Cost Recovery and the Crisis of Service Delivery in South Africa

Cost Recovery and the Crisis of Service Delivery in South Africa

by John Pape (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781842773314
Publisher: Zed Books
Publication date: 07/14/2003
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.56(w) x 9.76(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

David A. McDonald is the Director of the Development Studies programme at Queen's University in Canada, and Co-Director of the Municipal Services Project.

John Pape is the Co-Director of the International Labour Resource and Information Group (ILRIG) at the University of Cape Town.

Table of Contents

Preface--Dennis Brutus
Introduction-- John Pape and David A. McDonald
The Theory and Practice of Cost Recovery in South Africa--David A. McDonald
Debt, Disconnection and Privatisation: The Case of Fort Beaufort, Queenstown and Stutterheim--Greg Ruiters
"Massive Cutoffs": Cost Recovery and Electricity Service in Diepkloof, Soweto--Grace Khunou
Cost Recovery and Prepaid Water Meters and the Cholera Outbreak in KwaZulu-Natal: A case study in Madlebe--Hameda Deedat and Eddie Cottle
"They are Killing us Alive": A Case Study of the Impact of Cost Recovery on Service Provision in Makhaza Section, Khayelitsha--Mthetho Xali
The Struggle Against Encroachment: Constantia and the Defence of White Privilege in the "New" South Africa--John Pape
Viva Prepaids, Viva!: Assessing New Technology for Cost Recovery in the Rurual Northern Cape--Hameda Deedat
The Bell Tolls for Thee: Cost Recovery, Cutoffs and the Affordability of Municipal Services in South Africa--David McDonald
Looking for Alternatives to Cost Recovery--John Pape

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