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Socio Economic Rights and Basic Municipal Services.
Author: Nico Steytler
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The socio-economic rights in the Bill of Rights bind all organs of state, including municipalities. These rights may also impose positive obligation. Through the delivery of basic services municipalities fulfil some of these obligations.

Strategic Framework for Water Services: Water is Life, Sanitation is Dignity.
Author: Abri Vermeulen
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Eight years after the White Paper on Water Supply and Sanitation was published, the National Cabinet approved the strategic framework for Water Services on 17 September 2003. Much has been achieved and the White Paper was used a departure point in formulating the framework, but since 1994 the context has changed significantly.

Socio Economic Rights and Basic Municipal Services.
Author: Nico Steytler
Published:

The socio-economic rights in the Bill of Rights bind all organs of state, including municipalities. These rights may also impose positive obligation. Through the delivery of basic services municipalities fulfil some of these obligations.

Strategic Framework for Water Services: Water is Life, Sanitation is Dignity.
Author: Abri Vermeulen
Published:

Eight years after the White Paper on Water Supply and Sanitation was published, the National Cabinet approved the strategic framework for Water Services on 17 September 2003. Much has been achieved and the White Paper was used a departure point in formulating the framework, but since 1994 the context has changed significantly.

How gender sensitive is your municipality?
Author: Charmaine Mare
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Local government is now expected to play a proactive role in the social, economic, and material development of local communities. This means it is an sphere of government for women and for gender equity, as it has the potential to transform woman's lives by providing services such as water, sanitation, clinics, child care facilities, roads and transport.

Local Government is in Good Health.
Author: Nico Steytler
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The core principles, values and features of the new local government system are sound. This is the conclusion of the national Portfolio Committee on Local Government after a major study tour of the municipalities at the beginning of 2003.

No Safeguards for Municipal Property.
Author: Geraldine Mettler
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The recent judgment in the appeal case of Munisipaliteit van Ngwane & Vrystaat Munisipale Pesioenfonds 254/ 2002 AD has attracted much attention and comment from local government practitioners. At issue is whether a municipality falls within the definition of 'state' as referred to in the State Liability Act 20 of 1957, in terms of which no warrant of execution cab be issued against any state owned property.