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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.

‘Partner swapping’ takes on new meaning as DA and ANC play musical chairs

The DA candidate deflected to the ANC, the ANC candidate is now DA.

Whether the councillor candidate is dead or alive, we still want your vote

The ANC urged supporters to vote for five of its candidates who were killed before the elections.

DA’s Athol Trollip already whips out carrot and stick in Nelson Mandela Bay

The DA mayoral candidate has tackled metro staff job security before the election results are out.

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.

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