Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
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A Mozambique poll observer was shot dead on Monday in a ruling party stronghold, the latest killing in the run-up to next week's elections, a monitoring group said.
The dramatic and shocking events of Monday with Bosasa supremo Gavin Watson's untimely and violent death gave the whole sordid saga around the controversial Krugersdorp company its most unexpected twist yet.
The Freedom Front Plus is continuing to frustrate the Democratic Alliance, taking a seat from the party in a North West by-election.
IEC chairperson Glen Mashinini has admitted that its current voter verification system is so outdated that it will not survive another election – and he has hinted that it will be updated before the 2021 local government elections.
Contrary to all the pre-electoral promises and expectations, indications are that the 2019 general elections delivered a perfect damp squib, says Solly Moeng.
South Africa is in the process of a political realignment. The prevailing trend in this realignment is the growth of the extremes in our politics at the expense of our more centrist parties.
National Treasury has been warning us for years: our debt-to-GDP ratio is growing, we're running a problematic current account deficit, state-owned companies are a drag on the economy and our bloated public service wage bill needs to be trimmed. We're running out of money, and fast.
The general election in South Africa in May conveyed mixed messages: one was that democracy is maturing, the other that it is failing.
The FF Plus' issue with the BLF stems from its constitution that only allows black people to join the party.
Indications are that the 2019 general elections delivered a damp squib, says Solly Moeng.
The Democratic Alliance has welcomed the Electoral Court's decision to set aside the Electoral Commission of SA's decision on what has become known as the De Lille telemarketing case.
The South African Council of Messianic Churches in Christ says reports that it has withdrawn its application to the Electoral Court to have the African Transformation Movement deregistered is misleading.
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