n Journal of Public Administration - Professionalising local government management : the post-Institute of Town Clerks challenge

Volume 48, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0036-0767



With negative coverage largely in the media of the municipalities in South Africa whose officials' ethical rectitude is declining, the question that this article asks is whether professionalising local government management could arrest this situation, which is getting dire? If so, how this pursuit could be realised in the post-Institute of Town Clerks, which before 1994, it used to be the custodian of ethical disposition in the management of local government. In this article the need to professionalise local government management in the post-Institute of Town Clerks of Southern Africa (ITC) era and the role of the Institute for Local Government Management of South Africa (ILGM) therein, and the "cadre deployment" policy and party politics in municipalities, are examined.

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