Tag Archives: municipal by-elections

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.

Municipal by-elections: July 22 results

23 July 2015

Wednesday’s municipal by-elections had just enough incident and spectacle to hold the interest of the casual observer. The ANC lost another KwaZulu-Natal ward to the IFP and the DA came agonisingly close to winning back a Western Cape ward (and possibly the whole municipality) from the ANC.

3 June by-election results: the curious growth of Ward 29 in Steve Tshwete

4 June 2015

The by-elections have passed without much incident. Five wards were defended successfully by the incumbent parties (ANC and DA). All five seats were retained with increased majorities. Voter turnouts numbers were unremarkable. The one thing which does confound and confuse me is how the Steve Tshwete ward increased its number of registered voters.