The action plan offers no information about budgets, oversight, clear standards for measuring progress or accountability mechanisms.
Two authors unpack the fragility of South Africa's political parties and why democracy is a lifelong commitment.
South Africa's dysfuctional municipalities are characterised by very poor, or no delivery, of basic services such as refuse collection.
South Africa's local governments lack a clear separation of legislative and executive powers.
Inclusive innovation processes could be extremely valuable to low-income and disadvantaged communities in South Africa.
Governing parties and officials need to take note of the frustration being expressed by ordinary South Africans.
Corruption has become one of the biggest concerns for South Africans living in a province that has erupted in violence.
Cycling is a low-cost and non-polluting way to make deliveries in congested cities. Slow cyclists should be recognised as good for the economy and environment, not treated like second-class citizens.
Opposition leader Mmusi Maimane's takeover of responsibility for tackling the Western Cape water crisis blurs party and state lines.
Metropolitan areas are key to economic prosperity of countries. But this is affected when the population grows too fast like in Uganda’s Kampala, where growth has outpaced infrastructure development.
Protests in South Africa are about more than just service delivery of basic services such as water and electricity. They reflect a wider crisis about the failure to build a more equitable society.
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Protests in South Africa have largely been confined to black working class townships and informal settlements. Is this beginning to change?
A new study of more than 2000 Australians has found we care deeply about local councils, and overwhelmingly want governments -- not private contractors -- to deliver local services.