France Elections

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France is facing the second and final round of its presidential election.

Gloves off in French presidential live TV bout

Le Pen and Macron clashed over the economy, the EU and terrorism in a bruising tit-for-tat.

Macron’s optimistic centrist vision for France

Should the French vote against the populist Le Pen as president it will show that the rise of the far right can be limited.

French presidential elections: What you need to know

Candidates must convince voters they are best placed to solve the economic and security issues facing the country

Hollande’s socialists storm French Parliament

Francois Hollande's party has won an absolute majority in Parliament, giving him a free hand to implement a socialist solution to France's woes.

Election epic offers test for European incumbents

Europe is braced for an election bonanza this that will determine the politics of the increasingly contested campaign to save the single currency.

France jumps to the left as Hollande edges out Sarkozy

Franois Hollande has won France's presidential election in a swing to the left at the heart of Europe that could start a pushback against austerity.

Sarkozy faces defeat as France votes

France has voted which could crown Francois Hollande its first Socialist president in two decades, marking a leftward shift at the heart of Europe.

French candidates battle scandal as polling day looms

French presidential frontrunner Francois Hollande headed into the last round of his battle with Nicolas Sarkozy, with both candidates under threat.

France warns Twitter users not to ‘bugger’ the election

French social media users have been warned not to "bugger" the country's election by talking about exit poll results before voting is officially over.

Sarkozy’s political career could be over

French leader Nicolas Sarkozy says he will quit politics if he loses next month's election as his challenger presses home on the incumbent's record.

S&P rating darkens Sarkozy’s re-election prospects

Standard & Poor's decision to lower France's credit rating will help outsiders in the presidential election, making it bad news for Nicolas Sarkozy.


Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

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