A Future in Dispute: Political perspectives on South Africa's provincial system

"This study examines this renewed debate mainly, from the perspectives of the major political parties in the country. It seeks to understand what views and ideas these parties hold in the wake of the renewed vigour in South Africa’s perennial debate about its provincial system of government and the problems that affect its functioning. Perceptions and current thinking within political leaderships, particularly in the ruling party, are critical given the important role that they will have to play should the future of the system of government in South Africa need to be decided formally. In addition, the policy review process currently undertaken by the DPLG has added an important element, in that on the face of it, it seems to suggest a serious intention to introduce changes to the current system of government."