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.

Port Elizabeth’s ward 26: an ANC divided

While the ruling party is unlikely to lose this ward on Wednesday, it showcases its problems in the city

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30 July 2016

Man accused of assault in Xolobeni is ANC election candidate

Named in affidavits, Nthethelelo Madikizela denies involvement in attack

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29 July 2016

No water, no tarred roads, no clinic, no schools: the forgotten community of eGoqweni

Residents haven’t seen their ward councillor since 2014

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27 July 2016

A look at Port Elizabeth’s most closely contested ward

Ward 38's community lives on the edge of a wasteland

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25 July 2016

Ward 74: Beautiful valley with an ugly problem

A shortage of housing remains the hot-button issue in Hout Bay

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18 July 2016

ANC branch chair and children survive hail of bullets at home

Political factionalism in Ward 22 Pietermaritzburg blamed for violence

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15 July 2016

Accused in ANC double murder granted bail

While supporters of the families of the deceased wept, Bonginkosi Shabalala's supporters celebrated

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15 July 2016

ANC mayoral candidate’s claims don’t stand up to scrutiny

Allegations about Cape Town's and province's human settlements budgets are false or unsubstantiated

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15 July 2016

Candidate for ward council comes to rescue of fire victims

Residents accuse current councillor of neglecting them

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14 July 2016

No effort by municipality to fix leaking water and sewage

For years, residents of Ekwarini have lived in damp squalor, and the Buffalo City administration has done nothing about it

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11 July 2016

Families stuck in shacks because of government squabble

Housing project halted while municipality and contractor differ over invoice

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11 July 2016

ANC split in Philippi

Supporters of the incumbent councillor say they will not allow voting in August

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11 July 2016

Tension between those with and without electricity in Mdantsane

Illegal connections of shack-dwellers cause power outages for neighbours

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6 July 2016

N2 blocked over ANC election dispute

We "love the ANC" but it must "learn how to respect" people, says protester

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30 June 2016

ANC election list fraud

Party says its Khayelitsha ward 93 councillor will be made to resign as soon as elected

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28 June 2016

Residents say they will torch ANC candidate’s home

Community in ward 11, Pietermaritzburg, don't want councillor to stand for re-election

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24 June 2016