Greek leftist leader vows end to austerity

2015-01-26 07:42

Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras has promised that five years of austerity imposed by international creditors were over after his Syriza party swept to victory.

Copper plays surprise role in Zambia vote

2015-01-19 11:00

A controversial decision to hike mining royalties in copper-rich Zambia has not only spooked investors, but has become an unlikely presidential election issue.

Namibian results could be delayed

2014-11-29 09:09

Election results in Namibia are expected to be delayed due to the slow voting process after problems occurred with voter verification devices.

Camerer interviewed for IEC commissioner position

2014-11-20 12:29

Former ambassador Sheila Camerer has told the panel conducting interviews for the position of commissioner of the IEC that strong rules of governance are important to any organisation.

US midterm polls carry high economic stakes

2014-11-04 09:34

The midterm slugfest for control of the US Senate could have far-reaching effects on the economy, with previous fights having shut down the government.

Hanging on to power in Africa

2014-10-29 11:42

Many African presidents have tried, and often succeeded, to stay in power by reforming their countries' constitutions to get rid of limits on the number of presidential terms.

Economic hopes hang on Mozambique poll result

2014-10-15 09:40

Mozambicans want whoever wins the country's elections to use newly-discovered coal and natural gas resources to end poverty and inequality, and to create jobs.

Tlakula 'did the right thing' by resigning

2014-09-03 13:09

IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula did the right thing by resigning, but the controversy is regrettable and leaves behind an impressive legacy at the IEC, the DA says.

Police, IEC monitor Mossel Bay after protests

2014-08-13 10:09

Police and IEC officials are reportedly keeping a close eye on the situation in Kwa Noqaba, Mossel Bay, as a municipal by-election is held amid violent protests in the town.

IEC under threat from ANC - Zille

2014-08-11 13:35

DA leader Helen Zille has questioned the ability of the Electoral Commission of SA to run free and fair municipal elections in 2016, saying it is under threat of becoming an ANC lapdog.

Give us jobs, say Indonesia's young voters

2014-06-27 10:33

To attract Indonesia's army of young voters, the two presidential candidates have a strong presence on social media as jobs top the agenda for most young adults.

ANC, DA retain wards in by-elections

2014-05-29 09:21

The ANC and DA have retained their wards in six municipal by-elections in four provinces, according to results.

By-elections to take place in 4 provinces

2014-05-27 11:12

Six municipal wards in four provinces are up for grabs in by-elections, the IEC says, after three councillors resigned, two died and one was imprisoned.


Former DA leader, Tony Leon, shares his thoughts on what Nelson Mandela would have thought about the 2014 election results.

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Former DA leader Tony Leon believes Julius Malema's policies - just like Hugo Chávez's - could ruin South Africa. Watch.

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Police are investigating a video that appears to show ANC supporters beating an alleged Cope supporter to death. Watch.

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IEC did their best - Mthembu

2014-05-13 08:42

ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu says the IEC did their best this election. Watch.

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IEC Chief Electoral Officer Mosotho Moepya says while selfies were not permitted in voting booths, most selfies show South Africans celebrating their votes.

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Speaking about the DA's prospects after this election, DA Parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko said she could not imagine a DA-Agang reconciliation. Watch.

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President Jacob Zuma made a fleeting visit to the IEC's National Results Operations Centre on Thursday night. Watch.

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Political analyst Steven Friedman says Jacob Zuma may not be guaranteed another five years. Watch.

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Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder said he is pleased with the party's performance, especially after the DA "tried to get our voters away".

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There were shouts of delight from Helen Zille who was on the floor of the IEC's results centre when the DA's vote count hit four million - a new record. See her reaction here.

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Speaking at the IEC's results centre, DA leader Helen Zille said her party had gained 700 000 new black votes. She also gave insight into the failed DA-Agang partnership.

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Speaking to News24, EFF leader Julius Malema said the priority for Limpopo and the North West (where the EFF will serve as official opposition) is the expropriation of land without compensation.

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Greek leftists Syriza aim for historic election win

2015-01-25 09:30

Greeks vote on Sunday in an election expected to bring in a government led by the leftwing Syriza party, which has promised to roll back painful austerity measures.

Illegal Tlokwe voters matter to be heard in court

2015-01-12 09:10

The Electoral Court is expected to hear the case of independent candidates disputing the IEC's findings that only 1040 people illegally voted in the 2013 Tlokwe by-elections.

Western Cape by-elections off to a steady start

2014-11-26 12:15

Four by-elections in the Western Cape are progressing smoothly, electoral officers say.

US voters more social, mobile, says study

2014-11-04 11:44

The 2014 US midterm elections are decidedly more social and mobile than the last time around, according to a new report.

Growing DA support in E Cape - Zille

2014-11-01 14:18

Democratic Alliance party leader Helen Zille says the party is gaining strong support from the Eastern Cape people.

Elections after 7 municipalities dissolved

2014-10-16 20:37

A total of 111 wards will be contested in by-elections next month following the National Council of Provinces decision to dissolve district and municipal councils.

By-elections in 7 provinces

2014-09-16 12:33

Municipal by-elections are set to take place in seven provinces, the Electoral Commission of SA says, adding that a total of 63 000 voters are registered to vote in 65 voting districts.

Parties claim victory in by-elections

2014-08-14 12:03

The DA has claimed victory in by-elections across South Africa, while the ANC says it was grateful to win eight wards, including three previously held by other parties.

By-elections: ANC wants DA councillor disqualified

2014-08-13 09:35

The ANC in Limpopo has called for the disqualification of a DA councillor accused of not being registered in the right ward to contest a by-election.

ANC, DA welcome by-election results

2014-07-03 10:45

The ANC and DA have thanked South Africans for participating in by-elections held in 20 wards across six provinces. The DA won 14 of the 20 wards.

DA 'not only strong in white areas'

2014-05-29 15:59

The DA's victory in Soshanguve during by-elections dispels the myth that it is only strong in so-called white areas, the party says.

Voting stations open for by-elections

2014-05-28 07:22

Voting stations have opened for municipal by-elections in six wards across four provinces, the Electoral Commission of SA says.


In today's headlines: Ramphele lets politics take a backseat, ministers want a judicial review of the Nkandla report and two schools are burned down in Nigeria. Watch.

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Former DA leader Tony Leon says the EFF can only distract Parliament with their red overalls and berets for a few days. After that, Leon believes, they will have to show their true political abilities.

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NFP leader steps down as mayor to join Parly

2014-05-14 20:47

Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, the leader of the National Freedom Party, is heading for Parliament after being the Zululand District Municipality's mayor for 15 years.


Stationed at the IEC results centre in Pretoria, News24's Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath provides an update on the vote-counting process. Watch.

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Residents of Bekkersdal, an area beset with violence in recent months, put tensions on ice for the vote.

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Speaking to News24, IFP Secretary General Sibongile Nkomo confirmed the IEC is set on becoming the official opposition in KwaZulu-Natal.

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The DA's premier candidate for Gauteng, Mmusi Maimane says he is still hopeful for Gauteng and that 2014's election proved the DA to be a non-racial party. Watch.

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Although the dumped ballots in Pretoria were already tallied, DA leader Helen Zille stressed ballot dumping does not inspire voter confidence in a free, fair election.

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The EFF's premier candidate for the North West Alfred Motsi says the EFF is pleased to be the official opposition in the North West and will encourage residents to bring issues to the party instead of protesting.

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ACDP disappointed with votes

2014-05-13 08:40

Speaking to News24, the ACDP's Steve Swart said the ACDP was disappointed with their vote tally, but remained positive about their seats in parliament.

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Chester Missing took his opportunity to videobomb DA leaders during a DA briefing at the IEC results centre. Watch.

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Residents of Yeoville, Johannesburg, share why they did not vote in this election. Watch.

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News24 reporter Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath gives an update from Pretoria where the IEC is gearing up for the official announcement of the 2014 election results. Watch.

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