South Africans will be going to the polls on 3 August 2016 for the fourth local government elections since democracy. The Dullah Omar Institute recently published a manual, Electing Councillors: A Guide to Municipal Elections that, according to the Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, "provides us with further insight into the electoral process and will ensure that the various role-players are suitably informed of the rules and regulations governing them". Minister Van Rooyen also states in the foreword that he hoped in particular that citizens, the media, political parties and their candidates take note of these legal prescripts.
In the section termed "What do we vote for", the manual focuses on the municipal categories, councillor representation and ballots. It is interesting to note that:
See infograhic below for more on the 2016 Municipal Elections:
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