The EFF’s Municipal Elections Manifesto
In the preamble to its municipal elections manifesto, EFF leader Julius Malema says local government in SA represents an important sphere of government because it is expected to provide “basic constant quality services, jobs, safety, primary healthcare, and all other basic necessities”.
The party promises to do exactly that, offering everything from municipality-owned crèches, fresh food markets and abattoirs to the provisioning of municipality-generated electricity and municipality-sponsored driving lessons for all matriculants. These services will be offered on top of municipalities’ more traditional duties, such as providing water and electricity, refuse removal, firefighting services, maintaining municipal roads and stormwater systems, and maintaining parks, recreational centres, libraries and other facilities. goods; • Meat processing plants where those who breed cattle, chickens, sheep, pigs and goats will slaughter livestock as well as package and trade the meat products; • A printing company, which will be responsible for all municipal and public printing works; and •Theatres and municipality recording studios to allow aspirant artists access to quality performance and recording equipment and infrastructure. • EFF councillors will not be allowed to ask for money and sexual favours in order to give basic services such as houses to the people they serve.
• Services and operational centres will be open six days per week in order to allow fulltime workers to attend to municipal services needs on weekends. • The EFF will put an end to cadre deployment practices in municipalities, and senior municipal officials will not be allowed to do business with the municipality. • EFF councillors will hold at least one community meeting per month and must be available 24 hours per day to assist all the people in the communities they serve. •The EFF will abolish the bucket and pit toilet systems and make sure that every household has access to piped water into the home and a flushing toilet. •The EFF will ensure there is never a pothole in any municipal road for more than 48 hours. • EFF councillors will make sure that no one in the wards they serve goes without food. •High-speed WiFi connections will be available in public spaces at all times.