n Local Government Bulletin - Editorial

Volume 11, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1561-901X



The success of the constitutional dialogue and the developments surrounding local government in Zimbabwe are of great importance to South Africa. Firstly, our well-being is connected to that of our northern neighbour. Municipalities close to the border with Zimbabwe will attest to this but so will those that deal with the social and economic challenges of in-migration from Zimbabwe. Secondly, the debate in Zimbabwe turns on issues that are very similar to those that determined our current Constitution when it comes to local government. Lastly, South African municipalities should know that countries such as Zimbabwe look at the great South African experiment with autonomous local governments and wonder whether a similar route will be appropriate for them.

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