Western Cape leads in municipal protests

2012-11-30 13:30

Johannesburg - Serious municipal protests doubled in 2011 and more than 77% of them were accompanied by violence, Beeld reported on Friday.

This has emerged from data service Municipal IQ's latest flashpoint monitor, which has just been released.

The Western Cape took the lead for the first time, after nearly a quarter (24%) of the 160 protest actions took place in the province.

The Eastern Cape had 14% of the protests and Gauteng, the Free State and Mpumalanga all had 12%.

According to Municipal IQ, most of the protests took place in winter, from April to June.

Metro areas, where 32.5% of protests took place, were more peaceful.

The percentage of protests in informal settlements – 37% - was unchanged.

Municipal IQ said Cape Town performed the best among metro councils in the productivity index, followed by Johannesburg and Durban.

  • jacob.zoomer.9 - 2012-11-30 13:40

    Duh, obviously. Reason is not due to poor service delivery, but to ANC scheming. They want this province badly and will do anything to get it. Just look at the farm protests. Most of the workers who were part of the protest wanted to address Zille peacefully to find a resolution. There was but a tiny group who started to turn violent and like spooked animals, the rest followed suit. Unfortunately, the old adage of one person being smart, but a group being dumb/stupid/panicky applies to all protests.

  • 7thAstroboy - 2012-11-30 13:40

    This has dirty politics written all over it!

      raymond.romans.5 - 2012-11-30 13:56

      The ANC always claimed that they would make the WC ungovernable. No surprises here in this report.

      kortbroek.duplessis - 2012-11-30 13:59

      Yip and the name Tony Ehrinreich

      CapeChappy - 2012-11-30 14:20

      Tony Ehrinreich should face a human rights court for the suffering he has caused.

  • rodney.bevan.58 - 2012-11-30 13:45

    All brought to your local area curtesy of the wonderful all caring all sharing ANC.

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-11-30 13:49

    Interesting stats here, WC has the most protests yet they performed the best in service delivery. If this is not an indication of political influence than you must have no eyeballs in your head.

      omge.klits - 2012-11-30 14:08

      Actually the Mayor of Tshwane has publicly observed that there is a close correlation between the incidence of protests and the volume of delivery - the higher the rate of delivery - the higher the rate of protests. Scary to think protests represent a situation where people actually have hope that they can materially influence their circumstances.

  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-11-30 13:53

    All started and caused by the ANC and the ANCYL!

      jacob.zoomer.9 - 2012-11-30 14:21


  • - 2012-11-30 13:54

    Interesting. Should we be surprised that they increased after the ANC said they would make the Western Cape ungovernable?

  • altus.kirsten - 2012-11-30 13:54

    Just before Manguang? I wonder why? Is this information compiled by the ANC and submitted as classified? ANC testing the waters again to divert the shocking performance in their own pigsty.

  • darryl.maze1 - 2012-11-30 13:58

    Well of course we got the highest. Its because the ANC wanted to make the WC ungovernable. If they hadnt have said that and we all went about our daily lives then the WC would have the lowest.

  • mawandewonderman.mkuba - 2012-11-30 14:11

    Poor leadership

      richard.hipkin - 2012-11-30 14:41

      Poor losers (ANC)

      mawandewonderman.mkuba - 2012-11-30 14:48

      But why do they have the unhappiest citizens? No insults please

      7thAstroboy - 2012-11-30 15:06

      @MAWANDEWONDERMAN.MKUBA the protests that they allocating to WP is a national problem and not a province issue. Minimum wage is for the national government to sort out not provincial government. If it was service delivery protests then that's a different story. As for people not being happen well that is matter of opinion and if you not happy then go some place else that you think will make you happier, that's call freedom of choice.

      Phil.Kleynhans - 2012-11-30 15:22

      You know what. Go to Cape Town and you will see the immediate vast difference. This city is beautifull and it can be seen that it is run by the DA. These strike are organised by ANC to try and break the DA governance.Hope you dumb sh*t wake up otherwise C.T. is going to look like Jo'burg a slump and smelly and dirty. You f*ckers don't kwow what a beautiful City looks like. But you like to live in poverty and blame the apartheid regime for it. But actually you are what you are. Very f*cking dumb.

  • Karabo Phetoane - 2012-11-30 14:12

    The best run province in the country,Ag shame!!! They still in denial,the stats says it all and this morons will still blame the ANC.

  • amelia.basson - 2012-11-30 14:17

    The people from the Western Cape are the happiest in the country and stats proved that DA provinces totally performed the best in service delivery and every other area, so please GOVERNMENT don't try to make our province unGOVERNABLE!

  • barbara.volkwyn - 2012-11-30 14:22

    This was posted earlier - so I'm lost -

  • mawandewonderman.mkuba - 2012-11-30 14:26

    Madam Zille where did it go wrong? Too much prattle

      richard.hipkin - 2012-11-30 14:40

      It hasn't gone wrong. Please stop acting idiotic.

      tobydt - 2012-11-30 15:03

      Too many ANC refugees.

  • phaldiemeyer - 2012-11-30 14:38

    Imagine that...bankrupt Limpopo, dysfunctional Eastern Cape and corrupt North Cape province minimal protests. The best run province has the most you need more evidence that these protests are politically motivated?? Driven by that vile toothpick tony errorrich!!

  • arthur.marks.754 - 2012-11-30 14:48

    And Tony gatkruiper Ehrinreich begging for a seat on the "gravy train".

  • ruben.maistry - 2012-11-30 14:50

    The protests in the Western Cape are the work of the anc.The fact this province out shines ALL other provinces as far as administration is concerned, shows the failure of the anc.

  • Karabo Phetoane - 2012-11-30 14:56

    Idiots and fools are those who cannot see with their naked eyes that Western Cape is leading in municipal protests,politically motivated or not.How can you say people in Khayelisha and Gugulethu are happy wherelse they are still living in shacks,are they happy to be sheltered by shacks moron?The fact is Western Cape is leading in municipal protests.

      tobydt - 2012-11-30 15:06

      And yet, Gauteng has the most shacks in South Africa. Therefore by your logic, the most protests should be there. Unfortunately, it is political. Why would the province with the best service delivery, have the most protests? Its the ANC, cut deep by losing a province, now playing dirty games to disrupt it. Making good on their threats to render the province 'ungovernable'.

  • vandeventer.sarel - 2012-11-30 15:22

    But they are tops on the productivity charts, thats strange!

  • matshidiso.rantai - 2012-11-30 15:31

    All those whose think DA is the best leader you are covered in vail of denial. People are protesting there because of no development in previously disadventaged aread compared to ALWAYS previlaged areas. This was also proven by international surveys.

      tobydt - 2012-11-30 15:42

      Absolutely now true. There has been what, 4 community centres built in CT townships. Free electricity to those who cant afford it, free water. Have cleaners cleaning the townships... No idea which province you are from. But clearly you dont know what you are talking about.

      7thAstroboy - 2012-11-30 15:43

      Where can we find the information of these international surveys? I ask because I have never come across any that mention what you have proclaimed.

      Karabo Phetoane - 2012-11-30 16:07

      they lead in racism and municipal protests and thats a fact!!!

  • chirnsidep - 2012-11-30 16:41

    Ja that's because the ANC are increasing their efforts to tarnish the phenomenal work done by the DA that severely highlights the incompetence of the ANC.

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