Bernard Bekink’s Principles of South African Local Government Law
AbstractModern times see an increased emphasis on the importance of sound governance in and by the local sphere of government. This holds particularly true for South Africa where, since the coming into effect of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa 1996,1 a number of objectives, critical functions and developmental duties have been laid before the door of local authorities. A comprehensive resource book on domestic local government law in South Africa has, therefore, been long-awaited. In his reference and source book entitled Principles of South African Local Government Law, Bernard Bekink makes a significant contribution to local government law and governance in South Africa.