Come for the musical puns and stay for the political analysis, that’s always been the motto and tagline of this blog. But I digress. Thlokwe and the IEC are in a mess.
South Africans went to the polls in eight wards in Wednesday’s by-elections (there were another two ANC wards which were uncontested). Five wards were won by the DA in the 2011 municipal elections and three were won by the ANC.
Here’s the first part of the 6 May by-elections review, looking at 8 wards outside of Mtubatuba
This is the second part of the May 6 by-elections review, focusing on the 19 wards contested in the Mtubatuba local municipality
Here’s my review of the 1 April by-elections
Here’s a quick map for today’s by-elections, with results to follow later/tomorrow
The tables below summarise the results of the 26 November by-elections. Most of the wards were retained by the incumbent parties, although the ANC and the NFP lost a ward each:
by Paul Berkowitz and Wayne Sussman The tables below summarise the state of the 31 wards contested on Wednesday. Remember that there are also 6 PR seats (3 in Inkwanca and 3 in Mooi Mpofana) and 16 district council seats in Ngaka Modiri Molewa that are up for grabs:
The by-elections on Wednesday 26 November are set to be the biggest since the 2011 municipal elections, and possibly the biggest in South Africa’s election history. There are a stonking 31 wards up for election, although five wards will be uncontested.
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 […]