Blog Posts tagged “municipalities”

Infographic: Service Delivery Protests

Dec. 2, 2016 (2 years, 7 months ago) — Comments

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 ...

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

Aug. 1, 2016 (2 years, 11 months ago) — Comments

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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 ...

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Infographic: What will we vote for?

July 8, 2016 (3 years ago) — Comments

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

June 4, 2016 (3 years, 1 month ago) — Comments

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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Infographic: Are we ready for the 2016 Municipal Elections?

May 20, 2016 (3 years, 2 months ago) — Comments

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) met with the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs to present the Commission’s readiness for the upcoming 2016 Municipal Elections on Tuesday, 17 May 2016. The briefing covered the final wards delivered by the Municipal Demarcation Board, the number of voting districts, the voters roll ...

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Ms Johanna Maluleke (ANC)

April 25, 2016 (3 years, 2 months ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I became involved in politics at primary school in Soshanguve, Pretoria, quite unaware that I was gradually getting involved. In high school I was actively involved in boycotts against the use of Afrikaans as a medium of learning. Student politics in 1984 were influenced by ...

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Local Government Elections 2016: SA’s big issue poll

March 9, 2016 (3 years, 4 months ago) — Comments

By Ranjeni Munusamy

The date of South Africa’s fifth municipal elections is unlikely to be announced for at least another month with another round of registrations scheduled to take place on 9 and 10 April. Once the elections are proclaimed, the voters’ roll will be closed. There will be ...

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Mr Pebane Moteka - EFF

March 2, 2016 (3 years, 4 months ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? How did you become involved in politics and particularly, what drew you to your specific party?

I have been involved in labour politics since 1995. I was a shop steward as a member of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) for over ...

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Infographic: SA's voting landscape

Feb. 19, 2016 (3 years, 5 months ago) — Comments

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) briefed the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on Tuesday, 16 February 2016 on their state of readiness for the 2016 Municipal Elections. Although the exact date of the 2016 Municipal Elections will only be known when the election is officially proclaimed by the Minister of ...

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Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI): Re-imagining local government

Feb. 15, 2016 (3 years, 5 months ago) — Comments

What are the major challenges facing municipalities today?

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In South Africa today multiple contradictions (economic, social and political) are increasingly playing themselves out at the local government level.

What are the implications for municipalities and how are they responding to these challenges?

Ahead of the upcoming local government elections, the ...

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