Now that we have voted, what happens next?

South Africans have cast their votes and are waiting to hear which party will be governing their municipality.

Prof Fanie Cloete Lecturer at the School of Public Leadership at University of Stellenbosch spoke to CapeTalk's Pippa Hudson about how the council is constituted and how the process works.

The composition of the council will obviously depend on the results of the election

Prof Fanie Cloete Lecturer at the School of Public Leadership

They will have to be urgent meetings by the different parties' caucuses to get the people together to try and forge them together into coherent teams

Prof Fanie Cloete Lecturer at the School of Public Leadership

Also try and allocate responsibilities in the form of portfolios, appoint whips and get the organisations in place

Prof Fanie Cloete Lecturer at the School of Public Leadership

In the worse case scenario in the Cape Town metro there might not be one party who will have a full majority of 50+1 percent of the seats. That is unlikely given the trends that have developed over the last few months.

Prof Fanie Cloete Lecturer at the School of Public Leadership

It is highly likely that the Democratic Alliance mayoral candidate Patricia de Lille will become the mayor of Cape Town again, he said.

Listen to the full conversation below:


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