Tag Archives: City of Johannesburg

What do I do with my vote?

31 January 2016

This is a rant disguised as interlude between more serious posts. I don’t know who I will vote for in this year’s municipal elections, but the DA is back on the table. To paraphrase The Young Ones: ‘A principled political stance is like a garden shed, if you try and swallow it it will stick in your throat’

One of these Johannesburg wards is not like the others

17 March 2015

When we think of gerrymandering we think of a deliberate process of manipulation that will benefit some political party. The old Nats definitely fixed the system to win a majority of seats in 1948, 1953 and 1958. There were accusations before the 2011 municipal elections that the ANC and DA were fixing ward boundaries in Gauteng and […]

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 […]