#WomenCount – SA still falling short of gender parity for councillors
Author: Lenina Rassool
Published: 17 Nov 2021
Turning the lens on gender in the local government elections, an analysis of elected candidates shows that the only space where women led was in voter registration numbers. Post-election, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has revealed that while more women than men registered to vote in every province, female councillors only made up 37% of elected councillors.
Press Release: A Feminist View of Election Manifestos
Published: 28 Oct 2021
28 October 2021 – On Monday, 01 November 2021, South Africans will head to the polls to vote in the local elections, with each political party – through their party manifestos – promising action plans to improve governance and solve social ills in communities. But how do these plans and promises hold up when analysed through a feminist lens to improve the intersectional and lived realities of women?
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