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Table of Contents Vol. 4 (2023)  
Editorial Office
26 June 2024

Original Research

Management and leadership considerations for managing effective monitoring and evaluation systems in South African municipalities  
Babalo Yekani, Sibongiseni B. Ngcamu, Sareesha Pillay
10 June 2024

Original Research

Analysis of the sustained poor audit outcomes in Mopani District Municipality  
Tsepo E. Rangwato, Arthur Shopola, John Molepo
24 May 2024

Original Research

Challenges of public participation in improving basic service delivery in Vhembe District Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa  
Sanah T. Matloga, Ephraim Mahole, Mutshutshu M. Nekhavhambe
16 April 2024

Original Research

Participation in local economic development: Insights from Benoni, South Africa  
Nompumelelo P. Mokoena, John N. Molepo
10 April 2024

Original Research

The district development model as a catalyst for improved integrated development planning  
Mzwandile Teti, Ogochukwu Iruoma Nzewi, Sithenkosi Lungisa
04 March 2024

Original Research

The administrative effects of political killings of officials in South African Municipalities  
Hulisani Takalani, Phellecy N. Lavhelani
28 February 2024

Original Research

A sustainable differentiated funding model for South African district municipalities  
Lindokuhle B.G. Manuel, Lourens J. Erasmus
07 February 2024

Original Research

South African local economic development policy approaches and challenges: Finding a sustainable approach in social innovation  
Pontso P. Chomane, Mareve I. Biljohn
26 December 2023


Local Government’s Existential Challenge: 25 Years of the White Paper on Local Government (1998–2023)  
Ogochukwu I. Nzewi, Modeni M. Sibanda
29 November 2023
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 Call for Papers: ‘Journal of Local Government Research and Innovation’ 2025 Special Collection: We Invite You To Submit


We invite you to participate in the special collection to be published in 2025 in the open-access scholarly Journal of Local Government Research and Innovation (JOLGRI).


Title: Innovating Governance: Revolutionizing Local Government through Innovative Research and Practices



·        Submissions open: 01 June 2024

·        Submissions deadline: 30 August 2024

·        Expected publication date: 28 February 2025


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Posted: 2024-05-31

Notification: Explore the just released Vol. 4 (2023) Table of Contents

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