D3 Interactive: Seat allocations post-local government elections 2016

A couple of days ago Laura did a great review of the balance of power in the major South African metropolitan councils following the 2016 local government elections. Inspired by her visualisation I decided to try a slightly different approach to the data using D3.js. This is the result:  

Power changes: Which parties are in charge of SA’s metros after the local government elections

Up until August 3, the day of the 2016 local government elections, the African National Congress had a controlling share of the council seats in all but one of the eight big metropolitan municipalities. The City of Cape Town was run by the Democratic Alliance. The DA has bagged the most votes in two more […]

Which SA politicians and parties are big on Twitter?

Datablog has started to keep track of what the political parties and politicians are up to on Twitter ahead of the local government elections. When it comes to tweeting, the Democratic Alliance is soaring over the other political parties. With a week to go before the local government elections, its @our_DA account had released into the Twitterverse 69 700 posts – an average of 26 Tweets per day – twice as many as @myANC (32 900) – 12 a day – and three times as many as @EFFSouthAfrica (22 400) – 16 a day.