Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has said his party has to examine how it lost support to the Freedom Front Plus whose surprise success at the polls makes it the fifth-largest party in the country. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) claimed more than 1.2 million votes nationally, which EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu says is an impressive sign of growth compared to the African National Congress's and the DA's "stagnant" numbers.
Nelson Mandela's Party's Last Easy Win
Deutsche Welle, 10 May 2019
The elections in South Africa haven't produced a landslide result. Turnout was low -- young people, in particular, are shunning the ballot box. The dominant ANC is living on… Read more »
Left: South African flag. Top-right: Independent Electoral Commission Twitter page. Bottom-right: Voting booths.
ANC Wins Reelection
Deutsche Welle, 11 May 2019
The ruling ANC has won South Africa's general election, despite a steep dip in turnout. Corruption scandals and political infighting have seen support for the late Nelson Mandela's… Read more »
2019 Election Was Free and Fair - Electoral Commission
News24Wire, 11 May 2019
Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) chairperson Glen Mashinini declared the 2019 national and provincial elections free and fair, during an official announcement ceremony in… Read more »
IEC Declares ANC As Winner of 2019 Elections
SAnews.gov.za, 11 May 2019
The ruling African National Congress (ANC) has bagged victory in the 2019 Elections, with 57.50% of the total national votes cast in the hotly contested polls. Read more »
A Win Is a Win, Emphasises Cyril Ramaphosa
News24Wire, 12 May 2019
The ANC has taken to the streets outside its Luthuli House headquarters in the Johannesburg CBD to celebrate its victory. Read more »
#SAElections2019 - DA Wins One Home and One Away
Elections are all about winning - winning the right to govern the country, winning control of provinces, winning seats in Parliament, and winning as much support as possible. Read more »
Govt Commends SA for Making Elections a 'Resounding Success'
South Africa's 2019 general elections were hard fought but were contested in the spirit of political maturity and tolerance, said the government. Read more »
ATM Back Outs of Legal Action of Smaller Parties On Election
In a turn of events, the African Transformation Movement (ATM) has backed out of court action by 27 disgruntled small parties against the Electoral Commission's (IEC) election… Read more »
By the Numbers - ANC Wins Big in KZN, but the IFP Is Smiling
With 100% of votes counted in KwaZulu-Natal, the ANC may have been confirmed as the official governing party in the province, but it's likely to be the IFP will celebrate the… Read more »
Official Opposition Claims 'Significant Shift' of New Black Voters
The DA's national elections manager Jonathan Moakes says though the party may have had "racial nationalists" vote against it, there has been a "significant shift" of black voters… Read more »
'The Main Thing Is a Job' - the Battle for South Africa's Swing City
African Arguments, 7 May 2019
Control of most areas is unlikely to change following the elections, but Port Elizabeth has switched hands recently and could do again. Read more »
We Are Now Part of the Big Five Parties - FF Plus Celebrates Its Achievement
News24Wire, 10 May 2019
The Freedom Front Plus says it is now seated at the big table, saying that it is part of the big five parties in the country. Read more »
Growing EFF Numbers Show SA's Confidence in the Party - Floyd Shivambu
The EFF is inspired by its growth as ballot counting wraps up and so far, it has bagged more than 1.2 million votes nationally. Read more »
'Comfortable' Maimane Looking Forward to Gauteng's Final Results On Friday
DA leader Mmusi Maimane put on a brave face as he dropped in at the IEC's results operations centre in Tshwane on Thursday evening. Read more »
South Africa's African National Congress is on course to retain power in the country, but after a lower voter turnout. Issues around corruption and unemployment may have played ... Read more »
"The Justice, Crime Prevention and Security cluster has made good on their promise to prioritise electoral crimes, with 16 people across the country already convicted and ... Read more »
The Democratic Alliance has said that it will call for a full audit of all the voting stations after several complaints were lodged with the Electoral Commission over its voting ... Read more »
Protests in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape marred election proceedings with residents citing poor service delivery as the reason for their demonstrations. Several arrests were ... Read more »
Polling stations have opened across South Africa as the country stages the sixth general election since the onset of democracy in 1994. Read more »
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