Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille is up against ex-top Western Province cop Lennit Max in the race to lead the Democratic Alliance in the region.
The ruling party is keeping its strategy to recapture lost metros and keep control of others close to its chest.
The president's Western Cape visit ahead of the ANC's birthday celebration was met with discontent as township residents complained of no electricity.
President Jacob Zuma has hit the ground running as the ANC prepares for birthday celebrations amid promises to tackle poverty in the province.
Companies will spend a small fortune to mingle with the ruling partyâ€™s bigwigs at its birthday bash in the Western Cape next week.
The group will march to the ANC provincial headquarters for what they say is the ruling party's wrongful political meddling in Prasa's affairs.
The public protector provincial representative in the Western Cape has resigned from his position.
Three people have been arrested for public violence during evictions in Lwandle, when petrol bombs and tyres were set alight.
The DA gained 3.2 percentage points in the Western Cape provincial election - but not at the expense of the ANC.
In the country's only province ruled by the DA, the ANC has made its presence felt, even well after closing time of the national elections.
President Jacob Zuma was in Cape Town targeting the elusive and crucial coloured voters.
President Jacob Zuma will on Saturday mark his 72nd birthday with celebrations in the Western Cape.
The Democratic Alliance has replied to a report by non-partisan website Africa Check assessing the party's Twitter posts on its delivery record.
Port Elizabeth police are on high alert in the Gelvendale area, after three shooting incidents were reported over two days.
ANC councillor Loyiso Nkohla has been expelled from the party for his involvement in faeces-dumping protests in Cape Town last year.
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has focused on the province's achievements over the last five years, saying it had the country's "best story".
ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has accused Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille of neglecting delivery in the Western Cape.
At least one person has died, and another is missing following heavy rains which caused flooding across the Western Cape.
Authorities in the Western Cape are conducting continuous assessments to determine the extent of flooding caused by heavy rains.