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SIBU and the crisis of water service delivery in Sannieshof, North West Province

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dc.contributor.author Gouws, C
dc.contributor.author Moeketsi, I
dc.contributor.author Motloung, S
dc.contributor.author Tempelhoff, J W N
dc.contributor.author Van Greuning, G
dc.contributor.author Van Zyl, L
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-06T10:14:17Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-06T10:14:17Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.issn 1817-4434
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/3609
dc.description.abstract In 2007 the residents of the town of Sannieshof in North West Province declared a dispute with the Tswaing Local Municipality on the grounds that the state of local service delivery left much to be desired. The ratepayers then formed the Sannieshof Inwoners Belastingbetalers Unie (SIBU) which literally took over the functions of local government of the town, functioning as a local government within a local government. This article provides a historical narrative of the conflict between SIBU and Tswaing Local Municipality, a dispute which was taken as far as the provincial High Court. Then follows an outline of conditions in Sannieshof and the townships of Agisanang and Phelindaba. Attention is given to the perceptions of local residents on the prevalent conditions, specifically in respect of water supply and sanitation service delivery. In the third section there are some theoretical perspectives on political culture, socialisation and happiness. A debate is provided on how these phenomena manifest under existing conditions in Sannieshof, and more particularly, in its adjacent townships of Agisanang and Phelindaba. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Sannieshof Inwoners Belastingbetalers Unie (SIBU) en
dc.subject North West Province en
dc.subject service delivery en
dc.subject water supply, sanitation en
dc.subject Tswaing Local Municipality en
dc.title SIBU and the crisis of water service delivery in Sannieshof, North West Province en
dc.type Article en


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