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EFF leader Julius Malema and the DA's Mmusi Maimane. Is a new alliance forming?

What is at stake for new councils in South Africa?

The 8% decline in the voters’ support for the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party between 2011 and 2016 represents a fundamental shift in South African politics. Much has been written on the implications for the ANC and the country, but a significant and under-reported short-term impact relates to the implications for budget expenditure and service delivery at a local level. Senior economists Conrad Barberton, Carmen Abdoll and researcher Chandre Gould explain.

Soweto's Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg on April 30, 2016. AFP PHOTO / MUJAHID SAFODIEN
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SA local government elections: EFF rising while ANC dithers

Disclaimer: a full stadium does not necessarily translate into votes. Two weekends ago, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) put on what can only be described as a very impressive show. First to launch its manifesto was the African National Congress (ANC), followed by the Democratic Alliance (DA). The latter fared better in terms of attracting a crowd, but neither managed to fill a stadium.