n Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems - SADC : local governance and community participation

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1683-0296



Extracted from text ... 306 SADC: LOCAL GOVERNANCE AND COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION S.P. Botha Department of Provincial and Local Government, Pretoria riaan@dplg.gov.za INTRODUCTION The issue of governance at the local government level is close to the needs of the people in communities because it is this level of government that is the nearest to the electorate. It is especially in the rural areas that the relevant Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) play an important role in the process to address these needs. The ways in which local governance issues are currently being addressed in Africa and the SADC region have been influenced by the tendency ..

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