OPINION | Local government elections: 'Tis the season when we finally get service delivery

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People dig up the road in a protest of service delivery.
People dig up the road in a protest of service delivery.
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In the past couple of weeks there has been a flurry of service delivery activity in Joburg. Vanessa Banton asks if it is because local government elections are on the horizon? 

Perhaps it wasn't so noticeable during hard lockdown, but when we're able to drive around at night when curfew was extended, it became apparent that large parts of Johannesburg didn't have working street lights. 

That was if you were able to drive on the roads, littered with potholes. When the rain fell, the potholes grew wider and wider, instead of being fixed. Some enterprising Lonehill citizens even turned one pothole into a makeshift swimming pool. 

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