Dissatisfaction with local government performance
This month’s map of the month illustrates dissatisfaction levels with local government performance across the Gauteng City Region (GCR). The mapping was produced from the 2013 Quality of Life (QoL) survey, which in section 6 asked respondents “How satisfied are you with the performance of: … 6.5 The National Government… 6.6 The Provincial Government… 6.7 The Local Municipality.” At a local level, there is a trend of increasing levels of dissatisfaction with local government performance from 39% (of all respondents) in 2009, 48% in 2011 to 52% in 2013. The 2013 map of dissatisfaction with local government performance depicts the highest levels of dissatisfaction with respondents living in the non-metro municipalities, with 69% of respondents in Emfuleni and 64% in Westonaria dissatisfied with the performance of local government. The metropolitan municipalities scored slightly better, with 53% of respondents dissatisfied in the City of Johannesburg and 50% in Ekurhuleni. The City of Tshwane achieved the lowest levels of dissatisfaction with 46% of respondents dissatisfied.
The QoL survey results also reveal similar trends of increasing levels of dissatisfaction with the performance of both the national and provincial government. The full series of maps are available for download in the table below.