Prof Tinashe Carlton Chigwata

Project Head
Tinashe Carlton Chigwata is an Associate Professor and Head of Multilevel Government at the Dullah Omar Institute based at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa. Prof Chigwata holds a PhD in Public Law from UWC and undertakes research, teaching, and consultancy on local and regional governments, multilevel government (decentralisation, devolution and federalism) and other governance-related matters such as corruption and elections. He has authored several academic publications on these areas.  Prof Chigwata also manages and teaches in the LLM/MPhil and Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Multi-level Government and Local Government offered by the Institute.

Recent Selected Publications

Chigwata TC (with Nico Steytler & Jaap de Visser) 'South Africa: Surfing Towards Centralisation on the Covid-19 Wave' in Steytler N Comparative Federalism and Covid-19 Combating the Pandemic, Routledge.

Chigwata TC (with Jaap de Visser & Lungelwa Kaywood) (eds) (2021) Municipal Perspectives on Development, Governance and Service Delivery, Juta, Cape Town.

Chigwata TC (with Jaap de Visser & Zemelak Ayele) (2021) ‘Real or Imagined Local Autonomy: Experiences from Local Government in Ethiopia, South Africa and Zimbabwe’ in Fenwick T and Banfield A (eds) Beyond Autonomy Practical and Theoretical Challenges to 21st Century Federalism, Brill Nijhoff, Boston. 

Chigwata TC (2021) ‘Multiparty Democracy in Zimbabwe after the adoption of the 2013 Constitution’ in Fombad C and Steytler N (eds) Democracy, Elections and Constitutionalism in Africa, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Chigwata TC (with Nico Steytler, Jaap de Visser & Frank Kunda) (2020) (eds) Local Government Reform in Zambia: The 2016 Constitution's Framework for Devolution, Juta, Cape Town

Chigwata TC (2020) 'Endemic Corruption in Zimbabwe: Why Are Anti-Corruption Agencies Ineffective?' in Fombad C and Steytler N (eds) Corruption and Constitutionalism in Africa, Oxford University Press, Oxford. 

Chigwata TC (2019) ‘Decentralisation and Constitutionalism in Zimbabwe: Can the Leviathan be Tamed?’ in Fombad C and Steytler N (eds) Decentralisation and Constitutionalism in Africa, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Chigwata TC (2019) (with De Visser J & Kaywood L) (eds) The Journey to Transform Local Government (in South Africa), Juta, Cape Town.

Chigwata TC (with Marumahoko S & Madhekeni A) (2019) Supervision of local government in Zimbabwe: The travails of mayors, Law, Democracy & Development, Vol.23, pp. 44-67. 

Chigwata TC (2018) Provincial and Local Government Reform in Zimbabwe: An Analysis of the Law, Policy and Practice, Juta, Cape Town.

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