Election Campaigns

New Zealand budget aims to deliver on ‘Jacinda-mania’

Government has boosted spending on welfare and public services in a budget aimed at delivering on promises made during last year's election campaign

Sarkozy in hearing to determine go-ahead for fraud charges

Sarkozy was taken into police custody and investigated in March over allegations of 'misappropriation of Libyan public funds and passive corruption'

Turkey-Netherlands row shows no sign of ebbing

Turkish government insists on holding campaign meetings in W-Europe, but Germany and the Netherlands will have none of it.

ANC Youth League: From the frying pan into the fire

The ANC breathed a sigh of relief when the youth league cleared its 2008 conference debt of more than R15m. Then another creditor came knocking.

US elections 2016, now with unlimited cash

The supreme court's relaxing of donation rules just made US elections even more undemocratic and corruptible.

DA challenges ANC to release election lists

The DA has dared the ANC to publish the names of candidates nominated to represent the party in Parliament after elections.

Pimples: The ANC goes Down Under

Comrade Cyril Ramaphosa has been deployed to the land of wallabies and heat strokes. But the welcome he received was, shall we say, less than warm.

Is the DA’s #MyFirstTime about sex?

The Democratic Alliance's #MyFirstTime Twitter campaign has taken off. But can it be taken seriously?

Harper Reed: How we helped Obama win

Harper Reed, Obama’s 2012 campaign chief technology officer talks about the drive's success, but says "tech can't help you if your party sucks".

Malema and the DA: Marikana politicking ahead of 2014 elections?

The opposition's fervent support of the Marikana miners has been read as political opportunism, but civilians behind the campaign seem okay with it.

Zim elections: Early voters ready, but no ballot papers

Zim security forces have voted in an early election marred by delays over lack of ballot papers about two weeks before crucial national polls.

ANC electioneering outside Mandela’s hospital

Former president Nelson Mandela's stay in a Pretoria hospital is fast becoming an ANC election rally.


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