Modimolle-Mookgophong council sitting resumes on Monday following multiple disruptions

29 November 2021, 6:10 AM
The council of the hung Modimole-Mookgophong Municipality in Limpopo is expected to consider flipping a coin to elect a new mayor, speaker and chief whip when the council sitting resumes on Monday.
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VIDEO : IEC briefing on election counting progress 3 November 2021, 8:00 PM

The Independent Electoral Commission briefs the media on latest counting progress.

ANC says 2021 municipal elections results and turnout are clear message for party to shape up 3 November 2021, 7:03 PM

The ANC says its approach to coalitions is based on principle and not expediency. With the number of completed municipalities now standing at 139 of the 257 in the country, many of these are hung councils, where no political party has been able to gain an absolute majority.  

ANC leads in KwaNdebele Municipality in Mpumalanga 3 November 2021, 6:46 PM

The African National Congress (ANC) remains the leading party in both Dr JS Moroka and Thembisile Hani municipalities in KwaNdebele, Mpumalanga.

Challenges presented by change in power in muncipalities and metros 3 November 2021, 6:00 PM

Whenever new political leadership takes over in the municipalities, citizens are warned that there could be delays or disruptions as power changes hands.

Investigation launched after ballot boxes found in a bin in Pretoria 3 November 2021, 5:13 PM

Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of three ballot boxes in a bin at Zamintuthuko Primary School in Mamelodi, East of Pretoria. The school was used as a voting station on election day.

Independent candidates currently rank 5th nationally with 450 000 votes collectively 3 November 2021, 5:03 PM

Independent candidates and movements have thus far raked up around 450 000 votes collectively, countrywide

ANC’s renewal process not enough to persuade voters: Makhura 3 November 2021, 4:37 PM

African National Congress (ANC) Gauteng Chairperson, David Makhura, says South Africans are not convinced of the governing party's renewal process.

IFP ready to deliver services: Hlabisa 3 November 2021, 4:35 PM

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) President Velenkosini Hlabisa says the party is prepared to hit the ground running to deliver results to its constituencies.

Western Cape has 15 hung councils 3 November 2021, 4:31 PM

The Western Cape has 15 hung councils and eight of them are in the Garden Route, Little and Central Karoo regions. 

Patriotic Alliance in talks for coalition arrangements with all parties: MacKenzie 3 November 2021, 4:07 PM

The Patriotic Alliance (PA) says it will be the kingmaker in the key metros of Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni. The party has captured several wards in Gauteng and the Western Cape and says its door is open for negotiations on coalition arrangements with all parties, specifically newly formed party, Action SA.

ANC regains the highly contested Makana Local Municipality 3 November 2021, 3:34 PM

The ruling party has been reduced to a one-seat majority in council as it managed to get 14 seats compared to the 17 seats it won in 2016 elections.

VIDEO : IEC briefs media on counting progress 3 November 2021, 3:07 PM

The Independent Electoral Commission briefs the media as results trickle in. 

95% of the voters believe 2021 elections were free : HSRC 3 November 2021, 2:55 PM

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) says 95% of the voters sampled believe that the 2021 Local Government Elections (LGE) were free.

Vote counting in Northern Cape, Eastern Cape nearing completion 3 November 2021, 2:48 PM

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in the Eastern Cape says the local government elections were a resounding success despite minor disruptions.

We will never go into bed with the ANC – Mashaba 3 November 2021, 2:41 PM

ActionSA Leader Herman Mashaba says his party will never go into coalitions with the African National Congress (ANC).

F4SD accuses the ANC of buying votes in the North West 3 November 2021, 2:18 PM

The Forum for Service Delivery in the North West has accused the ANC of buying votes in the Ratlou Local Municipality. The party alleges that the ANC paid loan sharks to return IDs in their possession to their owners, in exchange for their votes.

Video | HSRC presents 2021 Election Satisfaction Survey preliminary findings 3 November 2021, 10:08 AM

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) briefs the media on the preliminary findings of the Election Satisfaction Survey.

The work of starting a national campaign is already underway: ActionSA’s Herman Mashaba 3 November 2021, 10:01 AM

ActionSA leader, Herman Mashaba says he is now looking to make his party a national one. According to the CSIR's projection, the former Johannesburg mayor's newly formed party will take over as the fourth biggest player in Gauteng.

Early results indicate DA election victory in Phoenix despite controversial campaign posters 3 November 2021, 9:37 AM

Early LGE 2021 results on Wednesday indicate that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has emerged victorious in Phoenix, in Durban, despite the controversy of messaging on its election campaign posters in the area.

LGE 2021 | Parties remain optimistic as vote counting continues 3 November 2021, 9:03 AM

With one day to go before the expected announcement of the results for the 2021 local government elections, some political parties remain optimistic of gaining seats in municipalities as vote counting continues. 

Residents in Tshwane blame lack of service delivery for low voter turnout 3 November 2021, 8:00 AM

Some residents in Tshwane say the failure of government and local authorities to bring services to communities should be blamed for Monday's projected low voter turnout.

Coalitions will be inevitable, says Tselane as early results reflect increase of prospective hung councils 3 November 2021, 7:11 AM

Former Deputy Electoral Commission(IEC) Chairperson, Terry Tselane says it will be inevitable for coalitions to govern municipalities in South Africa following the 2021 local government elections.

IEC commits to resolving complaints from parties 3 November 2021, 6:12 AM

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it is committed to resolving complaints from parties.

Load shedding affected vote counting speed: IEC 3 November 2021, 5:39 AM

The Electoral Commission (IEC) says load shedding has affected the speed at which the counting of ballots is proceeding. IEC CEO, Sy Mamabolo says they have completed the results of 58% of the total votes.

Only ANC and DA have control in local councils with almost 60% of vote counted 3 November 2021, 5:09 AM

With the vote count in 100 of 213 municipalities completed by 5am on Wednesday morning, a picture of dominance by two parties, the ANC and the DA, is emerging at local council level. The ANC is leading the vote count in 74 councils and has secured control of 54 councils, while the DA is leading […]

LGE 2021 | Western Cape results indicate record number of hung councils 3 November 2021, 2:51 AM

The number of hung councils in the Western Cape has increased from 8 in 2016 to 14 so far in the 2021 Local Government Elections, with three council results still outstanding as of 3am on Wednesday morning.

LGE 2021 | Coalitions may be needed in up to 6 of 8 Metros after vote count 3 November 2021, 1:10 AM

Almost 60% of votes cast in the 2021 Local Government Elections on Monday had been counted by 1am on Wednesday morning, but the IEC had earlier expressed confidence that 90% of the count would be completed overnight.

Parties remain optimistic about vote count 3 November 2021, 12:47 AM

The Congress of the People (COPE) says it optimistic that it will perform decently in the local government elections despite not making a showing on the national results leaderboard in the local government elections.

Northern Cape is almost done counting votes 2 November 2021, 10:35 PM

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says the Northern Cape is closest to completing the counting of results followed by the Western Cape.

IEC hopes to reach 90% of vote counting by Tuesday night 2 November 2021, 10:02 PM

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says 55% of the national vote has been counted by 21H00 on Tuesday night. But the IEC expects 90% of the national vote to be finalised by tonight and the remaining 10% to be done by Wednesday.