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Municipal engineers and local government in the Transvaal before 1910.

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dc.contributor.author Mäki, H
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-19T12:43:33Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-19T12:43:33Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Mäki, H. 2011. Municipal engineers and local government in the Transvaal before 1910. TD : The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, 7(1):119-128, July [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/3605] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1817-4434
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/5261
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the history of the first town engineers in the Transvaal before the Union. It will briefly examine the changes in local government in the Transvaal, focusing on municipal engineers. Examination is made of the selection processes applied in their appointments and the circumstances at the end of their tenures. It explores what was expected of municipal engineers during this period; shows what their position within the municipal structure was; and explains how vague their job description was in relation to their wide field of operation. The development of the engineer’s position in the municipal management hierarchy is interesting. He was an important figure in local government, had specific responsibilities and enjoyed specific powers. It emerges that most early town engineers had training via apprenticeship for the positions they held and that there was added pressure from elected councillors in municipalities who were prone to assiduously monitor how officials were spending public money. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher North-West University en_US
dc.subject Municipal history en_US
dc.subject Civil engineering en_US
dc.subject Water supply en_US
dc.subject Sanitation en_US
dc.subject Transvaal en_US
dc.subject Benoni en_US
dc.subject Boksburg en_US
dc.subject Germiston en_US
dc.subject Heidelberg en_US
dc.subject Johannesburg en_US
dc.subject Klerksdorp en_US
dc.subject Krugersdorp en_US
dc.subject Pietersburg en_US
dc.subject Potchefstroom en_US
dc.subject Pretoria en_US
dc.subject Standerton en_US
dc.subject Volksrust en_US
dc.title Municipal engineers and local government in the Transvaal before 1910. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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