Blog Posts tagged “service delivery”

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

Aug. 1, 2016 (3 years, 10 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 ...

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What rising protests in SA say about attitudes towards local government

June 22, 2016 (3 years, 11 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 ...

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

June 4, 2016 (4 years 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

Feb. 8, 2016 (4 years, 3 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

Jan. 19, 2016 (4 years, 4 months 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

Sept. 15, 2015 (4 years, 8 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 ...

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The Week Ahead: MPs criss-crossing the country

Sept. 14, 2015 (4 years, 8 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 ...

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

Sept. 7, 2015 (4 years, 9 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 ...

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The Week Ahead: Oversight visits & committee business dominate the week

Aug. 17, 2015 (4 years, 9 months ago)

This week marks the mid-way point of the third term and the programme has a familiar pattern: lots of unglamorous legislating, oversight and scrutinising, with some set piece battles in prospect.

Fireworks are expected during the debate on the parliamentary ad hoc committee report on the Nkandla upgrades. MPs visited ...

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The week ahead: Another flashpoint looms

Feb. 17, 2015 (5 years, 3 months ago)

12 February 2015 was an extraordinary day and will remain firmly etched in the memories of many South Africans. The violent removal of the EFF, walkouts by the DA, Agang and COPE, and the jamming of cellphone signals left many stunned and overshadowed the President’s State of the Nation ...

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