For newly elected local government leaders,
reining in graft will be as vital as service delivery.
Problems with the South African Police Service are
characteristic of large public sector organisations
that rarely adapt and innovate.
CPFs are increasingly providing direct support to
police operations, which could erode their civilian
With elections a week away, attacks on ward councillors
are bad for democracy and reflect the country’s
organised crime problem.
Incidence of public violence in South Africa
from 7–16 July 2021.