A turbulent week of service delivery protest action for South Africa

A turbulent week of service delivery protest action for South Africa

- Over the last week, protest action for better service delivery has spread across the major cities of South Africa

- Sparked by protests in Johannesburg’s Alexandra township, unrest has spread to Soweto and Tshwane, as well as parts of the Western Cape

- High water bills and poor housing are just some of the concerns raised by the various areas

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South Africa has seen a tumultuous week of protest action, with citizens in many areas of the country demanding better service delivery from the government.

Protests in Alexandra have been one of the main focuses of unrest this week, however, protests have since spread across to places such as Tshwane and Cape Town.

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Alexandra residents marched to the Sandton CBD earlier this week in order to state their grievances, which include worsening crime, poor waste management and inadequate housing.

While in Soweto, later in the week, Pennyville residents blocked roads in order to announce their need for better service delivery, TimesLIVE reported.

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Simultaneously, residents of Orange Grove and Kagiso, both near Johannesburg, also took to the streets in order to voice their unhappiness over similar issues, including electricity bills and housing.

Tshwane also saw mounting protest action this week as citizens blocked roads in order to bring up the issue of municipal bills.

Briefly.co.za gathered that, down by the coast, Cape Townians were also running out of patience.

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Organised by the "water crisis and high water bills", recent Cape Town protests led to the N2 being shut down, as well as over 20 local schools being shut down for safety reasons, TimesLIVE reported.

While these pockets of protests across the country are kilometres apart, it seems that a great deal of South Africans are getting tired of the lack of proper service delivery provided by the government.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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