n Local Government Bulletin - In the public eye : editorial
|Article Title||In the public eye : editorial|
|© Publisher:||Dullah Omar Institute|
|Journal||Local Government Bulletin|
|Author||Reuben Baatjies and Nico Steytler|
|Publication Date||Sep 2006|
Extracted from text ... BULLETIN 2 editorial In the public eye Before the local elections in March, controversy, protests and election boycotts were sparked by the abolition of cross-boundary provinces and the consequent re-allocation of municipalities falling within those provinces. In particular, the community of Matatiele took exception to being relocated without consultation. The Matatiele Local Municipality and others instituted legal action to challenge the constitutionality of the Constitutional 12th Amendment Act and the Cross-Boundary Municipalities Laws Repeal and Related Matters Act. The Constitutional Court upheld their claim insofar as communities must be consulted on matters which directly affect them. This decision will have ..
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