n Journal of Public Administration - Framework for strengthening the capacity of municipalities in South Africa : a developmental local government perspective
|Article Title||Framework for strengthening the capacity of municipalities in South Africa : a developmental local government perspective|
|© Publisher:||South African Association of Public Administration and Management (SAAPAM)|
|Journal||Journal of Public Administration|
|Publication Date||Nov 2008|
|Pages||436 - 451|
|Issue||Special issue 2|
From a developmental local government perspective, this article proposes a framework for strengthening the capacity of municipalities in South Africa. The article is presented in a user-friendly manner for a wider readership and easy application in a local government set-up. The framework that the article proposes, is based on three components of organisational competency profile, namely knowledge, skills and values. This intellectual exercise is set against the background that, as the article contends, most municipalities in South Africa are experiencing a major challenge in their attempts to assert themselves as developmental municipalities. For contextual reasons, the article starts with a reflection on developmental local government to acquire more insight into what it entails. In the discussion on this notion of a developmental local government the problematique that prompted this intellectual contribution to the body of knowledge is clearly enunciated. This is followed by a propositional reflection on how the capacity of municipalities in the country could be enhanced.
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