Back to basics approach for local government ahead of 2016 elections

Disgruntled South Africans disrupt voter registration to voice their discontent with government service delivery. The protests highlight the mammoth task of government ahead of 2016 elections.

702's John Robbie speaks to cooperative governance and traditional affairs minister, Des van Rooyen, on service delivery protests alongside the voter registration weekend.

Listen to the conversation below:

We are able to address some of the problems as we intervene as we work with affected communities.

Minister Des van Rooyen, cooperative governance and traditional affairs minister

There are some problems that are structural in nature and very perennial, and these are the problems that need us to take a different approach.

Des van Rooyen, cooperative governance and traditional affairs minister

Old and stubborn problems require us to devise new solutions, and that's where the focus is now.

Des van Rooyen, cooperative governance and traditional affairs minister

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