|dc.description.abstract||Aspects such as poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, poor service
delivery, are some of the greatest challenges experienced by
most of the people of South Africa.
The main objective for the establishment of the Thusong Service
Centre is for it to serve as a base from which a wide range of
information products and relevant services can be made closer
and hence more accessible to the poor members of communities.
Thusong Service Centre is therefore, amongst others, identified
as a platform for the communities in the surrounding areas to
interact directly with their national, provincial, or local
government leadership. The interaction takes place in the form
of the izimbizos (unmediated public meetings), ward community
meetings, mass meetings, and so forth .
Members of community have got access to services and
information at the Thusong Service Centre. They do that, so as
to empower themselves with more information on government
programmes and projects such as; the local economic
development projects. By getting involved in such projects, the
community end up as part of small, medium and micro
enterprises and other economic development projects that
ultimately better their quality of life.||en_US