Data shows spike in protests

Shack dwellers in Somerset West and Strand are vowing to rebuild their demolished homes. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Kevin Allan from Municipal IQ, says it's not unusual for service delivery protests to spike during election season.

South Africans go to the polls next month.

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Protests have flared up countrywide in Alexandra, Tshwane, Cape Town, Emfuleni, Kronstad and Soweto.

The protests have become the order of the day in parts of the country.

“These areas are thin areas that seem to have been left behind, there hasn’t been adequate attention been paid by a respective governing council or municipality,” Allan said.