Voters are never powerless – despite our electoral system

2018-12-12 08:32

Undeniably, voters have a far bigger say in a first-past-the-post electoral system. But in a country like ours such a system would have seen the ANC getting close to all the seats in Parliament, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

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Voters in Ivory Coast are weighing in on the country's new constitution, which is expected to be approved despite several violent demonstrations by the opposition.

Voters in Ivory Coast are weighing in on the country's new constitution, which is expected to be approved despite several violent demonstrations by the opposition.

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Sell lacks coalition enthusiasm – high-table stakes, insignificant participants

2016-08-23 14:08

Political analyst Graham Sell is highly sceptical of coalition politics, which gives otherwise insignificant participants such important seats at the high table.

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Volley of debate over secret vote in Johannesburg

Proceedings were interrupted and later halted following a debate over secret ballots.

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Municipal elections matter. But not in the way we think.

2016-07-21 15:36

Can voters be swayed by service delivery performance? Research proves that elections aren’t that straightforward - they tend to be much more complex and messy.

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WATCH: Vote for what? ask bleak Thomson residents

A few residents of Thomson informal settlement do not plan to vote. Find out why.

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Iswamo Kapalu: Herds of State – party before country. Time for electoral reform.

2016-04-14 07:15

Iswamo Kapalu, a member of the Jesuit Institute, joins the debate calling for an electoral reform.

New voting stations as new wards open for elections

2016-03-03 09:50

Voters in 162 of the 4 747 voting districts in the province will have to re-register at new voting stations, provincial electoral officer Mawethu Mosery announced on Wednesday.

Are women just an afterthought?

2013-11-22 14:10

As much as women are active voters, do political parties have their issues at heart?

 

Convincing the youth to vote will be key for political parties in 2019

2018-03-12 10:24

Political parties got off to a good start this weekend showing what they have to offer in return for a vote in the forthcoming 2019 elections, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Trump as president – what this will mean for women all over the world

2016-10-03 15:49

They say that when America sneezes, the world catches a cold. With the US presidential elections coming up, the world is reaching for a tissue.

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'The ANC is going to die a natural death,' claims EFF's Floyd Shivambu

EFF deputy Floyd Shivambu declares his party's number one goal.

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WATCH: The pros and cons of minority governments

Minority governments make for instability but help reach consensus, argues this expert.

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WATCH: Furious Thabong resident dumps local government over sewage

Matshidiso Tsoeli says she will not vote, after poor sewage works led to her house's flooding.

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WATCH: How to get elections 2016 to come to you

Do you qualify for a special vote? Check here.

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It’s in your hands — pick the right councillor to serve you well

2016-03-28 12:00

With the highly-anticipated local government elections approaching, it is time for residents to stand up and elect the best candidate as their ward councillor.

Why you as a woman should vote on 7 May

2014-05-05 16:03

This is why you should mark an 'X' at the polls this Wednesday...

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