustling modern city that’s a haven for people escaping the turbulence of neighbouring countries – which b rings its own pressures on development and property prices.
Internal audit can and should play a pivotal role in improving local government, providing invaluable support for effective management decision-making and good governance.
How easy is it for municipalities to use carbon finance as a source of revenue?
Special correspondent IDP NAIDOO continues to provide new councillors with a rough guide to local government, explaining how to sound knowledgeable before officials start telling you otherwise. Here are some terms you should know:
To help ensure that the right people get the job, the Department of Provincial and Local Government has come up with a draft competency framework for municipal managers and other senior officials.
Leading municipalities into the next five years are a set of mayors – many of them women, some experienced and others new to the job – facing a term of office in which good governance and effective delivery are crucial.
In the far-flung parts of Bojanala Platinum District Municipality in North-West, innovative carts will soon be used to help residents who ordinarily walk vast distances with heavy loads.
In the public sphere innovative architects – with the support of their clients – are creating buildings that reflect the culture, memory and spirit of our democracy.
With a Cabinet decision imminent on the restructuring of the electricity distribution industry, three REDs in Gauteng are set to be up and running soon.
Keeping the channels of communication open between residents and the council, marketing and promoting their municipalities and managing the media are just some of the tasks facing local government communicators. DELIVERY spoke to several about how they see their roles.
Tackling everything from recycling to the need for municipalities to wake up to energy efficiency, golf estates and growing numbers of cars on the roads, DELIVERY talks to the Western Cape’s dynamic and sometimes controversial Minister of Environment, Planning and Economic Development.