American evangelicals have high hopes that the US Supreme Court, with its newfound conservative majority, will be tempted to chip away at its historic decision to legalize abortion.
Political Analyst Asanda Ngoasheng says Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane's resignation is imminent. She says the DA is a party in turmoil and has an identity crisis.
The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) reversal of fortunes on Elections day has been partly attributed to supporters deserting to the Freedom Front Plus (FF+).
Political analyst Bheki Mngomezulu says the reason for the high number of spoilt votes in the province of KwaZulu-Natal could be attributed to South Africans wanting to exercise their right to vote, but not having sufficient faith in any political party.
Author: Nkoe A Montja With the 88% of voting results already recorded, adding up to just over 14.1-million votes, it indicates possibly the lowest voter turnout the country has ever seen since the inception of democracy. With a 62 – 65 percent turnout, the South African future would’ve been left in the hands of around […]
Regardless of complaints and objections put forward by other political parties, particularly the smaller parties, the current state and projections indicate clearly that the ANC will still remain in power for the next administration period of five years.
By comparing the 2019 party vote share of voting districts to that of 2014 it is possible to see how voting patterns are changing.
Author: Nkoe A Montja With the current reading of the 2019 elections results, it seems a few parties and a few political leaders are in for a surprise. VF Plus, a party vaguely spoken about in the pre-election debate, is showing to be one of the smaller parties that could emerge into the top 5. […]
Special elections 2019 analyst Terry Tselane, says there are problems at several polling stations around South Africa, but they can and must be fixed. Tselane is a former Commissioner of the IEC. He said the IEC should be able to resolve logistical problems, delays and voting material shortages for voting to proceed today.
There is a record number of political parties contesting Wednesday elections. But the question arises as to whether a vote for a smaller party is a wasted vote?
Political analyst from the North West University, Professor Andre Duvenhage, is predicting that the voter turnout during this year's election might be so low that it could force parties to enter into coalitions.
Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) recently called on President Ramaphosa to fight “the rising tide of populism” in his party, the ANC. Business sees reigning in the populist as key to re-establishing the countries credit rating, invigorating State Owned Enterprises and ensuring the continued independence of the Reserve Bank. BLSA’s comment follows the influential international […]
As a researcher with an interest in elections and voting behaviour, I am regularly asked questions about the importance of “the coloured vote”. Journalists, analysts and campaign strategists tend to attach special significance to this segment of the electorate. Understanding the electorate and targeting campaign messaging appropriately is a normal part of developing a campaign […]
Political Analyst, Lesiba Teffo says coalitions work in Gauteng because of political literacy and education. He says political illiteracy in other provinces - is what is giving coalitions a bad reputation, which could improve if more is invested in educating the electorate.
Caster Semenya is being raped … not in a corner of a deserted street; not in the bushes; nor anywhere in secrecy, but right in front of our eyes. She is being raped while the world is watching. Yes, there’s you and I who are speaking against it and there are those who are cheering the barbaric act on, but the rape continues.
The South African athlete, Caster Semenya, has lost her case against the athletic governing body, IAAF, which means that she will have to take medication to lower her testosterone levels if she wishes to continue competing internationally in running events.
According to the latest estimates there are 38.5 million people of voting age in the country. Of these almost 27 million are registered to vote in next weeks' election.
Ongoing and high-profile service delivery protests have been an important feature of the run-up to the National and Provincial elections on 8 May 2019.
The World Happiness Report reflects the results of a surveys conducted in over 150 countries across the globe.
With the election around the corner, the idea of an immediate post-election palace coup has started spreading beyond dinner table mutterings.
Roger Southall, University of the Witwatersrand The long running political soap opera unfolding in Westminster over a decision taken two years ago in a referendum to leave the European Union has been the top running news story for months on end. The UK finds itself at an impasse, with members of parliament unable to decide […]
With elections around the corner the prospect of the first provincial coalitions being formed after 8 May looms large.
South Africa’s Constitutional Court has delivered a unanimous judgment that certain parts of the country’s drug laws are inconsistent with the right to privacy.
SA elections are nearing and many sectors are relying on these elections to change the face of many sectors. The business sector is critical in SA. SAfm’s Talking Point took a look at how the 2019 elections will impact the business sector. GUEST: Busisiwe Mavuso, Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) […]
Media expert and academic Jane Duncan says one of the most important tasks which the SABC Board needs to undertake, is to finalise the editorial policies.
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.
When the IEC announced that 48 political parties would be on the national ballot of parties contesting the 2019 National election there was excitement everywhere with some lauding this as democracy in action.
In about a week from today, King’s college in London, England, will play host to a very important international conference, writes Abbey Makoe.
SABC Digital News is talking a look back at some moments from 25 years ago, when South Africa approached its first democratic election. Gay McDougall was one of five International Observers and is famously photographed alongside President Nelson Mandela as he cast his vote.
Senior Researcher from the Institute for Global Dialogue Faith Mabera has raised concerns around Rwanda’s state of peace and healing post the country’s 1994 genocide.