Local elections

Municipalities have a week to hold first meeting

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[…]

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Analysts question the impact of local elections on economy

As political parties discuss the possibility of forming coalitions following the 2016 Local Municipal Elections, the victory of the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Nelson Mandela Bay and Tshwane has analysts questioning the impact of the elections on the economy. Speaking to VOC, political economist Mustoffa Khan explains that the African[…]

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Zille elated with provisional election results

As the count down to the local election final results announcement draws near, certain political parties are waiting patiently to begin the celebrations. One such party is the Democratic Alliance (DA), which as current results indicate will enjoy a landslide victory within the Western Cape. Speaking to VOC, premier of[…]

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Political analysts dissect the local elections

Yesterday, voters took to the polls to vote in the Local Municipal Elections. As the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) counts the final votes, political analysts have been afield sharing their opinions on the campaign process, the elections, and the voter turn out. Speaking to VOC, political analyst Igsaan Gasnolar explains[…]

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Bonteheuwel residents spoil their ballots

Bonteheuwel residents fed-up with “empty elections promises” made good on their promise on Wednesday by spoiling their ballot papers. Residents last week responded to community activist Judith Kennedy’s call on Facebook, #IamSpoilingMyBallotWithMyBlood, saying they will also not vote for any party. On Wednesday, Kennedy and other members of the Bonteheuwel[…]

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The EFF Does offer South Africans a Way Out of Poverty

OPINION by Molifi Tshabalala By now, less than a week before the 2016 local government elections and more than two months since The Conversation had published Co-Pierre Georg’s article, Why Julius Malema’s EFF Doesn’t Offer South Africans a Way Out of Poverty, I had hoped that someone, especially from the[…]

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