n Local Government Bulletin - Editorial

Volume 12, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-901X


The 'toilet war' which was recently waged in the City of Cape Town has raised a number of important issues that not only affect the parties to the dispute but raise vital questions for local government across the board. On pages 5-7, we try to trace the facts that gave rise to this dispute and which attracted both local and international media attention. While much of this attention has been focussed on the political nuances of the dispute, there are some key lessons for municipalities which face similar challenges.

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