Volume 13, Issue 2, July 2011.

First 100 Days In Office.
Author: Prof Jaap de Visser
By now, all municipal councils will have held their first council meeting and constituted most of their political structures. This article provides some basic governance information and highlights key issues that will be on the municipal council’s agenda for its first 100 days in office.
Local Government Bulletin lgb-governance
Removing Elected Councillors Will Create Chaos.
Author: Phindile Ntlizwiyana
Widespread disgruntlement over allegations thatcandidates nominated by communities had been irregularly removed by the ANC led to a promise by President Jacob Zuma that any candidates found to have been nominated in an improper way would be removed after the May polls. This was seen as a desperate attempt to stop aggrieved communities from boycotting the local government elections.
Local Government Bulletin lgb-governance
Municipal Property Rates Act Out Of Public Comment.
Author: Conrad Bosire
After a lengthy process of public consultation on amendments to the Municipal Property Rates Act of 2004, the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs finally released a Bill on 9 June, giving the public two weeks to comment.
Local Government Bulletin lgb-municipal-revenue
Draft Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Bill.
Author: Prof Jaap de Visser
On 6 May this year, the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform published a Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Bill for public comment, with a deadline of 6 June. What follows is a basic outline of the Bill.
lgb-powers-functions Local Government Bulletin
KZN Planning and Development Act.
Author: Prof Jaap de Visser
The KwaZulu-Natal Planning and Development Act came into operation on 1 May 2010 and governs land use planning and development management. KwaZulu-Natal is thus the only province that has put land use legislation into operation since promulgation of the 1996 Constitution.
lgb-powers-functions Local Government Bulletin
The Aftermath Of The 2011 Local Elections.
Author: Derek Powell
The last issue of the LGB highlighted some key battlegrounds in the 2011 local elections. This issue looks at the aftermath.
Local Government Bulletin lgb-establishment-demarcation-elections

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