Friday, November 18, 2005

No Secret Housing Problem

It is no secret that residents in less affluent areas are unhappy by the slow pace of service delivery.

From Delmas in Gauteng to the Cape Flats in the Western Cape, townships have erupted in violence as residents protest against their local councils over issues such as the provision of potable water, electricity, roads and affordable housing.

In some instances disgruntled residents have threatened that if these services are not speedily provided, they will stay away from the coming local government elections as a sign of protest. However, nothing could be more foolhardy...

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