Blog Posts tagged “vote”

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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Mr Moses Mhlanga (ANC)

Oct. 17, 2016 (3 years, 9 months ago)

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What is your political background? I joined politics formally in 1983 due to the conditions of the time. All black people were compelled in those days to participate in any and all political forums and organisations to liberate ourselves from the exploitation. In 1984 I went into exile were I ...

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Decisions on public money not that democratic when the majority is not heard

Sept. 29, 2016 (3 years, 10 months ago)

By Steven Friedman

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Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

WHEN South Africans debate how public money should be spent, we can be sure that the voices of most of the people will never be heard.

The conflict over university fee increases is the latest example. We are told that "the students" want some ...

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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 (3 years, 12 months 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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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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Ms Elizabeth Masehela (ANC)

July 11, 2016 (4 years ago)

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What is your political background? I entered politics in 1974 whilst at a Lovedale training college as a member of the Student Representative Council (SRC). I also joined the African National Congress (ANC), because it was the most active liberation movement. I remained an active member of the underground structures ...

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Infographic: What will we vote for?

July 8, 2016 (4 years, 1 month ago)

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 ...

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Ms Beauty Dlulane (ANC)

June 27, 2016 (4 years, 1 month ago)

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What is your political background? I come from a political background and was influenced by elders like Mr Kati and Mr Xobololo who are both recognised stalwarts of the ANC in my region. At the inception of the June 16 uprising in 1976 my elder siblings who were involved in ...

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What rising protests in SA say about attitudes towards local government

June 22, 2016 (4 years, 1 month ago)

BY MASHUPYE HERBERT MASERUMULE

THE euphoria of SA’s 2016 municipal elections is at its peak, with political parties parading their manifestos, all in competition for a stake in the local sphere of government.

The razzmatazz is deafening. But, it blurs a vexing question: what does governing in the post-apartheid ...

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