After weeks of drama and with court actions still hanging over the process, South Africans have a date for local government elections. The polls will be held on November 1, co-operative governance & traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said.

The announcement on Wednesday came after the main opposition party, the DA, late on Tuesday filed papers to the country’s highest court seeking to set aside the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) decision to reopen the candidate nomination process, something that will disproportionately benefit the ANC after it failed to submit all its nominations on time...

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