Faster delivery fuelling protests - govt

2012-06-22 14:18

Cape Town - Faster service delivery is adding to the impatience of those still awaiting services and fuelling protests, government claimed on Friday.

"Sometimes success puts pressure on government," Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma told a news briefing in Pretoria on government's administration cluster.

Citing successes in service delivery, she said 85% of households had electricity, 74% had access to potable water, and 84% had access to sanitation.

"That means that those who do not have electricity become very impatient."

Targeted support and focus

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Richard Baloyi said faster delivery was comparable to a movable object "that attracts more attention than something standing still".

The two ministers said 23 districts encompassing 108 priority municipalities with the highest backlogs in basic services, the biggest financial woes, and highest number of informal settlements had been identified for "targeted support and focus".

These included several areas with traditional communities, Dlamini-Zuma said.

Listing steps taken to improve delivery and governance, she said 80% of municipalities had established public accounts committees and 4 773 officials had received administration training at service delivery points.

Government also planned to review some 300 sections of legislation that it believed might be hampering service delivery.

With a view to improving infrastructure, R47bn would be spent over the next three years in South Africa's 12 major cities.

  • Squeegee - 2012-06-22 14:23

    Hahaha. Yea Right!

      Rabble-Rouser - 2012-06-22 14:30

      Propoganda, spin and obfuscation. That's all they can delivery.

      mark.singh.9889 - 2012-06-22 14:32

      THis woman has an amazing sense of humour

      Rabble-Rouser - 2012-06-22 14:32

      Propoganda, spin and obfuscation. That's all they can deliver.

      Oom - 2012-06-22 14:42

      Where do they get these numbers from...???? This is a puppet show for the dumb followers of the ruling party... How stupid are we..??? Kraai-key-moses...!!!

      jajabutters - 2012-06-22 14:50 other words to describe it.

      Sharon - 2012-06-22 15:30

      its so fast that you cant even see it

      Andrew - 2012-06-22 15:38

      The perception of the delusional!!!

      Bryan - 2012-06-22 15:50

      "Faster service delivery"????? You gotta be kidding me!!! I'm shagging Wonder woman tonight...

      Irene - 2012-06-22 15:51

      The only service delivery is for the cANCer fatcats themselves. Wonder if the cretin who made this comment knows what her thieving buddies are up to.

      christopher.columbus.3950178 - 2012-06-22 16:06

      Hahahahahahahahaha hahahhahahahahahah.... Sometimes success puts pressure on government," Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Are you literally insane!!! We are fuc*ed if ministers think like this...Kamakzi here we go..............

      christopher.columbus.3950178 - 2012-06-22 16:09

      This is the Western Cape we talking about? so because service delivery is fast...South africans cannot handle it. So you saying lets slow service delivery, so there is none, and people will be happy??!! I GIVE UP!!!! Now they blaming service delivery because its getting delivered???????????????

      Adam - 2012-06-22 18:00

      Couldn't they find any intelligent explanation?.

      Jacques - 2012-06-23 00:58

      Please dont tell my this person just said that due to their success in service delivery, people are unhappy with service delivery? I cannot even begin to comprehend the amounts of fail in that statement.

  • Citroes - 2012-06-22 14:23

    Success? By this lot? Puhleaase!

      max.reynecke - 2012-06-22 14:50

      You must remember this is Africa where being able to even talk is celebrated as an achievement.

      grant.hide - 2012-06-22 16:31

      They might as well have said no delivery, no protests.

  • kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-06-22 14:23

    There will ALWAYS be some lame excuse! - 2012-06-22 15:17

      Just more smoke and mirrors.

  • Kala - 2012-06-22 14:25

    "Citing successes in service delivery, she said 85% of households had electricity, 74% had access to potable water, and 84% had access to sanitation" This applies to three services in formal housing. What about education, crime, health, job creation... The citizens are not dumb@$$es

      Squeegee - 2012-06-22 14:26

      Well, not all of them...

      Kala - 2012-06-22 14:36

      I do apologise. Most of them:)

      anthony.denozo.336 - 2012-06-22 14:39

      Of that 85% ,74% and 84% respectively, less than 25% are paying To answer your question, Crime promotes Job Creation as it keeps the police busy 2-in-1, Education who care, everyone will get a free "PASS", Health...well we've got a large enough population to worry about a small thing like health services, beside spending money on these things will mean less money for them to spend on "Business Trips and Parties"

      Clive - 2012-06-22 14:43

      But what percentage of the water and sanitation systems are still in working order?

      Kala - 2012-06-22 14:56

      Clive - If health, Crime and education are anything to go by then...

  • Henk - 2012-06-22 14:26

    The ANC Brainstorming again!!!!!!

      Kala - 2012-06-22 14:37

      Maybe this is what their Brain Storming session came up with. It makes sense that's all that they would come up with.

      hennie.buys1 - 2012-06-22 15:04

      In their case "brainstorming" might be a contradiction in terms.....since the word accepts that brains are involved :P

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-06-22 14:27

    Faster service delivery??? Where????

      Kala - 2012-06-22 14:44

      Try not paying electricity and see how quickly they disconnect your service. Other than that, Scooters do a rather quick delivery.

      Kala - 2012-06-22 15:12

      leonardb1 - I'll copy a paste and send to their website. Hopefully free pizza for lunch on Monday:)

      martha.stclair - 2012-06-22 15:35

      And crime is not serious, just a bit of possession distribution, Health system doing well, most people will die waiting for treatment, so the cost goes down. Education, well why should they bother, there are no jobs anyway. So yup, makes sense that the protest are down to excellent service delivery! Fantastic governance, well done you (bunch of knobs)

      colin.dovey - 2012-06-22 17:24

      OK what will these folk not know? Not sure if I get your point.

  • nick.spangenberg.52 - 2012-06-22 14:27

    whahaha best comment today ... no IDIOT it's non-delivery something synonymous with ANC that's causing the protests

  • sewsexy - 2012-06-22 14:28

    Hahahahahahaha - these people are really funny !!!!! Success is now fuelling protests - hahahahahahahaha - OMW, nearly fell off my chair !!!!

  • Stirrer - 2012-06-22 14:28

    SAY WHAT??? Are you blaming the service delivery protests on successful governing? Now I've heard it all... Is this woman sane?

      croix.mactee - 2012-06-22 14:46

      I'm going to sue this mad cow-diseased woman for making me fall off my chair. The sad part is, she actually might just believe what she said!

  • JohncarlosBiza - 2012-06-22 14:33

    An antonym book is not a dictionary. Words like 'faster' and 'success' do not mean what you think they do

  • flysouth - 2012-06-22 14:35

    Has anyone ever heard such nonsense? I just listened on radio to an interview with an ANC bigwig - he was utterly ridiculous in his claims that the reasons for the several thousand protests in the past years against lack of service delivery are not caused by - wait for it! - lack of service delivery, but by 'other factors'! No Sir - how stupid we all are to believe that lack of delivery brings about protests about lack of delivery! These ANC guys are clearly just too clever as they know stuff we stupids just cannot get to grips with, hey?

  • Blackpoison - 2012-06-22 14:38

    Sure we passed 1st April *confused expression*.... This is the most stupid excuse I've ever heard.

  • vivian.harris.73 - 2012-06-22 14:39

    Huh?! Thought protests were because of slow or no service deliviries.....isn't this the same woman that use to be the minister of health that said a good vegetable diet would reduce the risk of HIV or something like that????

      tumisang.kolobe - 2012-06-22 15:10

      Duh!!!Manto Tshabalala-Msimang was in fact the minister of health!!

      Mthenjwa - 2012-06-22 15:10

      No my sister that woman is in hospital with H.I.V

      Mthenjwa - 2012-06-22 15:10

      No my sister that woman is in hospital with H.I.V

      oom.kosie.9 - 2012-06-22 15:18

      Duh!! @tumisang.kolobe She was Minister of Health as well! Get your facts right.

      oom.kosie.9 - 2012-06-22 15:22

      She was South Africa's Minister of Health from 1994 to 1999, under President Nelson Mandela, then Minister of Foreign Affairs from 17 June 1999 to 10 May 2009, under Presidents Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Molanthe. She was moved to the position of Minister of Home Affairs in the Cabinet of President Jacob Zuma, her ex-husband, on 10 May 2009. Dlamini-Zuma was also criticised for supporting the anti-AIDS drug, Virodene, which was cheaper than other drugs but rejected by the scientific community as ineffective.

      vivian.harris.73 - 2012-06-22 15:57

      Thank you Oom for that bit of history. My point was that she has no idea what she is talking about....not a clue really.

      Azande - 2012-06-22 15:59

      @vivian, that minister was Manto Msimang, she is late.

      Irene - 2012-06-22 19:03

      Azanda ~ She sure is late, very late, just like service delivery.

      braamc - 2012-06-22 19:33

      No Vivian, that beetroot alcoholic bitch died

  • Hermann - 2012-06-22 14:40

    Yawn - what empty braggart trying to sell us bull.

  • robert.balmer.583 - 2012-06-22 14:41

    hou op k#k praat en gee uitvoering aan julle publieke plig!

  • ted.muusha - 2012-06-22 14:41

    When we use a comparative like 'faster', we will be judging this against something slower. What is slower in this instance?

      Gaby - 2012-06-22 15:06

      @ Ted, they explain it themselves. Something that is moving faster than something that is standing still, will draw attention. Bwahahahah. This is the funniest thing I have heard all year!

      tumisang.kolobe - 2012-06-22 15:09

      It took decades for the apartheid government to create exclusiveness , the ANC government is clearing all the backlog within 20%, that’s a faster in simple words.

      smili.fication - 2012-06-22 15:39

      tumisang.kolobe - Speak pro cANCer $hit elsewhere... nobody believes you.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-06-22 16:45

      Tumisang do you really believe this crap?.

  • ken.rowe.509 - 2012-06-22 14:41

    My, what a good spin doctor you have.

  • gandanga.tororo - 2012-06-22 14:42

    yes minister?

  • john.loveland.9 - 2012-06-22 14:43

    "we delivering services so fast that its fueling delivery protests??" I DARE her to go to one of the protest actions and tell that to the protesters

  • Clive - 2012-06-22 14:43

    Gotta hand it to them - this is genuine original thinking! Some spin doctor has really earned his salary here.

  • avanwyk2 - 2012-06-22 14:51

    This is why our once beloved country is in such a mess. Is this realy the best \leaders\ you have ANC?

      Sharon - 2012-06-22 16:46

      unfortunatly it is,they have a much higher education (std2) and are able to speak much more bull than the average voter

  • - 2012-06-22 14:54

    wht a crock of sh1t

  • rudolf.henning - 2012-06-22 14:54

    I thought the 1st of April passed already?? My mistake...

  • Chris - 2012-06-22 14:55

    I don't even. Why would? Urgh, that stupid hit me right in my brain cells...

  • tumisang.kolobe - 2012-06-22 14:55

    Spot on minster, very soon we will be done with the backlog created by the apartheid government, only 10% had access to electricity and water, now check out the percentages!awesome work

      beliinda.sham - 2012-06-22 15:28

      You have GOT to be kidding us??? You honestly believe this rubbish?

      smili.fication - 2012-06-22 15:45

      Sheep! Shame on you Condom Comrade.

      Azande - 2012-06-22 16:03

      @tumisang, spot on. unfortunately white people can never understand that. if u didn't have anything and then u are given a loaf of bread you will realise that, yes there is a change. But if u had been having something, a loaf of bread wont mean anything. looking back pre 1994, we indeed achieved a lot but yes a lot is still to be done. So, please let us give credit where it is due....ANC.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-06-22 16:48

      Azande a black man told me not so long ago that under apartheid he had food, a job and a dry place to live. No he hasn't. Was he confused or are you believing too many lies?.

      indianajohn - 2012-06-22 17:41

      What tumisang and Azande don't realise, or don't want to realise, is that far, far more would've been WITHOUT the ANC.

      christopher.collings.9 - 2012-06-23 16:49

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA ur a funny guy!

  • Irene - 2012-06-22 14:55

    O.M.G. Don't know whether to laugh or cry.

      Azande - 2012-06-22 16:05

      Laugh coz its a joke to white people while its actually a fact to black people.ANC has delivered a lot to its people, that is a fact. Enough??? No ofcoz.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-06-22 16:50

      Azande yes, they have delivered a lot, look at all the black millionaires they have created. You know like the ones owning Aurora mines.

      Irene - 2012-06-22 19:06

      Azande ~ The comment I can laugh at, but when I see how brainwashed you and your ilk are, I can only cry. What you also fail to understand is that I am not affected but YOU are so it's absolutely no skin off my nose whatsoever. You on the other hand are quite happy to cut off your nose to spite your face and that is what is so very sad.

  • vionectro - 2012-06-22 14:57

    "[lack of] Faster delivery fuelling protests - govt" -> now that makes more sense

  • Ryno - 2012-06-22 15:00

    "ometimes success puts pressure on government," Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma told a news briefing in Pretoria on government's administration cluster" Please quit your day job and become a comedian!!! bwahahahahhahaahahahahahah

  • dennis.vermaak.5 - 2012-06-22 15:03

    Maths was never one of your best subjects was it Ms Zuma !!

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-06-22 16:51

      Deeteem and the ANC wants her to have the top job running Africa. Yeah right.

  • lynn.syme.1 - 2012-06-22 15:04

    Is this stupid woman serious? I mean bloody patronizing to intelligent people.

  • Johan - 2012-06-22 15:06

    and the more rubbish you speak and the more you say it -the more it becomes the truth?

  • George - 2012-06-22 15:09

    The key words here are "access to water, electricity and sanitation". They are not protesting because they have or don't have access to the services. They protest because they want it for free. Just to put another spinn on her reasoning. - If we all get 15% salary increase this year, must us all now demand 20% for next year?

  • jackson.harrison.752 - 2012-06-22 15:10

    What an ape - might as well say staying a virgin adds to unwanted pregnancy - yawn, just another anc assh*le

  • Heinrich - 2012-06-22 15:12

    The above article is so full of BS that it will overflow and kill someone soon!

  • Billy - 2012-06-22 15:18

    mismanagement. lack of skills. unable to handle multiple projects at once. that is all.

  • Bogoshi - 2012-06-22 15:19

    was the report going to be any deferent if it was from WC?

  • - 2012-06-22 15:21

    How informative it is when a politician states the obvious .. duh

  • Gavin - 2012-06-22 15:25

    yeah right - and stealing is just giving yourself that increase well before you actually qualify for it neh ?

  • Singatha - 2012-06-22 15:26

    Ha!!“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. = “If I tell myself a lie big enough and keep repeating it, I will eventually come to believe it"

      Azande - 2012-06-22 16:26

      reall??? something is wrong with u moss

      Billy - 2012-06-22 16:36

      hey, it worked for hitler! :-/

  • mark.haupt.31 - 2012-06-22 15:27

    Oh crap, who do you think you're fooling? Next you'll tell us you're spending less but doing more, earning less and working more. Sheesh.

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-06-22 15:27

    There will be riots if we remove the rats and blood spatter from the hospitals. This is what our people have become used to. We mustn't inconvenience them.

  • sampson.mamphweli - 2012-06-22 15:28

    They are putting the ball in the wrong net. People are not impatient because of faster delivery, they are frustrated by non-delivery. Looking at the resources at our disposal I would say we can do 20 times more, so currently we virtually have no delivery.

  • nigel.burgess.52 - 2012-06-22 15:28

    Oh good grief, and they wonder we cannot take them seriously, or why they have to have a conference regarding their credibility. It just gets funnier every day.

  • mark.haupt.31 - 2012-06-22 15:28

    There should be a law passed to prevent ANC ministers opening their mouths in public unless they're standing on a soapbox. Then at least we'd know up front they're about to talk crap.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-06-22 16:53

      MarkH there should be a law passed that prevent ANC ministers. PERIOD.

  • stand.firm.50 - 2012-06-22 15:38

    WTF!!!! what is she smoking I want some of that stuff

      vusi.nkosi.1865 - 2012-06-22 15:54

      I think the protests is fuel because the majority are not working also those still works one pay for five people not working it put everyone under pressure so the goverment need to open Co-operative in townships in order for youth to get in to the working environment workshops are needed in rural areas.Vusi Nkosi.071 8761468

  • Khaya - 2012-06-22 15:51

    I fully agree with the Minister. Development on its own can lead to a disasterous situation, as much as a disaster can lead to development. When there are no services rendered, there won't be anything for people who need services to compete for. So, the presence and the speed of delivery creates an anxiety to some members of society who feel that they may miss the bus. In all honesty, I do not think that it is truthfull to say that there is no service delivery in SA. We have always acknowldged that there is always a room for improvement and we have also challenged those of our society who have ideas and opinions to improve service delivery to come forward with same for the sake of all. Good citizens will always find something to do in society by making their own contribution or lending a heling hand to those in need. WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR YOUR COUNTRY?

      Irene - 2012-06-22 19:09

      What am I doing for my country? Other than paying enormous amounts of tax, not too much hey. I keep being told that I'm a thief and not welcome here. Why should I do anything?

  • eric.martinsich - 2012-06-22 15:52

    The minister of Hosing suggested a Government housing company. Great idea as communities can be trained to Build, be electricians etc etc. In the short term they must be fed then once trained they earn a wage. This way we will build our country to be in line with other 1st world countries. 1st world countries train their people to build their country

  • tjaart.knoetze.7 - 2012-06-22 15:52

    Yeah right... In the same vicinity as BEETROOT!? You nit-wit-antagonist-left-behind AGENT!!!

  • Nare James Mashamaite - 2012-06-22 15:52

    Minister please don't say anything until you got something to say!!! We ain't your children, Zuma's wives or the Western Cape people, those are the only people who experience speedy service delivery.

  • Azande - 2012-06-22 15:53

    its a fact ANC electrified 4million houses, ANC biult more than 2million houses, ANC built the infrastructure, stadiums, malls, roads,refurbished airports. ANC shaped the economy of SA. ANC abolished any kind of discrimination and provided opportunities to women and people with disabilities. ANC built a platform for entrepreneurs hence there are significant number of black owned businesses. ANC brought better education to the masses of this country and brought the most respected democracy to its citizen. VIVA ANC VIVA, Much has been done but YES a lot still to be done. VIVA ANC VIVAAAAA

      jake.neumann.35 - 2012-06-22 16:07

      Supplying 4 million houses with electricity, but forget to assure that the powersupply can keep up with it. Building 3 million less houses than what they promised and having to re-build a very large percentage of them at the taxpayer's cost. Shaped the economy to fill their own pockets, abolished discrimination by implementing BEE & AA?, built a platform only for a select few to become multi-millionaires overnight, better education by not supplying school books and adjusting matric end results and want to build a democracy with a drive to change the constitution and implementing the 'cover up my cadres' theft' bill. Yeah and my grandma was a space walker.

      Azande - 2012-06-22 16:18

      @jake, 1. at least ANC realised that 4million houses require electricity unlike your previous regime. 2. building more than 2 million houses is better than building no shelter for more than 2 million households. Your previous regime couldnt even build half of that in more than 40 years. 3. BEE and AA has given beautiful opportunities to the majority of this country. Black people can now afford luxury cars, houses in big surbubs, better education for their children and many many more unlike the time of your regime. So, whine a million, we won't deny this delivery...cry a river if you like, we would love to row in it using ANC built boats waving the ANC flag. HAHAHAHAHAHA

      millionwatts1 - 2012-06-22 16:35

      @Azande, the halfwits here don't like facts. You are wasting your time trying to inform them. They like to hear s#*t like 'the country is gone to the dogs' despite evidence to the contrary.

      Azande - 2012-06-22 16:44

      @milliomwatts, these people just cannot help it, they are haters, period nxaa.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-06-22 16:56

      Jake, don't confuse Azande with the truth. Small brains need small portions. Yeah and my grandma worked in her garden till she was nineyeight. God bless her cotton socks.

      millionwatts1 - 2012-06-22 20:53

      @Jaqui. You chose to Jacks 'truth' and ignore Azande's facts. You are the pea brain here. Good for your ninety eight year old granny.

      Mark - 2012-06-23 11:10

      Fantastic crap coming from you. The ANC did not build the infrastructure, it was already there. The stadiums were built for 2010 world cup. People on the ground received nothing, and you know what the minister of sport recently mentioned that that would become white elephants, which means a waste of the peoples money. How in your right mind can you allege that discrimination is abolished?? Can you or do you not want to see that your ANC is incompetent in all spheres of government and dismally failed the people for 18 years.

      Azande - 2012-06-23 12:42

      @mark, stadiums were for 2010 world cup? u seem to forget that Mandela and his crew brought world cup to SA, in fact to Africa for the first time in history.Also, you need to state whether what I posted in my first comment where i was showing what ANC did in 18 years is true r not. If it is, is that failure? You guys are just in denial. ANC brought more than what your sick apartheid bosses couldn't bring for the masses.