LOCAL ELECTIONS 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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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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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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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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13 October 2021

Immigrants refused food parcels at Jeppestown distribution

EFF accused of hijacking government food relief for election gains

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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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6 October 2021

An Eastern Cape municipality promised its residents houses over a decade ago. They’re still waiting

If residents accept a proposal by the province they will get houses with pit latrines and water tanks within two years

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5 October 2021

IEC calls for more election observers

Over 23,000 voting stations but only 6,000 observers expected currently

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1 October 2021

Battle of the bakkie: Ouma Katrina Esau’s vehicle at the centre of a DA-ANC row

Upington ANC councillor suspected that the bakkie donated to “living legend” Esau was being used for political purposes

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23 September 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