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.

Municipality finally gives councillor office 18 months after being elected

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


News | 1 February 2018

Nquthu residents explain why they gave ANC the boot

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


News | 26 May 2017

Seven months without local government in Nquthu

Residents say they are suffering without proper services


Brief | 15 March 2017

ANC begs councillor to resign

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


News | 18 November 2016

ANC members tire of waiting for imposed ward councillors to resign

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


News | 14 November 2016

No water for months in Eastern Cape town

Ndlovini residents say they’ve been ignored since the elections


Brief | 13 October 2016

Disabled man fetches water with a bucket tied to his crutches

Pietermaritzburg resident has little hope elections will change his plight


News | 23 August 2016

South Africa’s 2016 municipal elections – why the excitement?

An in-depth analysis of the results


Analysis | 23 August 2016

“Zuma Legacy must fall” says KZN ANC protester

Disgruntled residents protest against new councillors at inauguration


News | 22 August 2016

ANC members tell Kgalema Motlanthe: Remove corrupt councillors

Meeting on new legislation turns into complaint session about local government


News | 18 August 2016

Here’s what Diepsloot residents want their newly elected councillors to do

But lack of availability of councillors does not bode well


News | 18 August 2016

I’m an ANC supporter but I didn’t vote, says fed-up Hankey resident

Woman describes desperate plight while government fails to assist


News | 15 August 2016

Controversial Mfuleni councillor elected in new ward

Themba Honono still the target of criticism


News | 11 August 2016

Who we’re voting for

South Africans share their views


News | 2 August 2016

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


Opinion | 1 August 2016