Civil Strife against Local Governance

Dynamics of community protests in contemporary South Africa

Sethulego Matebesi

Barbara Budrich Publishers

Civil Strife against Local Governance

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Pub Date: March 2017

ISBN: 9783847405788

184 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $45.00

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

Dr. Sethulego Matebesi is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Sociology, University of the Free State, South Africa.