n Local Government Bulletin - Executive committees : proportional or 'fair' representation?
|Article Title||Executive committees : proportional or 'fair' representation?|
|© Publisher:||Dullah Omar Institute|
|Journal||Local Government Bulletin|
|Author||Omolabake Akintan and Jaap De Visser|
|Publication Date||Nov 2006|
|Pages||11 - 13|
Extracted from text ... LOCAL GOVERNMENT BULLETIN 11 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES Proportional or 'fair' representation? The recent debate over plans to change the type of government in the City of Cape Town raised some interesting questions about the composition of executive committees. It is often assumed that an executive committee (Exco) must be based on proportional representation, with seats automatically assigned according to the representation of each party in the municipal council. While this is possible, and in most cases desirable, the courts have held that it is an option open to the municipal council but not an imperative. Section 43 of the Local Government: ..
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