Show simple item record Tirivangasi, H. M. Mugambiwa, S. S. Mutyenyoka, E. M. Rankoana, S. A. 2017-11-15T07:56:17Z 2017-11-15T07:56:17Z 2017
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-620-73783-8 (e-book)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-620-73782-1 (Print)
dc.description Journal article, published in International Conference on Public Administration and Development Alternatives (IPADA), The 2nd Annual Conference on ‛‛ The Independence of African States in the Age of Globalisation”, July 26-28, 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper assesses the impact of local government elections in addressing service delivery matters. Service delivery protests have become a common phenomenon in South African communities. The reasons attributed to these protests have often been corruption, maladministration, financial challenges and slow rollout of services by authorities in local municipalities. As a result, the frustrated masses are forced to make informed choices through the ballot paper. Local government elections are one of the most popular platforms where South Africans choose candidates of their choice to serve as councillors and mayors in local governments. By voting for a particular candidate, citizens will be empowering politicians with a mandate to make important decisions on their behalf. However, in most cases elected officials are corrupt and frequently feed their communities with empty promises. The study employed an exploratory design and a qualitative method. Snowball sampling was employed in selecting relevant sources which would lead the researchers to other research work on the same field through key words and reference lists. Discourse analysis was employed to analyse data. The study discovered that local government elections are important in ensuring the quality of service delivery the electorate receives. en_US
dc.format.extent 6 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Conference on Public Administration and Development Alternatives (IPADA) en_US
dc.relation.requires Adobe Acrobat Reader en_US
dc.subject Corruption en_US
dc.subject Local government elections en_US
dc.subject Maladministration en_US
dc.subject Municipality en_US
dc.subject Protest en_US
dc.subject Service delivery en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Local elections -- South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Local government -- South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Municipal government -- South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Political corruption -- South Africa en_US
dc.title Local government elections: a beacon of ‛service delivery hope’ in South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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