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Local government in intergovernmental relations:the Northern Cape

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dc.date.accessioned 2003-08-22 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T11:56:05Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T11:56:05Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.isbn 0 7969 1970 4 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/8332
dc.description.abstract The Northern Cape is one of the new provinces created by the 1993 interim Constitution. As such, it began with certain disabilities: the lack of an established provincial administration, the need to consolidate provincial governance in a newly defined area, and an untested revenue base. A further difficulty was the degree of politicisation in the local and provincial government sphere due to the fine balance of power between the African National Congress and the National Party. Furthermore, the Northern Cape is by far the largest province in terms of land area, but the smallest in terms of population. This poses another challenge for local and provincial governance in the province. Simultaneously with the introduction of the new provincial dispensation, local authorities had to weather the storms of the local government transition. Their performances varied from remarkably good to disastrous. In many towns, inexperienced councillors and frustrated town clerks experienced friction, sometimes leading to the resignation of key munici - pal personnel. In some towns, officials with no municipal experience replaced them; in others, their positions remained vacant. In a few towns, municipal management virtually collapsed. The deterioration of the financial position of many local authorities was both a cause and an effect of the deleterious situation. There is therefore a real need for assistance from the provincial and national government, and from other agencies. Such assistance should be forthcoming within the philosophy of co-operative governance, which is encapsulated in the Constitution. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Human Sciences Research Council en
dc.subject LOCAL GOVERNMENT en
dc.subject GOVERNANCE en
dc.subject NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE en
dc.title Local government in intergovernmental relations:the Northern Cape en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.BudgetYear 2000/01 en
dc.ResearchGroup Indigenious Knowledge System and Gender en
dc.SourceTitle Democracy and governance review: Mandela's legacy 1994-1999 en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Muthien, Y.G. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Khosa, M.M. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Magubane, B. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Pretoria en
dc.ArchiveNumber 2268 en
dc.PageNumber 119-150 en
dc.outputnumber 757 en
dc.bibliographictitle Atkinson, D. (2000) Local government in intergovernmental relations:the Northern Cape. In: Muthien, Y.G., Khosa, M.M. & Magubane, B. (eds). <i>Democracy and governance review: Mandela's legacy 1994-1999</i>. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council. 119-150. en
dc.publicationyear 2000 en
dc.contributor.author1 Atkinson, D. en


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