Blog Posts tagged “basic service”

Why is there a focus on professionalising local government?

24 Jun 2021 (7 months, 1 week ago)

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Access to basic municipal services is a right enshrined in Section 152 (1) of the Constitution. The Constitution states that the purpose of local government is to provide a democratic and accountable government to local communities; to ensure the provision of services to communities in a sustainable manner; to promote ...

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Infographic: School readiness report - 2017

9 Dec 2016 (5 years, 1 month ago)

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) presented their school readiness monitoring report for 2017 on 29 November 2016 to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education. The report focused on admissions and registration challenges, teacher provisioning, learning and teaching resources and basic infrastructure. Admissions challenges are most notable in so-called “hotspots” ...

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Ask Mayoral candidates to commit to making accessible all Service Delivery Agreements with businesses

1 Aug 2016 (5 years, 5 months ago)

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Have you seen your municipality's Service Delivery Agreements (SDAs) with businesses it contracts? No idea what that is? Well, it often feels like that’s the way many political candidates want it to stay. You see, the Municipal Systems Act states SDAs must be made public [1], so that people like ...

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Photo Essay: Service Delivery in Dunoon and Joe Slovo Park

22 Jul 2016 (5 years, 6 months ago)

Photo Essay: Service Delivery in Dunoon and Joe Slovo Park

Municipalities must ensure that people in their areas have at least the basic services they need. There are a large number of services that they provide, the most important of which are: water supply, sewage collection and disposal, housing, refuse ...

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Desperate and divided: South Africa has had enough

8 Feb 2016 (5 years, 11 months ago)

By Lizette Lancaster

Increasingly, South Africans from all walks of life are mobilising for change. Many resort to public protest in the hope of galvanising government to improve its performance and do something about unacceptable levels of unemployment and poverty. Last year saw widespread community-level protests, along with large-scale student ...

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LiveMagSA: The state of municipalities: Going back to basics

1 Dec 2014 (7 years, 1 month ago)

By Sheilan Clarke

Gauteng and the Western Cape are the top performing provinces in terms of the number of municipalities getting clean audits, while KwaZulu Natal has significantly improved since last year. This is according to Minister of Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Pravin Gordhan. He was speaking at a ...

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