Inside the draft PAIA Bill: Records to be declared every quarter

2019-08-28 17:38

Political parties will have to disclose their funders every quarter if a new bill becomes law in its current form.

Is this a new dawn for women in politics?

2019-05-27 17:24

The increase in number of women in Parliament, while slight and delayed, could be a welcomed chapter for South African politics.

The no-hopers, dead or alive, in India's election

2019-04-12 10:18

Jubilant about his impending defeat, Fakkad Baba is one of a colourful host of no-hoper candidates in India's mega-election to throw their hat in the ring every time.

De Lille victory a hard lesson for all political parties

2018-06-28 08:32

Patricia de Lille's court victory is a victory for all members of political parties who wish to participate fully in the activities of their parties in line with the agreed rules and policies of those parties, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Concourt ruling on political party funding could prevent more state capture

2018-06-25 08:40

The Concourt's decision over political party funding has potential to weed out sinister donors who fund parties with the sole intention to capture the party and subsequently the state, writes Ralph Mathekga.

LISTEN: Mthembu slams absent ANC MPs

New ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu wants more ANC MPs present on voting days in Parliament. He says some "play truant" and that must be weeded out of the caucus.

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Meet the parties

2009-04-21 12:00

Not sure who to vote for? Want a quick summary of all the key political parties? Take a look at our slideshow introducing you to each party and the party leader.


Public hearings into political party funding to kick off next month

2019-07-22 22:10

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) will next month begin with public hearings into the draft regulations for the Political Party Funding Act in Cape Town, the commission said on Monday.

Big political parties made promises ahead of the elections, but will this guarantee a better South Africa for women?

2019-05-07 21:01

With the national election results being tallied, South African women and children who have been promised change by big and small political parties alike now wait with bated breath.

If you vote for this political party, do you know how many women sit on top of their food chain?

2019-02-26 14:57

In the middle of manifesto launches and ahead of the national elections, we look at how many women are in the most executive positions in South Africa's major political parties.

About time we popped the hood on political parties

2018-06-25 10:47

There is a need therefore for all South Africa's political parties to recommit themselves to sound constitutional principles in the way their affairs are conducted, writes Phephelaphi Dube.

Increased public funding will hold parties to account

2017-05-22 08:07

If South Africans are not willing to invest more in their democracy by increasing funding of political parties, someone else will do it and it won't be in the public interest, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Is SA a nanny state? An expert answers

What does the term neoliberalism actually mean? Professor Jeremy Seekings examines the label in relation to the South African government's policies.

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