Blog Posts tagged “local government elections”

#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.

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2021 Local Government Election Candidate tells us why it's important to vote: Nomonde Ndlovu

20 Oct 2021 (1 week ago)

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In this blog series, we profile a number of Candidate Coucillors, who tell us why it is important to vote in the 2021 Local Government Election.

See another blog from Candidate Councillor - Kaamil Alli and Shakira Choonara.

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2021 Local Government Election Candidate tells us why it's important to vote: Shakira Choonara

13 Oct 2021 (2 weeks ago)

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In this blog series, we profile a number of Candidate Coucillors, who tell us why it is important to vote in the 2021 Local Government Election.

See another blog from Candidate Councillor - Kaamil Alli here.

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2021 Local Government Election Candidate tells us why it's important to vote: Kaamil Alli

8 Oct 2021 (2 weeks, 5 days ago)

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In this blog series, we profile a number of Candidate Coucillors who tell us why it is important to vote in the 2021 Local Government Election.

See another blog from Candidate Councillor - Shakira Choonara here.

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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 active citizenry for young people is healthy for South Africa's democracy in building up to the Local Government Elections

19 Jul 2021 (3 months, 1 week ago)

As we wrap-up youth month, we spoke to a youth activist on the challenges facing the youth. Thamsanqa Masingi offers a perspective on why young people should be actively engaged in the democratic process.

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It is youth month, and once again the focus is on young people and the challenges ...

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We ask MP Sello Seitlholo - Why active citizenry in young people?

25 Jun 2021 (4 months ago)

The focus on young people has gained traction in the mainstream, partly due to the effects of Covid-19 and how it has negatively impacted employment opportunities of young people.

We spoke to another young member of society, and activist in his own right. Member of Parliament Sello Seitlholo talks to ...

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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 4 W’s and H of By-Elections

7 Dec 2020 (10 months, 3 weeks ago)

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On the 11th of November, affected South African in 95 wards across the country will be making their way to cast their votes in this year’s municipal by-elections. Unlike the general national elections, where all South African citizens who are 18 years and older can vote, the by-elections take place ...

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By-elections Survey Findings

16 Nov 2020 (11 months, 2 weeks ago)

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Voter turnout for by-elections, which are used to fill political offices that become vacant between general elections, has historically lagged behind that for municipal, provincial and national elections. There are many reasons why this is the case. In our October survey, we looked at voter attitudes and views on ...

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