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Brigalia Bam: Councillors Need to be Accountable to Voters, Not Only Their Employers

Democracy - More Than Just ElectionsIn her recently published book, Democracy – More Than Just Elections, Brigalia Bam shares insights and anecdotes from her time as chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and her involvement in elections throughout Africa.

Tammy Petersen wrote an article for News24 about Bam’s book and a recent speech she gave at the Cape Town Press Club. At the event, Bam spoke about the responsibility she believes political parties have in ensuring that councillors fulfil their duties with respect to service delivery.

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β€œThe people are the ones who must monitor and support a candidate they have chosen. Currently, the representatives are accountable to [their employers, which is] the party, but they should be accountable to the voters.”

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