Well-Governed Cities 2009

This is the first edition of the Well-governed Cities Annual
Report. It is a collection of articles and analysis on issues of
governance in South African cities, designed to provoke
dialogue and discussion, and inspire cities towards good


SACN’s well-governed city programme develops tools
and frameworks for the measurement of city performance.
In South Africa, measurement of performance involves
key outputs in cities’ Integrated Development Plans (IDP).
Through a series of IDP hearings at provincial level, SACN
continually reviews the effectiveness of the IDP as a planning

tool. Additionally, SACN will continue with its work on the

refinement of urban indicators, thereby strengthening the

definitions and data sources used to measure city