South African general election: Counting underway; ruling ANC leads

South African general election: Counting underway; ruling ANC leads
South Africa has a parliamentary system of government. The national assembly consists of … standing well ahead of the Democratic Alliance (DA) with 26.30 per cent of votes, reported Xinhua. The …
South African general election: Counting underway; ruling ANC leads

South Africa: ANC Awaits Bill of Health As South Africa Votes Counted

South Africa: ANC Awaits Bill of Health As South Africa Votes Counted
Like most elections, South Africa’s sixth democratic poll has … But with the opposition Democratic Alliance already calling for a full audit of the vote – citing several instances of alleged …
South Africa: ANC Awaits Bill of Health As South Africa Votes Counted

South Africa Counts Votes as Ramaphosa’s ANC Looks to Retain Power

South Africa Counts Votes as Ramaphosa’s ANC Looks to Retain Power
PRETORIA – South African elections officials counted ballot papers early … The ANC’s biggest challengers at these elections are the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), and the …
South Africa Counts Votes as Ramaphosa’s ANC Looks to Retain Power

DA thanks brave South Africans who voted to give change a chance

DA thanks brave South Africans who voted to give change a chance
The Democratic Alliance (DA) would like to thank the people of South Africa, who, despite the cold and wet weather today, cast their ballots in this watershed Election. Every vote cast today, was …
DA thanks brave South Africans who voted to give change a chance

The Real Ballot Question in South Africa: How to Keep the Country from Falling Apart

The Real Ballot Question in South Africa: How to Keep the Country from Falling Apart
South Africa’s sixth election … Polls suggest that the liberal Democratic Alliance will lose ground and that the extreme-left populist Economic Freedom Fighters will double their vote. The ANC …
The Real Ballot Question in South Africa: How to Keep the Country from Falling Apart

South Africa’s elections begin in a test of ANC leader Ramaphosa’s strength

South Africa’s elections begin in a test of ANC leader Ramaphosa’s strength
A quarter-century after the end of apartheid captured imaginations worldwide, Mr. Ramaphosa and his party, the African National Congress, faced an electorate increasingly disillusioned with the state …
South Africa’s elections begin in a test of ANC leader Ramaphosa’s strength

South Africans vote in election that may challenge long-ruling African National Congress

South Africans vote in election that may challenge long-ruling African National Congress
Now many here believe the government … a democratic South Africa, don’t feel the same sense of allegiance to Mandela’s party and are turning to opposition parties who they think can do better. The …
South Africans vote in election that may challenge long-ruling African National Congress

‘Trust in Cyril Ramaphosa’? South Africa Election Tests A.N.C. Leader’s Strength

‘Trust in Cyril Ramaphosa’? South Africa Election Tests A.N.C. Leader’s Strength
A quarter-century after the end of apartheid captured imaginations worldwide, Mr. Ramaphosa and his party, the African National Congress, faced an electorate increasingly disillusioned with the state …
‘Trust in Cyril Ramaphosa’? South Africa Election Tests A.N.C. Leader’s Strength

South Africa election: President Cyril Ramaphosa promises 'rocket booster for democracy'

South Africa election: President Cyril Ramaphosa promises 'rocket booster for democracy'
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has told … the ruling president His biggest rival at the polls will be the Democratic Alliance, which has campaigned vigorously against corruption but …
South Africa election: President Cyril Ramaphosa promises 'rocket booster for democracy'

Focus on Africa: will low voter turnout ruin South African elections?

Focus on Africa: will low voter turnout ruin South African elections?
Big South … Democratic Alliance after Mmusi Maimane’s party recorded a big jump from 65% at the beginning of the week to 75% at the close of campaigning. According to South Africa’s …
Focus on Africa: will low voter turnout ruin South African elections?

South Africa Elections: Millions to Vote After 25 years of Apartheid

South Africa Elections: Millions to Vote After 25 years of Apartheid
Twenty-five years after the apartheid in South Africa, millions of citizens headed towards the polls to cast their vote in the sixth democratic national election, on Wednesday. The citizens this year …
South Africa Elections: Millions to Vote After 25 years of Apartheid

South Africa: Woman Migrants – Forgotten Victims of South Africa's Xenophobia

South Africa: Woman Migrants – Forgotten Victims of South Africa's Xenophobia
As predicted, the run-up to South Africa’s election today … supported by the African National Congress and the Democratic Alliance, involves constructing controversial asylum processing centres …
South Africa: Woman Migrants – Forgotten Victims of South Africa's Xenophobia

To unseat the ANC, South Africa’s opposition must put aside their egos

To unseat the ANC, South Africa’s opposition must put aside their egos
There are so many things Nigeria can learn from South Africa — the self-sacrificial … opposition parties — certainly neither the Democratic Alliance nor the Economic Freedom Fighters will …
To unseat the ANC, South Africa’s opposition must put aside their egos

South Africa: 'The Main Thing Is a Job' – the Battle for South Africa's Swing City

South Africa: 'The Main Thing Is a Job' – the Battle for South Africa's Swing City
Former mayor of Port Elizabeth Athol Trollip at a Democratic Alliance … government incentives. The industry survives today, though it has been struggling and here, like elsewhere across South …
South Africa: 'The Main Thing Is a Job' – the Battle for South Africa's Swing City

South Africa election: What time do polls close today? When can we expect a result?

South Africa election: What time do polls close today? When can we expect a result?
Voters across South … The African National Congress (ANC), which led the fight against apartheid, has governed the country since 1994. But support for the ANC has eroded as large inequalities have …
South Africa election: What time do polls close today? When can we expect a result?

Voting begins in South Africa election with corruption, crime and land ownership dominating debate

Voting begins in South Africa election with corruption, crime and land ownership dominating debate
The African National Congress has been the dominant force in South African politics since Nelson … many voters disillusioned giving hope to the main opposition – the Democratic Alliance, led by …
Voting begins in South Africa election with corruption, crime and land ownership dominating debate

Woman migrants: forgotten victims of South Africa’s xenophobia

Woman migrants: forgotten victims of South Africa’s xenophobia
Xenophobic attitudes pave the way for government action that punishes migrants. Throughout this election campaign, leading South African political … supported by the African National Congress and …
Woman migrants: forgotten victims of South Africa’s xenophobia

In South Africa Election, Ramaphosa Faces Verdict From Disillusioned Voters

In South Africa Election, Ramaphosa Faces Verdict From Disillusioned Voters
A quarter-century after the end of apartheid captured imaginations worldwide, Mr. Ramaphosa and his party, the African National Congress, face an electorate increasingly disillusioned with the state …
In South Africa Election, Ramaphosa Faces Verdict From Disillusioned Voters

South Africa election: ANC faces tough test 25 years after apartheid

South Africa election: ANC faces tough test 25 years after apartheid
Anger over corruption, the faltering economy and land reform are key issues as South Africans vote in the sixth democratic nationwide election since apartheid ended 25 years ago. The African National …
South Africa election: ANC faces tough test 25 years after apartheid

Most South Africans are unhappy with their democracy. Can Cyril Ramaphosa fix it?

Most South Africans are unhappy with their democracy. Can Cyril Ramaphosa fix it?
Average income in South Africa is less today than it was five years ago. At a rally Saturday for the Democratic Alliance, the largest opposition party, some voters who were switching their allegiance …
Most South Africans are unhappy with their democracy. Can Cyril Ramaphosa fix it?

“The main thing is a job”: The battle for South Africa’s swing city

“The main thing is a job”: The battle for South Africa’s swing city
This is the second instalment of a three-part series around the South Africa elections on … Neither the ruling African National Congress (ANC) nor the main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) will …
“The main thing is a job”: The battle for South Africa’s swing city

South Africa's poll is more about battles in the ANC than between political parties

South Africa's poll is more about battles in the ANC than between political parties
the Democratic Alliance (DA), even though they differ on just about everything. This raised the possibility that a similar arrangement this time will mean the ANC will no longer govern in Gauteng or …
South Africa's poll is more about battles in the ANC than between political parties

Explainer: Why South Africa's black voters feel alienated by the DA

Explainer: Why South Africa's black voters feel alienated by the DA
The Democratic Alliance … “Most South Africans still think race is a really important feature of South African society, something that’s understandable given that that’s what the apartheid …
Explainer: Why South Africa's black voters feel alienated by the DA

Focus on Africa: will low voter turnout ruin Wednesday's South African elections?

Focus on Africa: will low voter turnout ruin Wednesday's South African elections?
Big South … Democratic Alliance after Mmusi Maimane’s party recorded a big jump from 65% at the beginning of the week to 75% at the close of campaigning. According to South Africa’s …
Focus on Africa: will low voter turnout ruin Wednesday's South African elections?

More South African voters are expected to cross racial lines in this week’s national elections

More South African voters are expected to cross racial lines in this week’s national elections
JOHANNESBURG — Voting, like life itself in South Africa … majority mostly backs the African National Congress, which has ruled since the fall of apartheid in 1994, and most white voters choose the …
More South African voters are expected to cross racial lines in this week’s national elections

Successful SA election good for strengthening democracy in Africa, says observer body

Successful SA election good for strengthening democracy in Africa, says observer body
was still enjoying majority support in the country while the Democratic Alliance (DA) may suffer the biggest loss in these elections. Clifton Ellis, AFRIC coordinator, said that the South African …
Successful SA election good for strengthening democracy in Africa, says observer body

South Africa’s poll is more about battles in the ANC than between political parties

South Africa’s poll is more about battles in the ANC than between political parties
South Africans are about … espouses a more militant brand of African nationalism, agreed to support the country’s second biggest party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), even though they differ …
South Africa’s poll is more about battles in the ANC than between political parties

DA delivers match-sticks to Mabuza’s office symbolising the crisis the ANC government is ignoring

DA delivers match-sticks to Mabuza’s office symbolising the crisis the ANC government is ignoring
Today the Democratic … been secured by the government. Chinese development agencies have controversially ended up owning public facilities after enchanting vulnerable countries worldwide into a debt …
DA delivers match-sticks to Mabuza’s office symbolising the crisis the ANC government is ignoring

“They were useless”: What about South Africa’s forgotten rural voters?

“They were useless”: What about South Africa’s forgotten rural voters?
This is the first instalment of a three-part series around South Africa’s 8 May general elections … even less time for the major opposition parties. In his view, the Democratic Alliance (DA), the …
“They were useless”: What about South Africa’s forgotten rural voters?

Time for the South African Government to Declare a Climate Emergency

Time for the South African Government to Declare a Climate Emergency
Climate change is a threat to humanity, and the government … In fact, the Democratic Alliance (DA) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) also lack sufficient climate change policy. They are not …
Time for the South African Government to Declare a Climate Emergency

South Africa election: The popularity battle between three party leaders

South Africa election: The popularity battle between three party leaders
He returned to politics to become Jacob Zuma’s vice president in 2014, often drawing criticism for failing to speak out against corruption and government mismanagement … black leader of the …
South Africa election: The popularity battle between three party leaders

South Africa: In South Africa, Racial Divisions and Pessimism About Democracy Loom Over Elections

South Africa: In South Africa, Racial Divisions and Pessimism About Democracy Loom Over Elections
Attitudes toward public institutions in South Africa have become more negative … are also referred to there as “coloured”). The Democratic Alliance (DA), which has established itself as the …
South Africa: In South Africa, Racial Divisions and Pessimism About Democracy Loom Over Elections

ANC Vows to Punish Corrupt Officials as South African National Vote Nears

ANC Vows to Punish Corrupt Officials as South African National Vote Nears
JOHANNESBURG – South … the Democratic Alliance (DA) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) – held their final campaign rallies in Gauteng. Despite being the province with the smallest land area, …
ANC Vows to Punish Corrupt Officials as South African National Vote Nears

Corruption main theme at political rallies ahead of South African polls

Corruption main theme at political rallies ahead of South African polls
Supporters of South Africa’s governing African National Congress carry a mock coffin of the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA … Ramaphosa vowed those in government found guilty of graft would be …
Corruption main theme at political rallies ahead of South African polls

South Africa's ruling ANC vows to act on corruption; EFF promises radical reforms

South Africa's ruling ANC vows to act on corruption; EFF promises radical reforms
as well as the two largest opposition parties – the Democratic Alliance (DA) and EFF – held their final campaign rallies in Gauteng. Despite being the province with the smallest land area, Gauteng …
South Africa's ruling ANC vows to act on corruption; EFF promises radical reforms

South Africa's ruling ANC vows to punish corrupt officials as national vote nears

South Africa's ruling ANC vows to punish corrupt officials as national vote nears
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South … Democratic Alliance (DA) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) – held their final campaign rallies in Gauteng. Despite being the province with the smallest land area, …
South Africa's ruling ANC vows to punish corrupt officials as national vote nears

WATCH | Democratic Alliance promises to lead coalitions, tackle racism

WATCH | Democratic Alliance promises to lead coalitions, tackle racism
South Africans vote for a sixth time since the end of apartheid in 1994, and while an all-out victory for the ruling African National Congress is almost certain, the margin of its majority is set to …
WATCH | Democratic Alliance promises to lead coalitions, tackle racism

South Africa Elections: Corruption, jobs top issues as Cyril Ramaphosa's ANC faces tough battle

South Africa Elections: Corruption, jobs top issues as Cyril Ramaphosa's ANC faces tough battle
Other contenders in the elections are Mmusi Maimane’s Democratic Alliance (South Africa) and the far-left political party Economic Freedom Fighters EFF which can disturb the calculus. One student said …
South Africa Elections: Corruption, jobs top issues as Cyril Ramaphosa's ANC faces tough battle

South Africa Voters in the Dark About Who is Financing Elections

South Africa Voters in the Dark About Who is Financing Elections
A South African company named Bosasa … left the party in 2017 to form an opposition party, African Democratic Change. “The A.N.C. got used to the habit of raising funds in covert ways by selling …
South Africa Voters in the Dark About Who is Financing Elections

South Africa elections: Who controls the country's business sector?

South Africa elections: Who controls the country's business sector?
South Africans go … racial inequality in South Africa and takes the form of affirmative action, including preferential employment, skills training and selective procurement of government contracts. …
South Africa elections: Who controls the country's business sector?

The Democratic Alliance wraps up campaigning by urging South African voters to ditch the ANC

The Democratic Alliance wraps up campaigning by urging South African voters to ditch the ANC
The leader of South … Democratic Alliance supporters at Dobsonville stadium in Soweto. South Africans go to the polls on Wednesday in one of the most competitive national elections since the first …
The Democratic Alliance wraps up campaigning by urging South African voters to ditch the ANC

South Africa's Democratic Alliance promises to lead coalitions, tackle racism

South Africa's Democratic Alliance promises to lead coalitions, tackle racism
South Africa’s largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), although heading for defeat in May 8 national elections, pledged to forge coalitions with smaller parties to break the dominance …
South Africa's Democratic Alliance promises to lead coalitions, tackle racism

'Give change a chance': S.African opposition leader Maimane

'Give change a chance': S.African opposition leader Maimane
Soweto (South … Africa’s main opposition party urged voters Saturday to give “change a chance” in next week’s general election after 25 years of ANC rule. “Let us be brave and give change a chance,” …
'Give change a chance': S.African opposition leader Maimane

South Africa: 'I Can't Be in the Same Government With the ANC. That's Not Negotiable' – Herman Mashaba

South Africa: 'I Can't Be in the Same Government With the ANC. That's Not Negotiable' – Herman Mashaba
City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba says there is no way that he will serve in a coalition government with … on Saturday following the Democratic Alliance’s ‘Phetogo’ finally rally held …
South Africa: 'I Can't Be in the Same Government With the ANC. That's Not Negotiable' – Herman Mashaba

FACT CHECK: ‘One South Africa for All!’ – DA’s 2019 election manifesto

FACT CHECK: ‘One South Africa for All!’ – DA’s 2019 election manifesto
South Africa’s official opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), launched its … a 2018 review of hundreds of journal articles and government documents related to youth unemployment …
FACT CHECK: ‘One South Africa for All!’ – DA’s 2019 election manifesto

Democratic Alliance promises to lead coalitions, tackle racism

Democratic Alliance promises to lead coalitions, tackle racism
South Africa’s largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), although heading for defeat in May 8 national elections, pledged to forge coalitions with smaller parties to break the dominance …
Democratic Alliance promises to lead coalitions, tackle racism

South Africa's largest opposition party promises to lead coalitions, tackle racism

South Africa's largest opposition party promises to lead coalitions, tackle racism
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), although heading for defeat in May 8 national elections, pledged to forge coalitions with smaller …
South Africa's largest opposition party promises to lead coalitions, tackle racism

South Africa’s main parties all have plans for education. What’s missing?

South Africa’s main parties all have plans for education. What’s missing?
Since South Africa’s shift … specifically on what the governing African National Congress (ANC) and the two main oppositions parties – the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom …
South Africa’s main parties all have plans for education. What’s missing?

In photos: South Africa’s most unforgettable election moments

In photos: South Africa’s most unforgettable election moments
South … the Democratic Alliance, the Inkatha Freedom Party, the Independent Democrats and the United Democratic Movement. Jacob Zuma was elected as president, and the ANC secured 11 650 748 votes …
In photos: South Africa’s most unforgettable election moments

South Africa's main parties all have plans for education. What's missing?

South Africa's main parties all have plans for education. What's missing?
(MENAFN – The Conversation) Since South … on what the governing African National Congress (ANC) and the two main oppositions parties – the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom …
South Africa's main parties all have plans for education. What's missing?

In South Africa, racial divisions and pessimism about democracy loom over elections

In South Africa, racial divisions and pessimism about democracy loom over elections
South Africa … with South Africa’s democracy, only about a quarter of those who see ANC negatively say the same. Nevertheless, majorities on both sides express dissatisfaction with the country’s …
In South Africa, racial divisions and pessimism about democracy loom over elections

South Africa's black middle class is battling to find a political home

South Africa's black middle class is battling to find a political home
South Africa’s black middle class is growing numerically … Part of the reason is the state of the Democratic Alliance (DA), the leading opposition party. The DA should be the natural home for an …
South Africa's black middle class is battling to find a political home