ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTION 2019

Rand hits seven-month low as Cabinet delay fuels reform concerns

2019-05-28 19:02

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.

Frantic messages from parties in last minute push to increase voter turnout

2019-05-08 20:16

Political parties are pulling out all the digital stops to get voters to the polls before they close.

Second elderly person dies on the way to the voting booth

2019-05-08 17:49

The ANC says the woman was a party activist, and her commitment to voting is a lesson to the younger generation of voters.

Both Nando's and Galito's will sell you half-price chicken today – but you have to vote for the Nando's

2019-05-08 08:17

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.

Mike’s Kitchen will also give you a free coffee on Wednesday – but there’s a small catch

2019-05-06 12:21

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.

After polls, Mzansi's future depends on SMEs, says entrepreneur behind viral video

2019-05-04 16:03

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.

History points to rand decline after election

2019-04-29 09:56

The rand may be in for a rough ride after elections set for May 8, if history is any guide.

Ferial Haffajee: Election 2019 - Keep an eye on your pensions

2019-04-25 12:46

It's been whispered that prescribed asset legislation is unlikely, but we should not be so easily soothed, says Ferial Haffajee.

We asked two top astrologers what the stars say about the 2019 elections – here’s their prediction

2019-04-24 11:12

The positioning of the planets on 8 May suggest a "spirited election" – with a chance for trouble with counting and technology.

Maimane accuses ANC of 'orchestrating' violent protests in DA-led areas

2019-04-14 19:31

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.

 

While voter turnout was low, new numbers show there was massive online interest in the elections

2019-05-16 14:03

News24 received a whopping 10.3 million unique browsers in the week of the election - three times more than its competitors.

'Ballot box' found at house turns out to be full of toilet rolls

2019-05-08 19:50

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.

Election day: SA's Top 5 Google searches include EFF and Maimane

2019-05-08 16:38

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.

In election week, is local lekker enough for our politicians?

2019-05-07 20:00

Do political parties opt for cheap imports for their party t-shirts, all while paying lip service to supporting local businesses and goods?

Uber is offering discounts on trips to polling stations on Wednesday – even if it is being slightly cheap compared to 2016

2019-05-06 11:42

You can get R50 off a trip to and from casting your vote on 8 May by using the right discount code.

POLITICS PODCAST: Number crunching – ANC confident of holding on to Gauteng

2019-05-03 12:53

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.

DA is said to face risk of split over policy

2019-04-25 15:08

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 labour department wants to cancel strike-happy Amcu’s registration – because it isn't a 'genuine trade union'

2019-04-24 14:40

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".

WATCH: Mbeki campaigns for the ANC, saying the party has recognised it made mistakes

2019-04-23 14:57

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.

IEC dismisses objections against ANC, DA, EFF, BLF candidates, upholds one against ex-PAC leader

2019-04-09 10:15

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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