SA municipality tracker
The Outlier Municipality Tracker is updated with the most recent changes in local government.
Who’s ruling who? An interactive map of the parties running South Africa’s municipalities
All the hung municipalities have formed councils, so now we can see who runs which municipality.
Hung councils and low voter turnout are the main features of the 2021 elections
The number of municipalities that will be run by coalitions has more than doubled. Is this what the future of local government looks like?
What we can learn about municipal elections from the one held in 2016
There were 178 by-elections held since the elections in which 79 council seats changed hands.
Who are the candidates who want your vote in local government elections 2021?
We dug into the candidates list to find out how many are running in multiple wards and if young people are putting their names forward for election.
Who will be voting in this election? Not that many young people
South Africa’s 20-somethings have been less than enthusiastic about registering to vote in this year’s local government elections.
Rise of the independent candidates
“The political sands are shifting all across the world as citizens are losing faith in big political parties and seeking a new alternative.”