Blog Posts tagged “local government elections”

Mr Tekoetsile Motlashuping (ANC)

Nov. 28, 2016 (3 years, 8 months ago)

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What is your political background? How did you become involved in politics and in particular, what drew you to your specific party? I joined the African National Congress (ANC) through the United Democratic Front (UDF) in 1983. At the time I was involved in the National Education Coordinating Committee (NECC ...

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Digging deeper into Elections 2016: A detailed look at electoral participation and party support

Aug. 23, 2016 (3 years, 11 months ago)

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The Institute for Security Studies, Democracy Works and the Goedgedacht Forum would like to invite you to attend: Digging deeper into Elections 2016: A detailed look at electoral participation and party support.

The seminar will be addressed by Dr Collette Shulz-Herzenberg (Lecturer - Politics at Stellenbosch University) and Dr William Gumede ...

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Infographic: Female councillors in the metros

Aug. 12, 2016 (3 years, 12 months ago)

Code4SA has published a detailed blog that looks at PR and ward lists across parties and the wards won by women across the country.

In the 8 metros, results show the following interesting items:

  • All 252 women that won wards in the 8 metros represent either the ANC (61%) or ...

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Infographic: Election results - Metros

Aug. 8, 2016 (4 years ago)

The 2016 Municipal Elections concluded and Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)declared the elections free and fair on Saturday, 6 August 2016.

The African National Congress (ANC) retained majority support in 5 (Buffalo City, City of Johannesburg, Ekhurhuleni, eThekwini and Mangaung) of the 7 metros the party controlled since 2011. However ...

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Editorial:Politicians Must Bridge Chasms

Aug. 8, 2016 (4 years ago)

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THE conclusion of the 2016 local government elections is an important and happy political moment for SA. Faced with the option of either retreating into tradition or accepting the responsibility of choice, South Africans by and large chose the latter.

"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves ...

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Ms Tabiso Wana (ANC)

Aug. 1, 2016 (4 years ago)

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What is your political background? I entered politics from the working class point of view and I am among those that had spent some time incarcerated for my involvement in the political unrest prior to 1994. This was post matric in a rural area called Qhumanco Village of Cofimvaba.

Around ...

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Ask Mayoral candidates to commit to making accessible all Service Delivery Agreements with businesses

Aug. 1, 2016 (4 years ago)

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Have you seen your municipality's Service Delivery Agreements (SDAs) with businesses it contracts? No idea what that is? Well, it often feels like that’s the way many political candidates want it to stay. You see, the Municipal Systems Act states SDAs must be made public [1], so that ...

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Infographic: Voting in the 2016 Municipal Elections

July 29, 2016 (4 years ago)

With just a few days to go before the 2016 Local Government Elections, The IEC’s publication: A Guide to the 2016 Municipal Elections (can be downloaded from www.iec.org.za) gives a clear step-by step breakdown on what voters can expect when they report to their voting stations ...

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Mr Cameron Mackenzie (DA)

July 25, 2016 (4 years ago)

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What is your political background? What drew you to your specific party? Politics has always been part of my life for as long as I can remember: from choosing a part in a school play, being elected as the grade representative on the Students Representative Council (SRC) in high school ...

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Photo Essay: Service Delivery in Dunoon and Joe Slovo Park

July 22, 2016 (4 years ago)

Photo Essay: Service Delivery in Dunoon and Joe Slovo Park

Municipalities must ensure that people in their areas have at least the basic services they need. There are a large number of services that they provide, the most important of which are: water supply, sewage collection and disposal, housing, refuse ...

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