Policy decisions such as public policing are based on misinterpreted data, skewing budget allocations.
Municipal IQ, a body that collects data on protests staged against municipalities says the number of demonstrations are worrisome.
South Africa has been engulfed in a cacophony of contestation as anger bubbles to the surface of our unequal society.
The big question is: Will people vote for another party, or will it be protests and strikes as usual?
When the politically connected keep gorging at the trough, bona fide black talent is kept back, writes William Gumede.
Who is responsible for the backlash? A research paper unravels the nexus of land ownership, traditional authority and mining elite interests.
The ruling party has admitted it failed to follow its own advice – but now there's a real sense of urgency as people's patience wears thin.
Trade unions should learn that destroying property doesn't achieve the most desired living wage.
The Northern Cape, with its abundance of unpaved tracks, is riddled with disputes over the awarding of lucrative infrastructure contracts.
Lootings, shootings and blockades of burning tyres show the mounting frustration in North West townships over poor service delivery.
The real problem between black and white South Africans is not white people's attitude, but the government's desertion of black people.
The M&G returned to Majakaneng and spoke to residents about last week's violent service delivery protest that brought the village to a stand still.
Ahead of elections and President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address, the ruling party has admitted it messed up and broke many promises.
The voters' patience is waning, even turning violent.
Mohlakeng residents say their march for improved service delivery was peaceful, and claim the mayor instructed police to shoot rubber bullets at them.
Party members have been accused of setting municipal buildings in Mohlakeng alight as protesters stoned motorists and barricaded the N4 near Mooinooi.
Police are monitoring Majakaneng in the North West where protesters have been stoning passing vehicles, resulting in road closures.
Forensic teams will investigate the scene in the town of Malamulele in Limpopo, which has been brought to a standstill after month-long protests.
Protesters in Malamulele, Limpopo, have barred pupils from going to school and say they are giving government until Friday to meet their demands.