The Municipal Demarcation Board released the new boundary demarcations (district municipalities, local municipalities and municipal wards). These boundaries are available as shape files, so we can now map the old boundaries onto the new. Specifically, we can see how the changes in ward boundaries might affect 2016 seats won by the various parties.
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
Here’s a follow-up post on Nelson Mandela Bay metro, and how the EFF could ruin the ANC’s party in the 2016 municipal elections
Here I try to break down the mechanics of municipal seat allocations in a response to a column by Professor Steven Friedman
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
‘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?
This article first appeared in Business Day BDLive on 15 August 2014 BY PAUL BERKOWITZ & WAYNE SUSSMAN IN ONE of the busiest rounds of by-elections since the 2011 municipal elections, South Africans took to the polls in 22 wards on Thursday. The African National Congress (ANC) enjoyed its day out, winning a ward from […]