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Richard Calland: Not much has shuffled in the political pack

Stocktake at the end of a momentous year shows that the ruling party holds all the cards but has little room for manoeuvre

‘Super-Wednesday’ by-elections: all the data and who is contesting what

In this week’s by-elections, the ANC has the highest number of wards being contested. However, the turnout in some communities in areas in the Vaal district has been low — even after the electoral commission said it was ready to welcome voters

Letters to the editor: September 2 to 8 2016

Readers write in about the electoral system, Zambia's elections and the M&G's story on Naspers.

DA claims the top three positions in the city of Tshwane’s council

The metro's new mayor, Solly Msimanga, says the party will no longer allow citizens 'to be skivvies of councillors and a certain political party'.

ANC sells its lies – to itself – that voter trust has never really been lost

Its mistakes quickly forgotten, the ruling party reasons that those who didn’t vote do support the ANC after all.

Letters to the editor: August 12 to 18 2016

Readers write in about Karoo lamb, and the ANC after the municipal elections.

Electoral knowledge: Is Steven Friedman the only person in SA who gets the PR system?

Given the befuddlement of voters (and politicians) on August 3, perhaps it’s time a course in politics is made compulsory.

Newcomer KDF to decide who between the ANC and DA will lead the Karoo

The organisation popularly known as the "Kadoef" party has surprised its detractors after winning a seat in the Beaufort West municipality's council.

Malema to meet the ANC as coalition talks continue and parties list their demands

Possible municipal coalition are slowly taking shape, with Tshwane and Johannesburg the most contentious.

Perhaps the DA should just take a deep breath, pop a chill pill and settle down now

It was with great shock that we heard newly re-elected mayor Patricia de Lille ominously declare it was time for the City of Cape Town to work hard.

Caution, but also hope from financial industry after municipal elections

Institutions issue warnings against government spending ahead of 2019 elections to win voters' hearts.

​Voters in Nelson Mandela Bay celebrate but vow to watch Athol Trollip

The poor of the town are not immediately taken by the likely new regime and want to see first what will actually change in their lives.

The seating arrangements for the numbers game in the municipal councils

Beyond the percentages, it is now time to consider the number of seats that parties bring to the coalition talks. Who can make a majority together?

What happens after the votes are counted: this is how coalitions work in South Africa

Now that all the ballots are counted, what happens next? Constitutional law expert Pierre de Vos looks into some of the procedures' technicalities.

[Archives] Four women, the president and the protest that shook the results ceremony

Placards making reference to Jacob Zuma's 2006 rape case overshadow ANC leader's speech.

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