n Local Government Bulletin - The duty to involve the public
|Article Title||The duty to involve the public|
|© Publisher:||Dullah Omar Institute|
|Journal||Local Government Bulletin|
|Author||Geraldine Mettler and Reuben Baatjies|
|Publication Date||Sep 2006|
|Pages||3 - 5|
Extracted from text ... LOCAL GOVERNMENT BULLETIN 3 PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY The duty to involve the public THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT SPEAKS Issue This case report is limited to the responsibility of a provincial legislature when its provincial boundaries are being altered and, in particular, the obligation of a province to consult the people who are to be affected by the redrawing of its provincial boundaries. The judgment is of critical importance to local government inasmuch as the duty to facilitate public involvement extends to all organs of state, including municipal councils. As in this case, the effect of non-compliance with this requirement can lead to ..
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