This post gives the potted history of Nquthu municipality and the surrounding areas, helping to explain why so many parties seem to be campaigning so hard for a relatively unimportant municipality.
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.
Wowee, but our president and his humble pied–à–terre have been been the focus of all this attention. Here’s a bit more focus, looking at Nkandla the municipality which plays host to Nkandla the family home / compound / homestead / etc.
Here’s a summary of the by-elections in Mtubatuba
This is the second part of the May 6 by-elections review, focusing on the 19 wards contested in the Mtubatuba local municipality