Municipal elections

 
Were the 2016 local government elections the beginning of 'politics by consent'?
Were the 2016 local government elections the beginning of 'politics by consent'?
Despite the legacy issues that continue to plague the ANC, the outcomes of the 2016 municipal elections mark a massive shift facing South Africans....
A tiny party throws the ANC a bone during post-election coalition bartering
A tiny party throws the ANC a bone during post-election coalition bartering
The African Independent Congress (AIC) was the ANC’s saviour in coalition talks this week in Rustenburg, North West and Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.
ANC sells its lies – to itself – that voter trust has never really been lost
ANC sells its lies – to itself – that voter trust has never really been lost
Other political parties were negotiating broad coalitions and far-reaching voting agreements that will change the way major cities are governed...
Letters to the editor: August 12 to 18 2016
Letters to the editor: August 12 to 18 2016
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Caution, but also hope from financial industry after municipal elections
Caution, but also hope from financial industry after municipal elections
The dust has far from settled after the local government elections, as the serious business of solidifying leadership structures for municipalities...
​Voters in Nelson Mandela Bay celebrate but vow to watch Athol Trollip
​Voters in Nelson Mandela Bay celebrate but vow to watch Athol Trollip
As election results show a coalition council led by the Democratic Alliance will govern the Nelson Mandela Bay metro for the next five years, voters...
The seating arrangements for the numbers game in the municipal councils
The seating arrangements for the numbers game in the municipal councils
As the 2016 local government elections officially ended on Saturday night, many discussions turned to the ANC losing its 50% majority in key...
What happens after the votes are counted: this is how coalitions work in South Africa
What happens after the votes are counted: this is how coalitions work in South Africa
What happens once the votes are cast and all the ballots are counted in the 2016 local government election? Is the party who obtained the largest...
'Partner swapping' takes on new meaning as DA and ANC play musical chairs
'Partner swapping' takes on new meaning as DA and ANC play musical chairs
It used to be considered taboo – spoken of in hushed tones. But now “partner swapping” has taken on a whole new political meaning as the...
Whether the councillor candidate is dead or alive, we still want your vote
Whether the councillor candidate is dead or alive, we still want your vote
Dead though their candidates may be, the ANC still campaigned for people to vote for the party’s representatives in KwaZulu-Natal.

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