Paul Berkowitz | 14 March 2016
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(This article first appeared on paulberkowitz.co.za on 14 March 2016)
The map below shows the 2011 municipal ward boundaries and the winners of each ward in the 2011 municipal elections. If you click on a particular ward you'll see a little information box pop up with the name of the municipality, ward number and the winning party / independent candidate:
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Most of the map is coloured either dark green (ANC victories) or blue (DA victories). The table below shows the distribution of wards won by the various parties and independents:
The vast majority of the wards won by the IFP and NFP are in KwaZulu-Natal municipalities, underlining the dominance of the ANC and DA across the country.
Wards won by smaller parties, 2011 municipal elections
In subsequent posts we'll look at patterns in ward victories for the various parties and which wards have been won or lost in by-elections over the last five years.