As we are approaching the local government elections that will be taking place on the 1st of November 2021, there's a lot of confusion that is stirring up and people are more concerned about repeating the same mistakes they've made for the past couple of years. In order to tackle some of the issues that we are faced with as a country , we need to step out of the dogmatic way of putting people in power.
Lack of service delivery
There are so many communities that are living in horrendous conditions for ages now and they keep on being promised that things will change but nothing is happening. I'm sure in your community there's more than 10 informal settlements which have been in existence for the longest time possible. To top things of, there's still communities with poor sanitation, dirty water, no electricity and even pit toilets. Corruption and greed is the main course of these problems.
South Africa has the largest unemployment rate that has been skyrocketing over the years. People have been offered R350 a month, which can barely covered their monthly expenses. Instead of keep them trapped like this, sustainable jobs should be created. If they are failing to do that, then it's recommended that they look into ways that are viable to provide business minded individuals with funding. That's how jobs will be created through startups, agricultural solutions backed up by technology.
Corruption and greed
This is our biggest downfall as a country and I'm sure that you can also attest to this. It's definitely a leap of faith to eradicate the long term effects or corruption but we can kickstart the process by getting rid of all the people that have failed to serve the country. Think of your own municipality and review some of the things they have done ever since they have been in power. If there's little to no change - you are in the wrong boot leading to nowhere.
We hope that this article has opened your eyes about how important your vote is in deciding the future of this country. This story is developing and will be continued during the course of the elections. Engage with us on the comments section below, we'd love to hear from you.
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