Overseas, city-shaping mega-projects are generally overseen by local government, but in Australia state governments often step in and exclude council and community representatives from the process.
Not all droughts are the same and South Africa needs to have a targeted approach to each type.
South Africa’s Department of Water and Sanitation has plans in place to ensure adequate water supply until 2040 and beyond.
Focusing on everyday politics can help explain why powerful interest groups undermine policies that might improve the public good.
South Africa’s dysfuctional municipalities are characterised by very poor, or no delivery, of basic services such as refuse collection.