The national elections may be yesterday’s news in South Africa, but expats around the world still have many questions concerning the mismanagement of the vote abroad. As hundreds did not get to cast their votes despite the best of intentions and efforts, inquiries examining the overseas vote are beginning to produce some initial answers
In an unexpected announcement, Agang SA leader Dr Mamphela Ramphele proclaimed that she would not be taking up either one of the two seats that her party managed to gain in last week’s general elections, opting to rather take time to regroup and focus on her future political strategy – if there is any
Despite another landslide victory with more than 62 per cent of the vote, the ANC will likely face its most challenging opposition in parliament yet as SA enters its third decade of democracy
The Democratic Alliance received 84.44% of the overseas vote in the 2014 South African election – but ballots from four foreign missions were not counted as they did not make it back to South Africa in time.
The results from the votes are coming in, and while they may hold some small surprises for new players like the EFF it looks like much of the next five years is going to be business as usual
The ANC might just be the all-out winner as well as the biggest loser of the upcoming national election in South Africa on Wednesday. But to what extent are voting patterns likely to change or remain the same in what commentators have called the most exciting election in twenty years?
South Africans living abroad wake up to their election day one week ahead of the polls in Mzansi, with almost 10,000 registered voters expected at the High Commission in London alone
Radio host Eusebius McKaiser delves into the question of whether the Democratic Alliance are a genuine voting alternative to the ANC.
Western Cape Premier and Democratic Alliance (DA) leader HELEN ZILLE spills the beans in conversation with Sertan Sanderson in Cape Town
All is fair in love and war – and apparently politics, as the ANC blurs party lines and province colours
As the clash between the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the SABC, South Africa’s beleaguered public broadcaster, continues, the fate of the controversial ad starting it all will lie in the hands of a judge tonight
The DA’s former Cape Town Metro chair joining the ANC is the latest in series of departures from the DA to ANC in run up to the national elections. However, many DA members are celebrating as it appears those departing were simply jumping before being pushed.
The Democratic Alliance wins a court battle against the ANC following allegations of not playing by the rules ahead of the elections.
This is the first South African election in which political parties have used Twitter to bolster their attempts to win over voters. We take a look at what the major players have been tweeting about.
Spoof stories testing the gullability of South Africans included the new red Springbok kit and an exclusive tour of Nkandla.
In an address to South Africans in London, the DA’s Tim Harris highlighted three areas of his party’s manifesto; three reforms he believes can have a “huge effect” on South Africa’s economy.