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Electoral commission to 'spare no cent' to get lights on voting day

The electoral commission has had to activate an expensive contingency plan to ensure voting stations have electricity ...

By Qaanitah Hunter
1 min read

'No muffins, no sweets or money': Political parties promise to behave as ...

The IEC on Wednesday held a ceremony for the signing of the electoral code of conduct in Midrand, where parties ...

By QAANITAH HUNTER
4 min read

Record 48 parties on the ballot paper for national elections in SA

South Africans will get to choose from a record 48 parties for the national elections on May 8

By Qaanitah Hunter
1 min read

'You want the lights back on, vote out ANC,' Mmusi Maimane tells voters

DA leader Mmusi Maimane on Wednesday took full advantage of the power crisis engulfing the country by urging voters to ...

By APHIWE DEKLERK
1 min read

36 political parties vie for Gauteng votes

There are 48 parties contesting the national elections, with 36 bidding for votes in the economic hub of Gauteng.

By QAANITAH HUNTER
1 min read

Illegal land grabs could intensify ahead of elections, warn police

The SA Police Service (SAPS) says the debate on expropriation of land without compensation has led to an increase in ...

By BEKEZELA PHAKATHI
2 min read

MPs grill police on 'major risk' posed by load-shedding on election day

Keeping the lights burning on election day was at the top of parliamentarians' minds when police appeared before a ...

By Andisiwe Makinana
3 min read

Watch our playlist of the various political parties manifesto launches.


Sunday Times

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DA poll a setback to coalition ambitions

Polling this month by the DA shows that if elections were held now, the party would fail to win enough votes to force ...

By APHIWE DEKLERK
2 min read

ANC lists: Zuma's pals toppled in 3 provinces

The ANC list for parliament and the provincial legislatures shows that President Cyril Ramaphosa's loyalists have ...

By ZIMASA MATIWANE
2 min read

MZUKISI QOBO | Does Ramaphosa have the gumption to bring the ANC out of ...

South Africa has a venerable liberation movement presiding over a modern constitutional democracy

By MZUKISI QOBO
5 min read

PETER BRUCE | Would DA rather spar with Julius than work with Cyril?

In politics, everything is compromise. A deal. And it is slow. Watching President Cyril Ramaphosa try to right the ...

Peter Bruce
Editor-at-large, Tiso Blackstar Group
4 min read

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Clean up all you like, Cyril, but without consequences ...

When then US vice-president George HW Bush realised he was trailing badly in the polls against Michael Dukakis in the ...

Barney Mthombothi
Columnist
5 min read
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