Having Your Say : A Handbook for Ward Committees

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Publisher: Centre for Public Participation (CPP), Durban (English)

Description: This handbook provides handy hints, practical ideas and guidance for running ward committees in the South African governance system. It is designed to provide councillors and ward committee members with a series of steps to take when working in their ward committees.

Link: http://www.cpp.org.za/main.php?include=docs/books/handbook/main.html&menu=_menu/docs.html&title=Resources

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Democratisation and Local Government Transformation in South Africa : A Case Study of Maluti District, 1995-2005

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Author(s): Appiah, George Wiredu Kwadwo

Publisher: Author, S.L. (English)

Description: This thesis examines the importance of Developmental Local Government (DLG) in South Africa and its ability to fulfill the demands and needs of local communities. It further examines the challenges that face DLG, namely administrative difficulties and unethical practices.


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Rights, Resources and Rural Development : Community-Based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa

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Author(s): Fabricius, Christo; Koch, Eddie; Magome, Hector; Turner, Stephen

Publisher: Earthscan, London Etc. (English)

Description: Examines the flaws in community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) and proposes remedies for many locations and circumstances. Shows how CBNRM can be central to sustainable development, the enhancement of livelihoods, and the conservation of biodiversity.

Link: http://books.google.com/books?id=BcIuakDIE_MC&printsec=frontcover&hl=nl&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

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Decentralisation and Community-Based Planning

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Author(s): Goldman, Ian

Publisher: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London (English)

Description: Community Based Planning (CBP) as a means of promoting community involvement in development projects, and ensuring stronger linkages between community and local government, is assessed. Tips for trainers are included.

Link: http://pubs.iied.org/pdfs/9312IIED.pdf

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Decentralisation and Engendering Democracy : Lessons from Local Government Reform in South Africa

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Author(s): Beall, Jo

Publisher: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Development Studies Institute (DESTIN). Crisis States Research Centre (CSRC), London (English)

Description: The paper shows how competing interests remain clustered around local government in ways that tend to exclude women. It also suggests that South African women do not have as secure a footing in local government structures as in other tiers of government.

Link: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/28206/1/wp54.pdf

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Evaluation of Local Economic Development (LED) in the Free State Province

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Author(s): Nel, Etienne

Publisher: University of the Free State. Centre for Development Support (CDS), Bloemfontein (English)

Description: This report examines the current status quo with respect to Local Economic Development (LED) in the Free State Province, and the impact which LED projects are having on local communities. The role of local government is highlighted.

Link: http://econ.ufs.ac.za/dl/userfiles/Documents/00000/66_eng.pdf

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Decentralisation and Democratic Governance : Experiences from India, Bolivia and South Africa

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Author(s): Hadenius, Axel

Publisher: Almqvist &Amp; Wiksell, Stockholm (English)

Description: The detrimental effects of decentralization on the quality of political and administrative practices in Bolivia, India, and South Africa are examined with special attention to the incidence of corruption, mismanagement and patronage.

Link: http://www.iisec.ucb.edu.bo/projects/Pieb/archivos/Hadenius-DecentDemocGov.pdf

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Decentralisation and Development Planning : Some Practical Considerations

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Author(s): Hadingham, Tim

Publisher: Department for International Development (DFID). Transport Links, London Etc. (English)

Description: Three case studies are presented to illustrate a number of areas that require careful consideration when the institutionalization of decentralized development planning systems forms part of project activities.

Link: http://www.transport-links.org/transport_links/filearea/publications/1_802_Decentralisation%20and%20Development%20Planning%20-%20Some%20Practical%20Considerations.pdf

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Community-Based Natural Resources Management : Experiences and Lessons Linking Communities to Sustainable Resource Use in Different Social, Economic and Ecological Conditions in South Africa

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Author(s): Turner, Stephen; Collins, Steve; Baumgart, Johannes

Publisher: University of the Western Cape Etc., Cape Town Etc. (English)

Description: Lessons are drawn from the TRANSFORM project in South Africa. TRANSFORM helps communities living in or near Kruger Park to develop viable ways of enhancing their livelihoods through community-based nature conservation and ecotourism.

Link: http://www.plaas.org.za/sites/default/files/publications-pdf/RR11.pdf

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