The IEC’s convoluted legal position means it could leave municipal by-elections free to be stolen, writes Phillip de Wet.
The United Democratic Movement has taken Ward 30, which had become vacant on the death of the previous ANC councillor.
An internal report has revealed that ANC voters believe the party is performing poorly in combating crime and corruption, and in creating jobs.
The DA will have a tough time wresting key Gauteng cities away from the ANC in 2016, if one of SA’s biggest by-elections yet is anything to go by.
The ruling party said it was "humbled" by the confidence South Africans showed in the party, after the latest by-election results.
The ruling party has won a majority of wards in the latest by-elections, which were held in nine wards across five provinces, according to the IEC.
The ANC has won all six contested wards in the Tlokwe by-elections to take back control of the embattled municipality.
The DA and the ANC can now only wait for the outcome of Tlokwe by-election voting after a fierce battle for control over the municipality.
Residents of Tlokwe are voting in by-elections to decide whether the ANC regains control of the municipality.
The ANC will be going all out to win the six outstanding wards where it claims it has majority support.
The Democratic Alliance is confident it will come out on top, despite the ANC winning eight out of nine wards last month
Following a court's decision to rule in favour of six independent candidates in Tlokwe, the credibility of the IEC has been put under the spotlight.
The government says it's not giving Tlokwe residents food in return for votes in the upcoming by-elections.
The ANC’s emphatic victory in the municipal by-elections forces a reassessment of the damage that may have been done by the Marikana massacre.
The ANC is celebrating its win in Tlokwe, but with one eye already on the upcoming September by-elections
The IFP has won a ward seat from the ANC in Albert Luthuli municipality in a Mpumalanga by-election, IEC results have shown.
The Electoral Court has ordered the by-election of a KwaZulu-Natal ward be postponed to allow a former ANC candidate to run as an independent.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi believes the IFP's by-election victory in President Jacob Zuma's hometown of Nkandla is a significant milestone for the party.
Sabotage, falling-outs and electricity outages ensured that it was an interesting week of local politics.