Local Government Reforms: What's happening and who is in charge?

"The discussion was designed to stimulate debate and encourage a frank exchange of views. Senior government officials spoke on three major elements of local government reform: the demarcation process; who is in charge of reforming local government; and local government finances. Respondents commented on the financial viability of local governments, and provided local government perspectives and a view from business. Subsequent discussions revolved around problems and issues arising out of the demarcation process; the coherence and sequencing of reforms; the overall priorities driving the reform process; the question of leadership."