Both the African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) are claiming victory in Wednesday’s by-elections in Johannesburg.
The KwaZulu-Natal National People's Front chairperson Muzi Hlophe has resigned. Hlophe says poor work relations with the party leader have led to his resignation.
Media Monitoring Africa Director William Bird says despite the public broadcaster’s financial situation, the SABC managed to deliver overwhelmingly fair election coverage.
Mokgoro will be returning for a second time as the North West premier. He was brought in by the ANC National Working Committee (NWC) to stabilise the province after the party's provincial chairperson, Supra Mahumapelo, resigned in 2018 amid growing public pressure for him to leave office.
Makhura will be returning for a second term as Gauteng Premier. Although his first tenure has widely been seen as successful, the Life Esidimeni tragedy that claimed the lives of 144 mental health patients, has stained his legacy.
Winde is tipped to take over the premiership of the Western Cape from Helen Zille. He became MEC of finance, economic development and tourism in May 2009 after the Democratic Alliance (DA) took control of the Western Cape from the governing African National Congress (ANC).
The 46-year-old KwaZulu-Natal provincial chairperson joined politics at the age of 15. His appointment surprised some who had thought he might not be given the top seat as he backed Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's ANC presidency bid at Nasrec during the party's hotly contested elective conference.
This will be Mathabatha's second tenure as Limpopo premier. He first held the position in 2013. The Limpopo ANC provincial chairperson has a bachelor of arts degree and a masters degree in development.
The national leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) is expected to announce the Premier candidate for the North West province later on Monday.
A political analyst says access to public resources is partly to blame for many political parties contesting elections in South Africa.
Over 30 political parties who contested the General Elections have lost millions of Rands in deposit to the Electoral Commission after failing to garner enough seats in the National Assembly and the Provincial Legislatures.
UDM Leader Bantu Holomisa says there is a need for a review of the electoral system in the country to avoid the incidents that marred the 2019 General Elections.
The African People's Convention(APC) leader Themba Godi has thanked the National Assembly for the opportunity to chair the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) for the last 14 years.
South Africa's sixth general election of the democratic era has seen the ANC and the DA shed support and the EFF, IFP and FF-Plus gaining in popularity.
By Michael O’Donovan One of the facts of the 2019 elections is that the ANC’s majority in the national and provincial governments it controls, declined. But the party nevertheless maintained it’s dominant position in the National Assembly, where it secured 230 out of 400 votes, and in 8 of the nine provinces, where it collectively […]
Political parties wishing to contest the 2019 National election were required to pay the IEC a deposit of R200 000. Additional deposits were required for each provincial election they contested. These deposits are returned if the political party gains at least one seat in the respective legislature. Most (34 of the 48) parties competing in the […]
African Transformation Movement (ATM) has pulled out of its decision to challenge the result of the 2019 National and Provincial election.
Three hours after the first voting district in rural Eastern Cape released its results on Wednesday evening, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) accurately predicted the number of votes the top three parties would get to, to within 0.8% of the final result announced on Saturday evening. The CSIR made the prediction with […]
The security cluster in KwaZulu-Natal is on high alert as South Africans prepare to celebrate the performance of their favourite political parties in the general elections.
Vote counting has ended in Gauteng. The ANC has taken the province with 50.19%, a dip from the 2014 final results of 53.59%.
The DA in the Western Cape says young people must take responsibility for their own future by registering to vote in the 2021 municipal elections.
The DA has officially held on to majority control in the Western Cape provincial legislature, securing 55.45% of the votes in the provincial elections. The ANC won 28.6% and the EFF 4.04% of the provincial vote. The Good Party, with 3.01% of the vote, is the fourth largest representative party in the legislature despite competing […]
The EFF with 12.79% has overtaken the DA, with 9.77%, as the official opposition in the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature. Voter turnout among the 1 951 776 registered voters was 63.2%.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has snubbed demands for an independent audit into the 2019 general elections.
The ANC has retained the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature after securing 57.54% of the vote in the provincial elections. The DA is the largest opposition party with 25.51% and the EFF more than doubled its support to 9.71%. Voter turnout in the province was 64.12%.
The ANC with 75.49% remains the largest party in the Limpopo Provincial Legislature after all votes have been counted. The EFF scored to second largest number of votes with 14.43% and the DA third with 5.4%. Voter turnout in Limpopo was 56.36%. Below: Final results from IEC website www.elections.org.za
Election commentators and media have been divided over the question of who is ultimately responsible for ensuring free and fair elections in South Africa. But Terry Tselane, former IEC Commissioner and a member of the SABC’s team of Election Analysts has confirmed to SABC News that Section 182 of the Constitution stipulates the responsibility sits […]
The ANC’s support in Kwazulu-Natal dropped from 64.52% in 2014 to 54.22% in 2019. The ANC retains majority control of the provincial legislature in the province. The IFP has overtaken the DA to become the official opposition in KZN, increasing its support from 10.86% in 2014 to 16.34% in 2019. The DA declined to 13.91% […]
As the IEC announced 100% of voting districts declared in the Free State, the ANC’s final winning percentage was 61.14%. The party’s support declined by 8% since 2014. The DA with 17.58% and the EFF with 12.58% held on to second and third place respectively. Voter turnout in the province was 61.35%.
The ANC has retained control over the Eastern Cape legislature, although its support declined marginally from 70.09% in 2014 to 68.74% in 2019. The DA’s support has also declined, from 16.20% to 15.73% – but it remains the second largest party in the provincial legislature. The EFF is third with 7.84% and the UDM fourth […]