SIBU and the crisis of water service delivery in Sannieshof, North West Province

  • In 2007 the residents of the town of Sannieshof in North West Province declared a dispute with the Tswaing Local Municipality on the grounds that the state of local service delivery left much to be desired. The ratepayers then formed the Sannieshof Inwoners Belastingbetalers Unie (SIBU) which literally took over the functions of local government of the town, functioning as a local government within a local government. This article provides a historical narrative of the conflict between SIBU and Tswaing Local Municipality, a dispute which was taken as far as the provincial High Court. Then follows an outline of conditions in Sannieshof and the townships of Agisanang and Phelindaba. Attention is given to the perceptions of local residents on the prevalent conditions, specifically in respect of water supply and sanitation service delivery. In the third section there are some theoretical perspectives on political culture, socialisation and happiness. A debate is provided on how these phenomena manifest under existing conditions in Sannieshof, and more particularly, in its adjacent townships of Agisanang and Phelindaba.

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Author:C. Gouws, I. Moeketsi, S. Motloung, G. van Greuning, Llewellyn Ellardus van ZylORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):TD: the journal for transdisciplinary research in Southern Africa
Publisher:SA ePublications
Place of publication:Centurion
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2010/04/04
Date of first Publication:2010/04/04
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2020/12/03
Tag:North West Province; Sannieshof Inwoners Belastingbetalers Unie (SIBU); Tswaing Local Municipality; sanitation; service delivery; water supply
Issue:1, a123
Page Number:32
First Page:25
Last Page:56
Institutes:Psychologie und Sportwissenschaften / Psychologie
Dewey Decimal Classification:1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 15 Psychologie / 150 Psychologie
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0