Voting results will hint at 2019 general election odds - analyst

The day has arrived for South Africans to cast their vote in the local government elections.

Public Law expert and political analyst Richard Calland says the municipal vote stands as a referendum for the progress of the national ruling party.

It's inevitably a referendum on the performance of the ruling party nationally. The local government election tends to give a strong indication for the national elections.

Richard Calland, political analyst

According to Calland, the outcome of the municipal vote will foreshadow the outcome of votes in the 2019 general election.

He says that the ANC's use of negative rhetoric in its campaign shows that the party is feeling under pressure.

He says that the DA has to use this election to make political strides in other metropoles.

Three things the DA must do to prove itself, according to Calland:

  • win at least one more major metropole, or put themselves into government in Tshwane or Nelson Mandela Bay.
  • move closer to holding 30% of the vote nationally.
  • show that they are winning more than 10% of black working-class votes across the country.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Read More
10-year-old girl provides shoes and socks for those who don't have any

10-year-old girl provides shoes and socks for those who don't have any

Rubi Nates wants to help the less fortunate with shoes and socks in her drive and is encouraging others to do the same.

Sars sitting on R20 billion in VAT refunds

Sars sitting on R20 billion in VAT refunds

CEO of the Office of the Tax Ombudsman Advocate Eric Mkhawane says payments will be done on a case by case basis.

The fire detection devices that saved many houses in Imizamo Yethu blaze

The fire detection devices that saved many houses in Imizamo Yethu blaze

Out of 250 houses in which Lumkani fire detection devices were installed, only 10 were affected by the Imizamo Yethu fire.

SA skateboader turns Paarden Eiland bridge into his personal skate jump

SA skateboader turns Paarden Eiland bridge into his personal skate jump

Jean-Marc Johannes is a professional skateboarder who believes in never giving up.

No escaping the tax man even if you work outside SA

No escaping the tax man even if you work outside SA

Government is intending to change the way foreign income is taxed by introducing taxes to a large South African diaspora.

Aarto demerit system to get more public input

Aarto demerit system to get more public input

Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Transport says there were serious concerns from members of the public.

Popular articles
Opinion: Laying equal blame on parents in Spur spat is wrong says Eusebius

Opinion: Laying equal blame on parents in Spur spat is wrong says Eusebius

He believes it's a moral cop-out to say the only thing going on in the video is two adults behaving badly in front of the kids.

[LISTEN] Eldorado Park activist's eyewitness account of fatal mob attack

[LISTEN] Eldorado Park activist's eyewitness account of fatal mob attack

Community Activist Dereleen James says there has been a surge of drug related crimes in the area, leading to a series of deaths.

Is Uber dying? Stuff’s editor explains…

Is Uber dying? Stuff’s editor explains…

High ranking employees are resigning en masse as crisis upon crisis pummel lossmaking Uber.

Spur CEO: Man's pic will be up at restaurants and he is not welcome

Spur CEO: Man's pic will be up at restaurants and he is not welcome

Spur CEO says staff aren't equipped for this kind of customer confrontation and he will consider reviewing their training manual.

WATCH: Spur bans man after heated spat caught on camera

WATCH: Spur bans man after heated spat caught on camera

A man has been banned from Spur after threatening a woman during a heated argument which was captured on video and has gone viral.

Spur tightens its belt as 'two for the price of one' Monday burger special ends

Spur tightens its belt as 'two for the price of one' Monday burger special ends

The CEO of Spur says food inflation has played a big role in making this difficult decision.

3 JSE shares you should invest right now (by Momentum)

3 JSE shares you should invest right now (by Momentum)

Looking for a hot tip, or three? Here’s what Momentum Head of Investments and Savings Steven Schultz is buying...

He was a loving family man - Joe Mafela’s niece

He was a loving family man - Joe Mafela’s niece

Legendary actor, Joe Mafela popularly known as Sdumo passed away on Saturday following a car accident.

Earn peanuts? How to best invest very small amounts...

Earn peanuts? How to best invest very small amounts...

Got a spare R200 or R300 a month? Here’s how to make that money work hard and grow…