2010/2011 - Politics and Government

The 50-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.
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2010/2011 - Politics and Government

The 50-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.

Politics-and-Government.jpgA new section presents opinion polls over the last decade on issues such as government performance, social cohesion, and race relations. The Institute’s Rainbox Index, assessing the country’s performance in ten areas of democracy is included, alongside international indices comparing South Africa’s democracy with the rest of the world.

For more detail on what the chapter contains, you will find the complete table of contents below.

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Table of Contents:

THE POLITICAL PICTURE

South Africa at a glance

THE STATE OF PLAY IN 2011

Parliament

The National Assembly

The state of play in the National Assembly after the 2009 national election

Proportional representation and seats held by party after the 2009 national election

Proportional representation and seats held by party after the 2009 national election

The National Council of Provinces

Seats held in the National Council of Provinces after the 2009 provincial elections

Number of delegates to the National Council of Provinces after the 2009 provincial elections

Number of delegates to the National Council of Provinces after the 2009 provincial elections

Provincial legislatures

The state of play in provincial legislatures following the 2009 provincial elections

Seats in provincial legislatures after the 2009 provincial elections

Local authorities

Party representation

Ward and proportional representation votes by party, 2006 and 2011

Representation in the eight metropolitan municipalities in 2011

Representation in the eight metropolitan municipalities in 2011 (proportions)

By-elections

By-elections results since the 2011 local government elections

Control of councils

Councils controlled by party, 2000-2011

VOTING TRENDS

Voter turnout

Voter turnout in national and provincial elections, 1994–2009

Voter turnout in local elections, 1995-2011

Voting trends

Voting trends in national and provincial elections, 1994–2009

Voting trends in national and provincial elections by province, 1999–2009

Voting trends in local elections by province, 2000-11

CHANGES IN PARTY REPRESENTATION 1994–2009

Changes in party representation 1994–2009

REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN

Female members of the National Assembly, 1994–2009

GOVERNANCE INDICATORS

Audits

Audits of national departments, 2000/01–2009/10

Audits of provincial departments, 2000/01–2009/10

Audits of municipalities, 2001/02–2009/10

Audits of public entities, 2001/02–2008/09

Budget transparency

Open Budget Index, selected countries, 2006–10

Open Budget Index, emerging markets, 2006–10

Open Budget Index, selected African countries, 2006–10

GOVERNMENT EFFECTIVENESS

People who believe that the Government is performing well, 2000–10

Satisfaction with service delivery by local municipalities by race, 2011

Satisfaction with service delivery by local municipalities by age, 2011

Satisfaction with service delivery by local municipalities, selected metropolitan areas, 2011

Satisfaction with service delivery by local municipalities by Living Standards Measure, 2011

Satisfaction with service delivery by local municipalities by language group, 2011

SOCIAL COHESION

Happy future

People confident in a happy future for all races, 2000–10

Race relations

People who believe that race relations are improving, 2000–10

Country direction

People who believe that the country is going in the right direction, 1998–2010

Identity

How South Africans describe themselves, 2004–09

Proportion of people who are proud of being South African, 2003–09

Civil society

Proportion of people who are members of voluntary organisations, 1995–2006

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENTAL MATTERS

The ruling party

African National Congress (ANC)

Succession debate

Disciplinary matters

The ANC Youth League

Nationalisation

KwaZulu-Natal provincial executive committee

Governmental matters

The presidency

The Cabinet

Government departments

Provincial government

Local government

Municipal financial audits

Attitudes toward municipal government

Cadre deployment

Ratepayer associations

Foreign relations

Libya

Syria

Zimbabwe

Palestine

Cote d’Ivoire

Swaziland

South Africa and the Dalai Lama

Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa)

Elections

Municipal election 2011

Opposition parties

Congress of the People (Cope)

Democratic Alliance (DA)

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP)

Media

The Protection of State Information Bill

Corruption

Arms deal

Special Investigating Unit (SIU)

The public protector

Julius Malema

Race relations and xenophobia

“Shoot the Boer”, “Dubul’ iBhunu”

Xenophobia

Protests

Service delivery protests

THE RAINBOW INDEX

The Rainbow Index, 2009

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Number of South African missions abroad, 2001/02–2009/10

Foreign countries and international organisations represented in South Africa, 2011

INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS

Governance

World Bank Governance Indicators Report, selected countries, 2000 and 2009

World Bank Governance Indicators Report, emerging markets 2000 and 2009

World Bank Governance Indicators Report, selected African countries, 2000 and 2009

Freedom and democracy

Freedom in the world, selected countries, 2011

Press freedom in the world, selected countries, 2010

The Democracy Index from The Economist, selected countries, 2010

The Democracy Index from The Economist, emerging markets, 2010

The Democracy Index from The Economist, selected African countries, 2010

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Politics-and-Government.jpgA new section presents opinion polls over the last decade on issues such as government performance, social cohesion, and race relations. The Institute’s Rainbox Index, assessing the country’s performance in ten areas of democracy is included, alongside international indices comparing South Africa’s democracy with the rest of the world.

For more detail on what the chapter contains, you will find the complete table of contents below.

Subscribers:

Google Doc View Google Document

Adobe PDF Download Adobe PDF

Excel Spreadsheet Download Excel Spreadsheet

Non-subscribers:

Magento Purchase Chapter

Register Subscribe

 

Table of Contents:

THE POLITICAL PICTURE

South Africa at a glance

THE STATE OF PLAY IN 2011

Parliament

The National Assembly

The state of play in the National Assembly after the 2009 national election

Proportional representation and seats held by party after the 2009 national election

Proportional representation and seats held by party after the 2009 national election

The National Council of Provinces

Seats held in the National Council of Provinces after the 2009 provincial elections

Number of delegates to the National Council of Provinces after the 2009 provincial elections

Number of delegates to the National Council of Provinces after the 2009 provincial elections

Provincial legislatures

The state of play in provincial legislatures following the 2009 provincial elections

Seats in provincial legislatures after the 2009 provincial elections

Local authorities

Party representation

Ward and proportional representation votes by party, 2006 and 2011

Representation in the eight metropolitan municipalities in 2011

Representation in the eight metropolitan municipalities in 2011 (proportions)

By-elections

By-elections results since the 2011 local government elections

Control of councils

Councils controlled by party, 2000-2011

VOTING TRENDS

Voter turnout

Voter turnout in national and provincial elections, 1994–2009

Voter turnout in local elections, 1995-2011

Voting trends

Voting trends in national and provincial elections, 1994–2009

Voting trends in national and provincial elections by province, 1999–2009

Voting trends in local elections by province, 2000-11

CHANGES IN PARTY REPRESENTATION 1994–2009

Changes in party representation 1994–2009

REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN

Female members of the National Assembly, 1994–2009

GOVERNANCE INDICATORS

Audits

Audits of national departments, 2000/01–2009/10

Audits of provincial departments, 2000/01–2009/10

Audits of municipalities, 2001/02–2009/10

Audits of public entities, 2001/02–2008/09

Budget transparency

Open Budget Index, selected countries, 2006–10

Open Budget Index, emerging markets, 2006–10

Open Budget Index, selected African countries, 2006–10

GOVERNMENT EFFECTIVENESS

People who believe that the Government is performing well, 2000–10

Satisfaction with service delivery by local municipalities by race, 2011

Satisfaction with service delivery by local municipalities by age, 2011

Satisfaction with service delivery by local municipalities, selected metropolitan areas, 2011

Satisfaction with service delivery by local municipalities by Living Standards Measure, 2011

Satisfaction with service delivery by local municipalities by language group, 2011

SOCIAL COHESION

Happy future

People confident in a happy future for all races, 2000–10

Race relations

People who believe that race relations are improving, 2000–10

Country direction

People who believe that the country is going in the right direction, 1998–2010

Identity

How South Africans describe themselves, 2004–09

Proportion of people who are proud of being South African, 2003–09

Civil society

Proportion of people who are members of voluntary organisations, 1995–2006

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENTAL MATTERS

The ruling party

African National Congress (ANC)

Succession debate

Disciplinary matters

The ANC Youth League

Nationalisation

KwaZulu-Natal provincial executive committee

Governmental matters

The presidency

The Cabinet

Government departments

Provincial government

Local government

Municipal financial audits

Attitudes toward municipal government

Cadre deployment

Ratepayer associations

Foreign relations

Libya

Syria

Zimbabwe

Palestine

Cote d’Ivoire

Swaziland

South Africa and the Dalai Lama

Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa)

Elections

Municipal election 2011

Opposition parties

Congress of the People (Cope)

Democratic Alliance (DA)

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP)

Media

The Protection of State Information Bill

Corruption

Arms deal

Special Investigating Unit (SIU)

The public protector

Julius Malema

Race relations and xenophobia

“Shoot the Boer”, “Dubul’ iBhunu”

Xenophobia

Protests

Service delivery protests

THE RAINBOW INDEX

The Rainbow Index, 2009

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Number of South African missions abroad, 2001/02–2009/10

Foreign countries and international organisations represented in South Africa, 2011

INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS

Governance

World Bank Governance Indicators Report, selected countries, 2000 and 2009

World Bank Governance Indicators Report, emerging markets 2000 and 2009

World Bank Governance Indicators Report, selected African countries, 2000 and 2009

Freedom and democracy

Freedom in the world, selected countries, 2011

Press freedom in the world, selected countries, 2010

The Democracy Index from The Economist, selected countries, 2010

The Democracy Index from The Economist, emerging markets, 2010

The Democracy Index from The Economist, selected African countries, 2010

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