n Local Government Bulletin - Is history repeating itself? : editorial

Volume 9, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1561-901X



In the past, communication between the former racially based local government structures and citizens often reflected the antagonistic relationships between the two. Local government communication was also characterised by a lack of transparency, with access to information considered a privilege, not a right. All this was meant to have changed with the advent of the Constitution and the White Paper on Local Government, which ushered in a new era of public participation, aimed at deepening democracy and enriching governance.

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