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

2019-05-16 19:30

The explosion of support for the Freedom Front Plus – albeit from a small base – has arguably been one of the most significant stories to come out of this election.

ANALYSIS: How the Freedom Front Plus ate (some of) the DA’s lunch

2019-05-11 15:37

Former DA supporters who voted for the Freedom Front Plus in this year’s election felt alienated by the party, vulnerable in a country where race dominates national discourse and concerned about a future where they believe their culture and identity is being threatened, says a FF Plus leader.

'We stuck the course and we have gone backwards' - Maimane

2019-05-10 14:46

The DA galvanised around party leader Mmusi Maimane just hours after its federal executive chairperson James Selfe cast aspersions on his leadership.

Thuma Mina: Gauteng too close to call while the DA loses its grip

2019-05-09 17:22

The titanic battle for control of Gauteng, the country’s richest province, is too close to call, with the ANC hanging on to its majority by a whisker and the DA’s poor showing nationally continuing at local level.

Maimane's moment of truth - Will the DA grow at the polls?

2019-05-08 13:19

Today's elections may prove to be the sternest test for DA leader Mmusi Maimane.

Few hiccups at Soweto stations as voting gets under way

2019-05-08 13:01

Voting has kicked off smoothly at Presbyterian Church in Dobsonville, but scanner issues occured at another station 600 metres away.

ANC needs a strong opposition to keep them honest

2019-05-07 19:40

I realised that it isn't about the witty campaigns and it isn't about the cool catch phrases. It is about integrity and clarity and vision, writes Howard Feldman.

Three party leaders battle it out in the elections

2019-05-06 11:32

South Africa goes to the polls this week when leaders of the three main parties vie for votes in a race that could test the ruling ANC's long-held dominance.

Cyril Ramaphosa is 'no saviour', says Maimane

2019-05-04 20:38

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has reminded South Africans that President Cyril Ramaphosa was part of the leadership collective when the country was looted during the state capture era while asking the country to take a new risk and put some faith in the DA.

It's now or never, Maimane says to potential voters

2019-05-04 14:05

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has dared South Africans to think about what the country could have been were it not for corruption, this as he asks the country to 'give change a chance'.


ELECTIONS BRIEFS: Why the much-vaunted DA shot blanks

2019-05-16 05:00

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 the numbers started to roll in it soon became clear that Mmusi Maimane's party, the official opposition, was going to have a 'mare.

BIG MOMENTS: The story of the 2019 general election

2019-05-11 11:15

South Africa is on the edge of another five-year political cycle where heroes and saviours, crooks and villains and party spats and splits will be part of our national staple. These are the main takeaways from the election.

South Africa resets: ANC dodges a spray of bullets, DA slumps and EFF keeps on trucking

2019-05-09 22:44

What exactly happened on Wednesday? It seems South Africa chose to give the ANC a light tongue-lashing, while DA support declined for the first time ever. The EFF keeps chugging along while the Freedom Front Plus is making a comeback. The national results centre in Pretoria was an interesting joint on Thursday night.

Here's what South Africans searched for on election day

2019-05-09 08:48

While the Independent Electoral Commission has started counting votes, Google collected data on what users asked the search engine around the SA elections.

Voting for the DA is 'not a marriage' - Maimane

2019-05-08 13:06

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says voting for the party is not a marriage.

The dead hand of Jacob Zuma that's throttling Cyril Ramaphosa

2019-05-08 05:00

While President Cyril Ramaphosa is being driven to his voting station in the back of his black BMW on Wednesday, he will feel the dead hand of Jacob Zuma on his neck, and he will be worried about his party's future, writes Pieter du Toit.

WATCH: Afrikaans, abortion and cannabis - DA leader Mmusi Maimane answers your questions

2019-05-07 15:53

DA leader Mmusi Maimane sat down with News24's Social Media Editor Kelly Anderson to discuss pressing issues sent through by you, our readers. Watch.

ANALYSIS: Maimane's strong closing targets 'complicit' Ramaphosa

2019-05-05 07:03

Mmusi Maimane's strong speech on Saturday centred on three things: President Cyril Ramaphosa’s complicity in years of capture, the challenge of change and the party’s promise to voters.

'I can't be in the same government with the ANC. That's not negotiable' - Herman Mashaba

2019-05-04 17:03

City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba says there is no way that he will serve in a coalition government with the ANC.

AS IT HAPPENED: 'Let us be brave and give change a chance' - Maimane concludes rally speech ahead of elections

2019-05-04 10:05

DA supporters have gathered in large numbers at the Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto as the party hosted its final rally ahead of the elections.

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