Institut du fédéralisme
Faculté de droit


Visit of a Delegation from South Africa

On 7 December 2015 the Institute of Federalism had the honour to welcome a delegation of South African media representatives and political opinion leaders in order to introduce them to the Swiss federal system.

Ms. Nina Massüger and Dr. Rekha Oleschak presented on the vertical division of powers between the Confederation, the cantons and the municipalities in general and in the area of migration in particular.

The presentation gave rise to lively discussions on questions such as how a municipality with less than 20 inhabitants can reasonably be managed and provide the basic services necessary to the population.

The South African delegation will spend a week in Switzerland and is hosted by the Federal Department for Foreign Affairs.