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South African Local Government: an insight

The latest in our series on comparative international local government, this briefing offers a snapshot of municipal governance in South Africa, highlighting the mandates and objectives of local government, their financial situation, some of their big challenges and recent responses.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland
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Same but different – Local government in Ireland and Australia

This is the latest in a series of briefings looking at local government around the world. Local councils in Australia are under financial strain like many of their counterparts in Ireland, but the federal system in which they operate means that responsibilities for local authorities differ by state.

Australia, Ireland
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Same but different: Local government in Scotland and Australia

Councils in Australia are under financial strain like their counterparts in Scotland. The federal system in which they operate means that responsibilities for local authorities differ by state, and that the solutions for tackling priority concerns vary depending on where a council is located.

Australia, Scotland
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Delivering change: Making transport work for cities

* This report from the Centre for Cities argues that if local transport is to meet its full potential in enabling economic growth, while meeting the needs of citizens and businesses and coping with the challenges of population growth, then decentralisation and an integrated regional approach to transport investment and management is needed. * Five…

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland