DM168 KNOW YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS QUIZ
1. You ONLY vote for a political party to choose councillors in the municipal elections. True or false?
2. If you are a registered voter but no longer live in South Africa, can you vote in municipal elections?
3. What were the top three political parties (in order of percentage of seats won) in the last municipal government elections in 2016?
4. What percentage of eligible voters turned up to vote in the 2016 local government election? (A) 65%;
(B) 58%; or (C) 53%
5. Who was the mayor who supported Pretoria News editor Piet Rampedi’s claim that a woman gave birth to 10 babies in Pretoria?
6. Which political party won the majority of seats in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro in the 2016 municipal election?
7. Why was Tshwane’s DA mayor Solly Msimanga replaced by Stevens Mokgalapa in 2019?
8. What organisation did former DA leader Mmusi Maimane establish to field independent candidates for the local government elections?
9. What party did former mayor of Joburg Herman Mashaba form to contest local elections?
10. Which former Bok coach is the Good Party’s mayoral candidate for the Drakenstein municipality?