INDEPENDENT. IMPARTIAL.

INDEPENDENT. IMPARTIAL.

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader, Bantu Holomisa says coalitions at local government assists in delivering services in municipalities. In a conversation with the SABC on the party’s manifesto ahead of the upcoming local government elections, Holomisa says the history of South Africa since democracy has taught the electorate that one-party dominance at local level breeds corruption. He says he is confident about the role his party has played in the new dispensation as it will continue to be
The local government elections take place in less than two weeks. It is all about service delivery and tangible governance. However, in the Buffalo City Metro in the Eastern Cape, there is not much excitement as a large number of residents the SABC encountered while reporting in the lead-up to the elections are fed up with the lack of services from their chosen representatives. Residents here are lambasting the City’s authorities for being unable to live up to the delivery promises these past five years.
Former President Thabo Mbeki has implored South Africans to keep the African National Congress (ANC) to its promises, saying if the ANC fails then South Africa will also fail and collapse. He was speaking during an engagement with professionals and business people in Johannesburg on Thursday night. The roundtable discussion was part of the ANC’s election campaign. Mbeki’s interaction with dozens of professionals and captains of industries focused on the ANC’s 2021 local government election manifesto. What caught his attention is the call to urgently