The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) recently released its candidate lists for parties, big and small, and independent candidates amongst others who will be contesting the upcoming 2021 Local Government Elections.
The Independent Electoral Commission is forging ahead with preparations for the Local Government Elections in 27 days' time.
In this weekly feature, SABC News captures voices of communities about their experience with service delivered by their municipality. This week, Digital News producer Lebo Tshangela speaks to the community leaders and residents of Sophiatown.
The United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa says the African National Congress (ANC) deployment policy has created many problems for South Africa, including high rate of unemployment.
The coloured community of Danville in Mahikeng in the North West says the African National Congress (ANC) has marginalised them.
Civic movement, the Mangaung Concerned Community (MCC), is hopeful that its grievances will now be prioritised.
DA leader, John Steenhuisen, says he is confident that they will win at least four major metros in the upcoming Local Government Elections.
Some residents of Thabazimbi in the Waterberg District in Limpopo where Economic Freedom Fighter leader Julius Malema is campaigning have complained of unemployment, sewage spills and a lack of water.
The party announced plans to ramp up its campaign for the local government elections which are scheduled to take place on the first of next month.
ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa says the ANC wants to take back control of the Nelson Mandela Metro.
ActionSA was formed in August 2020 by businessman and former Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba
The National Freedom Party (NFP) was officially launched by former Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) Chairperson Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi on 12 February 2011.
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) draws its support largely from Zulu-speaking South Africans with its strongholds being the rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal and migrant workers’ hostels in the metropolitan areas of Gauteng.
African National Congress president Cyril Ramaphosa will embark on the second leg of his campaign trail to Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape on Sunday.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) is the official opposition party in South Africa. John Steenhuisen is the current leader of the party following its Federal Congress in November 2020.
The Independent Civic Organisation of South Africa (ICOSA) is a political party formed by former ANC Karoo District Municipality manager Truman Prince.
The Freedom Front Freedom Front Plus (FF+) was formed in 1993 by General Constand Viljoen, a former Chief of the South African Defence Force (SADF).
Abantu Batho Congress was formed by Philani 'PG' Mavundla. The party describes itself as an Afrocentric, Pan-Africanist and womanist revolutionary movement.
The Congress of the People (COPE) - a splinter group from the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) - was officially launched in December 2008 in the Free State.
African National Congress national chairperson Gwede Mantashe has described the high unemployment rate in the country as part of a global crisis.
The African Transformation Movement (ATM) says South Africans are living in fear because of escalating crime in the country.
ANC Deputy President David Mabuza says while they don't dispute the fact that there are challenges of service delivery and infighting within the party, the ANC is ready to resolve them.
Congress of the People president Mosiuoa Lekota is campaigning in Limpopo this weekend ahead of the November Local Government Elections.
United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa will launch his party's election manifesto in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape on Saturday.
As the country prepares for the upcoming local government elections on November 1 this year, many unhappy community members in different parts of the country have taken to the streets to voice their concerns over the lack of service delivery in their municipalities.
The Patriotic Alliance (PA) was formed by businessmen Gayton McKenzie and Kenny Kunene on 30 November 2013 in Paarl, Western Cape.
One SA Movement was founded by former DA leader, Mmusi Maimane who insists the entity is not a political party but a civic movement.
The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) was formed in December 1993 with the aim of representing South African Christians in parliament.
The United Christian Democratic Party (UCDP) was formed by the late Lucas Mangope, head of the apartheid-era "homeland" of Bophuthatswana.
The United Democratic Movement (UDM) was formed in 1997 by Bantu Holomisa, who was expelled from the ANC after accusing a top party official of corruption.