By Zukiswa Kota. 27 February 2020.
Recent events within the Eastern Cape’s socio-political landscape are stark indicators of the perils of weakened state capacity. On Monday 24 February – a day before the tabling of the State of the Province Address, protesters blocked off the N2 outside the provincial administrative capital. Service delivery protests and their frequency potentially offer an important litmus test of communities’ state of satisfaction with municipal performance, so too the trend of civic actors looking to the courts for relief.