1994 Elections

Party’s woes signify historical dilemma of South Africa’s liberals

The Democratic Alliance’s problems can be traced back to the politicisation of race, which has persisted even after the dawn of democracy in 1994

SA youth plan to skip vote 25 years after freedom

More than half of 18-30 year olds not registered to vote

South Africa 25: The day the state was no longer an enemy of the people

Remembering South Africa's first democratic elections: It's easy to forget that things could have turned out very differently in South Africa

This June 16, remember the Black Consciousness movement – and mourn its tragic demise

It's hard to ignore the tragic demise of a movement that held and had so much meaning and potential.

Elections 2014: ‘Dad was on the wrong side’

A young man says the peaceful election in his home town of Tumahole near Parys means his father did not die in vain in 1994.

Election craze: Top five politically related products online

From EFF berets to ballot papers from the 1994 elections, here are online store Gumtree.co.za's top items being bought ahead of the polls.

Meersman’s follow-up novel is history come alive

The novel, Five Lives at Noon provides a detailed account of the events that led to the demise of legislated apartheid.

An imperfect delivery

Peter Harris's latest book gives ample anecdotal content about SA's first democratic election, but lacks critique.

‘Snot en trane’

Lionel Newton, who plays Treppie in the much-anticipated screen adaptation of <i>Triomf</i>, speaks to Jeremy Kuper about the film.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income