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In just one five-year term, DA will fix Northern Cape, says Steenhuisen

DA leader John Steenhuisen says his party can turn things around in the Northern Cape in just one five-year term.

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent

Proven track record will speak for itself in KZN, says IFP

The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal is confident it’s 'proven track record' in governing the province will sway voters as it looks ...


IN PICS | EFF not losing sleep over MK in KZN

EFF secretary-general Marshall Dlamini is confident the red berets will fare well at the May 29 polls despite the ...


Bishop Tsekedi, who supported Zuma and Mogoeng for presidential ...

Tsekedi’s party previously dominated headlines when it named Mogoeng Mogoeng as its preferred presidential candidate in ...


Ramaphosa accuses opposition parties of stealing ANC's ideas

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has accused opposition parties of stealing ideas from the governing party.

Sisanda Mbolekwa
Politics reporter

Sea of red as EFF supporters get ready to march in Durban streets

EFF supporters have gathered at Park King Dinuzulu before a "visibility march" through Durban's inner-city to drum up ...

Politics Editor's Choice

ANC support grows in weeks before elections, poll shows

Support for the ANC has risen in the weeks leading up to this month's elections, a tracking poll shows, suggesting it ...

By Bhargav Acharya

'I'm not confused, I'm an adult ' — Papa Penny says he cannot be bought by ...

Penny says the ANC is using propaganda to confuse the masses.


Several political parties dodge questions on how they plan to improve ...

Ufrieda Ho put questions to five political parties about their plans to get better healthcare services in Gauteng after ...

By Ufrieda Ho
Opinion & Analysis Editor's Choice

TOM EATON | A pre-election energy crisis has quietly taken load-shedding’s ...

As polling day approaches, fatigue seems to afflict politicians, journalists and voters alike

Politics Editor's Choice

Zibi dismisses claims he is backing white monopoly capital

In the absence of elaborate campaigning tools and resources, Rise Mzansi has focused on town halls and fielding young ...

Politics Editor's Choice

Zuma judgment ‘will not affect the ballot papers’, say IEC and MK Party

The apex court has upheld the IEC's urgent appeal against an Electoral Court ruling that paved the way for Zuma to ...

Crisis averted as overseas voters who pitched up on Friday allowed to vote

A situation that could have left hundreds of South African voters abroad unable to cast their vote on Friday was ...

Ernest Mabuza

Another one! Felix Hlophe endorses MK Party

Comedian Felix Hlophe has allegedly joined the MK Party.


'Vote for us, we hold leaders accountable, unlike ANC,' DA's Gwarube tells ...

The DA took its campaign to the streets of Soweto on Friday in a bid to rally young people behind the blue banner, nine ...

Sisanda Mbolekwa
Politics reporter

MK Party founder Jabulani Khumalo asks court to set aside his removal as ...

The Electoral Court has set the wheels in motion to consider an urgent application by Jabulani Khumalo against an ...

Ernest Mabuza
Politics Editor's Choice

WATCH | 'I want to advertise the ANC': man spotted removing election poster

A 71-year-old man who was caught on camera while removing an ANC poster in Parkhurst, Johannesburg, has been arrested ...

Papa Penny dumps ANC for MK Party

"Papa Penny was a staunch member of the ANC, and he has been sidelined by those at the helm," alleged a source.

Politics Editor's Choice

Girl wounded as shots fired between ANC and EFF outside Polokwane

A nine-year-old girl was wounded when violence erupted between EFF and ANC supporters during campaigning at Juju ...

Politics Editor's Choice

More than 215 KwaZulu-Natal voting stations judged to be high-risk

More than 215 of the 4,874 Electoral Commission of South Africa's polling stations in KwaZulu-Natal have been given ...

By Mfundo Mkhize
Politics Editor's Choice

IN FULL | ConCourt rules Jacob Zuma is not eligible to be an MP

Former president Jacob Zuma's hopes of becoming an MP through his newly formed MK Party were dashed when the ...

By TimesLIVE
Politics Editor's Choice

Jacob Zuma is not eligible to become an MP: Constitutional Court

Former president Jacob Zuma's bid to make a return to parliament was scuppered on Monday when the Constitutional Court ...

WATCH | Thousands of South Africans across the globe make their mark in ...

Thousands of registered South African voters in bustling cities and quiet towns across the globe gathered at their ...

Politics Editor's Choice

‘Only I can take on drug lords and mafias’: Former gang boss Gayton ...

As a former gang boss, Patriotic Alliance leader Gayton McKenzie believes he is the only politician who can curb the ...


Police identify hotspot areas, say visibility will be high for elections

At least 650 high-risk voting stations across the country have been identified by the National Joint Operational and ...

By Herman Moloi
The right of a person to vote freely in democratic elections, to express him or herself without hindrance, to gather and associate as one wishes, to move freely in one’s land – these are precious freedoms that lift the human spirit and give expression to our God-given rights.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela


Opinion & Analysis Editor's Choice

LUCKY MATHEBULA | When all is said and done, the voter will decide

The decline of the ANC and DA has been a function of voter turnout


Elections 2024: 10 variables of profound importance

A confluence of factors could redefine the trajectory of the May 29 elections, writes Prof Theo Neethling.

By Theo Neethling

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | A few words on a poster is all voters have to make up ...

We’re saddled with dinosaurs trafficking old and outdated ideas, writes Barney Mthombothi.

EBRAHIM FAKIR & CHRIS LANDSBERG | A government of national unity would ...

After this year’s watershed elections, governance must be about joint responsibility and accountability, for the ...

By Ebrahim Fakir and Chris Landsberg

PATRICIA DE LILLE | Consigning patriarchy to the dustbin of history is the ...

The men who dominate politics aren’t up to the job of putting an end to patriarchy, writes Patricia de Lille.


MAT CUTHBERT | A dishonest tale by an EFF apparatchik

DA MP Mat Cuthbert responds to Makhudu Sefara’s column last week

By Mat Cuthbert
Business Times Editor's Choice

ZANDILE MAKHOBA | Jobs trump the unemployment grant as South Africans grow ...

For a year of expected weak economic growth, the latest employment statistics show that the country is maintaining a ...

By Zandile Makhoba

ZINGISWA LOSI | Solid progress in improving workers’ lives

Workers’ Month is a reminder of our many challenges and achievements, writes Zingiswa Losi.

By Zingiswa Losi

PETER BRUCE | Cynical Cyril keeps the masses at bay

The modern ANC version of equality is broken roads, no water and the stink of sewage for all, writes Peter Bruce.

Peter Bruce
Editor-at-large & columnist

Riding the ghost train to power?

Hogarth knows that in an attempt to interest the young in voting in the upcoming elections some opposition parties ...

By Hogarth
Opinion & Analysis Editor's Choice

S'THEMBISO MSOMI | Ramaphosa seems to be coming back, but will he be ...

The president’s sympathisers argue that his first term was severely constrained by the way he had to carefully navigate ...

S'thembiso Msomi
Editor: Sunday Times
Opinion & Analysis Editor's Choice

EDITORIAL | In their desperation for votes, have politicians lost their ...

Several politicians have made controversial, xenophobic and insensitive remarks as they criss-cross the country ahead ...

Opinion & Analysis Editor's Choice

OPINION | Do social grant recipients reward political parties with votes?

Research concludes that a combination of other factors will drive voter decisions in the upcoming election

By Leila Patel and Yolanda Sadie

TOM EATON | Fasten your seat belts — for some May 30 may be a rough landing

Two weeks before the election, Tom Eaton looks at the scenarios around a major electoral upset, as South Africans ...

By Tom Eaton
News Editor's Choice

EDITORIAL | What has become of South African society — reflect on the 30 ...

The reflection on democracy should also be about the society that South Africa has become

Opinion & Analysis Editor's Choice

EDITORIAL | DA’s ‘flag’ advert becomes a burning election issue

The DA must be careful its insistence on being right does not gift the ANC majority by stealth

Opinion & Analysis Editor's Choice

TOM EATON | DA’s flag-burning advert dumber than a bag of hammers

I expect politicians to say some crazy stuff before an election, but not to see a party explain that the country will ...

Tom Eaton

OLIVER DICKSON | Both the ANC and DA are stoking fires that burn SA's ...

Not quite a brilliant campaign but the message is quite clear — our dreams are up in flames

By oliver Dickson

TOM EATON | The ANC channels its inner Baldrick and has a cunning plan

From roping in Thabo Mbeki to asking diplomats to break the law, this too shall pass


Time of dead snakes, wolves and sheep

You know a battle is really on when ANC head honchos start talking of each other in animalistic terms.

By Hogarth

MAT CUTHBERT | A revitalised, nonracial DA is set to catch voters

The DA circa 2019 was trying to out-ANC the ANC, playing the dangerous game of identity politics rather than setting ...

By Mat Cuthbert

EDITORIAL | Dialogue has saved our country before, and can do so again

The post-1994 national arrangement has come under increasing strain, affecting social cohesion and jeopardising the ...


Mampara of the week: Makhosi Khoza

This week’s Mampara was once highly regarded as an anti-corruption crusader who resigned from the ANC in protest ...

By Hogarth

LINDIWE MAZIBUKO | Young new voters need to see ticks turn into jobs

Young new voters need to see ticks turn into jobs, writes Lindiwe Mazibuko.

Opinion & Analysis Editor's Choice

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Ramaphosa has appeased Zuma for years, allowing the ...

And now he’s turned the guns on them, so to speak, delivering some of the most telling blows of any ANC critic, writes ...

On May 29, we cannot allow ourselves to fall silent. This is the day South Africa will go to the polls for the 2024 national and provincial elections, as announced by the presidency on Tuesday, after consultations with the Independent Electoral Commission. It is the day on which every South African 18 and older should make their voice heard.
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LISTEN | EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi asks Zuma to quit politics

The EFF’s Mbuyiseni Ndozi says his party’s friend, MK Party leader Jacob Zuma, must go home and rest because he had his ...

Bulelani Nonyukela
Audio producer

LISTEN | Vote, don’t sip: Malema says no drunkards on May 29

EFF leader Julius Malema says voters should not be tempted by alcohol on election day but prioritise the polls.

Bulelani Nonyukela
Audio producer
Politics Editor's Choice

LISTEN | Western Cape led by 'witches', says Mbalula, 'give ANC a chance'

Western Cape must vote ANC or miss out on ANC-government benefits, says party's secretary-general, Fikile Mbalula.

Bulelani Nonyukela
Audio producer

LISTEN | Let's get criminals out of the ANC: Mbeki has not buried the ...

Former ANC president Thabo Mbeki says he has not put his grievances aside with the party, which “will have to get the ...

Bulelani Nonyukela
Audio producer
Politics Editor's Choice

LISTEN | Malema changes tune on vote rigging as elections loom

EFF leader Julius Malema claims load-shedding will be implemented when vote counting starts and votes will be stolen.

Bulelani Nonyukela
Audio producer

PODCAST | Zuma is out for revenge and has nothing to lose

Zuma feels wronged by corruption allegations, is out for revenge against his successor and will wreak havoc, we hear in ...

Mike Siluma
Sunday Times deputy editor
Politics Editor's Choice

LISTEN | 'Whoever becomes president must not have a bloated cabinet' — ...

Chris Hani's widow Limpho says whoever becomes president after the May 29 general elections should not have a bloated ...

Thabo Tshabalala
Multimedia producer
Politics Editor's Choice

LISTEN | Malema prepared to offer EFF votes to ANC but with one condition ...

With less than two months to go before the May 29 elections, EFF leader Julius Malema says he is prepared to give the ...


How will uMkhonto we Sizwe's new party will affect KZN? DA's Chris Pappas weighs in.

A man was caught removing an ANC election poster from a lampost in Johannesburg said he wanted to use it to advertise the party. #SouthAfrica #News

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