2019-05-19 07:00

The 20 million that got away: The mourning after the elections

South African voter absenteeism must be understood first and foremost as strategic, informed and intended. Their...

2019-05-19 07:00

The DA's campaign battle plan was simply wrong

The success of the ANC is that it does not function like an ordinary political party. Its branch system serves as...

2019-05-16 19:30

ELECTIONS BRIEFS: Will FF Plus be AfriForum's parliamentary wing?

The explosion of support for the Freedom Front Plus – albeit from a small base – has arguably been one of the most...

2019-05-16 12:31

ELECTIONS BRIEFS: The EFF will have to grow up if it wants to change SA

The EFF has been going full tilt since it was established in 2014, blowing up parliamentary convention, shaping a new...

2019-05-16 08:48

The sixth Parliament: Out with the old, in with the new

Some of the things that give Parliament its own specific flavour are some of the characters involved – those MPs who...

2019-05-16 05:00

ELECTIONS BRIEFS: Why the much-vaunted DA shot blanks

Two days before last week's election it seemed like the DA might just manage to pull this one out of the fire. But as...

2019-05-16 05:00

Congratulations to the people of South Africa for the strength of your democracy!

Whether in Brussels, Pretoria or Berlin, we face many challenges when it comes to elections. Voter participation is a...

2019-05-15 14:46

ELECTIONS BRIEFS: Make no mistake, the ANC is in deep trouble

The ANC is in deep trouble. It has suffered its biggest drop in support since the coming of democracy and its...

2019-05-14 07:07

3 reasons why Maimane averted a mutiny at DA FedEX

After the DA's drop in electoral support, the sharks were circling around the DA leader Mmusi Maimane. Yet, the Federal...

2019-05-15 11:02

How did land impact on the elections? Political parties overlapped more than we think

One of the biggest land reform failures of the past 25 years is the state's inability to pass legislation pertaining to...

2019-05-15 05:00

The elections offered little to be inspired by. South Africans deserve better

Politics have become uninspiring and the majority of politicians uninspired. Many are there for all the wrong reasons...

2019-05-14 14:46

Demographics and disappointment: Dawie Scholtz's complete election post-mortem

Something in the electoral calculus this year drove down ANC and DA support; and drove up EFF and FF+ support. How did...

2019-05-14 12:26

Land at the heart of EFF, FF+ ideological victories in election 2019

On one hand, you have Africans angry over being dispossessed by apartheid and whites on the other, afraid of having...

2019-05-14 08:03

Did Ramaphosa receive the mandate he was looking for?

Who received the mandate in the elections last week? Was it passed to the ANC or to Cyril Ramaphosa, or both? This is...

2019-05-14 05:00

The election is over – now for the tough choices

The next five years could represent a tipping point – one that shifts South Africa back on course to the prospects of...

2019-05-13 19:00

POST-ELECTION ANALYSIS: 4 essential reads

With the long awaited elections over, all eyes will be on President Cyril Ramaphosa and the internal battles in the ANC...

2019-05-13 13:15

On BLF, Hlaudi and the media's elections coverage

There is always an obligation to cover all parties that contest the election. But the media has been obsessed with the...

2019-05-13 08:46

ANALYSIS: The who, why and what of the Freedom Front Plus

The Freedom Front Plus is now the fifth biggest in Parliament, with 2.38% of the national vote. Though small compared...

2019-05-13 08:03

Ramaphosa's 3 biggest challenges right now

Cyril Ramaphosa's power will immediately be challenged from Luthuli House as the Zuma camp regroups to undermine and...

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