Civil Strife Against Local Governance

Dynamics of Community Protests in Contemporary South Africa

Sethulego Matebesi

Barbara Budrich Publishers

Civil Strife Against Local Governance

Pub Date: December 2018

ISBN: 9783847405788

184 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $48.00

Civil Strife Against Local Governance

Dynamics of Community Protests in Contemporary South Africa

Sethulego Matebesi

Barbara Budrich Publishers

Hardly a day goes by without South Africans going on a rampage over the provision of basic municipal services such as water, electricity, sanitation, and other municipal obligations. This book connects the critical issue of community protests to the equally precarious issue of political trust in local governance in South Africa by using comparative analysis of grassroots activism in predominantly black communities and predominantly white communities.

About the Author

Sethulego Matebesi is senior lecturer in sociology at University of the Free State, South Africa.