Many South African people who have registered to vote are eagerly waiting in anticipation to finally cast their votes on the 1st November, in what many political analysts believe will be the most highly contested local government elections, to date. So far, many political parties have started with their door to door campaign in an effort to try entice voters to vote for their respective political parties.
In the meanwhile, Cyril Ramaphosa is said to have conceded that many municipalities are not servicing the communities. For many years, many South African people across the country have been complaining about the lack of service delivery. And over the years, some communities had to protest to get the attention of the government about not getting service delivery that has been promised to them.
Readers must be remember that local government is the sphere of government closest to the people. Many basic services are delivered by local municipalities and local ward councillors are the politicians closest to communities. And when Municipalities are not working accordingly, then ordinary South African people will suffer the consequences of not getting better service delivery.
On its official Twitter account, SA FM news quoted what Cyril Ramaphosa has conceded: And below is the statement which SA FM news shared
"ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has conceded that many municipalities are not serving communities as they are plagued by corruption and mismanagement as well as inefficiencies"
There has been numerous reports about the amount of corruption that takes place in South Africa, particularly in Municipalities.
The South African government has clear policies that local municipalities and councillors should be sensitive to community views and responsive to local problems. Partnerships should be built between civil society and local government to address local issues. A number of laws outline participation processes that municipalities have to use to consult the community.
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