The South African Constitution is underpinned by principles of good governance, also highlighting the importance of public participation as an essential element of successful good local governance. Section 152 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa,1996 confirms a number of citizen rights and more specifically, the rights of communities to be involved in local governance.
Goverment organisations are obliged to encourage the involvement of communities and community organisations in local government. The principle behind public participation is that all the stakeholders affected by a public authority’s decision or actions have a right to be consulted and contribute to such a decision.
Below is a list of projects in which a public participation website has been developed for the project to provide the community with a method to updated on the project and register thier concerns. Please click on the project link to access the public participation site.