ith the local government elections now done and dusted, the real task of service delivery and improving the quality of life of South Africans must begin. Local government is one of the most important pillars of our public administration model and it is this significance that the writers of our Constitution had this in mind when they decided on our electoral model. 

The local government, a municipality, is a bridge between the national government and the citizens. It is at a local government level that citizens get electricity, water, sanitation, roads and waste removal services. If things do not work well in this sphere of government, residents often resort to protesting.

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