Service delivery in South Africa remains a big challenge for municipalities. By lacking in infrastructure, resources and maintenance, they are unable to provide communities with quality service delivery in fast turnaround time. In the end, the lack of municipal infrastructure halts progress in other areas. South Africans are tired of empty promises!
Service delivery covers a whole array of issues such as potholes, grass-cutting and bush-clearing, burst pipes, blocked stormwater drains, traffic congestion and lack of traffic calming measures, illegal dumping and unsatisfactory measures for refuse removal. The challenges have to do with the general rendering of services to the community; procedures to appoint new staff members; irregularities and deficiencies in procurement procedures; leakages and the overflowing of sewerage systems.
In South Africa, service quality within local government is perceived as being generally poor. Service delivery by South African municipalities is widely considered to be lacking in various areas. For example in Evaton there is a very large pothole that needs to be fixed. It has been there for quite some time. People who live in that area have turned it into a beach. Check the pictures below :
I wonder what the president of South Africa and the ward councillors in that area are saying when they see such pictures going viral on social media. This proves that there are people who are not doing their jobs at all. Local government [municipality] is the sphere of government closest to the people, they are elected by citizens to represent them and are responsible to ensure that services are delivered to the community.
The voters are always taken for a ride. When the councillors need people to vote for them, they organise rallies and promise to do better things for communities, but when the voters elect them they forget about the promises they made to the people.
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