For FW de Klerk reconciliation was never about moral intention, but always about political strategy, writes Antjie Krog.
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.
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 could help reduce incidents of double voting and the spoiling of ballot papers, say experts - but there could be serious drawbacks too.
A Cape Town photographer says the party used his extraordinary photo without paying him.
Business Insider SA looks at which of the various videos and accusations have already been debunked.
As the nation marks its sixth democratic elections, South Africans are still pleading for government to see to basic needs.
With the national elections taking place in two days, we investigate if political parties truly care about addressing gender inequality
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
Many South Africans want the parties they voted for to attend to health services they feel are not up to scratch.
Mobile political campaigns could be useful in informing voters on parties, but could also be alienating and frustrating them, says a researcher.
Few IEC officials will walk to polling stations. Here are five vehicles which will make South Africa’s elections happen.
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.
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.
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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