Elections

April 23, 2019

Minority Front guns for affirmative action to be scrapped

“We are saying that affirmative action must be scrapped. In many first-world countries or large democracies, affirmative action is for minority groups. It is not for majority groups,” says Minority Front councillor Jonathan Annipen.
April 23, 2019

Zuma: When you vote for the ANC, you vote for a car that is already en route

Former president Jacob Zuma takes to Esikhawini alongside deputy chairperson in the province Mike Mabuyakhulu and a large security contingent.
April 5, 2019

ANC, EFF pull out all the stops in Northern Cape

The underresourced Joe Morolong municipal stronghold is a hotbed of political contention today as both parties host campaign rallies to gain the lion’s share of voters.
April 22, 2019

Helen Zille: I am actually a softie

Despite clashing with the DA, she remains a member of the party and wants Mmusi Maimane to be the most successful leader this country has ever seen.
April 22, 2019

It’s about ideology, rather than biology for ATM’s 31-year-old leader

He is 31 years old, single, holds a business management degree from the Nelson Mandela University and is currently working towards attaining an honours degree in that subject through Unisa.
April 22, 2019

Azapo: We’re pro-black, not anti-white

Azapo president Strike Thokoane has an interesting analogy for explaining why many black people who supported the ANC for a long time are now turning to other parties 25 years since the dawn of democracy.
April 4, 2019

When the campaign trail backfires: Ramaphosa’s ‘pit stop’ angers residents

President Cyril Ramaphosa left Rabie Ridge residents disappointed after making a “pit stop” in the area as part of his election campaign.
March 29, 2019

Let the people speak on May 8

With elections in May, each political party is launching its manifesto. Like pastors who promise congregants miracles, political parties lure voters with promises of a better live in exchange for votes.
March 31, 2019

Malema challenges Trevor Manuel to ‘bring it on’

Rejecting calls by the former finance minister to withdraw claims of nepotism, the EFF leader ups the ante.
April 1, 2019

‘Eskom was told to keep the lights on at all costs until elections’

The DA says the ANC is forcing the power utility to procure diesel ‘at all costs’ to avoid losing Gauteng.
March 25, 2019

ANC votes: It’s not about whites, it’s about Cyril

You may wonder why – amid crippling blackouts and even more damaging ANC lists – the role of white votes for the ANC has popped up.
March 26, 2019

Northern Cape: Political parties upbeat but business community paints grim picture

While political parties are upbeat and lobbying for votes ahead of the May provincial and national elections, the Northern Cape business community is despondent.
March 26, 2019

Buthelezi: IFP lost support because of Zuma

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) president Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi believes that support for his party waned in the last elections because Jacob Zuma was ANC president – a situation which fuelled a rise of Zulu nationalism among IFP supporters.
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April 21 2019