The countdown for the majority of South Africans to exercise their rights to cast their vote on the ballots is on. The set date for the general elections is the 7th of May and political parties have been campaigning.

In an interview on Morning Live on Tuesday, the Mayor of the North West’s municipal elections, Noni Kgabi says that the province has changed in the past 20 years of democracy but they are still facing problems, such as service delivery, unemployment and socio-economic issues.

She says the ANC has excelled in the province and that they have eradicated the bucket system since 2007.

Province still faces problems

On the same programme, Congress of the people (COPE) Provincial chairperson, Sipho Plaatjies says that although the ANC has done well in the province there will still be problems that are lacking.

He says the government grants that the government is implementing is a good idea, but what will happen if the government runs out of money and they don’t have any money to give the people anymore, that’s a disadvantage when it comes to the leading political party.

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However the African People’s Convention (APC) Secretary general Paseka Moshwadiba says they have been working closely with the ruling party in the province to combat these issues that the province is facing.

The APC says they are somehow impressed with the work the government has done in the province so far.- Edited by Sherita Meyers

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