The latest in a series of violent clashes between government supporters and anti-government protesters involved the mayor of Vinto, a small town in Cochabamba province.
Polling giants Ipsos has published the results of its final poll, and the Daily Maverick reckons it’s about as close to an accurate prediction as we will get ahead of May 8.
Experts weigh in on what we can expect from the South African rand after the elections in May.
With the election looming large, it’s time to get to grips with how the three main politicals parties plan on handling big issues like land reform, jobs and fighting corruption.
With political tensions at an all-time high, polls reveal that the youth of South Africa will be making some interesting choices in the upcoming elections.
Yesterday, Facebook launched its anti-fake-news tools in South Africa, which will allow users to report fake news and have it flagged.
As the local elections brought with it some surprise wins and now forced coalitions, the voter’s behaviours have been massively assumed – here’s some real data.
You could spend tomorrow with your feet up doing bugger all, or you could pay close attention to a very important day for the future of this country.
Gauteng battleground. Calls to demolish Gupta mansion. Tokai forest docket missing. Paris Hilton fears ISIS attack. New MH370 insight. Father of dead Muslim soldier slams Trump. Cosby drops lawsuit. Uber gets China. Republicans angry with Bradley Cooper.
The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence is getting up to no good in South Africa, and they’re not letting anyone know what they know.
If ever there was a time to vote this would be it, the Presidency announcing the date for our next round of local government elections.
No topic gets more heated than political affiliation particularly in our beloved SA when race colours everything. A little bashing of political parties is to be expected post-election but this is a total annihilation of any legitimacy for Agang SA.
Nearly quarter election results counted. 4 dead in US tennis star home. Zille outrage by IEC chaos. More girls abducted. Putin pulls troops. London cops to get body cams. Soccer team gets female coach. White House lockdown.
This is beyond genius. This is next-level marketing. And we totally love it. How do you make a mockery out of the election posters that constantly nag us to show support for individual political parties and not do much else with our lives during the week ahead? You tell the population to live their lives […]
Voting material found at party agent’s house. New angle for MH370 search. Nigerian schoolgirls: FBI getting involved. Polio on the rise. Coke removes controversial ingredient. Captain America actor bust sending penis pics to girls.
Here we go again. Just when you thought that taking a selfie was starting to become a little less fun than when this recreational activity was first conceived by a bored human spending way too much time on their mobile cellular device, the selfie made a come back! The latest trend world-wide in the selfie-related […]
No-one loves a queue like the poms, so it is with great respect that our SA ex-pats have come out in full force to celebrate this favourite pastime.
Desmond is back with the same high level of empathy and insight that you’ve come to expect from the man. The Mail & Guardian’s journos caught up with him for an interview in which he urged South African voters to not be “voting cattle” when they cast their vote in the upcoming general elections. Here […]
Held every five years, North Korea’s elections are pretty simple. Unlike democratic elections in South Africa, there is no need for a long list of candidates on the ballot list. There is only one candidate a district can vote for.
It’s been nearly 20 years to the day since the ANC released their 1994 national election list. Though some of the members on the list are now deceased, the ones that survive help give us an indication of how Zuma is perceived by the ANC big fish.
What happens when a former reserve bank governor and a suspended trade union boss get chatting on Twitter? Flames.
Elections are fast approaching, and those among us who have dodged democratic apathy will soon be queuing outside toll booths across South Africa, in an attempt to make our great country better. As with any election, this one will come with as much pre-election hype as it will post-election hype. As part of the hype, we have people like Stephen Grootes who predict that the ANC will win by a landslide 61%.
Nkosi’s clients say there is a lack of towels. Pinetown crash driver had a fake permit. Should SA citizens living abroad be allowed to vote? There’s a new Australian prime minister. Bitcoin could become a country’s currency. Mad Men shock.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief election rival has sparked a storm by flipping the bird on the cover of the weekly magazine supplement of the Sueddeutsche Zeitung daily newspaper’s Friday edition. The middle finger, or “stinkefinger” (note: best vulgarity name, ever) is a fairly big deal in Germany. Cranking one out in public can earn you a fine of anywhere between 600 to 4,000 Euro.
According to a policy brief published by the SA Institute of Race Relations, the ANC’s power is in decline and the demise of the party is now “inevitable”. The observations are based on evidence that “points overwhelmingly in [that] direction.” Click through for the full scoop.
Today Egyptians will be able to go to the polls and elect their leader in a democratic fashion for the first time in their recorded history. Who are the frontrunners for Hosni Mubarak’s old job, and can Egyptians expect a smooth transition?