Blog Posts tagged “service delivery”

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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Why is there a focus on professionalising local government?

24 Jun 2021 (7 months 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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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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What rising protests in SA say about attitudes towards local government

22 Jun 2016 (5 years, 7 months ago)

BY MASHUPYE HERBERT MASERUMULE

THE euphoria of SA’s 2016 municipal elections is at its peak, with political parties parading their manifestos, all in competition for a stake in the local sphere of government.

The razzmatazz is deafening. But, it blurs a vexing question: what does governing in the post-apartheid state, ...

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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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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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Rev Kenneth Meshoe

19 Jan 2016 (6 years ago)

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What is your political background? In December 1993, my wife Lydia and I started a political party based on biblical principles called the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP). I became its first President and I have been serving as a Member of Parliament since 1994.

How did you become involved ...

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Op-Ed: Activism is alive and well and living in SA

15 Sep 2015 (6 years, 4 months ago)

By Julian Brown

We do not have a crisis of activism or political commitment in South Africa. Instead, we have a vibrant, challenging, and contentious political sphere defined by grassroots activism.

If we’re to believe recent reports in the Daily Maverick, South Africa’s activists are in trouble: Zwelinzimi Vavi believes ...

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The Week Ahead: MPs criss-crossing the country

14 Sep 2015 (6 years, 4 months ago)

It's the penultimate week for the third term and an unusual programme looms; with no sittings in the main chambers, a few meetings scheduled and lawmakers devoting most of their time to oversight work across the country.

Permanent delegates to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) will embark on a ...

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The Week Ahead: Most of the parliamentary action is in the committee corridor

7 Sep 2015 (6 years, 4 months ago)

There's a humdrum flavour to this week's parliamentary business in the National Assembly chamber - with MPs finishing off legislation, processing assorted statutory instruments and reports, making statements and discussing matters of public importance.

The major highlight will be the question session involving the Deputy President and Ministers in the ...

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