Crossing the Line: Dealing with Cross Border Communities

KAS in cooperation with DDP is organising a workshop on the challenges presented by cross-border communities in federations. The debate is of very high importance especially with regard to service delivery.


13 July


Pre-Conference Dinner at the Saint George Hotel, Pretoria

Launch of Book “Crossing the Line: Dealing with Cross-Border Communities”

Guest Speaker: Prof Isawa Elaigu (Nigeria)

Overview of international experiences in dealing with cross-border communities

14 July

09h00 – 09h30


09h30 – 09h45

Opening – aims and purpose of workshop

Dr Werner Böhler

09h45 – 10.20

Cooperative government – legal framework and philosophy of co-operative government

Prof Chris Thornhill (UP)

10.30 – 11h15

Demarcation – dealing with trouble areas

Dr Bertus De Villiers

11.15 – 12h00

Challenges of service delivery to communities split by provincial boundaries

Dr Rama Naidu

Chair: Prof PS Reddy, UKZN

12h00 – 13h20

Community inputs: SA’s communities to explain why they are happy/unhappy with the current demarcation

1. Khutsong/Merafong

2. Matatiele

3. Bushbuckridge

4. Moutse

13h30 – 14h15


14h15 – 15h15

International experiences cross-border cooperation

1. Europe: Dr. Heinrich Hoffschulte

2. Nigeria: Prof. Isawa Elaigwu

15h15 – 16h30

General discussion

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St Georges Hotel, Kempton Park


  • Prof Isawa Elaigu
    • Prof Chris Thornhill
      • Dr Bertus De Villiers
        • Dr. Heinrich Hoffschulte
          • Dr Rama Naidu

            Julia Steffenfauseweh (ehem. Weber)