Webinar: Safeguarding the integrity of councillors and senior managers in local government
Author: Keathela
Published: Apr 13, 2022

How do we ensure ethics and integrity in local government, in particular focusing on the role of councillors and senior management? This webinar engages with this question and locates it in (1) the applicable legal framework, (2) ongoing debates about professionalisation of local government and (3) observations about the practice of integrity management in municipalities. The speakers (Jaap de Visser, Phindile Ntliziywana and Fatima Rawat) share recent research, tools and insights into the topic.

Virtual Launch of the Journal of African Law (JAL) - Special Issue on COVID-19 and the Law in Africa
Author: Keathela
Published: Feb 07, 2022

The Special Issue contains articles dealing with the intersection between COVID-19 and the Law in Africa. Drawing on examples across the region, the papers in this Special Issue discusses the relationship between COVID-19 and various aspects of the law. This Special Issue and contributions thereof provide a unique opportunity to examine a wide array of legal issues at various levels – local, national, transnational, subregional, regional – both doctrinally and empirically. The contributions, inter alia, interrogate the adequacy of legal frameworks; the way the AU, governments and institutions have responded to the specific challenges resulting from, and associated with the outbreak of the pandemic; factors influencing compliance; the emerging case law of national courts; and the impact on vulnerable and marginalised groups.

Report Launch & Dialogue: How Transparent is Municipal Procurement?
Author: Keathela
Published: Dec 01, 2021

Municipalities procure goods and services all the time. Many of these are critical for service delivery. Too often, municipal procurement is seen as a matter between the municipality and those who are tendering for contracts. But what about the communities who are affected by what the municipality has procured? Can the communities affected by these contracts find out what services are supposed to be delivered on behalf of the municipalities in their areas?

Recording: Webinar on The Local Government Elections on 1 November 2021: Key issues on the election process, the new changes and prospects of elections
Author: Keathela
Published: Oct 26, 2021

This webinar aims to share the information contained in the manual to a broad audience to further the knowledge and education on the coming elections. Moreover, the webinar seeks to provide a platform for the ongoing debate about how governance has been affected in coalition-led municipalities, the challenges with coalitions and what's needed to fix them.