The Phokwane Service Delivery Forum in the Northern Cape says it is ready to bring change to residents in the Phokwane Municipality area. The forum is expected to contest eight wards in the Municipality in the Local Government Elections on November 1.
In recent months, residents in Pampierstad and surrounding areas have been faced with water shortages, power cuts and overflowing sewage.
Leader Michael Sethlogomi says poor service delivery will not be accepted under their watch.
“Councillors from political parties take a mandate from their leadership, not from the communities. As Phokwane Service Delivery Forum we decided to start it on the basis that we wanted our communities to be able to give a mandate to their councillors so that they are able to render services to them.”
Phokwane Service Delivery Forum vows to bring change to Pampierstad in the Northern Cape:
Shosholoza Progressive Party
The leader of the Shosholoza Progressive Party, Raynauld Russon, says his party will ensure that Soweto’s electricity bill is scrapped if his party succeeds in the November 1 elections.
However, Eskom earlier reiterated that the R7.5 billion Soweto electricity bill has to be paid.
Russon was speaking at the party’s manifesto launch in White City, Soweto, where a few people showed up for the event.
“We were the first in 2017 that said write off the Soweto debt. Write it off and start from a clean slate. Speak to the community and tell them that it is important to receive services and be responsible in the utilisation of services and pay for services when they have to. But we got to start from a clean slate.”
President Cyril Ramaphosa also told residents in Soweto during a door-to-door campaign a few weeks ago that their electricity problems will be the thing of the past.
Shosholoza Progressive Party accuses government of changing its tune on vaccination issues:
African Restoration Alliance
The Africa Restoration Alliance has appealed to South Africans disgruntled by lack of service delivery to use their vote to effect a positive change.
The party was established in December last year by former African Christian Democratic Party chair Jerome Swartz. The Johannesburg and Tshwane Mayoral candidates hit the campaign trail in Ga-Rankuwa, north of Pretoria.
Johannesburg Mayoral candidate Darryn Smith says voters need to know there are alternatives.
“They have an option to what they are currently receiving from the other parties as such. And they deserve better,” says Smith.
Tshwane Mayoral candidate Agnes Nkuna says they will bring back colleges.
“Especially nursing colleges, teacher’s colleges, police colleges. The reason is we need quality,” says Nkuna.
The party will be contesting the coming elections in all nine provinces.
The Africa Restoration Alliance has urged residents to use their vote to effect change:
Spectrum National Party
The Spectrum National Party has promised to improve service delivery, fight crime and reduce high unemployment levels once it wins municipalities it is contesting.
The party launched its election manifesto in Kuilsriver, in Cape Town. It’s contesting elections for the first time and its manifesto promises to improve the lives of poor people through the delivery of basic services, crime prevention and fighting corruption.
The Spectrum National Party promises better service delivery: