An Analysis of Factors that Negatively Affect the Performance of Ward Committees in the Buffalo City Municipality

  • Reuben Masango
  • Primrose Mfene
  • Thandisizwe Henna

Abstract

The article reports on an investigation of factors that negatively affect the performance of ward committees in the Buffalo City Municipality with the aim of identifying strategies to improve performance. These factors include the limited ability of ward committees to influence municipal decisions pertaining to their wards, literacy levels and voluntary membership of ward committees. It also describes the role and functions of ward committees, and the differences between the roles of ward committees and those of community development workers.

Africa Insight Vol 43(1) – June 2013

Author Biographies

Reuben Masango
Department of Political and Governmental Studies at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
Primrose Mfene
Department of Political and Governmental Studies at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
Thandisizwe Henna
Eastern Cape Department of Education
Published
2013-10-08
Section
Articles

Journal Identifiers


eISSN: 1995-641X
print ISSN: 0256-2804