Volume 15, Issue 1, March 2020

Can councillors be legally prohibited from engaging residents and/or advisors before an item is tabled in a Committee or Council?
Author: Frans Rootman (Guest Contributor)
Published: 20 Apr 2020
Matters affecting municipalities have become more and more important to residents. Given the constitutional objective to encourage the involvement of communities and community organizations in matters of local government, how elected councillors are allowed by their respective councils to engage with residents, determines whether residents truly believe that their councillors are genuinely interested in their views.
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Courts forcing provinces to intervene in dysfunctional municipalities: case study of Makana Local Municipality
Author: Curtly Stevens
Published: 10 Apr 2020
When a municipal council delays or fails to implement a financial recovery plan imposed by the province, can the provincial executive dissolve the council? More specifically, should the provincial executive dissolve the municipal council in terms of section 139(1)(c) or section 139(5) of the Constitution?
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The Lockdown Regulations Are Not A Ban On All Informal Food Traders
Author: Jaap De Visser
Published: 31 Mar 2020
South Africa has gone into lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19. One of the very many concerns surrounding the impact of the lockdown relates to access to food. The rules with respect to supermarkets, and our access to them during the lockdown, are reasonably clear.
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