How can politicians and municipalities be held accountable by citizens?

The issue of efficiency and accountability in all levels of government needs to be addressed urgently, especially given that South Africa is the least efficient and most expensive country to do business in, in the SADC region.

This was according to Graham Robert Pote, Programme Manager at the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, during a webinar hosted by the Mail & Guardian on whether local government is accountable to the people and if this factor influences how citizens cast their votes.

“Our tax regime is growing stricter, and is trying to source more from an already overburdened middle class, who already have to self-provide healthcare, education, security, personal transport and insurance on top of tax rates that are comparable to Scandinavian countries,” said Pote….

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