Local economic development and better municipal service delivery are vital if South Africa wants to broaden economic participation and reverse its unemployment trend.
Police have mobilised a 72-hour activation plan to track down the suspects who shot and killed an EFF ward candidate in the Msunduzi municipality Thulani Shangase.
Another ward candidate for the upcoming local government elections has been shot and killed in KwaZulu-Natal.
African National Congress (ANC) President, Cyril Ramaphosa, says his party will win the embattled Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality in the Free State.
The South African Communist Party says it believes the African National Congress still has what it takes to turn South Africa around for the better.
The leader of the African Content Movement (ACM) Hlaudi Motsoeneng says, if voted into power, he only needs six months to deliver basic services of water and electricity.
IFP leader Velenkosini Hlabisa has campaigned in uThukela District in western KwaZulu-Natal ahead of the municipal elections.
United Democratic Movement leader, Bantu Holomisa, says the recommendations in the Auditor General's report should be implemented and it must be at the centre of fixing the dire situation in municipalities.
The PAC has blamed the ANC for poor basic service delivery and corruption.
The South African Communist Party (SACP) has taken its election campaign for the local government elections to Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal.
African National Congress (ANC) President, Cyril Ramaphosa says his party will address the poor delivery of basic services in the embattled Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality in QwaQwa, in the Free State.
The President of the Pan African Congress of Azania (PAC), Mzwanele Nyontsho, will take the party's campaigning to Mogalakwena in Mokopane, Limpopo.
The African National Congress leadership in KwaZulu-Natal says its members will not stop conducting door-to-door campaigns following the brutal killing of its two members at Cato Crest west of Durban.
The ANC leadership in KwaZulu-Natal is calling on police to act swiftly and arrest of those responsible for the brutal murder of its members ahead of the local government elections.
The political party, International Revelation Congress (IRC), says it will tackle the issue of illegal foreign nationals, unemployment and improve service delivery if voted into power.
The leader of Dikwankwetla Party of South Africa (DPSA) Moeketsi Lebesa says his party has an infrastructural master-plan to resolve the long standing problem of water and electricity in Maluti-A-Phofung municipality.
The ANC leadership in KwaZulu-Natal has visited the home of the slain ANC candidate for the eThekwini municipality's Ward 101, Siyabonga Mkhize, at Cato Crest, west of Durban.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) is taking its campaign to the eMalahleni and Steve Tshwete Municipality in Mpumalanga.
The African National Congress (ANC) Deputy President David Mabuza is leading the party's election campaign trail on Saturday in the Tshwane Metro.
The African Transformation Movement (ATM) says if it is voted into power in the upcoming local government elections, it will address challenges in the delivery of basic services such as roads, water and sanitation.
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says when the party governs the Mangaung Metro Municipality, corruption will be rooted out.
Section 27 of the Bill of Rights states that everyone has the right to have access to sufficient water. This year marks 27 years since the dawn of democracy and access to clean water remains a challenge in some areas of the country.
The Information Regulator of South Africa says political parties have the responsibility to protect the personal information of voters. The Regulator says during election season and campaigning, - the processing of personal information of data subjects, who are voters in this case, - is unavoidable.
Thamsanqa Masingi from an organisation called Activate Change Drivers says we need to look at the low youth voter turnout when it comes to election season.
People with disabilities say politicians use them to get votes whilst government uses them as a front to meet disability employment quotas.
Political intolerance seems to be a major problem in some parts of the country ahead of the upcoming local government elections. The Democratic Alliance in Mpumalanga says it has opened a case with the police after their election posters were allegedly destroyed last week.
Civil society groups in KwaZulu-Natal will be deploying about 300 peace observers in all 11 districts of the province. This is to ensure peace and stability during the local government elections.
Rustenburg is the most populous municipality in the North West with mining as the main economic activity. But -- the local authority has been lambasted for poor service delivery.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has been warned to brace itself for a fierce battle if it wants to retain the administration of the Tshwane Metro in the November 1 local government elections.
Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) founder, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, has denied that he is using his position as Traditional Prime Minister of the AmaZulu tribe to help the IFP gain votes in the upcoming municipal elections.