In this week's edition we take a look at the Zuma effect, surprising ways the economy will change and deliver a sobering Covid-19 report card.
South Africa’s rand slumped to a seven-month low as an unexpected delay in the appointment of the cabinet stoked concerns President Cyril Ramaphosa is facing opposition to his reform agenda.
Political parties are pulling out all the digital stops to get voters to the polls before they close.
The ANC says the woman was a party activist, and her commitment to voting is a lesson to the younger generation of voters.
Two flame-grilled chicken outlets are both selling quarter chicken meals at deep discounts to celebrate South Africa's elections. At Nando's you'll have to show a marked thumb – but that comes with a portion of chips.
The list of free stuff a marked thumb will get on voting day is growing – but steakhouse chain Mike's Kitchen is expecting something in return.
Entrepreneur and author Marnus Broodyk is vocal about the importance supporting local business, and says he will be campaigning for his cause up to and after the elections.
The rand may be in for a rough ride after elections set for May 8, if history is any guide.
It's been whispered that prescribed asset legislation is unlikely, but we should not be so easily soothed, says Ferial Haffajee.
The positioning of the planets on 8 May suggest a "spirited election" – with a chance for trouble with counting and technology.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane says he will be approaching Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete requesting that and urgent Ad Hoc Joint Committee look into the violent protests that have hit DA-led coalition governments.
News24 received a whopping 10.3 million unique browsers in the week of the election - three times more than its competitors.
Police and the military were called in to investigate reports that a ballot box had been stored at a house. But it turned out to be a damp squib.
By 13:00 on election day more than 200 000 people in South Africa had already turned to Google to find out more about the SA elections.
Do political parties opt for cheap imports for their party t-shirts, all while paying lip service to supporting local businesses and goods?
You can get R50 off a trip to and from casting your vote on 8 May by using the right discount code.
This week on POLOTIKI, it’s the final big push for political parties ahead of the national elections and the numbers are taking centre stage.
Several senior members of the Democratic Alliance have considered breaking away to form a new party because of disputes about its policy direction, according to people familiar with the matter.
The registrar of labour relations intends to cancel the registration of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) unless he is convinced otherwise – because it is no longer a "genuine trade union".
Former president Thabo Mbeki says it is good that the ANC is acknowledging its mistakes, as he joins the ruling party in electioneering ahead of the May 8 elections.
The IEC says it has dismissed all but one of the 52 objections against political party candidates for Parliament and provincial legislatures.
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