South Africans are voting in local elections after one of the most bitterly fought campaigns in years.
The delivery of basic services like water, housing and jobs have been among the issues dominating campaigning.
The world according to the BBC: it is the government's duty to provide not just water and housing, but also jobs. Basic services, these.
Okay, so it might be an ambiguous sentence. Perhaps they meant "Housing, jobs, and the delivery of basic services like water have been among the issues dominating campaigning". But the point stands: people shouldn't really look to the government to provide any of these things, least of all jobs.