LOCAL ELECTIONS 2021

Elections 2021: Plettenberg Bay has had no functioning council for months

For how long the Bitou municipality can function with a hung council remains to be seen

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17 September 2021

ANC members protest over councillor candidate list

Residents of Willowfontein in Pietermaritzburg want the municipal election list changed to include their choice

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31 August 2021

Elections 2021: Xolobeni voters may kick ANC out

Poor services and a controversial mining project have fuelled disaffection with governing party

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8 July 2021

Elections 2021: Witzenberg a ‘model municipality’ tarnished by poor waste management and unemployment

Budget choices in Ceres favouring the administrative centre over neighbouring towns littered with potholes and sewage

Text and Photos by Steve Kretzmann

30 June 2021

East London residents say they live in filth

Rubbish strewn and sewage flooded streets are a daily curse in Duncan Village

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18 June 2021

Elections 2021: Fragile coalitions erode basic services in Nama Khoi municipality

R205 million in irregular expenditure in 2020, R201 million in 2019, R198 million in 2018

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10 June 2021

Kannaland councillor sentenced for fraud, but keeps his position

ICOSA says Werner Meshoa would only have to step down if he received a prison sentence of more than a year

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1 June 2021

Elections 2021: Despite scandals and huge wastage, the ANC council looks secure in Hantam

This Northern Cape ward covers a massive amount of territory and only has 22,000 people, but it exemplifies the local government problems across the country

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26 May 2021

Police use rubber bullets to disperse housing protesters

“Every time there is an election the governing party politicians go in there promising them housing and basic services but nothing is ever done”

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27 November 2020

DA and ANC councillors both say hostel is not in their ward

“We are good enough to be used during elections but when we want service delivery we become a nuisance to them”

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17 March 2020

Councillor must fall, say Soweto White City residents

Councillor Ntombizodwa Nxumalo says protests are politically motivated

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28 February 2020

“Sisi, what’s the use of voting?” asks Pietermaritzburg resident

Impassable roads, no tap water, no clinic, no community hall and their municipality placed under administration for irregular expenditure

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27 February 2020

Call for political parties to support campaign to recall incompetent ward councillors

ANC and DA representatives receive memorandum, but EFF spurns protesters

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1 August 2019