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Electing councillors: A guide to municipal elections
(University of the Western Cape, 2016)
The electoral system for local government combines ward elections with proportional representation. It is regulated in at least four different statutes, the Electoral Act 73 of 1998, the Local Government: Municipal Structures ...
A secret ballot?
(Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2007)
The Municipal Structures Act provides that the elections of office-bearers must takes place in a secret ballot. However, it does not stipulate what the consequences would be if every councillor did not, in fact, cast his ...
Party manifestos for the third local government elections, 18 May 2011
(Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
With the 2011 local government elections set for 18 May, political parties are preparing their party policies and manifestos in a bid to woo voters. A survey of the party manifestos and statements ahead of the elections ...