Overnight storms blew away voting tents, landlords reneged on lease agreements at the last minute and community protests affected at least 13 voting stations, said the IEC.
Helen Zille has raised eyebrows over her latest comments about poor people in Cape Town. Is she right? Has the DA done enough?
Do you know what Cyril Ramaphosa, Julius Malema and John Steenhuisen did before politics? Let’s take a look at what they did before politics.
‘The increased number of independent candidates poses a challenge to the three main political parties. Even if none of them attract a larger following, they might take enough from the three main political parties to deny them control of municipalities,’ writes Professor of Political Science, Bheki Mngomezulu.
KwaZulu-Natal is home to 22 of the 43 worst run local municipalities in South Africa, according to an Index. The ANC and IFP were most popular with voters in these areas during the 2016 LGE.
SACP General Secretary Blade Nzimande called on workers and the poor to vote ANC on 1 November. He said the party has acknowledged its issues and is working at addressing them unlike their competitors.
John Steenhuisen, Cyril Ramaphosa and Julius Malema enjoy support from party voters, but none are immune to fierce criticism
Uhm… This DA councillor continues to release the most INSANE campaign adverts. This time he is holding fire.
Vaccination pop-up sites will be open at 1000 voting stations across the South Africa on Monday, 1 November.
More promises… But can Ramaphosa keep them? The president has vowed to end dodgy careers at municipalities.
NDZ will be out in KwaZulu-Natal checking on the preparedness of voting stations ahead of the main Election Day on 1 November. She will also cast her special vote in the province.
A few JMPD officers could be in trouble after ActionSA posted video that showed them dancing with former Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba.
Slightly over 12 million people have received vaccination and are fully vaccinated, around 30% of adults in South Africa
The DA believes the battle for the future of the country is a battle between the ideas of the party and the EFF. The party’s Deputy Federal Council Chairperson says ActionSA leaders ‘colluded’ with the EFF while they were DA members.
Do you have a burning question about what to do on Election Day? We’ve sourced some frequently asked questions and answered them for you.
The EFF is expected to win an increased share of the vote in the 2021 Municipal Elections while its competitors – the ANC and DA – are expected to decline. There’s a possibility that the Red Berets could wield more power in local government after the ballots are tallied.
We’ve seen electoral votes tie elsewhere, but never before in South Africa – so what would happen if two candidates could not be separated?
As the 2021 Local Elections approach, what do we think of reintroducing the death penalty? Here’s what the ANC, DA and EFF have to say.
Whenever you decide to vote on Monday, don’t get there too early, or leave it too late – here are the opening hours for ALL voting stations.
‘John Vuligate’ led the DA’s ‘United We Win Rally’ in Mamelodi on Wednesday. The party’s last election campaign ahead of Voting Day on 1 November.
Police have reported 8 deaths, mostly councillor candidates, since campaigning for South Africa’s municipal elections started
Fourteen of South Africa’s top 20 local municipalities are found in the Western Cape, according to an index. The Eastern Cape followed in second with two.
Local municipalities are the foundation of our democracy. It is where you have direct access to your elected leaders. So vote for leaders that represent you in your ward in the municipal elections on Monday (yes, Monday), 1 November 2021. All voting stations will be open from 7am to 9pm.
With a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections expected to hit South Africa in December, you may be wondering what to expect when visiting your voting station to make your mark in the 2021 Municipal Elections.
In this day and age, casting your vote on election day is not just a case of going to your voting station, presenting your ID and making your mark on the ballot papers. In this selfie-obsessed, trigger-fingered age of social media, there’s much more to it.