Elections are less than four weeks away. Do you know which parties are contesting your ward?
There’s only one merger in the Northern Cape but there are many municipalities that hang in the balance in the largest province in South Africa: 17 of the 27 local municipalities have a council majority of two seats or fewer. The swing of a single seat in any of these municipalities could deliver a change […]
Here’s the first in a series of blogs analysing the changes in political boundaries and how these might affect the balance of power in some marginal municipalities. We’ll look at the boundary changes in the Eastern Cape province first.
I know, I know, the headline is a little bit clickbaity. But you know that we have the good stuff on this blog. Here are two maps which will give you the solid background you need to speak intelligibly and intelligently about the upcoming municipal elections.
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 […]
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.
Here’s my review of the upcoming June by-elections with a map
Here’s the first part of the 6 May by-elections review, looking at 8 wards outside of Mtubatuba
A review of the Nelson Mandela Bay metro municipality, and not only why I think the ANC will lose its majority here in 2016, but also a possible new trend in the internal politics of the tripartite alliance
Here’s my review of the 1 April by-elections