Tag Archives: 2011 Municipal Elections

Why do so many young people keep registering to vote?

20 April 2016

You might have heard the original joke, which goes along the lines of “The oldest man in the world has died. Again. Why does this keep happening?”.  Granted, it’s not the world’s funniest joke but the death of the world’s oldest man and the registration of the world’s youngest voters have something in common – […]

Old and new borders: Nelson Mandela Bay metro 2016

18 March 2016

The Municipal Demarcation Board released the new boundary demarcations (district municipalities, local municipalities and municipal wards). These boundaries are available as shape files, so we can now map the old boundaries onto the new. Specifically, we can see how the changes in ward boundaries might affect 2016 seats won by the various parties. 

2011 elections: ward winners

14 March 2016

Here’s a map of the 2011 municipal ward winners by party. It was made using CartoDB, which is one of my favourite mapping programmes. As you can see, it’s ridiculously easy to make really beautiful maps with it. If you click on a particular ward you’ll see a little information box pop up with the […]

ANC, DA the big winners in round of by-elections

This article first appeared in Business Day BDLive on 15 August 2014 BY PAUL BERKOWITZ & WAYNE SUSSMAN IN ONE of the busiest rounds of by-elections since the 2011 municipal elections, South Africans took to the polls in 22 wards on Thursday. The African National Congress (ANC) enjoyed its day out, winning a ward from […]