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Community Law Centre - Local Government Project

University of the Western Cape

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2009–June 30, 2011
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The local government project of the Community Law Centre, located at the University of the Western Cape, focuses on providing research, advice, education and training around issues of government decentralization, governance practices at the local municipal and provincial levels, and intergovernmental relations. The goal is to promote and strengthen local government for democracy and development. Past activities include conducting research on issues relevant to local governments and disseminating the results through publications. The centre has also hosted training workshops, seminars, conferences, and undertaken consultancies for various local governments and the national department responsible for coordinating local governments and intergovernmental relations. This grant will support the continuation of these research activities and the provision of technical assistance to local and provincial governmental entities and civil society organizations interacting with local municipalities.