Social Accountability Mechanisms in a Decentralised State: Exploring Implementation Challenges

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ELVIN SHAVA
BETTY C MUBANGIZI

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This paper reports on research that examined the challenges encountered by the City of Tshwane in responding to citizen demands for social accountability. The research draws on data collected through a mixed-method approach in selected communities within the City of Tshwane in the Gauteng province of South Africa. The research established that a range of challenges hamper public officials’ quest for social accountability mechanisms. These include not just a lack of political will or a lack of interest by the citizenry but also to a lack of the requisite skills and resources needed to carry out a full blown consultative and communication process.

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SHAVA, E., & MUBANGIZI, B. (2019). Social Accountability Mechanisms in a Decentralised State: Exploring Implementation Challenges. African Journal Of Governance & Development, 8(2), 74-93. Retrieved from https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/jgd/article/view/1467
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ELVIN SHAVA, University of KwaZulu-Natal

shavae@ukzn.ac.za

BETTY C MUBANGIZI, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Mubangiizb@ukzn.ac.za