The Dynamic Approaches in Enhancing Citizenry Participation in South African Local Government

  • Andrew Osehi Enaifoghe University of Zululand, KwaDlangezwa, South Africa
  • Toyin Cottis Adetiba University of Zululand, KwaDlangezwa, South Africa
Keywords: Constitution; citizen participation; democratising; governance; institutions, good administration.


The Constitution of South Africa is underpinned by the standards of good administration, featuring the significance of open interest as a basic component of an effective local administration, with respect to subject inclusion in a "local government" organization. The interest of citizens to participate in local government issues is viewed as having a noteworthy ramification on democratizing administration conveyance beyond simply delegate government, by having people and community as focal role players all the while. In South Africa, the need for the community to participate in local government administration offers a more prominent control of the underprivileged over their own circumstance and guarantees their full inclusion in deciding their very own formative needs. Along these lines, districts must assume a noteworthy job in advancing the majority rules system of democracy and guaranteeing that the community takes an interest in choices that influence them specifically. This study contends that regardless of its perplexing structures, obstructions, and serious administrative difficulties, citizens’ interest stay vital to the accomplishment of local government administration conveyance. The idea of community support as an indispensable factor for a fruitful government and delivery of good administration in the local circle was examined in this paper. The possibility of community interest in South Africa was bolstered by the declaration of different administrative structures which supported the contribution of individuals in local administration and strategy making. For instance, the White Paper on Local Government (1998) a qualitative analysis method was adopted by this study and the rational model was applied to place things in the correct points of view.


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