n Local Government Bulletin - From the courts : taking participation to the streets and the Courts : the Merafong judgment
|Article Title||From the courts : taking participation to the streets and the Courts : the Merafong judgment|
|© Publisher:||Dullah Omar Institute|
|Journal||Local Government Bulletin|
|Author||Annette Christmas and Douglas Singiza|
|Publication Date||Nov 2008|
|Pages||26 - 28|
On 13 June 2008, the Constitutional Court delivered a landmark judgment in what has popularly been referred to as the Merafong or Khutsong case. The ongoing struggle of the Merafong community to resist being transferred from the Gauteng province to the North West province has been widely publicised in the media, but the judgment is significant for a number of reasons aside from the public interest generated by the case.
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