2019 National Elections

SONA Debate: What The #FeesMustFall MPs Said

Former Fees Must Fall activists Nompendulo Mkhatshwa and Naledi Chirwa, now respectively African National Congress (ANC) and EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)...

#FeesMustFall Enters Parliament

The top three political parties competing in the 2019 national elections have all released parliamentary lists, and all three have made important nods to...

EFF Is Not The Cause Of Right-Wing Rise

“You are pained that the EFF has increased seats in parliament,” Julius Malema told a journalist at a press briefing on May...

Reproductive Justice: Where Do The ANC, DA, EFF Stand?

Reproductive Justice is an important political movement which brings together reproductive rights with social justice. The movement has three main principles. They...

Stung DA Right Wing Lashes Out At The People

Subscribe to Sipho’s Weekly Political Newsletter. The dust is settling on the 2019 national elections, and the recriminations amongst the...

#6thParliament: We Have A New Parliament

Update: ANC deputy president David Mabuza was sworn into parliament on May 28. This clears the way for the president to reappoint...

If You Won’t Join Them, Start Your Own Political Party

Subscribe to Sipho’s Weekly Political Newsletter. A record number (48) of political parties are expected to contest the...

‘If You Don’t Vote, You Don’t Have A Voice’

We are one day away from the long-anticipated general elections, and millions of people are expected to come out in numbers to...

Malema: Black Student Accommodation Must Be Same As Whites’ And Indians’

Economic Freedom Fighters president Julius Malema has called for, Sesiyanda Godlimpi, the SRC president at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) to...

Will Student Leaders Make An Impact In Parliament?

Former student leaders of the Fees Must Fall (FMF) movement are well on their way to Parliament. Wits University FMF leaders Nompendulo...

#Shayisfuba: Feminist Collective Demands Feminist Government

A network of feminist women and non-binary people are calling for a feminist government and a feminist socio-economic and political agenda in...

The EFF: A Radical Bid For State Power

It’s difficult to believe that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) was only formed in 2013. In just six years, the party has...

Women Forward: A Gendered Look At SA Politics

Women Forward (WF) began as a grassroots movement on farmland, planted among women who were marginalised. Domestic workers, farm workers and women...

Makhosi Khoza Brings African Democratic Change

“We are not politicians, we are activists,” says founder of the African Democratic Change (ADeC) party Dr Makhosi Khoza. While politicians are...

African Freedom Revolution Aims For 3 Million Votes

African Freedom Revolution is a new party in KwaZulu-Natal which promises to address various issues including corruption, education, and abuse of religion....

Abahlali BaseMjondolo Endorse The Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party

The shackdwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo has announced that it will be voting the National Union of Metalworkers of SA's political party, the...

All You Need To Know About The Special Vote

EXPLAINER South Africans are gearing up to go to the polls for the national election on May 8. ...

UDM: Coalitions The Way To Go For 2019

Yongama Ludwe - the United Democratic Movement (UDM)’s number 6 on the party’s parliamentary list - is also the Gauteng Provincial Youth...

EFF Here To Serve The People – Malema

“May 8 is not a voting day - it’s an economic freedom day, ” said Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema. It...

SAMEBA: No Traditional Leaders In Politics

The South African Maintenance and Estate Beneficiaries Association (SAMEBA) are hoping to improve on their 2014 election run. They didn’t get any...
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