A recently released study pinpoints community frustrations and under-representation as fuel for violent protests throughout South Africa. (Google Images)

In a recent analysis piece for AllAfrica.com, Hamadziripi Tamukamoyo explores the causes of violent protest throughout South Africa, most of which one study says can be attributed to circumstances within communities. Tamukamoyo says that, in addressing such protests, as President Jacob Zuma did recently, the government blatantly ignores these roots. In these communities, residents are often marginalized through social, economic, and community exclusion and lack of representation.

Tamukamoyo writes:

The National Development Plan (NDP), which received widespread support from a diversity of stakeholders, including parliamentarians from different political formations, has been positioned as being key to the growth of the South African economy and to tackling challenges such as unemployment, poverty and inequality.

Successfully implementing the NDP requires, for instance, a cohort of qualified managers and accountants in the public sector, as noted by Minister for Planning in the Presidency Trevor Manuel in his briefing to Parliament on 19 February.

It remains to be seen whether the broad ambitions of the NDP will have been achieved by the target year of 2030. However, it is not unreasonable to state that appointing competent individuals to managerial posts, for example in municipalities, should lead to an improvement in the quality of service delivery and consequently lessen frustration in local communities. Arguably, this may restore communities’ trust in the government.

Read more at AllAfrica.com.

This news brief was written by Kaitlin Higgins.

Like The Burton Wire on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @TheBurtonWire.

Previous articleKenya: Early Election Results Show Kenyatta, Odinga Far Ahead
Next articleKnowledge is Power; Not Knowing is Privilege
TheBurtonWire.com is the premiere online destination for people who think for themselves. This blog offers news from the African Diaspora, culture that is produced by often overlooked populations and opinion that is informed and based on fact. Tired of the onslaught of websites and talking heads that regurgitate what people want to hear, TheBurtonWire.com is a publication that elevates news and perspectives that people need to hear. TheBurtonWire.com is for individual thinkers who understand that they are part of a larger collective. What is this collective? Free thinking people that care about the world, who will not be categorized or boxed in by society or culture and are interested in issues and topics that defy stereotypes and conventional wisdom.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.