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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Addressing media, IEC’s Courtney Sampson says that while the election process has a number of phases, the voting phase for the 2016 Local Elections has officially been concluded and that the IEC has secured all results slips at the capturing sites. The Final stage of capturing of the results is[…]
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[…]
Today, South Africans took to voting stations around the country asserting their democratic right to vote in the Local Municipal Elections. Residents ventured to nearby schools, churches, and civic centers where the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) stations were housed, with many voters saying that they voted for change. Addressing media,[…]
Having a home is not a prerequisite to vote in South Africa as it is a constitutional right. However, with days to the local government elections many homeless people say they won’t cast their vote because it will mean they are accepting the appalling conditions in which they live. Shockingly,[…]
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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