2019 elections

 
ANC in Gauteng: For whom does the electorate toll?
ANC in Gauteng: For whom does the electorate toll?
For Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, the e-tolls debate is about policy certainty and the fiscus; for Gauteng premier David Makhura it is about the...
Ramaphosa's Sona outlines seven priorities for sixth administration
Ramaphosa's Sona outlines seven priorities for sixth administration
President Cyril Ramaphosa has homed in on implementation of policy as the central feature of the sixth democratic administration, simultaneously...
DA admits to governance balls-ups
DA admits to governance balls-ups
The Democratic Alliance has admitted to dropping the ball in governance, saying that, in some cases, municipalities run by the party are “indistinguishable” from the way they were run by the ANC....
DA in want of leadership and an identity
DA in want of leadership and an identity
The Democratic Alliance’s poor 2019 election results can only be reversed if the DA is brutally honest in its diagnosis of what went wrong. It...
ANC chief whip to Ramaphosa for Sona: No new plans, just implement manifesto
ANC chief whip to Ramaphosa for Sona: No new plans, just implement manifesto
The ANC’s chief whip in Parliament does not want President Cyril Ramaphosa to introduce anything new during his State of the Nation address...
Parliament’s budget watchdog role tipped to go to the IFP
Parliament’s budget watchdog role tipped to go to the IFP
The ANC says it has identified which opposition party it would ask to take the chairpersonship of Parliament’s standing committee on public...
Youth are agents of change in our democracy
Youth are agents of change in our democracy
Young people are an integral part of our democracy. They are a demographic that is mobilising across society, demanding an opportunity to...
Arts sidelined in Ramaphosa’s new Cabinet
Arts sidelined in Ramaphosa’s new Cabinet
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his new Cabinet for the sixth democratic Parliament on May 29.
Citizen participation is essential to change government
Citizen participation is essential to change government
Economist Milton Friedman once remarked that “governments never learn, only people learn’’. He was right. Left to their own devices,...
Don’t dismiss ANC’s rural voters as ignorant
Don’t dismiss ANC’s rural voters as ignorant
Elections have come and gone. Political parties and the public are reflecting on how well or badly they fared and some are mulling over voter...
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Deputy president David Mabuza could be playing a long game to place him in a strong position to become president of the ANC
Ramaphosa will not be elected unopposed — DA
Ramaphosa will not be elected unopposed — DA
The official opposition in Parliament, the Democratic Alliance (DA), says it will decide on Wednesday morning who it will nominate as its own...

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