After the recent local government elections produced 27 hung councils, there was a matchmaking fest between political parties to see who would swipe left and who would swipe right in the scramble to hold sway in the council chamber. Parties have a number of options available to them, ranging from[…]
Municipalities have until August 24 to hold their first council meeting after the August 3 elections, the ministry of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs said on Tuesday. The clock started ticking on August 10 when the results of the local government elections were gazetted, said Cogta Minister David Van Rooyen. The[…]
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has not yet decided which political party it would partner with to form a coalition government in various hung municipalities, but the removal of President Jacob Zuma is a non-negotiable condition if the ruling party wishes to partner with it, EFF said on Monday. The[…]
As one of the most notable elections that has taken place since the dawn of democracy within South Africa, the 2016 Local Municipal Elections is sure to go down in history as a game changer. As a particularly significant feature of this year’s elections, the landslide win of the Democratic[…]
While DA leader Mmusi Maimane says his party has won the Tshwane metro in the local government elections, he did not want to comment on Johannesburg. “I will wait a bit till I have a clearer picture,” he told reporters in Pretoria. On the capital city, a beaming Maimane was[…]
EFF leader Julius Malema has two conditions for any coalition partnership between his party and would-be suitors: that the deal will “change the life of the African child” and an agreement to “give the people the land”. With the party currently neatly placed to play the kingmaker role in three[…]
As the much anticipated local municipal election process draws to a close, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), after two years of planning and employing 18 000 staff, confirms that everything is running on track. Provincial Electoral Officer for the IEC in the Western Cape Reverend Courtney Sampson explains that while nationally[…]
This week, political parties throughout the country competed for seats within their respective metro’s in the Local Municipal Elections. For many Muslim parties, particularly in the Western Cape, the provisional results have been a source of great dissatisfaction. While, Muslim parties appose blatant corruption, which has greatly impact the leading[…]
It was a bitter-sweet, emotional victory for the families of three ANC candidates who were gunned down in KwaZulu-Natal in the run-up to this week’s municipal elections. The Umuziwabantu Municipality’s Ward 1 candidate Bongani Skhosana, Newcastle’s Thembi Mbongo (Ward 6) and Ladysmith’s Khanyisile Ngobese-Sibisi (Ward 20) all emerged victorious in[…]
With a quarter of the results from South Africa’s local government elections still needing to be revealed, the country’s second-largest political party had already topped its performance in the 2011 elections. Those elections, which were at the time marked as a milestone for the Democratic Alliance, saw the party grab[…]
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