2018 highest number of service delivery protests

File: Service delivery in many communities is at a standstill and piles of rubbish together with raw sewage litter the streets.

File: Municipal IQ Economist, Karen Heese said a series of government crises impacted service delivery and service delivery protests also increased but for a different reason.

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JOHANNESBURG - Service delivery protests have increased significantly in the past few years and one expert says economic issues are a large part of the problem.

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Municipal IQ has released its latest figures for service delivery protest records and trends.

2018 eclipsed previous annual records for demonstrations related to services.

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By the end of September, there were 24-percent more protests than the previous 2014 record-holder.

Municipal IQ Economist, Karen Heese said a series of government crises impacted service delivery and service delivery protests also increased but for a different reason.

The protests were mostly linked to economic pressures, unemployment, and financial concerns.

Was 2018 the worst year for service delivery? Municipal IQ has released its latest figures for service delivery protest records and trends.

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