Blog Posts tagged “local government”

#LGE2021: Lessons Learnt from a Councillor

20 Oct 2021 (6 days, 23 hours ago)

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Municipal ward councillors play a vital role in ensuring that residents receive the municipal services entitled to them. In this blog, we interview an out-going Ward Councillor, David Potter from the Democratic Alliance, who shares his lessons learnt throughout his term.

Which municipal ward do you represent?

I represent Ward ...

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What we know about the upcoming Local Government Elections

8 Sep 2021 (1 month, 2 weeks ago)

The Constitutional Court confirmed on the 3rd of September 2021 that the Local Government Elections (LGE) must go ahead on any day between the 27th of October and the 1st of November 2021. This came after the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) had brought an application before the court to postpone ...

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Why is there a focus on professionalising local government?

24 Jun 2021 (4 months ago)

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Access to basic municipal services is a right enshrined in Section 152 (1) of the Constitution. The Constitution states that the purpose of local government is to provide a democratic and accountable government to local communities; to ensure the provision of services to communities in a sustainable manner; to promote ...

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The Week Ahead: Local Government Week

7 Sep 2020 (1 year, 1 month ago)

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There will be a brief lull in Parliament this week, with the National Assembly in recess from today until 5 October.

During this period NA lawmakers will be performing constituency work. They have a duty to: be available to the public, help solve problems and report back to their constituents ...

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The Week Ahead: Legislation, Oversight Visits & Question Time dominate final week

19 Sep 2016 (5 years, 1 month ago)

The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament on 11 October 2016. But a fair amount of heavy-duty business will be done before they go.

With nothing scheduled in the NA chamber, the committee corridor will be the main ...

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Digging deeper into Elections 2016: A detailed look at electoral participation and party support

23 Aug 2016 (5 years, 2 months ago)

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The Institute for Security Studies, Democracy Works and the Goedgedacht Forum would like to invite you to attend: Digging deeper into Elections 2016: A detailed look at electoral participation and party support.

The seminar will be addressed by Dr Collette Shulz-Herzenberg (Lecturer - Politics at Stellenbosch University) and Dr William ...

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Infographic: Female councillors in the metros

12 Aug 2016 (5 years, 2 months ago)

Code4SA has published a detailed blog that looks at PR and ward lists across parties and the wards won by women across the country.

In the 8 metros, results show the following interesting items:

  • All 252 women that won wards in the 8 metros represent either the ANC (61%) or ...

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Infographic: Election results - Metros

8 Aug 2016 (5 years, 2 months ago)

The 2016 Municipal Elections concluded and Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)declared the elections free and fair on Saturday, 6 August 2016.

The African National Congress (ANC) retained majority support in 5 (Buffalo City, City of Johannesburg, Ekhurhuleni, eThekwini and Mangaung) of the 7 metros the party controlled since 2011. However, the ...

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Ask Mayoral candidates to commit to making accessible all Service Delivery Agreements with businesses

1 Aug 2016 (5 years, 2 months ago)

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Have you seen your municipality's Service Delivery Agreements (SDAs) with businesses it contracts? No idea what that is? Well, it often feels like that’s the way many political candidates want it to stay. You see, the Municipal Systems Act states SDAs must be made public [1], so that people like ...

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Infographic: Voting in the 2016 Municipal Elections

29 Jul 2016 (5 years, 3 months ago)

With just a few days to go before the 2016 Local Government Elections, The IEC’s publication: A Guide to the 2016 Municipal Elections (can be downloaded from www.iec.org.za) gives a clear step-by step breakdown on what voters can expect when they report to their voting stations. They also remind ...

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