Trends, Analysis, and Explanations of Service Delivery Protests in South Africa
This report presents a continuation of research on the frequency and the nature of service delivery protests throughout South Africa. The initial report came out in 2010.
From June 2010 to the present, the frequency of community protests has fallen significantly, however the country continues to experience unprecedented rates of protests turning violent. While the falling rate of community protests is a welcome development, the increasing rate of violent protest is troubling. These findings suggest that there remains strong public discontent with municipal service delivery despite the appearance of relative calm.
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This research report has been compiled by Harvard Law student, Jelani Karamoko, under the supervision of project coordinator, Professor Jaap de Visser.