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Small parties and independents – from also-rans to kingmakers
(SUN Press, 2012)
Small parties and independents play an important role in South Africa’s democracy. It is on the level of the local that these small parties and independents have some chance to make indents in terms of winning a few wards ...
Assessing pre-election political space in the 2011 local government elections
(Unisa Press, 2012)
The administration of elections in South Africa, including the 2011 local government elections(hereafter the 2011 elections), has widely been hailed as a resounding success. Yet competitive elections, an essential component ...
Unpacking race, party and class from below: surveying citizenship in the Msunduzi Municipality
On the basis of a 2008 survey conducted in the Msunduzi municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province, the paper begins an exploration of the character of popular politics and citizenship in South Africa. Embracing a ...
Status quo entrenched and no surprises in the Western Cape
(South African Association of Public Administration and Management (SAAPAM), 2016)
Unlike previous elections in the province, there was an expectance that the Democratic Alliance (DA) would retain control of the City of Cape Town, as well as consolidate in other municipalities in the Western Cape. In ...
The need for a new language? How historically disadvantaged institutions grapple with the effects of labelling in Higher Education: the case of the University of the Western Cape
(Taylor & Francis, 2017)
Tertiary institutions in South Africa have been dichotomised through the colonial structure and apartheid which sought to subjugate some institutions and elevate others. Not only have historically disadvantaged institutions ...