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Succeed in Municipal Administration N5 provides students with the necessary theoretical knowledge to write their exams and the practical application to enter the workplace confidently.

Succeed in Municipal Administration N5 provides students with the necessary theoretical knowledge to write their exams and the practical application to enter the workplace confidently.


  • Learning outcomes are listed at the start of each chapter and reviewed again in summary form at the end of the chapter for students to use when studying.
  • Cartoons, illustrations, diagrams and photos present information visually.
  • Examples, Case Studies and Real World documents, Hints and Did You Know boxes link theory to industry and bring the content to life.
  • Key Terms are explained on the page where they is used and a Glossary is included at the end of the book.
  • Key Points highlight core information, which students will find useful when studying.
  • Revision Corner recaps previous learning.
  • Power Break activities and The Ethics feature allow for discussion and revision.
  • Assessment questions at the end of each chapter provides test and exam practice.

Part 1: Development of local authorities
1: Background to the development of municipalities
2: Social, economic and administrative development up to 1994
3: Social, economic and administrative development from 1995 to 2000
4: Development since 2000
Part 2: Reasons for existence of municipalities
5: Introduction to reasons for existence of municipalities
6: Reasons to explain existence of municipalities
Part 3: Determining municipal boundaries
7: Introduction to determining municipal boundaries
8: The Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB)
9: Demarcation process
10: Categories of municipalities
Part 4: Environmental factors influencing the rendering of services by municipalities
11: Introduction to environmental factors that influence the rendering of municipal services
12: Environmental factors that influence the rendering of municipal services
Part 5: Relationships between municipalities and with government
13: Introduction to intergovernmental relations
14: Levels of government
15: Relationship between municipalities and central government
16: Relationship between municipalities and provincial authorities
17: Relationships between municipalities
18: Structures established by central government to enhance cooperation
Part 6: Powers and functions of municipalities
19: Introduction to the powers and functions of municipalities
20: Functions and powers of municipalities
21: Division of powers between district and local municipalities
22: Provincial responsibilities of municipal councils
Part 7: Services rendered by municipalities
23: Introduction to services rendered by municipalities
24 : Structure of a municipality
25: Characteristics of services
26: Classification of municipal services
27: Case studies about municipal service provision
Part 8: Municipal elections
28: The importance of municipal elections
29: Qualifications for voting in municipal elections
30: Municipal voter's roll
31: Municipal ward elections
32: Elections and the Independent Electoral Commission
Part 9: Municipal councillors
33: The role of the coundillor in municipalities
34: Membership of a municipal council
35: Disqualification from a municipal council
36: Code of conduct
37: The status of municipal councillors
38: The functions of municipal councillors
Part 10: Office-bearers of municipalities
39: Introduction to office-bearers of municipalities
40: Executive leadership system
41: The mayor and executive mayor
42: The deputy mayor and executive mayor
Part 11: Committee systems of municipalities
43: Introduction to committee systems
44: Types of committees
45: Mayoral committee
46: Metropolitan sub-councils
47: Ward committees
Part 12: Meeting procedures for municipalities
48: Introduction to meeting procedures for municipalities
49: Reasons for meetings
50: Types of meetings
51: Standing orders and rules for procedure
52: Reports
53: Procedures for meetings
54: Minutes of meetings
55: Chairpersons of meetings
56: Motions and resolutions
TVET Students at N5 level.
  • Municipal Administration N5 Student Book

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