Recording of the Policy Discussion on Reforms for Appointing City Managers
21 July 2022
MISTRA hosted a policy discussion on our latest policy paper publication, titled: Two city managers, one municipality: Why reforms are urgent. The policy paper is authored by Prof Mcebisi Ndletyana, a MISTRA Research Associate and Professor at the University of Johannesburg’s Department of Politics and International Relations. The paper explores city appointment procedures and processes, returning to policy proposals first made over ten years ago in the National Development plan (NDP). The flaws in the appointment process have also heightened the precarity of coalitions, the theme of MISTRA’s publication, Marriages of Inconvenience: The politics of coalitions in South Africa.