Minister Ebrahim Patel outlines government’s plans to help recover SA economy

13 February 2021, 1:12 PM
Trade and Industry Minister, Ebrahim Patel, has outlined government's plans to help recover the economy and create job opportunities.
IEC urges South Africans to register for municipal elections 2 December 2020, 9:51 AM

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has called on all South Africans, including those who have boundary demarcation disputes, to register for the forthcoming Local Government Elections when registration weekends are announced.

IEC in the Northern Cape says just over 1000 people have so far visited voting stations to register and update their details 4 October 2020, 1:35 PM

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) in the Northern Cape says just over 1000 people have so far visited voting stations to register and update their details, ahead of the by-elections in eight municipalities in the province next month.

Day 2 of this weekend’s voter registration starts 4 October 2020, 8:13 AM

Eligible voters have another opportunity to update their details during this weekend's voter registration period.

IEC urges voters to register for by-elections 3 October 2020, 10:30 AM

The IEC has urged voters to register for the by-elections that will be held next month in all nine provinces.

Amazon to hire 100 000 more workers in its latest job spree this year 14 September 2020, 6:05 PM Inc on Monday said it is recruiting 100 000 more workers - the fourth hiring spree it has announced for the United States this year - to keep pace with e-commerce demand that jumped during the pandemic

Widespread municipal by-election set for Wednesday 7 August 2019, 9:34 AM

The largest by-election window since the 2016 Local Government Elections is taking place across South Africa on Wednesday, according to the Independent Electoral Commission.

DA, ANC claim victory in Johannesburg by-elections 25 July 2019, 9:16 AM

Both the African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) are claiming victory in Wednesday’s by-elections in Johannesburg. 

Bheki Gumbi
National People’s Front chairperson resigns 21 July 2019, 1:34 PM

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.

SABC election coverage was fair: Media Monitoring Africa 14 June 2019, 11:46 AM

Media Monitoring Africa Director William Bird says despite the public broadcaster’s financial situation, the SABC managed to deliver overwhelmingly fair election coverage.

Know your premier: Professor Job Mokgoro 22 May 2019, 2:37 PM

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.

David Makhura
Know your premier: David Makhura 22 May 2019, 2:35 PM

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. 

Alan Winde
Know your premier: Alan Winde 22 May 2019, 2:30 PM

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).

Sihle Zikalala, convenor of the ANC in KZN.
Know your premier: Sihle Zikalala 22 May 2019, 2:27 PM

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.

Stan Mathabatha
Know your premier: Stan Mathabatha 22 May 2019, 2:22 PM

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.

North West to announce its Premier candidate 20 May 2019, 5:34 AM

The national leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) is expected to announce the Premier candidate for the North West province later on Monday.

Politics is seen as a self-enriching vehicle: Analyst 12 May 2019, 12:55 PM

A political analyst says access to public resources is partly to blame for many political parties contesting elections in South Africa.

Parties lose millions of rands in election deposits 12 May 2019, 12:20 PM

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.

SA must review the electoral system: Holomisa 12 May 2019, 9:51 AM

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.

SCOPA chair fails to secure enough votes for National Assembly 12 May 2019, 7:17 AM

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.

ANC, DA shed support in General elections 12 May 2019, 6:45 AM

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.

ANC seats decline but maintains power base nationally and provincially 11 May 2019, 7:44 PM

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 […]

No seat no deposit refund 11 May 2019, 7:24 PM

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 […]

Mzwanele Manyi
ATM drops its decision to challenge election results: Manyi 11 May 2019, 6:15 PM

African Transformation Movement (ATM) has pulled out of its decision to challenge the result of the 2019 National and Provincial election.

CSIR shows its world class prediction expertise in Elections 2019 11 May 2019, 5:41 PM

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 […]

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KZN police on high alert as poll celebrations loom 11 May 2019, 2:36 PM

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.

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ANC retains Gauteng with reduced majority 11 May 2019, 2:34 PM

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%. 

Youth must take responsibility for their own future: DA 11 May 2019, 1:08 PM

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.

Western Cape final result – DA holds and Good is new 11 May 2019, 12:48 PM

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 […]

Mpumalanga final result – EFF overtakes DA as oppostition 11 May 2019, 12:40 PM

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%.    

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IEC rejects calls for independent audit 11 May 2019, 12:32 PM

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has snubbed demands for an independent audit into the 2019 general elections.