After the tumult of 2020, what could possibly go wrong in 2021? Well, if the political calendar for the next 12 months is anything to go by, a lot — particularly for political parties jockeying for support ahead of the local government elections, due to be held between August and November.

This is always a crucial vote, given that municipalities are the coalface of service delivery (and given the dire state of that particular sector)...

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