Streaming issues? Report here
Sara-Jayne King Sara-Jayne King
Weekend Breakfast with Sara-Jayne King
06:00 - 10:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Weekend Breakfast with Sara-Jayne King
See full line-up
Weekend Breakfast with Sara-Jayne King
06:00 - 10:00
Home
arrow_forward
Politics

DA deliberates on candidate for Cape Town mayor

12 April 2021 11:53 AM
Tags:
Municipal elections
2021 local government elections
DA mayor
DA mayoral candidate
mayoral race

Who will the DA put forward as its mayoral candidate for the 2021 local government elections? Three party heavyweights will go head to head.

As the municipal elections loom, three party members will be contesting for the post of DA mayoral candidate.

The race will be between incumbent Dan Plato, DA provincial leader Bonginkosi Madikizela and DA MP and finance spokesperson Geordin Hill-Lewis.

The DA is expected to announce its mayoral candidate this week following an internal selection process.

The mayoral candidate will represent the party in the local government elections which are scheduled to take place later this year.

RELATED: IEC: No Constitutional provision that allows for postponing elections

Some political analysts predict that the DA may comfortably retain the Cape metro in the local government elections, almost guaranteeing the mayoral chain for its chosen candidate.

Political analyst Sanusha Naidu says the DA's mayoral candidate will have to be popular within internal party structures, the municipality, and among party constituencies.

From what I can gauge from the different dynamics that are emerging within the internal political structures of the DA...[the choice] is who's going to be popular but also considered as the candidate that will get the support of different constituencies within the party but also within the City itself.

Sanusha Naidu, Political analyst

This is really a question around a selection of candidates that have put their hat in the ring to be considered as mayor for the City.

Sanusha Naidu, Political analyst

Listen to Sanusha Naidu on Today with Kieno Kammies:

Listen to more analysis on The Midday Report:




12 April 2021 11:53 AM
Tags:
Municipal elections
2021 local government elections
DA mayor
DA mayoral candidate
mayoral race

More from Politics

Author Kim Heller urges white South Africans to talk honestly about privilege

8 May 2021 10:40 AM

The author of No White Lies says South Africa remains one of the most unequal societies in the world.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More rain in Little Karoo's Ladismith area over past 2 days than in last 7 years

7 May 2021 1:48 PM

W Cape Local Govt and Environmental Affairs' James-Brent Styan says the storm aftermath will see rivers flooding low-lying areas.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

'Some feel Ace Magashule should force his way into NEC meeting if not allowed'

7 May 2021 1:08 PM

"In Ace Magashule’s camp, there are people who feel he should force his way in if he’s not allowed," says Tshidi Madia.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Report that Eskom doesn't want Karpowership deal 'pure speculation' says govt

6 May 2021 8:17 PM

Signing up for the Karpowerships would be irresponsible and irrational, says energy expert Clyde Mallinson on The Money Show

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Unity and discipline are sacrosanct! – ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe

6 May 2021 1:33 PM

"Ace Magashule was summarily suspended," says ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe. "The President is not suspended."

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Restorative justice at SOAS after Adam Habib used N-word: 'It's a complete sham'

6 May 2021 12:34 PM

SOAS student leader rejects probe's outcome to reinstate Habib, but Advocate Thuli Madonsela backs his reinstatement completely.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Sewage Crisis: 'What is happening in Site C is a ticking bomb across townships'

6 May 2021 11:25 AM

Xolani Sotashe of Sub-council 9 says City is well aware of the bulk underground infrastructure that is aging and collapsing.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Ace Magashule suspended: 'It affirms the importance of investigative journalism'

6 May 2021 9:56 AM

Lester Kiewit interviews Pieter-Louis Myburgh, author of "Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule’s Web of Capture".

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

City of Cape Town says residents are cause of raw sewage crisis in Khayelitsha

6 May 2021 9:22 AM

Xanthea Limberg says sewer blockages in Site B and Site C are a result of residents blocking drains and vandalism of the pumps.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Magashule's refusal to adhere to step-aside rules very disappointing - Kalako

5 May 2021 6:42 PM

ANC Western Cape convenor Lerumo Kalako says he's very disappointed after Ace Magashule forced the party's hand instead of stepping aside.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward