GroundUp is covering the run-up to the municipal elections in 2016. We'll keep links to articles relevant to the elections here, including a series of ward profiles.

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Municipality finally gives councillor office 18 months after being elected

Residents suspect he was treated badly because ANC candidate was not elected

By Zimbili Vilakazi - 1 February 2018
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Nquthu residents explain why they gave ANC the boot

“We have suffered enough and we hope we won’t have to experience this again.”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 26 May 2017
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Seven months without local government in Nquthu

Residents say they are suffering without proper services

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 15 March 2017
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ANC begs councillor to resign

Party had promised voters its councillor for Khayelitsha BM Section would resign after election

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 November 2016
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ANC members tire of waiting for imposed ward councillors to resign

Residents of King William's Town and Qunu protest against councillors

By Manqulo Nyakombi - 14 November 2016
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No water for months in Eastern Cape town

Ndlovini residents say they’ve been ignored since the elections

By Buziwe Nocuze - 13 October 2016
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Disabled man fetches water with a bucket tied to his crutches

Pietermaritzburg resident has little hope elections will change his plight

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 23 August 2016
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South Africa’s 2016 municipal elections – why the excitement?

An in-depth analysis of the results

By Sahra Ryklief - 23 August 2016
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“Zuma Legacy must fall” says KZN ANC protester

Disgruntled residents protest against new councillors at inauguration

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 22 August 2016
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ANC members tell Kgalema Motlanthe: Remove corrupt councillors

Meeting on new legislation turns into complaint session about local government

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 August 2016
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Here’s what Diepsloot residents want their newly elected councillors to do

But lack of availability of councillors does not bode well

By Benita Enoch - 18 August 2016
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I’m an ANC supporter but I didn’t vote, says fed-up Hankey resident

Woman describes desperate plight while government fails to assist

By Joseph Chirume - 15 August 2016
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Controversial Mfuleni councillor elected in new ward

Themba Honono still the target of criticism

By Ashleigh Furlong - 11 August 2016
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Mayor in hot water after municipality car used for election campaign

Driver to face disciplinary hearing

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 4 August 2016
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Who we’re voting for

South Africans share their views

By GroundUp Staff - 2 August 2016
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Elections, the SABC and the unions

More than a touch of irony that Solidarity and Bemawu took SABC to court, while Cosatu-aligned union cozied up to management

By Terry Bell - 1 August 2016