Municipal international relations in South African local government

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dc.coverage.spatial South Africa 2016-11-02T12:58:27Z 2016-11-02T12:58:27Z 2016 2008
dc.description.abstract Global change is particularly apparent in urban areas and has reinforced a movement towards co-ordination and progressive strategic management practices at the municipal and regional level across the world. 21st Century imperatives require municipalities across the world, to fundamentally re-assess their bureaucratic processes to remain relevant and effective. In South Africa, these universal challenges are accompanied by the additional challenges of transition and democratization. Much emphasis is placed on the need for an effective process of sharing ideas and innovations among municipalities and urban practitioners in order to deepen their understanding regarding the complexity of urban problems and opportunities. The range and scope of municipal international relations has expanded rapidly over the past decades. In this regard, co-operation and networks-building form integral parts of municipalities’ development strategies. Co-operation has become more systematic and less ad hoc. There has been a movement away from simple to complex linkages. The character of co-operation projects and networks has also changed. They have become less ceremonial and more substantial and project focused. The activities have become more targeted with measurable objectives and tangible results. This article investigates the public administrative yield of municipal international relations by reflecting on a case of an existing partnership in a selected South African municipality. en_ZA
dc.format.extent 10 pages en_ZA
dc.format.medium Journal en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Van Rooyen, E.J. 2008. Municipal International Relations in South African Local Government. African Journal of Public Affairs, 2(1): 15-24. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1997-7441
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher African Consortium of Public Administration en_ZA
dc.rights African Consortium of Public Administration © 2008 en_ZA
dc.subject Municipal International Relations en_ZA
dc.subject Local Government en_ZA
dc.subject.lcsh Public Administration--Africa
dc.title Municipal international relations in South African local government en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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