WILL a rates boycott improve service delivery and/or help to combat corruption?
The residents of Lorraine were informed that, because of the excessive wage demand of the municipal employees, there were no funds available to repair the potholes in this area.
This will result in the rapid and further deterioration of these roads.
A rates boycott will have a similar impact in that it will result in the municipality having less funding to provide for service delivery.
Furthermore I doubt that a rates boycott will do anything to combat corruption. Some of the persons who should be trying to minimise corruption will no doubt be involved in the legal action against rates defaulters.
Quo vadis, Lorraine, Port Elizabeth