2009 Elections

ANC, DA drag heels in removing election posters

Johannesburg Metro police will fine political parties if they don't remove their election posters by Monday, spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said.

How the IFP lost Zululand to Zuluboy

According to the IFP, ordinary voters were tired of the ANC's inability to develop, the rural areas especially.

Free to vote

Johannesburg Central Prison's soccer field was transformed into a polling station on Wednesday as up to a 1 000 inmates cast their votes.

How your vote gets counted

How does your vote get from your polling station to the massive electronic scoreboards at the IEC's results centre in Pretoria?

How do you organise an election?

Easy. Start with a few million voters, throw in a public holiday, add 55-million ballot papers and sprinkle the cocktail with two million paper clips.

Crossing off the list

Although only hours away from the country's fourth general democratic elections, some South Africans remain undecided on which party to vote for.

Zuma ‘threat’ to Constitution

The legal fraternity is uneasy after the ANC president's recent comments.

Mzansi Voters: Thandi Tutu

"My life has changed since 1994 because that is when we got freedom. Now my children, they don't have to pay for school fees"

Mzansi Voters: Tumelo Kgobe

Government is are now threatening my livelihood with the introduction of this new transport system.

The ANC wants our votes, say Khutsong residents

Spectators at an ANC rally in Khutsong on Sunday made no bones about why they thought Gauteng Premier Paul Mashatile came to address them.

Motlanthe hits the campaign trail in Welkom

President Kgalema Motlanthe said on Saturday that burglary and housebreaking should be taken more seriously by the police and courts.

The politics of youthWill generation next show up to vote?

Researchers say it's high time that political parties begin to better understand the next generation.


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