n Journal of Public Administration - South African Municipal Government and Administration: The New Dispensation, J.J.N. Cloete and C. Thornhill : book review

Volume 40, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0036-0767



The is an analytical reflection on the Republic of South Africa's past and current municipal government and administration as provided for by the Constitution, 1996 and the legislation. It contains philosophical and descriptive discourses grouped together in nine chapters. Chapter One focuses on the origins and characteristics of urban areas and municipalities. It also concentrates on the development of urban areas in Southern Africa, informal settlements, slums, emergence of local authorities and new requirements for an ongoing need for orderly development of urban areas.

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