ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTIONS 2019

Cosatu, Sanco, SACP call for forensic audit in WC ANC finances

2019-05-20 20:51

The SACP, Cosatu and Sanco have met in Salt River, Cape Town to discuss recent disturbing political developments in the province.

Your guide to the swearing in of MPs and the election of the president

2019-05-19 14:25

On Wednesday South Africa's newly elected MPs will be sworn in, a president will be elected, and a speaker and deputy speaker will also be elected. This is how the event will unfold.

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

2019-05-19 07:00

South African voter absenteeism must be understood first and foremost as strategic, informed and intended. Their absence is by no means a sign of apathy, writes Tinyiko Maluleke.

Investors want to be sure lights will stay on in SA - economist

2019-05-18 15:46

Market participants are acutely aware of the apparent fissures within the ANC, which may disrupt attempts at reform, says an economist at Sanlam Investments.

Increase in disinformation leading up to elections not enough to destabilise it - MMA

2019-05-17 05:21

Media Monitoring Africa says there didn't appear to be a deliberate strategy of disinformation campaigning in the runup to the 2019 national elections.

All you need to know about the presidential inauguration logistics

2019-05-16 20:42

The presidential inauguration of Cyril Ramaphosa at Loftus Versveld Stadium in Tshwane will have at least 32 000 members of the public in attendance on May 25.

Double voting: Despite deviations, risks remain negligible - audit shows

2019-05-16 18:39

The Statistician-General's final report reveals that there was a negligible risk of double voting in the May 8, 2019 National and Provincial elections.

Ramaphosa's 3 key post-election investor issues

2019-05-16 16:06

With the election process completed, investors' focus will now shift to President Cyril Ramaphosa's ability and political will in addressing issues of concern, says the chief economist at Citadel.

Most voters satisfied following elections, survey finds

2019-05-16 14:53

Voters are generally highly satisfied with their voting experience in the 2019 national and provincial elections and overwhelmingly believe the election procedures to be free and fair.

DA's Gwen Ngwenya declines seat in Parliament

2019-05-16 12:17

The DA's former head of policy, Gwen Ngwenya, has declined to take up a seat in Parliament.

 

Dawie Scholtz: How the ANC (narrowly) held Gauteng

2019-05-20 13:00

Gauteng, home to the SA's administrative and economic capitals, was the biggest prize during the recent general election. The ANC managed to hold on to it by the skin of their teeth. How did the party do it? Dawie Scholtz explains.

Sunday Read: From entrepreneur to premier - Winde takes over the wild West

2019-05-19 09:28

From being an entrepreneur to getting to the heart of business, Western Cape Premier-elect Alan Winde gears up for the road ahead.

The DA's campaign battle plan was simply wrong

2019-05-19 07:00

The success of the ANC is that it does not function like an ordinary political party. Its branch system serves as communities it can activate during elections. The DA has failed to grow something similar, writes William Gumede.

Your complete guide to the next five weeks in SA politics

2019-05-17 05:45

With the elections still firmly in South Africa's rear view mirror, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng will take centre stage in Parliament over the next five weeks, as he swears in a new president and Cabinet.

Just how brightly will South Africa’s star shine under Ramaphosa?

2019-05-17 05:01

The ANC’s vote tally may have dropped to below 60% in a general election for the first time since the end of apartheid but it remains in the driving seat, writes Solly Moeng.

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.

Campaigning a 'reality check', DA's Winde admits as he thanks the Western Cape

2019-05-16 15:41

Incoming Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says campaigning was a "reality check" for himself and the DA as they embarked on a "thank you tour" in the Western Cape.

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

2019-05-16 12:31

The EFF has been going full tilt since it was established in 2014, blowing up parliamentary convention, shaping a new brand of racial nationalism and setting fire to the political environment.

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.

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