n Local Government Bulletin - All shapes and sizes
|Article Title||All shapes and sizes|
|© Publisher:||Dullah Omar Institute|
|Journal||Local Government Bulletin|
|Author||Reuben Baatjies and Lorette Tredoux|
|Publication Date||Dec 2009|
|Pages||22 - 24|
Local government, in its democratic form, is a mere nine years old. However, the amalgamation and consolidation of municipalities and the establishment of new ones have all taken place at different times. The result is that the exact stage of development in which any given municipality finds itself may differ vastly from that of its neighbour. In the pursuit of developmental local government, the establishment, consolidation and sustainability phases that the sphere has undergone (and continues to undergo) have been well documented.
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