Local government and sustainable post-settlement support for restitution : in search of efficient governance objectives in public administration

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dc.contributor.author Fourie, D.J. (David Johannes)
dc.contributor.author Schoeman, Linda
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-06T06:35:32Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-06T06:35:32Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06
dc.description.abstract Restitution has to be made in a highly political environment, making the planning and design of restitution programmes in rural, peri-urban and urban areas extremely complex. The development of governance structures for restitution programmes is influenced by policy instruments that have to consider taxation effects and their impact on economic behaviour, as well as predict outcomes that transcend the objective functions. The complexity is exacerbated by limited scientific evidence and the absence of evidence-based policy-making, culminating in policy neglect and inadequate service delivery outcomes for land reform and restitution. The article explores progress made with the implementation of the Nkumbuleni Land Claim (Kwa-Zulu Natal) and examines what prevents the restitution support programme from implementing its policy objectives (guided by the Restitution of Lands Rights Act, Act 22 of 1994). The authors conclude that the attainment of sustainable outcomes in post-settlement restitution support continues to be a challenge to policy-makers, as claims remain unsustainable. Poor communication between stakeholders, the narrow role municipalities play in restitution and conflicting governance structures between “traditional councils versus municipal councils” are seen as the main drivers of programme failure. en
dc.identifier.citation Fourie, DJ & Schoeman, L 2010, 'Local government and sustainable post-settlement support for restitution: in search of efficient governance objectives in public administration', Journal of Public Administration, vol. 45, no. 1.1, pp. 145-161. [http://www.saapam.co.za/] en
dc.identifier.issn 0036-0767
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/14971
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher South African Association for Public Administration and Management en_US
dc.rights South African Association for Public Administration and Management en_US
dc.subject Restitution programmes en
dc.subject Governance en
dc.subject Nkumbuleni Community Land Claim en
dc.subject Policy-making en
dc.subject.lcsh Restitution -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natal en
dc.subject.lcsh Government accountability en
dc.subject.lcsh Local government -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natal en
dc.subject.lcsh Public administration -- Decision making en
dc.subject.lcsh Political participation en
dc.subject.lcsh Land reform -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natal en
dc.title Local government and sustainable post-settlement support for restitution : in search of efficient governance objectives in public administration en
dc.type Article en


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