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What will result from South Africa’s pivotal elections?

By Chris Hattingh May is election month in South Africa. Given the ongoing high-unemployment, low-growth malaise afflicting the country (resulting largely from the current governing party’s ideological and policy choices), the consensus...

From the “On the Contrary” column – Bad luck for SA, good for ANC

“Hoezit!” Of course it was Luke the Dude, entering the local Pub and Grill to join the usual congregation of convivial conversationalists conspiring to save our town and the world. Not...

Bring on the miracle voting machine

THE elections are due next year and the druids of politics are chanting that we had better get onto it now. Well, 2024 is a special year, being exactly three decades...

Eskom not expected to implement load shedding during election process

Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, says Eskom does not expect this weekend’s special voting process and Election Day to be hampered by load shedding. He was speaking during a briefing on...

Upcoming elections to be one of the most contested: IEC

Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) Chief Electoral Officer Sy Mamabolo says the upcoming Local Government Elections will be one of the most contested in South Africa’s history. Mambolo was speaking at the launch...

Mid-Term Budget postponed to 11 November

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana will now table the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) in Parliament on 11 November 2021, and not 4 November 2021 as per earlier indications. This comes after...

Law enforcement ready for Local Government Elections

Law enforcement agencies are operationally ready to ensure a safe and secure environment for all to participate in free and fair local government elections, says the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security...

All you need to know ahead of the elections

Political parties are wrapping up their campaigns as election day approaches, and a record number of voters have registered to have their say in the upcoming General Elections on May 8...

Talking Points Elections and Investments – Victoria Reuvers, Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, Morningstar...

As we draw close to election day, there is a palpable sense of anxiety due to the many iterations of how things will be post 8 May 2019. While we process...

Rand falls as election jitters, Trade fears grow

The rand weakened on Monday amid jitters over upcoming elections and worries over a trade war between the United States and China, curbing last week’s demand for emerging-market currencies. On Sunday, US President Donald...

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