n Local Government Bulletin - Edging towards 50/50 the final score
|Article Title||Edging towards 50/50 the final score|
|© Publisher:||Dullah Omar Institute|
|Journal||Local Government Bulletin|
|Author||Reuben Baatjies and Janis Jordans|
|Publication Date||May 2006|
Extracted from text ... LOCAL GOVERNMENT BULLETIN 3 50/50 EDGING TOWARDS This year's elections marked a step forward for women's representation in local government, but still stopped short of the goal of equal gender representation set out in the White Paper on Local Government. Independents Independent councillors were not a major force in this election. Indeed, only 2.68% of the ward votes cast were for independent candidates. However, independents organised into political parties achieved a relative degree of success, particularly those of the Independent Civic Organisation of South Africa (ICOSA), which won the same number of seats as the ANC in Beaufort West, ..
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