Preface - Dennis Brutus Introduction - David McDonald and John Pape 1. The Theory and Practice of Cost Recovery in South Africa - David McDonald 2. Debt and Disconnection: The Case of Fort Beaufort, Queenstown and Stutterheim - Gregory Ruiters 3. "Massive Cutoffs":Cost Recovery and Electricity Service in Diepkloof, Soweto - Grace Khunou 4. Cost Recovery and Pre-paid Water Meters and the Cholera Outbreak in KwaZulu Natal: A Case Study in Madlebe - Hameda Deedat and Eddie Cottle 5. "They are Killing us Alive": A Case Study of the Impact of Cost Recovery on Service Provision in Makhaza Section, Khayelitsha - Mthetho Xali 6. The Struggle Against Encroachment: Constantia and the Defence of White Privilege in the "New" South Africa - John Pape 7. Viva Prepaids, Viva! Assessing New Technology for Cost Recovery in the Rural Northern Cape - Hameda Deedat 8. The Bell Tolls for Thee: Cost Recovery, Cutoffs and the Affordability of Municipal Services in South Africa - David McDonald 9. Looking for an alternative to cost recovery - John Pape Index
A theoretical and empirical review of the impact of cost recovery on basic municipal services, with particular reference to South Africa.
DAVID A MCDONALD is a political economist and geographer, and director of development studies at Queen's University in Canada. He has written extensively on issues of municipal service delivery, local government, environmental justice and international migration in Southern Africa. JOHN PAPE co-directs the International Labour Resource and Information Group (ILRIG) at the University of Cape Town. He has written on political and economic issues and a number of secondary school textbooks and popular publications.