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The party's share of the vote grew from 61 percent in 2011 to 67 percent in 2016.
The decline of the ANC and some observed trends of the smaller parties in the metros are illustrated with graphs and maps. Vito Laterza and Stephan van Wyk | 23 August 2016 The results of the municipal elections held on 3rd August have sent shockwaves throughout South Africa.
Tellingly, however the embattled ruling party lost control of key metropolitans along the way, including Tshwane, the City of Johannesburg and Nelson Mandel Bay. Nathan Dufour and Richard Calland | 6 September 2016 There has been much debate about the extent of, and the reasons for, the ANC's 'bad result' in the 'game-changing' August 2016 local government election.
This article takes a different angle in evaluating the result from an ANC perspective, and reaches a distinctive conclusion. Ebrahim Fakir and Elnari Potgieter | 2 September 20 elections usher in a new era of 'substantive uncertainty'.
Extending the military metaphors, being outside the demographically distinct Western Cape it seems set to form a beachhead from where other local governments could fall, with the potential to scale-up to the national sphere. Elnari Potgieter, Paul Berkowitz and Ebrahim Fakir | 14 July 2016 Declining voter turnout, voter apathy or a voter stay-away - has been said to have a possible negative effect on results for the ANC: Support for political parties and voter participation can be investigated by looking at past patterns that may offer clues to support patterns prior to the 2016 election. EISA | 14 July 2014 South Africa has a sound legal and regulatory process governing elections.
The legal and regulatory system In every part of the electoral process creates a space for the participation of all electoral stakeholders and especially creates the political space and opportunity for voters, political parties and candidates to exercise their rights and dispense with their obligations in an environment conducive to free and fair elections.
If that's just being a sore loser, more sinister is his threat to change the voting system to one that enables the ANC to do better. Higher credit ratings, and good performance in city management according to several different international benchmarks, improved management and administrative efficiencies introduced over the previous term and yet, the Mayor and his Committee may well be out of office should a coalition between the ANC and other parties fail to materialise. Much of the focus has been on declines in ANC support in relation to support of opposition parties.
Many commentators, including local academic Joleen Steyn-Kotze have suggested that the often-labelled 'battle for Nelson Mandela Bay' may amount to "the ANC's waterloo".This was consolidated in the 2016 Local Government elections where ANC voters largely stayed away (a stern rebuke to the ANC in itself). Paul Berkowitz | 5 August 2016 At the time of writing this, the Nelson Mandela Bay metro results are hanging in the balance, but most of the ward vote has already been declared.Of the 60 wards in the metro, 34 have been called for the ANC, 21 for the DA and 5 still are undecided. Aubrey Matshiqi | 28 July 2016 One of the battles that are amongst the most difficult to win relates to the attempt to convince political observers that voter preferences are not reducible to a single factor or consideration.Analysts see the ANC's immense losses in the metros as an indication that the party's stronghold is shifting to semi-urban and rural areas.Yet even a superficial glance at the election results calls this into question. Sithembile Mbete - Political Studies; University of Pretoria | 30 August 2016 Before the election ANC had a precarious hold on power in the municipality with a small majority.