From Jacob Zuma being booed to news from South Korea, here's the news you need to know this morning.

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Poet's letter to Zuma

2014-04-03 08:23

South African poet Ntsiki Mazwai wrote an open letter to the ANC. Watch.

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ANC wins 3 of 5 wards in KZN by-elections

2014-03-27 12:29

The ANC has won three of the five wards contested in municipal by-elections in KwaZulu-Natal, according to results released by the IEC.

What's in store for the 2014 elections?

2014-03-03 12:16

This extract from S.A. Politics Unspun gives you a comprehensive, easy-to-understand look at what the election process entails. Part 3.

This is what happens before the election campaigns start

2014-03-03 12:14

This extract from S.A. Politics Unspun gives you a comprehensive, easy-to-understand look at what the election process entails. Part 1.


Political analyst Mzoxolo Mpolosa discusses the DA and EFF's education policies and how they differ. Watch.

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Over 30 000 vote in by-elections

2014-02-20 10:20

Ballots were cast by 30 565 of the 87 957 people registered to vote in 10 municipal by-elections, while a total of 411 spoilt ballots were recorded, the IEC says.

DA wins Thaba Chweu ward in by-election

2014-02-20 07:05

The DA has won Ward 12 in Thaba Chweu during municipal by-elections in Mpumalanga, the party says.


Agang leader Mamphela Ramphele spoke to News24 about Agang's stance on BEE, strongly stating the policy hinders South Africa's enconomy. Watch.

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Election winners

2013-11-27 07:08

Edward Ingram outlines sure vote winners for any government.

Protests in Cambodia over poll

2013-10-23 15:45

Thousands of Cambodia opposition supporters have staged a demonstration over disputed elections that extended Prime Minister Hun Sen's near three-decade rule.

ANC wins Tlokwe ward 9, reduced majority

2013-08-07 23:47

First reports indicate the ANC winning in ward 9 of the Tlokwe by-election, but with a reduced majority.

DA used pupil to promote party - ANCYL

2013-08-07 21:05

The ANCYL in the Southern Cape has accused the DA of using pupils to promote the party during a by-election.

Claims of racism at Tlokwe by-elections

2013-08-07 19:18

Tempers have flared and there has been name-calling among rival parties in the Tlokwe Ward 9 by-election in North West.

Zim, SA trade deficit at $779m

2013-07-25 15:14

SA remained Zimbabwe’s main trading partner in the six months to June, with exports to that country amounting to US$1.1bn against imports of $1.8bn.

ANC 'humbled' after by-election results

2013-07-04 12:02

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal says it is humbled by the trust South Africans have in the party, after retaining its wards in recent by-elections.

Presidential candidate pelted with eggs

2013-06-19 22:38

Chilean protesters have thrown eggs at a conservative presidential candidate after he performed a Zumba dance.

Mugabe: Rivals scared of sure defeat

2013-06-16 18:52

President Robert Mugabe accused political rivals of seeking to delay elections in Zimbabwe because they fear defeat.

Mixed results in nationwide by-elections

2013-05-23 15:52

The IEC has released the results of a number of by-elections which were held across the country, with victories for the IFP, ANC and DA.

Dagga Party aims for election high

2013-05-07 16:34

The leader of the Dagga Party of SA hopes to have his face on the ballot papers at next year's national elections, it was reported on Tuesday.

DA bags two wards in Mbombela

2013-04-25 07:19

The DA won two wards in municipal by-elections in Mbombela, increasing the number of votes compared to previous elections, the party says.

Telecoms firms to help fund Zim poll

2013-03-13 10:40

ZImbabwe's Finance Minister Tendai Biti says an increase in new licence renewal fees for mobile network providers will help finance the country's elections.

Old Mutual to pay for Zim referendum

2013-03-12 11:48

The Zimbabwean government has issued 365-day Treasury Bills to the National Social Security Authority and Old Mutual to raise $40m towards a referendum.

By-elections for KZN, Western Cape

2013-01-29 16:24

The Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal will hold three by-elections, the IEC says.

ANC loses Nkandla by-election

2012-12-06 09:01

The IFP has snatched a ward from the ANC in a by-election in Nkandla, where President Jacob Zuma's private home is based, according to the Independent Electoral Commission.


ANC takes 5 wards in by-elections

2014-04-03 10:31

The ANC won five wards and the DA won four wards in municipal by-elections held in nine wards across five provinces, the IEC says.


South African poet Ntsiki Mazwai wrote an open letter to the ANC. We speak to her about the letter and why she was motivated to write it.

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Everything you need to know about the voting process

2014-03-24 09:30

This extract from S.A. Politics Unspun gives you a comprehensive, easy-to-understand look at what the election process entails. Part 2.

Everything you need to know about the voting process

2014-03-03 12:14

This extract from S.A. Politics Unspun gives you a comprehensive, easy-to-understand look at what the election process entails. Part 2.


Just how many seats can the DA and EFF expect after this election? Political analyst Mzoxolo Mpolosa talks numbers.

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Political analyst Mzoxolo Mpolosa discusses the viability of the DA's promise to create 6 million jobs. Watch.

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ANC wins 6 by-elections, DA wins 4

2014-02-20 10:20

The ANC has won six of ten wards in the municipal by-elections, while the DA won the remaining four wards, according to IEC results.

ANC distributes food parcels ahead of poll - report

2014-01-17 19:03

The ANC has involved itself in the distribution of food parcels in parts of the Eastern Cape ahead of municipal by-elections, according to a report.

Election winners

2013-11-27 07:19

Edward Ingram outlines sure vote winners for any government.

IEC ready for by-elections

2013-11-26 15:48

The Independent Electoral Commission says it is ready for the by-elections taking place in 22 wards in eight provinces, after a number of councillors resigned or died.

ANC wins 7 out of 11 by-elections

2013-09-19 12:51

The ANC won seven of the 11 municipal by-elections held around the country, according to results released by the Independent Electoral Commission.

Tlokwe voting closes

2013-08-07 22:19

Voting in the Ward Nine by-election in Tlokwe, Potchefstroom, has closed, with provisional and official results expected later.

Mixed turnout at Tlokwe voting stations

2013-08-07 20:43

There has been a poor voter turnout at the Mohadin Community Hall in the Tlokwe Ward 9 by-election, while another voting station recorded 822 voters.

1 525 voters removed from KZN roll

2013-07-31 17:27

The Independent Electoral Commission has removed more than 1 500 people from the voters' roll in Vryheid, IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula says.

Japan's Abe says he will focus on economy

2013-07-22 10:51

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to stay focused on reviving the stagnant economy, after his election victory.


Australia's former leader Kevin Rudd toppled Julia Gillard to return as prime minister. See the pictures.

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Clock ticking as Mali organises polls

2013-06-19 22:04

The clock is ticking for Mali as it scrambles to organise key elections in less than 40 days following a ceasefire deal between the government and separatist rebels.

DA candidate loses KZN ward to ANC

2013-05-16 14:46

An independent KwaZulu-Natal councillor who then joined the DA has lost a by-election to the ANC, after the two parties sent in their big guns to campaign for votes.


With elections looming instances of party propaganda being used in public has begun, often through a visible military presence in urban and rural residential areas. Watch.

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Wasp takes off in Pretoria

2013-03-22 14:02

A new political party, the Workers and Socialist Party (Wasp), has made its entrance on South Africa's political scene.

IEC looks at possibility of e-voting

2013-03-12 21:47

We need to understand the motivation of various countries for their migration to e-voting, the IEC says.

ANC slipping in by-elections - survey

2013-02-05 15:52

ANC losses to independent or opposition parties in by-elections is a sign of people using democracy to bring about change, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.


At 89 years old Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe is campaigning for office once again. Watch.

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ANC member system manipulated - report

2012-11-18 17:35

An ANC task team probing alleged irregularities in last year's local government elections candidate lists, has found that the party's membership system was manipulated, a report says.

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