Relations among levels of government are a common topic of discussion in democratic transition/consolidation. It is, however, to an extent under-researched in South Africa since the adoption of the new Constitution (Act No. 108 of 1996). 1 This chapter aims to contribute to such a new genre of research on intergovernmental relations/management. It also aims at inquiring about the potential replicability of these insights to other African attempts at democratisation. Needless to say, this chapter also takes it cues from African and Southern European examples that are closer to the African continental experience rather than Northern case studies such as those from Western Europe and/or the North American states (USA, Canada).