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City Press via News24 reports that municipalities want a bigger role in the energy future. They want to be allowed to generate their own electricity and to purchase directly from independent power producers.

GroundUp reports on the thousands of people who marched through Cape Town from Keizersgracht Street to the Civic Centre on Wednesday, Human Rights Day. They handed a memorandum to government representatives demanding land for people to live on.

The South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) responds to Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba's, maiden national budget speech.

GroundUp reports that a ruling by the Pietermaritzburg High Court on 9 February against the Endumeni Municipality is a warning to municipalities which do not comply with their constitutional obligations on housing.

The 2017 State of Local Governance was recently Launched on July 26th 2017. This year's theme recognises the importance of both accountability and collaboration as key values and activities that drive the reclaiming of local democratic space within the field of local democracy.  

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The State of Local Governance (SoLG) forms the cornerstone publication of the Good Governance Learning Network. Since 2008, nine SoLG publications have been produced by the network and have provided regular commentaries on the state of local governance in South Africa. These are now available to the public for download!

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