Tag Archives: Eastern Cape

Municipal boundary changes: Eastern Cape

12 May 2016

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.

The Big Chill in Inkwanca

25 November 2014

by Wayne Sussman Inkwanca lies in the Eastern Cape, Chris Hani district, in the shadow of the Stormberg Mountains. This is the coldest part of the country, and former ANC councilors will be feeling the chill during Wednesday’s by-elections.

Lies and damn lies: The Eastern Cape and the change that isn’t on the horizon

‘East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet’, or so claimed Rudyard Kipling 125 years ago. The rest of his poem goes on to subvert a trite truth with something deeper – geography is immutable but people can transcend their circumstance. The Eastern Cape has become a symbol of stagnation, unfortunately, where nothing changes for the better. Those that have migrated westwards, in their hundreds of thousands, have been labelled refugees for their troubles. What will happen to the place they have left behind?