Consumer confidence hits highest level since 2014

2016-12-08 11:28

Consumer confidence improved in the third quarter, on the back of municipal elections outcome. But it remains below average levels, says FNB.

10 great political films you need to see

2016-11-04 07:00

There are some wonderful idealistic films about American politics, warm with optimism and belief in Washington's system.

DA wants to protect IEC from ‘bullying’

2016-09-25 19:29

DA leader Mmusi Maimane on Sunday pledged to help the IEC cope with the ANC’s alleged “bullying” following this year’s local government elections.

How world sees SA: Amanpour chats to Maimane – A watershed moment.

2016-09-08 21:00

CNN's Christiane Amanpour tackles poverty, joblessness and service delivery in an interview with DA leader Mmusi Maimane, talking about SA’s watershed moment.

Sell lacks coalition enthusiasm – high-table stakes, insignificant participants

2016-08-23 14:08

Political analyst Graham Sell is highly sceptical of coalition politics, which gives otherwise insignificant participants such important seats at the high table.

WATCH: The pros and cons of minority governments

Minority governments make for instability but help reach consensus, argues this expert.

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Msimanga allays job loss fears (except for saboteurs)

Following elections as Mayor of Tshwane, Solly Msimanga says jobs are safe.

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Too soon? EFF cheers DA's Msimanga in Tshwane

EFF members in Tshwane cheer for DA mayoral candidate Solly Msimanga.

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Chris Duncan: Hero Lager – the shape of things to come in Nigeria?

2016-08-16 14:31

Chris Duncan reflects on SA's successful municipal poll, Nigeria's cancelled election and the country’s ills including a weakening naira, militants and more.

Ed Herbst: Staring down the Race Merchants

2016-08-11 17:54

On August 3, South Africans stared down the Race Merchants and showed that its heart is right, says former reporter Ed Herbst.


Municipal by-elections get under way in 6 provinces

2016-11-09 06:07

Fifteen municipal ward by-elections are set to take place across six provinces, says the IEC.

Pirate Party aims for gains as Icelanders choose new government

2016-10-29 10:48

Icelanders are preparing to vote in a national election, with the radical Pirate Party hoping to unseat the centre-right government.

ANC at war with IEC

2016-09-25 06:17

The electoral body’s deputy chair alleges he was followed, photographed and labelled an "enemy" by ANC stalwarts.

ANC has hit self-destruct button. Who will survive? Expert analysis

2016-08-31 11:13

With scandals erupting almost daily in South Africa, an analyst looks at what's gone wrong within the bowels of the ANC and where the party and country are heading.

ICYMI: Hecklers drown parts of Msimanga's victory speech

Disgruntled councillors heckle Mayor of Tshwane Solly Msimanga during his first speech.

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WATCH: Solly Msimanga on ANC critics, EFF allies

Solly Msimanga speaks politics in Tshwane, following his election as mayor.

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WATCH: Here's what local government should do for you

Millions of South Africans have voted for their local governments. Now what?

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Newly instated Mayor Athol Trollip gives first speech

New Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Athol Trollip delivers his first speech.

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Coalition chess: Should DA give Tshwane to EFF? What voters say

2016-08-15 10:12

Talks about DA/EFF deals to oust the ANC in Johannesburg and Tshwane has outraged some voters, but delighted others.

Brilliant – Pierre de Vos explains how SA’s new ruling coalitions will work

2016-08-09 12:31

Confused by the complexities of how SA’s unique electoral system works? UCT professor Pierre de Vos provides the ideal antidote for such ignorance.

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