LOCAL ELECTIONS 2021

Eastern Cape villagers refused to vote because of no-show mayor

At the Phungulelweni voting station in Ntabankulu Local Municipality only nine people voted

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News | 11 November 2021

Thirsty villagers desert ANC for independent candidate

Broken promises over dam project said to be reason ANC vote dropped from 83% to 53% in Mhlontlo in the Eastern Cape

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News | 10 November 2021

ANC members protest against Pietermaritzburg ward councillor

“We don’t want a ward councillor who doesn’t listen to the people”

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Brief | 8 November 2021

Out-of-work protesters claim labour department glitch prevents them from getting UIF

Former Ekhurhuleni employees threaten not to vote

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News | 28 October 2021

Elections 2021: Mogale City in the dumps

High unemployment, crumbling public facilities and failing infrastructure are commonplace in Krugersdorp

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News | 28 October 2021

Families living in Tsolo forest say they won’t be voting on Monday

The settlement of about 1,000 households has almost no basic services

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News | 28 October 2021

Elections 2021: where are the promises to our children?

Bureaucracy is suffocating our crèches. Local governments can do something about it.

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Opinion | 28 October 2021

Protests erupt after child electrocuted by illegal connection

Residents of Lingelihle and Greenfields in Gqeberha say they won’t be voting on Monday

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Brief | 27 October 2021

Homeless people organise to vote in local elections

National Homeless Network presents manifesto to ANC, DA, IFP, and Action SA in Durban meeting

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News | 22 October 2021

Elections 2021: This municipality is an exception in Gauteng

Midvaal gets clean audit, but some families still live in grim conditions

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Feature | 21 October 2021

Is this the worst-run municipality in South Africa?

Vereeniging is a disaster. But will voters punish the ANC?

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Feature | 13 October 2021

Immigrants refused food parcels at Jeppestown distribution

EFF accused of hijacking government food relief for election gains

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News | 6 October 2021

Housing project stalled as Ekhurhuleni municipality dumps company linked to Magashule crony

Corruption- accused Edwin Sodi’s NJR Projects showed “poor performance”, says municipality. Meanwhile Lindelani families are still waiting for houses

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Feature | 6 October 2021