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Women have the power to swing the 2019 election
Women have the power to swing the 2019 election
It remains a mystery why political parties do not canvass the women’s vote when women can swing an election in South Africa. There are over...
ARCHIVES: SA economy is stuck in the political mud
ARCHIVES: SA economy is stuck in the political mud
The backdrop for the 2019 general elections is an economy in crisis. With record unemployment and persistent low growth, the country’s economy is...
Small parties are shrinking – except for Freedom Front Plus
Small parties are shrinking – except for Freedom Front Plus
Over the past four elections the smaller political parties have been losing votes hand over fist — except for the Freedom Front Plus (FF+)....
ATM could be the wild card on May 8
ATM could be the wild card on May 8
The African Transformation Movement (ATM), rocked by an internal breakaway before it can contest its first national elections, believes it can...
​Record number of political parties contesting 2019 polls
​Record number of political parties contesting 2019 polls
A new evangelical Christian political party with a "righteous calling to politics" and another representing security guards contributed to a...
Quo vadis? End of the ANC as we know it
Quo vadis? End of the ANC as we know it
Democratic public governance, the exercise of public authority and the execution of policy, is dependent on the coherent composition of the...
Parties to fork out R200 000 to participate in 2019 national elections
Parties to fork out R200 000 to participate in 2019 national elections
To participate in this year's national election, parties will have to pay R200 000. They will also have to pay R45 000 for every province in which...
The state capture spectacle is back
The state capture spectacle is back
The commission of inquiry into state capture is set to reconvene this week after proceedings came to an abrupt end last December. And, with an...
Elections and the battles for the soul of civil society
Elections and the battles for the soul of civil society
South Africa will hold its sixth national general elections in May 2019.
Parties have a duty to reveal their donors
Parties have a duty to reveal their donors
Over the past two years, civil society has witnessed significant gains in the fight for more transparency about political party private funding....
SA’s political parties are a useless bunch
SA’s political parties are a useless bunch
Political parties in South Africa share a few distinct features and policy similarities. They might emphasise different aspects of it, based on...

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