Tag Archives: DA

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’

If a ward falls in the forest…

25 November 2015

This article is a follow-up to the last one. I look more closely at how the DA has done in by-elections since 2011, and I discover (not surprisingly) that the DA is more likely to report its successes than its failures

By-elections 11 November 2011

12 November 2015

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.

30 September by-elections: some random thoughts

30 September 2015

Here’s a very quick and informal update on the 30 September by-elections. It’s really a bunch of random thoughts with some analysis thrown in, plus a threadbare apology for not keeping in contact with you.