Alan Winde: I've got big shoes to fill

2018-09-20 15:21

As premier of the Western Cape he will have big shoes to fill but with almost two decades in government, he's got the track record to prove that he's up to the challenge, says Alan Winde.

Surviving the pre-election chaos

2018-08-29 08:17

It is important that the election is held as soon as possible. The time before an election is a very challenging time, particularly for a country like ours, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Zimbabwe Army boss is said to demand: Who ordered crackdown?

2018-08-07 18:26

Zimbabwe’s armed forces chief wants to know who ordered troops to break up protests against the ruling party’s election victory, according to 3 government officials.

Ramaphosa's tight-rope walk working - for now

2018-07-19 10:38

Cyril Ramaphosa must win over the poor and marginalised, whose plight is desperate. But the poor performance of SARS, R50bn budget deficit and lacklustre GDP provide little wiggle-room, says Daniel Silke.

Populist politics still a threat to SA society, Thuli Madonsela warns

2018-05-04 07:23

Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says state capture has left society and the political arena fragile and vulnerable, which perpetrators of state capture are exploiting for political means.

Here’s the personality test Cambridge Analytica had Facebook users take

2018-03-20 16:32

The personality test Cambridge Analytica used gives users an "OCEAN" score for Openness, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism.

India rolls out the red carpet for 100-year-old voter

2017-11-10 05:32

Authorities in a remote Himalayan village in Northern India roll out the red carpet for a 100-year-old man who has voted in every election since independence to cast his ballot.

Only effective anti-corruption protest will be 2019 election - expert

2017-09-28 12:45

Any real protest against corruption can only be made at the national election in 2019, Sable International director Andrew Rissik said on Thursday.

The youth vote could topple the ANC

2017-06-21 08:36

The 1976 Soweto uprising taught us that young people can change history. The numbers suggest that can happen again if the youth show up for the next election, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

uPhongolo by-election running smoothly - IEC

2017-06-14 17:11

No intimidation has been reported during the ward 7 by-election in the uPhongolo municipality on Wednesday, the IEC has said.


Crumbling DA-EFF coalitions a sign of things to come

2018-08-30 16:32

With election 2019 looming, it’s time again for political parties to cover themselves in (in)glory in a fight to gain some sort of competitive advantage in what is likely to be South Africa’s most fractious vote to date, writes Daniel Silke.

Middle-class voters may punish ANC

2018-08-08 11:41

In 2016, the ruling party lost its grip on key metros in the municipal elections. If the current landslide that is economic inequality continues, they stand to lose a lot more in the 2019 general election.


2018-07-30 10:48

HISTORY is being made in Zimbabwe as the 2018 elections will be the country's first without Robert Mugabe as a candidate.

Youth have major bargaining power, but do they know it?

2018-06-18 08:26

Do the youth fully understand their bargaining power in a scenario where political parties would be seeking their votes in the forthcoming election, asks Ralph Mathekga.

Hungarians vote in parliamentary elections in 'test for Europe'

2018-04-08 11:07

Hungarians head to the voting booth to decide the country's future amid rising anti-migrant rhetoric.

Venezuelan president eyes wins in local votes

2017-12-10 10:53

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is expecting a few surprises in Sunday's municipal elections, amid an opposition boycott and voter enthusiasm undercut by economic crisis.

A weak ANC does not a winning opposition make

2017-10-27 08:19

Real as the ANC's weakness appears to those addicted to news headlines, they are not entirely self-evident to voters. Nor do they presuppose the need for political change, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Road to 2019: How to fight like a boxer

2017-08-15 11:09

All three main political parties are looking competitive for 2019. But there are areas where there is a need for tightening and improvement. I would like to highlight those areas, writes Chris Kanyane.

Turnout worries for Macron ahead of election

2017-06-17 09:17

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has called for a high turnout in the parliamentary election that will help President Emmanuel Macron's party.

Polls open in UK election after campaign marred by attacks

2017-06-08 08:39

Polling stations have opened across Britain in an election to choose a new government.

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