The Mayor's listening campaign in the integrated development planning process : a case study of the city of Cape Town

Gutas, Thembani Lawrence (2005-12)

Thesis (MPA (School of Public Management and Planning))--University of Stellenbosch, 2005.


The new legal and policy framework for local government has changed the character of this third level of government. Municipalities are required to put the public at the centre of development undertakings. Interaction between local government and the public can only be effective if an environment conducive to such interaction is created. Public participation strategies should be able to give the public an opportunity to influence the decision-making process. Based on the above, this study evaluates the Mayor’s Listening Campaign as public participation strategy in the Integrated Development Planning process in the City of Cape Town. The study indicates that the Listening Campaign was not an authentic and sustainable public participation strategy to empower the public.

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