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
Twenty years ago this weekend, South Africans finally won the right to make their cross in the first democratic elections. Will I be thwarted in making mine next week?
Tube strikes might even affect South African democracy
Pointless, reckless and badly timed – how numerous critics have described a new campaign encouraging people to spoil their votes to avoid giving votes to the ANC in the national elections.
With only eight days left to notify the IEC of your intention to vote abroad (being registered to vote is NOT enough), a mere 10,700 people have done so, prompting many to label expat South Africans as apathetic. But perhaps it’s not apathy at all…
The date for voting abroad is only six weeks away, but not all boxes seem to be ticked correctly in preparation
Julius Malema seems to have his eyes on the prize, saying that he could get 50 per cent of the vote in the upcoming May elections for the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) – but with unimpressive organisation skills ahead of a major party rally, EFF may have bitten off more than it can chew
As the election date is made official, we demystify the next step of the process for you.
The short version of events: the ANC wins and the DA loses in a number of by-elections held across South Africa earlier in the week. But the long version of the story rather exposes how neither party can actually claim a major victory or celebrate any success, as the campaign season shifts into full gear
A record 25.3-million South Africans are now on the voters’ roll – 80.5 percent of eligible voters. Just over 4,000 first-time voters have registered at South Africa’s foreign missions over the last month, with an estimated 3,000 having registered in London.
The Democratic Alliance leader, Helen Zille, has released a video specifically addressed to the South African diaspora, urging them to register and vote in the upcoming national elections by 7 February
Registration for the 2014 elections has now opened for South Africans abroad. You can register at your closest South African embassy, High Commission or consulate during their normal working hours until 7 February 2014.
The Security Cluster of Ministers have closed ranks around Number One as the State releases its own Nkandla report ahead of the Public Protector’s more hotly-awaited one. As many expected, the State has defended everything down to the large swimming pool as esssential to the First Family’s protection, although some overpayment for individual items has been admitted to
Ramphele’s party’s election plan for 2014 seems to be cutting it dangerously fine: the party will hold its inaugural national conference in January, where it will also confirm its leadership. Those leaders will then have no more than six months to canvass their constituencies and build a personal and party brand before the elections are held, as many predict, in or around June 2014
TheSouthAfrican.com has received a number of requests from readers anxious to know how they can make their mark in the 2014 elections. Here’s our step-by-step guide to letting your voice be heard from abroad
ANC deputy president and Struggle stalwart Cyril Ramphosa has put backs up after a stray comment to a Limpopo resident yesterday upset Afrikaans-speaking South Africans
While the youth and chiefly rural provinces are lagging in voter registration, the IEC has mobilised more resources and manpower than before to ensure that at least two million currently unregistered voters get onto the rolls before the country chooses its leader for the rest of the decade in 2014
We speak to the Hon. Jo Ann Downs, MPL for Kwa-Zulu Natal, about the African Christian Democratic Party’s vision for South Africa and for its sons and daughters who are making their lives beyond the Republic
Jacob Zuma’s latest gaffe appears to disparage Malawians and African thinking, sending the Presidency into spin mode to contain speculation that those who oppose e-tolling in Gauteng are insufficiently patriotic in the President’s eyes
Whether you are reading this in Putney, Perth or Port Elizabeth, it’s your election – here’s why…
As the 2014 elections draw nearer, the National Assembly has approved the Electoral Amendment Bill, despite protests from the DA.
ANC supporters assaulted a Democratic Alliance member who had supported a DA candidate to replace the ANC mayor in the hotly-contested Tlokwe (former Potchefstroom) municipality on Wednesday.