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Final Local Government Platform, 2005

Theme: Elections


Call Number: B1.1.5.2
Identifier: AL3290_B1.1.5.2
Title: Final Local Government Platform, 2005
Date: April 2005
Subject: Anti-Privatisation Forum - APF;
Democracy;
Elections;
Local government;
Policy documents
Description: This Local Government Elections Platform was produced and released by the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) in early 2005. Following on the 2004 national elections, the APF was soon confronted by the challenge of fashioning a strategic and tactical approach to the 2005 local government elections. This proved to be a more difficult task given that local government represents the most immediate institutional manifestation of democracy and popular representation at the community level and many of the struggles of the APF and its community affiliates were directed towards local government officials, councillors and institutions. This platform, formally adopted and released in early 2005 after months of workshops, discussion and research, represents arguably the most comprehensive statement of any post-apartheid social movement on the questions of local democracy, people's power, representative institutionalism as well as the problems and demands around all the most central political and socio-economic issues facing poor communities. On the tactical front, the APF once again decided not to run APF candidates, but agreed that community affiliates could make their own choices about running candidates for local government at the ward and proportional representation levels. In the 2005 (and subsequent 2010 local government elections) a small number of APF community affiliates chose to do just that; with a handful being successful in winning seats. Included in SAHA virtual exhibition - 'Transition's Child: The Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF)'
Creator: Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF)
Type: Document
Format: Access copy - pdf
Preservation copy - pdf
Source: SAHA collection AL3290
Language: English
Coverage: South Africa
Rights: Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF)
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