n Local Government Bulletin - Navigating the grey areas : reflections on the Western Cape powers and functions review process
|Article Title||Navigating the grey areas : reflections on the Western Cape powers and functions review process|
|© Publisher:||Dullah Omar Institute|
|Journal||Local Government Bulletin|
|Publication Date||Oct 2008|
The powers and functions shared between provincial and local government have traditionally been a source of great confusion and concern for municipalities. Ill-defined powers and functions have often led to duplication, inefficiencies and arguably even deterioration in the delivery of services to communities. In the Western Cape in particular, the status quo has resulted in a lack of uniformity in approach to municipalities across provincial sector departments. This has led to an impasse between the provincial and local sphere on the delivery of certain powers and functions.
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