NEWS AND OPINION


We have put together in one place everything you need to stay abreast ahead of the Local Government Elections on November 1.

Unemployment and poverty are no excuse for rape: Julius Malema

“How do you get it up when you are jobless? You better use that energy to look for employment instead of raping women,” ...

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist

Council hopeful denies he's a 'deadbeat dad' behind on child maintenance

To protect the identities of any children who may be involved, TimesLIVE is not naming the man — who strenuously denied ...

LISTEN | How will the ANC’s internal battles affect election results?

With only 12 days to go before the local government elections on November 1, what this internal fracturing will mean ...

By Paige Muller and Bulelani Nonyukela

Mashaba slams xenophobia, continues fight against undocumented foreigners

ActionSA president Herman Mashaba says he condemns xenophobia but will work to deal with illegal immigrants should he ...

Aphiwe Deklerk
Political reporter

IEC clears the air: ‘You don’t need to produce a vaccination certificate ...

The Electoral Commission has cleared the air on rumours that voters need to be vaccinated before heading to the polls ...

Refrain from resolving candidate disputes on the campaign trail, Kgalema ...

Former president and head of the ANC’s electoral committee Kgalema Motlanthe on Tuesday assured members and communities ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

Era of 'distant and unconcerned' ward councillors has ended: Ramaphosa

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has promised that the nearly 10,000 ANC local government election candidates will not ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

LISTEN | We can win mayoral race — Twizza boss says independent candidates ...

Twizza founder and CEO Ken Clark tells Daily Dispatch he has partnered with 20 independent council candidates and ...

‘Vote for Hlaudi, you’ll see miracles’: ACM leader Motsoeneng vows to ...

African Content Movement (ACM) leader Hlaudi Motsoeneng has vowed to deliver "miracles" in QwaQwa in Free State.

UDM revs up residents in Nelson Mandela Bay's Ward 10

A UDM motorcade roared through Schauderville on Monday, with excited residents lining the streets saying the party was ...

Yolanda Palezweni
Politics Reporter

Drama as ANC councillor turned independent candidate tries to counter ...

“I say this because democratic processes of the ANC are rigged to favour other candidates and people are purged because ...

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist

Whistle-blower Thabiso Zulu nabbed for alleged assault of pregnant woman

Thabiso Zulu, a close friend of slain ANC Youth League secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa, appeared in court for ...

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter

LISTEN | How Covid-19 will impact your voting experience — IEC

With only two weeks to go until South Africans are expected to head to the polls for this year’s local government ...

By Paige Muller

KZN police political task team probe murder of aspiring EFF councillor

Suspected political-related killings have increased in the run-up to local government elections on November 1.

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter

WATCH | Steenhuisen’s ‘John Vuli Gate’ rendition will have you in stitches

A video of DA leader John Steenhuisen performing his version of the viral song 'John Vuli Gate' has received mixed ...

Political parties account to community

Accountability — that was the underlying theme of a question-and-answer session which saw political party ...

Yolanda Palezweni
Politics Reporter

Nelson Mandela Bay leadership making schoolboy errors — Lamola

Describing the Nelson Mandela Bay’s DA-led coalition as a marriage of convenience plagued by a string of schoolboy ...

Yolanda Palezweni
Politics Reporter

Land a big issue for Al Jama-ah

Vowing to get land back for its children, the Al Jama-ah party officially launched its manifesto in Nelson Mandela ...

Lynn Spence
Senior Reporter

Thunderous welcome for Ramaphosa in Magashule’s home base

Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule’s Free State stronghold welcomed ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa warmly ...

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist

Ramaphosa feels the heat on campaign trail in Tshwane, evades media

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa avoided any interaction with the media on Friday after Thursday's hostage drama.

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

AIM to end lavish funerals for councillors

Abantu Integrity Movement (AIM) leader Khusta Jack on Saturday said he would stop the practice of the municipality ...

Yolanda Palezweni
Politics Reporter

‘Keep quiet, you're drunk’: Ramaphosa orders unruly Ga-Rankuwa residents

An ANC campaign rally in Ga-Rankuwa, Tshwane, temporarily descended into chaos on Friday when angry residents demanded ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

‘Which party can change SA?’ — Zuma says ANC must stay in power and ‘grow ...

The former president said campaigning against the ruling party will “deprive” most South Africans of their needs.

Three PA candidate councillors resign, two join DA

Three ward candidate councillors in Nelson Mandela Bay have resigned from the Patriotic Alliance, two of them jumping ...

Yolanda Palezweni
Politics Reporter

United Front vows to write off municipal arrears if voted in

Residents and business with arrears on municipal accounts will have up to 70% of their debt scrapped if the United ...

Yolanda Palezweni
Politics Reporter

MANIFESTOS


Local Government Elections 2021: ANC manifesto

Here is the ANC's Local Government Elections 2021 manifesto:

Local Government Elections 2021: DA manifesto

Here is the DA's Local Government Elections 2021 manifesto:

Local Government Elections 2021: EFF manifesto

Here is the EFF's Local Government Elections 2021 manifesto:

Local Government Elections 2021: GOOD manifesto

Here is GOOD's Local Government Elections 2021 manifesto:


COALITION GOVERNMENTS: A DISCUSSION


Coalition governments in Nelson Mandela Bay over the last five years: participatory democracy or a hindrance to progress?


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