ACDP aims for a majority win in W Cape

20 April 2019, 6:14 PM
The youth leader of the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) in the Western Cape, Cheslyn Swartz, has called on young people to vote for the party in the May elections.
IFP blames ANC for unemployment 21 April 2019, 4:05 PM

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) KwaZulu-Natal Premier Candidate, Velenkosini Hlabisa has blamed the ruling party for failing to ensure job creation.

ATM breakaway calls for IEC to deregister the party 20 April 2019, 6:34 PM

A group of African Transformation Movement (ATM) members has written to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to demand that it deregister the party,  claiming it was registered by the current leadership fraudulently. A breakaway group met in Cape Town this week, where it took a resolution to deregister the party ahead of the election and […]

WATCH: SAFM Townhall Pre-Election Debate 18 April 2019, 12:15 PM

The SAFM Townhall Pre-election Debate takes place in Nyangwini,  north of Port Shepstone.

Ballot Paper
[WATCH] What happens to your ballot paper after voting? 16 April 2019, 2:39 PM

There are certain processes that need to be followed in taking care of the ballot paper after the electorates have cast their vote.

No to xenophobia
Rise in xenophobic violence as elections near 15 April 2019, 12:41 PM

Authorities in South Africa should urgently investigate, and arrest and prosecute those responsible for a spate of violence against foreign nationals in Durban from March 25 to April 2, 2019, the South Africa-based African Diaspora Forum and Human Rights Watch said today.

Protests leading up to elections are common: Analysts 15 April 2019, 6:28 AM

Political analysts say the recent spate of violent protests in the country is not surprising, particularly when leading up to the elections.

Mmmusi Maimane in Mpumalanga
ANC has failed rural communities: Maimane 13 April 2019, 3:04 PM

Democratic Alliance(DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has expressed concern at the living conditions of the rural communities of Nkomazi in Mpumalanga.

Ace Magashule
Magashule hands out cash while on campaign trail 13 April 2019, 1:20 PM

ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule has handed over cash at some of the houses where he is on a door-to-door election campaign in Philippi on the Cape Flats.

Cyril Ramaphosa
‘Plight of communities taken seriously only during election season’ 13 April 2019, 11:42 AM

Political analyst, Dr Sethulego Matebesi, says it is unfortunate that the plight of many communities around the country is only taken seriously during election season.

Blade Nzimande
Govt has lost touch with the people: SACP 13 April 2019, 9:40 AM

SACP General Secretary Blade Nzimande says the recent spate of violent protests around the country, is a sign that government has lost touch with the people.

IEC: 2019 National and provincial elections compilation of list of contesting parties 11 April 2019, 11:04 AM

The electoral commission has published sample ballot papers for national and all 9 provinces.

District six
FF Plus to campaign in District Six 10 April 2019, 11:15 AM

The Freedom Front plus is on Wednesday taking its election campaign to District Six in Cape Town.

Ballot box
Thousands of South Africans approved to vote at foreign missions 10 April 2019, 6:20 AM

South African embassies across the world have begun to receive election material for the upcoming national vote. The diplomatic missions will host elections for South Africans living abroad on April 27. Nearly 30 000 people have registered to vote overseas.

Pieter Groenewald
Upington minorities neglected: FF Plus 9 April 2019, 12:35 PM

Freedom Front Plus (FF Plus) leader Pieter Groenewald says he has discovered that minorities in Upington in the Northern Cape are allegedly being discriminated against by government.

Over 50 objections were lodged, but the IEC upheld the PAC's objection to its own candidate Alton Mphethi, who was sentenced to 18 months in prison.
IEC dismisses party list objections barring PAC 9 April 2019, 9:49 AM

The IEC received more than 66 objections which could affect nine political parties contesting the General Elections.

Mmusi Maimane
DA slams ANC for “lack of border control” 9 April 2019, 6:13 AM

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has slammed the ANC, saying it has failed to take charge of border control in South Africa. On Monday Maimane was in the Free State to garner support for the party ahead of the May General Elections.

Election questions
Elections expert Terry Tselane answers election FAQ 4 April 2019, 6:27 PM

Elections expert Terry Tselane answers some voter questions ahead of the 2019 National and Provincial elections.

Fifi Cooper
Parties take musical approach to campaigning 4 April 2019, 12:40 PM

In the run-up to the country’s May 8th national and provincial elections, a handful of political parties are taking a musical approach to their campaigning - by releasing music albums.

President Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa defends ANC’s fight against corruption 4 April 2019, 12:25 PM

ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa has defended his administration's fight against corruption.

People standing in a line outside voting station
Big political parties face disappointment if May 8 turnout is low 3 April 2019, 10:58 AM

Usually the large political parties collectively dominate elections to a massive extent. However recent by-elections, the last of which were held at the end of March, point to large gains for small parties like the FF+and the newly formed ATM.

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Political Party Funding Bill not in effect 3 April 2019, 8:44 AM

Earlier in January President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Party Funding Bill into law.

IEC and MMA partner to combat disinformation 1 April 2019, 7:45 PM

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) director, William Baird explains the process of reporting a disinformation complaint on their initiative to combat false information that can compromise the 2019 National and Provincial Election.

Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa urges KwaMashu residents to vote 30 March 2019, 9:37 PM

Durban's largest townships were painted black, green and gold on Saturday. The African National Congress (ANC) was on its election campaign drive urging voters to support the party.

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Disgruntled MP ANC members reiterate call for disbandment of PEC 28 March 2019, 11:02 AM

Disgruntled members of the ANC in Mpumalanga have reiterated their call for the disbandment of the Provincial Executive Committee.

David Makhura
SA needs an incorruptible leadership: Makhura 27 March 2019, 6:55 AM

Gauteng premier David Makhura says South Africa needs a leadership that is incorruptible and understands the needs of citizens both in the cities and rural areas

Shaik Imam
NFP to launch election manifesto on Sunday 27 March 2019, 5:30 AM

National Freedom Party(NFP) will be launching its election manifesto in Vryheid on the 31 March.

Helen Zille and Mmusi Maimane
Zille more popular than Maimane: Survey 26 March 2019, 9:55 AM

Data collated from interviews conducted in February compared former Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille to leader Mmusi Maimane and found her to be more popular than the incumbent.

Ballot box
South Africans encouraged to apply for special votes 26 March 2019, 7:40 AM

Western Cape Electoral Officer, Courtney Sampson, has encouraged people to make use of the opportunity to apply for special votes for the May General Elections.

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2019 sees highest number of registered voters to date: IEC 22 March 2019, 12:57 PM

The voters’ roll it has shown steady growth of over 47% and contains the highest number of registered voters to date.

New political parties vow to bring change 20 March 2019, 4:13 PM

A number of new political parties that have signed the electoral code of conduct ahead of the May elections have vowed to bring change to South Africa.