South Africa: Zuma gets tough with govt managers

source: SouthAfrica.info26 April 2010

The delivery of services to South Africa’s people dominated discussions between President Jacob Zuma and his top management in Johannesburg on Friday.

In a frank engagement, Zuma told his top management that poor service delivery would no longer be able to be blamed on apartheid after two decades of democracy.

“After two decades we will not be able to make an excuse if we do not deliver faster change in the lives of our people,” Zuma told directors-general and deputy directors-general from national and provincial government.

“We will not be able to blame apartheid if villages still have no water, no electricity, no roads. We will not be able to blame anyone else if children still study under trees, if houses and schools are falling apart.”
Improving work ethic

Zuma said his administration took every service delivery protest seriously, adding that they would investigate how they could improve the pace and quality of delivery in [continue reading]


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