Kenyan Elections

Media freedom in Kenya: Analogies are being drawn with Moi’s repressive era

Until 1992 government-owned media outlets had a monopoly on radio broadcasting, and journalists critical of the former president were harassed.

Kenya inaugurates another crisis

Two men claim the title, so will the real Kenyan president please stand up?

Rights groups decry Kenya’s television shutdown

"Kenya is on a very slippery trajectory in regard to human rights, and president Kenyatta urgently needs to reverse this trend."

Kenya vote chief silent on rebel areas as uncertainty lingers

​Kenya's election board remained silent Sunday over plans to reschedule a vote in opposition areas, where a boycott sparked violent protests

Kenya’s tough choice: To vote or not to vote?

Many Kenyans opted to boycott the election rerun for reasons other than party politics

Kisumu boycotted the Kenyan elections, though they didn’t have much choice

Polling stations were shuttered and intimidation kept voters away in the Kenyan opposition stronghold

Court said nay, observers said yea: Did they jump the gun?

Five thousand observers have failed to see manipulation in the Kenyan elections.

From good to bad, and the implications of Kenya on international observation

The perception that the elections in Kenya were largely free and fair was crushed with the Supreme Court ruling yesterday.

Kenya’s addiction to scandal-prone leaders

Once again, the voters have chosen leaders tainted by scandal, though there is a small reason for hope

Kenya’s Odinga defies pressure to concede defeat

Opposition leader calls for national strike on Tuesday

Editorial: Don’t break the system for just one victory

Our myopic opposition parties are steering us into dangerous waters, and their efforts are too often being cheered on

Three August votes highlight three very different democracies

Three different countries with three different democracies are headed to elections in August. Simon Allison attempts to summarise them.


Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

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

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.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it