The first female Speaker of the Witzenberg municipality, Joyce Phungula, says she has been working hard to be chosen as the next mayor of the country's fruit belt so she can help improve people's lives.
Even the weather got dragged into the local government elections campaign as EFF leader Julius Malema and Gauteng Premier David Makhura visited the same tornado-struck areas in Tembisa.
Only the ANC has the capacity to help stabilise Nelson Mandela Bay, treasurer general Zweli Mkhize says.
Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says 14 people have been arrested following a parliamentary task team probe into recent politically-motivated killings in the country.
A shock court bid to nullify the leadership of the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal, just a week before local government elections, has exposed the thinly-veiled fault lines in the ruling party.
The African National Congress in Nelson Mandela Bay has called for calm following the "senseless killing" of one of its councillor candidates.
DA mayoral candidate for Ekurhuleni, Ghaleb Cachalia, says he is planning to take the fight for the city to key ANC wards.
George mayor Charles Standers has resigned from the DA, effective at the end of his term.
IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi says he is concerned about political killings that continue to mar the run-up to the local government elections.
The ANC says it is shocked after a ward councillor candidate was shot and killed in Nelson Mandela Bay.
EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu has called on his party's councillor candidates to offer free water to fellow villagers.
The general consensus is that the ANC is in for a tough local election in Cape Town this year.
A 26-year-old single mother of four children is one of the small minority living in shacks on the outer edges of the Beaufort West suburb Mandlenkosi.
Despite some misconceptions that residents of Kleinfontein are racist, they are welcoming and proud of their history.