2019 National Elections

#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...

Fasiha Hassan Argues The Case For The ANC

The African National Congress has been around for 107 years, and in government for 25 of these. Its leadership has been dominated...

The 2019 State Of The Nation Address In Five Quotes

“We gather today exactly 106 years since the introduction of the Native Land Act,” said President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa during his third...

Thabang Motsohi: Why The ANC Fails

“The African National Congress (ANC) is going to be divided, it’s going to split. The split is inevitable when you have ideological...

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...

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)...

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...

‘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...

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...

#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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

#DAFinalRally: “The DA Is South Africa’s ‘Last Hope’”

“We need change, and we need it now,” Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said about the imminent national election. Dobsonville was...

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...

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...

“People Still Vote With Their Hearts”

AS TOLD TO Roza is a 33-year-old accountant living in Johannesburg. After voting, The Daily Vox team caught...
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