Masters graduates commend Dullah Omar Institute

Three students who graduated with a Masters in Multilevel Government and Local Government yesterday, thanked the Dullah Omar Institute for giving them the opportunity to pursue the high level course.

The three graduates expressed their gratitude during a pre graduation ceremony organised by the institute yesterday. According to the students, the programme offers high insights into multilevel government and local government. They said the programme has given them the opportunity to be experts in the field.

The three students are:

Lisa Jade Wyngaard  

Topic: 'How can the rights of paying consumers to electricity be squared with the rights of Eskom to be paid?'

Vivien Mithi

Topic:Local Government Finance under Zambia's 2016 Constitution.

Kwazikwenkosi Frank Dladla

Topic: The impact of the Legal Framework for Local Government on Building and Sustaining Coalitions in Municipal Councils.


This one-year Masters Course equips students to understand how South African provinces and local government work, how the multilevel system of government compares to other countries on the continent and on what global theories and practices it is based.

Students who study this course emerge with a thorough understanding of how multilevel states are designed, how powers are delineated, how finances are allocated, how national government supervises subnational governments (provinces and municipalities) and how different levels of government work together.

The Course combines legal and constitutional studies with other disciplines, such as political science and public administration. Furthermore, it combines theory with practice, including an internship in government dealing with multilevel governance and local government. Students are taught and supervised by distinguished scholars in local government, multilevel government (decentralisation, devolution, federalism, intergovernmental relations), rule of law and good governance.

Follow this link to apply for this high quality masters in multilevel government and local government. Closing date is 31 August 2018.