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Legal Framework for SOE Boards
Author: Dullah Omar Institute
Published: Apr 04, 2019

This research report is examining the law on appointing SOE Boards. This is informed by a need for greater transparency and quality in these appointments. The research shows that the legal and policy framework for these appointments needs urgent reform.

AI and Law Seminar Report - Quo Vadis Law and Government in the Digital Age?
Author: Karel
Published: Feb 19, 2019

Artificial intelligence and big data are rapidly transforming the institutional relationship between the individual, the state, the market, the nature of work and the law across the board in fundamental, unpredictable ways. What impact the digital transformation will have on the role and function of “law” and “government” as basic social institutions is unforeseeable.

Municipal debt to Eskom: 2009-18
Author: Jacob
Published: Nov 15, 2018

How much do municipalities owe Eskom? What is being done about this financial crisis? What have provinces done?

Measuring municipal financial distress
Author: Dullah Omar Institute
Published: Nov 01, 2018

What is municipal financial distress? When is a municipality in distress? How does financial distress relate to financial crisis that requires external intervention?

The Municipal Audit Consistency Barometer Fourth Edition (2011/12-2015/16)
Author: Dullah Omar Institute
Published: Jun 12, 2018

The Municipal Audit Consistency Barometer (MAC-B) uses data published by the AuditorGeneral to measure consistency in municipal compliance with national audit standards over a five-year period. One of six possible consistency ratings is awarded to every municipality based on the audit outcome which it consistently obtained in a given five-year period.

The Municipal Audit Consistency Barometer: Municipal Compliance with National Audit Standards (2011/12-2015/16)
Author: Dullah Omar Institute
Published: Jun 12, 2018

The Municipal Audit Consistency Barometer (MAC-B) uses data published by the AuditorGeneral to measure consistency in municipal compliance with national audit standards over a five-year period. One of six possible consistency ratings is awarded to every municipality based on the audit outcome which it consistently obtained in a given five-year period.

Mun Audit Consistency Barometer 2018 FactSheet #10 - MACB-4 major cities .pdf
Author: Dullah Omar Institute
Published: May 24, 2018

Published by ACSL since 2014, the Municipal Audit Consistency Barometer is a tool to measure consistency in municipal compliance with national audit standards over a five year period (across a range of different indicators i.e provinces; municipal class, category of municipality).

DOI-UCT Seminar Invite 21 May 2018
Author: Dullah Omar Institute
Published: May 21, 2018

Building a capable developmental state is a core priority in South Africa's National Development Plan, and a capable local sphere of government is a cornerstone of that goal. This year, 2018 marks the 20th Anniversary of the adoption of the White Paper on Local Government which gave effect to the new dispensation for democratic local government in our constitution.

Mun Audit Consistency Barometer 2018 FactSheet #8 - MACB-4 Provincial analysis.pdf
Author: Dullah Omar Institute
Published: Apr 19, 2018

Published by ACSL since 2014, the Municipal Audit Consistency Barometer is a tool to measure consistency in municipal compliance with national audit standards over a five year period (across a range of different indicators i.e provinces; municipal class, category of municipality).

Mun Audit Consistency Barometer 2018 FactSheet #9 - MACB-4 COGTA classes
Author: Dullah Omar Institute
Published: Apr 10, 2018

Published by ACSL since 2014, the Municipal Audit Consistency Barometer is a tool to measure consistency in municipal compliance with national audit standards over a five year period (across a range of different indicators i.e provinces; municipal class, category of municipality).

Mun Audit Consistency Barometer 2018 FactSheet #7 - MACB-4 Class of municipality
Author: Dullah Omar Institute
Published: Apr 02, 2018

Published by ACSL since 2014, the Municipal Audit Consistency Barometer is a tool to measure consistency in municipal compliance with national audit standards over a five year period (across a range of different indicators i.e provinces; municipal class, category of municipality).

The Capable Cities Index Working (Paper Series 2) - Measuring the Performance of Cities
Author: DM Powell, M O'Dovovan and TC Chigwata
Published: Mar 20, 2018

The Capable Cities Index measures the capability of South Africa’s 271 major cities against specific indicators of capacity, compliance and performance that are under the operational control of a municipality and directly relevant to assessing how well local government is doing.

Mun Audit Consistency Barometer 2018 FactSheet #6 - MACB-4 Rate of Compliance.pdf
Author: Dullah Omar Institute
Published: Mar 14, 2018

Published by ACSL since 2014, the Municipal Audit Consistency Barometer is a tool to measure consistency in municipal compliance with national audit standards over a five year period (across a range of different indicators i.e provinces; municipal class, category of municipality).