The Politics and Government chapter

The 60-page Politics and Government chapter provides an up-to-date analysis of the political landscape of South Africa. It details party representation at national, provincial, and local level and provides data on audit performance of all tiers of government. A new section presents information on charitable giving. The chapter also covers opinion polls over the last decade on issues such as government performance, social cohesion, race relations, and international indices comparing South Africa’s democracy with the rest of the world.
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The Politics and Government chapter

The 60-page Politics and Government chapter provides an up-to-date analysis of the political landscape of South Africa. It details party representation at national, provincial, and local level and provides data on audit performance of all tiers of government. A new section presents information on charitable giving. The chapter also covers opinion polls over the last decade on issues such as government performance, social cohesion, race relations, and international indices comparing South Africa’s democracy with the rest of the world.

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THE STATE OF PLAY IN 2012 790
Parliament 790
The National Assembly 790
The state of play in the National Assembly after the 2009  
 national election 790
Proportional representation and seats held by party after  
 the 2009 national election 790
The National Council of Provinces 791
Seats held in the National Council of Provinces after  
 the 2009 provincial elections 791
Number of delegates to the National Council of Provinces  
 after the 2009 provincial elections 791
Provincial legislatures 792
The state of play in provincial legislatures following the  
 2009 provincial elections 792
Seats in provincial legislatures after the 2009  
 provincial elections 792
Local authorities 793
Classification of municipalities 793
Party representation 793
Ward and proportional representation votes by party, 2011 793
Representation in the eight metropolitan municipalities  
 in 2012 794
Representation in the eight metropolitan municipalities  
 in 2012  (proportions) 794
By-elections 795
By-elections results since the 2011 local government  
 elections 795
Control of councils 795
Councils controlled by party, 2000–2012 795
Traditional authorities 796
Recognised traditional leaders by province, 2012 796
The Traditional Courts Bill 796
Women in legislatures 797
Female members of the National Assembly, 1994–2012 797
Women in the National Assembly by party, 2012 798
Female members of provincial legislatures (MPLs),  
 1994–2009 798
Female local councillors, 2000–2011 798
VOTING TRENDS 799
Voter turnout 799
Voter turnout in national, provincial, and local elections,  
 1994–2011 799
Voting trends 799
ANC and DA/DP share of votes cast and eligible votes in  
 national and provincial elections, 1994–2009 799
Proportion of votes cast and eligible voters captured by  
 the ANC, 1994–2009 800
Proportion of votes cast and eligible voters captured by  
 the DA/DP, 1994–2009 800
Changes in party representation 1994–2009 800
Performance of Parliament 801
GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE 802
Statutory audits 802
Audits of national departments, 2000/01–2010/11 802
Audits of provincial departments, 2000/01–2010/11 802
Unauthorised and irregular expenditure by province, 2012 803
Audits of municipalities, 2001/02–2010/11 803
Audits of public entities, 2001/02–2010/11 804
Other performance indicators 804
Rating of provincial premiers, 2012 804
Service delivery backlogs, 2012 804
Government debt to service providers 805
Invoices older than 30 days owed by national and  
 provincial departments, 2012 805
Money owed to water boards by municipalities, 2011 805
Debt owed to municipalities 805
Money owed to Gauteng municipalities, 2012 805
Confidence indicators 806
Business confidence in government 806
Business confidence in government policy, 2010-12 806
Change in business confidence in government  
 policy, 2010-12 806
Opinion polls 807
People who believe that the Government is performing well,  
 2000–10 807
People who believe that the country is going in the center  
 direction, 2000-2011 808
Satisfaction with service delivery by local municipalities  
 by race, 2011 809
Satisfaction with service delivery by local municipalities  
 by age, 2011 809
Satisfaction with service delivery by local municipalities,  
 by selected metropolitan area, 2011 809
Satisfaction with service delivery by local municipalities  
 by Living Standards Measure, 2011 810
Satisfaction with service delivery by local municipalities  
 by language group, 2011 810
Corruption perceptions, 2012 811
Perceptions of problems in South Africa by race, 2012 811
‘Service-delivery’ protests 811
Major service delivery protests, 2004–2012 811
Service delivery protests by province, Jan-July 2012 812
OTHER OPINION POLLS/SURVEYS 812
The Judiciary 812
Views on the Judiciary, 2012 812
Social cohesion 813
Happy future 813
People confident in a happy future for all races, 2000–11 813
Race relations 814
People who believe that race relations are improving,  
 2000–11 814
Identity 815
How South Africans describe themselves, 2004–11 815
Proportion of people who are proud of being South African,  
 2003–10 815
Civil society 816
Charitable giving and volunteering 816
Volunteers by sex and type of activity, 2010 816
Organisation-based volunteer work, 2010 816
World Giving Index, selected countries, 2011 817
GOOD GOVERNANCE index 818
The Rainbow Index, 2010/11 818
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 820
South African missions abroad, 2001/02–2010/11 820
Foreign countries and international organisations represented  
 in South Africa, 2012 820
INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS 821
Budget transparency 821
Open Budget Index, selected countries, 2006–10 821
Open Budget Index, emerging markets and  
 African countries, 2006–10 821
Governance 822
Governance Indicators, selected countries, 2010 822
Governance Indicators, emerging markets, 2010 824
Governance Indicators, selected African countries, 2010 826
Freedom and democracy 828
Freedom in the world, selected countries, 2012 828
Press freedom in the world, selected countries, 2012 829
Democracy Index, selected countries, 2012 830
Democracy Index, emerging markets, 2012 832
Democracy Index, selected African countries, 2012 834
NOTES ON VARIOUS POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENTAL MATTERS 836
The ruling alliance 836
African National Congress (ANC) 836
Centenary celebrations 836
Conferences 836
Factionalism and succession 837
Cadre deployment 837
Membership figures and audits 837
ANC membership by province, December 2007-September  
 2012 838
ANC branches, 2007-2010 838
The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) 839
Julius Malema 839
South African Communist Party (SACP) 839
Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) 839
Governmental matters 840
The Presidency 840
The Cabinet 840
Provincial government 841
Departments under administration 841
Local government 841
Municipal financial audits 841
Foreign relations 841
African Union (AU) 841
European Union (EU) 841
Israel 842
Iran 843
Swaziland 843
Syria 843
Zimbabwe 843
Opposition parties 844
Democratic Alliance (DA) 844
ANC action against the DA in the Western Cape  844
Policy 844
Economic plan 844
Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment 845
The youth wage subsidy 845
Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and National Freedom Party (NFP) 845
Congress of the People (Cope) 846
The Judiciary 846
The Media 847
The Protection of State Information Bill 847
Media regulation 847
The Spear painting 847
Corruption 848
Arms deal 849
Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) 850
Political violence 850
Political killings 850

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Table of contents:

THE STATE OF PLAY IN 2012 790
Parliament 790
The National Assembly 790
The state of play in the National Assembly after the 2009  
 national election 790
Proportional representation and seats held by party after  
 the 2009 national election 790
The National Council of Provinces 791
Seats held in the National Council of Provinces after  
 the 2009 provincial elections 791
Number of delegates to the National Council of Provinces  
 after the 2009 provincial elections 791
Provincial legislatures 792
The state of play in provincial legislatures following the  
 2009 provincial elections 792
Seats in provincial legislatures after the 2009  
 provincial elections 792
Local authorities 793
Classification of municipalities 793
Party representation 793
Ward and proportional representation votes by party, 2011 793
Representation in the eight metropolitan municipalities  
 in 2012 794
Representation in the eight metropolitan municipalities  
 in 2012  (proportions) 794
By-elections 795
By-elections results since the 2011 local government  
 elections 795
Control of councils 795
Councils controlled by party, 2000–2012 795
Traditional authorities 796
Recognised traditional leaders by province, 2012 796
The Traditional Courts Bill 796
Women in legislatures 797
Female members of the National Assembly, 1994–2012 797
Women in the National Assembly by party, 2012 798
Female members of provincial legislatures (MPLs),  
 1994–2009 798
Female local councillors, 2000–2011 798
VOTING TRENDS 799
Voter turnout 799
Voter turnout in national, provincial, and local elections,  
 1994–2011 799
Voting trends 799
ANC and DA/DP share of votes cast and eligible votes in  
 national and provincial elections, 1994–2009 799
Proportion of votes cast and eligible voters captured by  
 the ANC, 1994–2009 800
Proportion of votes cast and eligible voters captured by  
 the DA/DP, 1994–2009 800
Changes in party representation 1994–2009 800
Performance of Parliament 801
GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE 802
Statutory audits 802
Audits of national departments, 2000/01–2010/11 802
Audits of provincial departments, 2000/01–2010/11 802
Unauthorised and irregular expenditure by province, 2012 803
Audits of municipalities, 2001/02–2010/11 803
Audits of public entities, 2001/02–2010/11 804
Other performance indicators 804
Rating of provincial premiers, 2012 804
Service delivery backlogs, 2012 804
Government debt to service providers 805
Invoices older than 30 days owed by national and  
 provincial departments, 2012 805
Money owed to water boards by municipalities, 2011 805
Debt owed to municipalities 805
Money owed to Gauteng municipalities, 2012 805
Confidence indicators 806
Business confidence in government 806
Business confidence in government policy, 2010-12 806
Change in business confidence in government  
 policy, 2010-12 806
Opinion polls 807
People who believe that the Government is performing well,  
 2000–10 807
People who believe that the country is going in the center  
 direction, 2000-2011 808
Satisfaction with service delivery by local municipalities  
 by race, 2011 809
Satisfaction with service delivery by local municipalities  
 by age, 2011 809
Satisfaction with service delivery by local municipalities,  
 by selected metropolitan area, 2011 809
Satisfaction with service delivery by local municipalities  
 by Living Standards Measure, 2011 810
Satisfaction with service delivery by local municipalities  
 by language group, 2011 810
Corruption perceptions, 2012 811
Perceptions of problems in South Africa by race, 2012 811
‘Service-delivery’ protests 811
Major service delivery protests, 2004–2012 811
Service delivery protests by province, Jan-July 2012 812
OTHER OPINION POLLS/SURVEYS 812
The Judiciary 812
Views on the Judiciary, 2012 812
Social cohesion 813
Happy future 813
People confident in a happy future for all races, 2000–11 813
Race relations 814
People who believe that race relations are improving,  
 2000–11 814
Identity 815
How South Africans describe themselves, 2004–11 815
Proportion of people who are proud of being South African,  
 2003–10 815
Civil society 816
Charitable giving and volunteering 816
Volunteers by sex and type of activity, 2010 816
Organisation-based volunteer work, 2010 816
World Giving Index, selected countries, 2011 817
GOOD GOVERNANCE index 818
The Rainbow Index, 2010/11 818
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 820
South African missions abroad, 2001/02–2010/11 820
Foreign countries and international organisations represented  
 in South Africa, 2012 820
INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS 821
Budget transparency 821
Open Budget Index, selected countries, 2006–10 821
Open Budget Index, emerging markets and  
 African countries, 2006–10 821
Governance 822
Governance Indicators, selected countries, 2010 822
Governance Indicators, emerging markets, 2010 824
Governance Indicators, selected African countries, 2010 826
Freedom and democracy 828
Freedom in the world, selected countries, 2012 828
Press freedom in the world, selected countries, 2012 829
Democracy Index, selected countries, 2012 830
Democracy Index, emerging markets, 2012 832
Democracy Index, selected African countries, 2012 834
NOTES ON VARIOUS POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENTAL MATTERS 836
The ruling alliance 836
African National Congress (ANC) 836
Centenary celebrations 836
Conferences 836
Factionalism and succession 837
Cadre deployment 837
Membership figures and audits 837
ANC membership by province, December 2007-September  
 2012 838
ANC branches, 2007-2010 838
The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) 839
Julius Malema 839
South African Communist Party (SACP) 839
Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) 839
Governmental matters 840
The Presidency 840
The Cabinet 840
Provincial government 841
Departments under administration 841
Local government 841
Municipal financial audits 841
Foreign relations 841
African Union (AU) 841
European Union (EU) 841
Israel 842
Iran 843
Swaziland 843
Syria 843
Zimbabwe 843
Opposition parties 844
Democratic Alliance (DA) 844
ANC action against the DA in the Western Cape  844
Policy 844
Economic plan 844
Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment 845
The youth wage subsidy 845
Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and National Freedom Party (NFP) 845
Congress of the People (Cope) 846
The Judiciary 846
The Media 847
The Protection of State Information Bill 847
Media regulation 847
The Spear painting 847
Corruption 848
Arms deal 849
Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) 850
Political violence 850
Political killings 850

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