The Inclusive Society Institute (ISI) was requested to contribute towards an extensive review of local government being undertaken by City Insights on behalf of the Department of Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs (COGTA).
The ISI’s input focused on the model of local government, which reviewed the Policy and Legislative Framework, key focus areas such as demarcation, elections and political participation.
The ISI’s recommendations included issues, such as, amongst others:
Improved public participation mechanisms
Reviewing the Municipal Electoral Act to provide for coalition arrangements and constitutional eventualities
The need for assessing the effectiveness of coordination between the three spheres of government
Strategies to improve continuity of councillor representation and executive competencies