2019 National Elections

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...

Democratic Alliance: National Government In Waiting?

The Democratic Alliance - South Africa’s largest and official opposition - believes it is ready to lead the country. Their confidence heading...

The IFP Wants KZN Back

“IFP is the only other political party that has governed the province for over 10 years since 1994 to 2004, we also...

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...

President Shocked Is Too Rich To Lead

Subscribe to Sipho’s Weekly Political Newsletter.President Cyril Ramaphosa may not realise this, but his now-infamous quotes about being ‘shocked’...

#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...

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...

Politics Goes To Church

Subscribe to Sipho’s Weekly Political Newsletter.More political parties will contest the 2019 national elections than ever before - 48, to be exact. Amongst the crop...

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...

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...

Political Ads From The ANC, DA, EFF, FF+

With less than a month before South Africans head out in their thousands to the polls, political parties are pulling out all...

Why Alexandra Booed Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba

“Mashaba we need answers now,” read the makeshift placard held up by an Alexandra township resident. The Marlboro Community Centre was teeming...

#AlexShutDown: The ANC Did This

Subscribe to Sipho’s Weekly Political Newsletter.On Thursday, I was invited by the University of Witwatersrand chapter of the Golden...

Alexandra Residents Suffer As Politicians Point Fingers

“I just want to ask Ramaphosa how we must live as Alexandra residents because we are suffering,” Elizabeth Nkwana (61) said. Nkwana,...

#AlexTotalShutdown: “The Strike Is Killing Us As Grade 12 Learners”

AS TOLD TOThe doors of Jaconia Moloutsi’s (19) school have been shut for the second week now....

Democratic Alliance: Certain Of Hitting Election Targets

The Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) are both eager to show they are ready for the 2019 National...

Malema: Ramaphosa Won’t Finish His Term

Less than a month before South Africa is due to go to the polls, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema predicted the...

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...

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...
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