Crime and Corruption

  • Work with provincial governments to increase access to drug and alcohol addiction treatment programmes to increase access to treatment options available.
  • Develop specialist crime prevention units in metros to focus on specific priority crimes like gangsterism and drugs.
  • Prioritise the establishment of municipal law enforcement services for traffic policing and crime prevention.
  • Establishing an effective system to process complaints and to report corruption.
  • Prioritise the establishment of municipal law enforcement services for traffic policing and crime prevention.

Employment

  • Invest in infrastructure led growth that provides the environment conducive to private sector investment that creates jobs.
  • Establish Local Economic Development (LED) one-stop-shops to provide information on investment opportunities to drive and promote job creating investment.
  • Ensure that municipal officials prioritise all applications relating to job creating investments.
  • Work with local small and micro enterprises, business chambers and regional economic development agencies to promote local businesses regionally and nationally.
  • Exclude councillors and other public representatives from the EPWP recruitment.
  • Establish Local Economic Development (LED) one-stop-shops to provide information on investment opportunities to drive and promote job creating investment.

Social Cohesion (race and xenophobia)

  • Establish and maintaining inclusive community amenities and spaces.
  • Connect people from diverse backgrounds through efficient, affordable, safe and reliable public transport.

Social Services (education, health and housing)

  • Work with the private and non-profit sectors to ensure that a range of housing opportunities are available for different income levels.
  • Ensure weekly refuse collection from formal and informal areas.
  • Provide access to electricity, potable water and sanitation.
  • Ensure that urban planning and zoning considers the integration of different communities and income levels.
  • Plan more housing developments, together with other departments and spheres of government, to ensure that recipients receive high quality homes, built by qualified contractors that will last over time.
  • Provide municipal rental stock to families who cannot afford to buy their own homes–but do not qualify for state housing subsidies.
  • Pass and enforcing by-laws to prevent the pollution of our natural environment that can lead to illness or injury, which includes monitoring E. coli counts in rivers in all local governments and clamping down on the dumping of toxic waste in these rivers.
  • Develop a strategy with community leaders, service providers and welfare organisations to contribute to the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS and create awareness in communities about treatment options and preventative measures.