Algeria: a year rocked by anti-regime protests

2019-12-12 13:22

Algeria has been in political turmoil for most of the year, with mass protests against the government continuing even after the resignation of long-time president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in April.

Inconvenient youth? Our democracy must earn its heirs' confidence

2019-05-11 08:00

Contempt has been heaped upon young South Africans' decision to opt out of the democratic process, but it's hardly surprising when they are so often sidelined, says Khulekani Magubane.

e-Voting: Election fix or hacker's paradise?

2019-05-10 15:50

E-voting could help reduce incidents of double voting and the spoiling of ballot papers, say experts - but there could be serious drawbacks too.

FF Plus thanked SA for the votes – with an image it expropriated without compensation

2019-05-09 19:38

A Cape Town photographer says the party used his extraordinary photo without paying him.

These election fraud rumours are going viral - here's what's really going on

2019-05-09 13:19

Business Insider SA looks at which of the various videos and accusations have already been debunked.

Build us toilets, bring down taxes, stop crime, South Africans plead as election takes centre stage

2019-05-08 18:18

As the nation marks its sixth democratic elections, South Africans are still pleading for government to see to basic needs.

#SAElections2019: What each party is promising women and children

2019-05-06 11:12

With the national elections taking place in two days, we investigate if political parties truly care about addressing gender inequality

You can change your voter registration details online in under five minutes - here's how

2019-01-22 15:52

You can check registration status or update your details online - we gave it a try, and it took less than five minutes to get it done.

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.


IEC to purchase new voter registration technology following not-so-indelible ink pen saga

2019-11-25 21:39

The Electoral Commission of South Africa says it will soon be issuing a tender for new voter registration technology "intended to support the process of voter registration and to manage the voters' roll on voting day".

E-voting: Which countries use it, where has it failed and why?

2019-05-10 19:02

Brazil, India and the Philippines are just some countries which have been making use of electronic voting for national elections, while countries like the Netherlands and Germany discontinued e-voting. Here's why.

Double votes and manicure moans: Here's what voting ink was meant to do

2019-05-09 21:19

Incidents of double voting have been reported, leading to questions over whether the voting ink used by the IEC to ensure fair elections is truly indelible. Here's what the ink was required to do, according to the tender.

Mpumalanga residents want government to prioritise emergency services

2019-05-09 14:15

Many South Africans want the parties they voted for to attend to health services they feel are not up to scratch.

Mobile political campaigns 'alienate, frustrate' SA voters, says new study

2019-05-09 13:04

Mobile political campaigns could be useful in informing voters on parties, but could also be alienating and frustrating them, says a researcher.

#SAElections2019: The most important voting day vehicles

2019-05-08 05:30

Few IEC officials will walk to polling stations. Here are five vehicles which will make South Africa’s elections happen.

Markets get ready for Ramaphoria 2.0, but what will Cyril do with all that power?

2019-04-12 10:31

While a Cyril Ramaphosa win in the national elections is expected, market analysts will be watching to see if another ANC victory will usher in real economic reforms.

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.

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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