n Local Government Bulletin - From the courts : taking participation to the streets and the Courts : the judgment

Volume 10, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1561-901X



On 13 June 2008, the Constitutional Court delivered a landmark judgment in what has popularly been referred to as the or 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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