Mandy Rossouw

Parties in a last-minute Twitter

A harried week of phone banking and social networking marked parties' final drive.

Cope takes rap for losing PE hotspot

Cope was to blame for the Nelson Mandela Bay metropolitan council remaining in ANC hands, Cope officials themselves conceded.

Mpumalanga voters shun polls

A shockingly low turnout of voters in Mpumalanga was reported on Thursday morning when bleary-eyed party officials returned to the IEC in Pretoria.

IEC expects poor voter turnout

The Independent Electoral Commission is expecting only 40% of the voter turnout, a lower percentage to the 2006 local government.

First election results trickle in

The first results of the 2011 municipal elections came in at 8:22pm on Wednesday, more than one hour after voting stations around the country closed.

IEC shrugs off vote-buying allegations

Democracy think-tank Idasa has taken issue with vote-buying practices leading up to the elections, but the IEC has paid their complaints little mind.

Malema doesn’t speak for ANC, says Mantashe

Julius Malema doesn't speak for the ANC in calling Helen Zille and her team as "a madam and two stooges", says ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

Cope at war with itself over election posters

The minutes of a Cope election team meeting reveal a devil's brew of mistakes, failures and mismanagement in the procurement of campaign materials.

Midvaal DA probe ‘complete’

The public protector is apparently close to releasing a report about alleged irregularities in the Midvaal council involving two local DA strongmen.

The toilet election

The municipal election campaign is in the toilet, literally -- the delivery of the most basic service of all has come to dominate the polls.

Battle of the Bay

The ANC is fighting to claw back votes, but an opposition coalition may take the prized Port Elizabeth metro.

Coming in from the cold in Lapland

Smuts Ngonyama hits the campaign trail in a bid to return from the political wilderness.

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