Blog Posts tagged “municipalities”

#LGE2021: Lessons Learnt from a Councillor

2 Nov 2021 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

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Municipal ward councillors play a vital role in ensuring that residents receive the municipal services entitled to them. In this blog, we interview an out-going Ward Councillor, David Potter from the Democratic Alliance, who shares his lessons learnt throughout his term.

Which municipal ward do you represent?

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Municipal Ward Committees: What You Need to Know

2 Nov 2021 (2 months, 2 weeks ago)

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Public participation is a vital part of our democracy, and allows for citizens to get involved in how their communities are governed. At local government level the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998, requires, among others, that municipalities develop mechanisms to consult communities and community organisations in performing their functions ...

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Why it is important to vote: Nkele Talifhani Galedzana

29 Oct 2021 (2 months, 3 weeks ago)

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In this blog series, we profile a number of Candidate Coucillors, who tell us why it is important to vote in the 2021 Local Government Election.

See other blogs from from Candidate Councillors featured in this series - Kaamil Alli, Shakira Choonara and Nomonde Ndlovu.

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2021 Local Government Election Candidate tells us why it's important to vote: Nomonde Ndlovu

20 Oct 2021 (3 months ago)

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In this blog series, we profile a number of Candidate Coucillors, who tell us why it is important to vote in the 2021 Local Government Election.

See another blog from Candidate Councillor - Kaamil Alli and Shakira Choonara.

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2021 Local Government Election Candidate tells us why it's important to vote: Shakira Choonara

13 Oct 2021 (3 months, 1 week ago)

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In this blog series, we profile a number of Candidate Coucillors, who tell us why it is important to vote in the 2021 Local Government Election.

See another blog from Candidate Councillor - Kaamil Alli here.

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National to Local Money Matters

16 Apr 2021 (9 months, 1 week ago)

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Tracking the public purse can be a daunting process, right?

But what if we told you that there are ways to source information about how the National Treasury allocates money to national, provincial and local government departments to fund social programmes.

What can also get daunting is sourcing information on ...

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Infographic: Service Delivery Protests

2 Dec 2016 (5 years, 1 month ago)

The Civic Protest Barometer (CPB), published by the Dullah Omar Institute on 24 November 2016, measures trends in protest action in South Africa's municipalities. The 2016 CPB tracks trends in the number of protests, the geographical spread of protests, trends in violent civic protest and grievances behind protest action. It ...

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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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Infographic: What will we vote for?

8 Jul 2016 (5 years, 6 months ago)

South Africans will be going to the polls on 3 August 2016 for the fourth local government elections since democracy. The Dullah Omar Institute recently published a manual, Electing Councillors: A Guide to Municipal Elections that, according to the Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, "provides us with further ...

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Opinion & Analysis: SA needs more accountability in its electoral system

4 Jun 2016 (5 years, 7 months ago)

BY THABANG MOTSOHI

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The report by Municipal IQ on the trends in service delivery protests in SA is very disturbing. A worrying component of these protests is the increasing level of violence, and even more worrying is the fact that the violence is perpetrated mostly by the youth, who should ...

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