Municipal Elections

ANALYSIS: 2016 – the year the ANC failed to keep up with changing SA politics

The local level is the coalface of government work; it’s where failure and state capture hurts the most.

Were the 2016 local government elections the beginning of ‘politics by consent’?

The M&G post-election Critical Thinking Forum considered the scenario South African politics now faces in the aftermath

A tiny party throws the ANC a bone during post-election coalition bartering

The little-known AIC helps the ruling party clinch Ekurhuleni and Rustenberg — and the price rectifies the decade-old Matatiele boundary dispute.

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.

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.

The ANC is still in denial, but granny power wins the DA Nelson Mandela Bay

The opposition’s message struck home as a result of widespread disenchantment with the ANC.

The Kingmaker: Malema holds the balance of power as race drives parties to coalitions

The upstart who could be the kingmaker is in big demand, but coalitions present serious problems.

Latest

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it