Malema Confirms No Coalition with DA or ANC and DieStem Trends

By SAPeople 17-08-16 13:37

#DieStem is trending at the top of Twitter in South Africa after EFF commander in chief Julius Malema revealed Wednesday that one of the EFF’s conditions for #CoalitionTalks included the removal of Die Stem. Other conditions were land appropriation, nationalisation and free education. Further conditions to the ANC included remove eTolls and Jacob Zuma as SA President, […]

Don Clarke’s ‘Blame It On the Whites’ Video Goes Viral

By SAPeople 08-08-16 14:08

South African musician Don Clarke wasn’t sure whether local audiences were ready for his next song – “Blame It On The Whites”. After his extremely successful Zuma Must Fall video, Don was worried this one could be “completely misunderstood” and asked Facebook friends whether it was worth posting or not. He explained that “ultimately it’s a reconciliation song […]

Silent South African Anti-Rape Protest During Zuma Speech on Vote

By SAPeople 07-08-16 18:46

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Anti-rape activists protested on Saturday as South African President Jacob Zuma delivered his first remarks since local elections gave his African National Congress (ANC) its worst results since 1994. Zuma ignored the protest while his security guards stood nearby, apparently surprised by the protest by four women dressed in black and holding […]

South African’s ANC Suffers Worst Election Since Taking Power

By SAPeople 07-08-16 19:50

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The African National Congress lost its grip on local government in Tshwane, home of the South African capital Pretoria, as results on Saturday gave the opposition Democratic Alliance a second big win in the ANC’s worst election since the end of apartheid. The results of Wednesday’s voting have reshaped the political landscape […]

South Africa’s Zuma Says Elections were ‘Competently Run’

By SAPeople 06-08-16 19:51

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday that Wednesday’s municipal elections had been well run and proved that South Africa’s democracy was maturing, in his first public remarks since results were announced. Zuma’s ruling African National Congress suffered its worst results since the end of apartheid in 1994, undermined by high unemployment, economic […]

WATCH Nando’s Wing Wing Situation – Advert Featuring President Jacob Zuma!

By SAPeople 29-08-16 11:13

Nando’s South Africa has done it again – seizing a political moment in South Africa to cleverly advertise one of their products… The advert features “President Jacob Zuma” playing a truth or dare game in which he’s asked if he’s really going to pay back the money. With this video, which was uploaded yesterday, Nando’s said: […]

Nail-Biting Finish for Tshwane

By SAPeople 06-08-16 13:31

PRETORIA – In a nail-biting finish, all the votes from the capital city have been captured with the DA winning the most votes. The results for Tshwane, which were finalised after 12pm, showed that the Democratic Alliance (DA) garnered 43.10% or 381 022 of the votes. The ruling African National Congress followed closely with 41.48% […]

Election Results: All Eyes on Gauteng’s Metros

By SAPeople 06-08-16 07:45

PRETORIA – All eyes are on Gauteng’s metropolitan municipalities –Tshwane, Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni – as vote counting enters day three. It’s the final stretch for Gauteng which is home to the three metros. By 6:30am on Saturday the Electoral Commission (IEC) had counted and validated 94% of the votes in the province with the ANC leading […]

Radical Leftists Become Kingmakers in South Africa’s New Order

By SAPeople 05-08-16 20:54

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A party of South African radical leftists has emerged as electoral kingmaker in major cities Pretoria and Johannesburg, giving a first taste of power to an ANC renegade who was once an acolyte of President Jacob Zuma. This week’s municipal elections have shown just slender nationwide gains for Julius Malema’s red beret-wearing […]

South Africa’s ANC Faces Worst Election Losses Since Apartheid

By SAPeople 05-08-16 20:54

PRETORIA (Reuters) – South Africa’s ANC was on track for its worst electoral performance since the end of apartheid on Friday as voters vented anger about high unemployment and corruption in municipal elections that herald a sea change in politics and society. The African National Congress has ruled virtually unopposed since it ended white-minority rule […]

South African Opposition Takes Election Lead in Major Cities

By SAPeople 04-08-16 15:24

PRETORIA (Reuters) Updated 14h40 – South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance led in three major cities on Thursday as votes were counted in local elections, threatening to deal the biggest electoral blow to the African National Congress since the end of apartheid two decades ago. The ANC – which ended white-minority rule when it won power […]

DA Leads in Joburg and Nelson Mandela Bay, Tied with ANC in Tshwane

By SAPeople 04-08-16 17:50

JOHANNESBURG (Updated at 15h45 local time.) – As the votes are tallied South African opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), is currently leading in Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Bay but has dropped to a tie with the ANC in Tshwane. All three are key districts which were previously held by the African National Congress (ANC). The ANC […]

ANC Leads as South African Election Results Start Trickling In (and Helen Zille’s Tweet)

By SAPeople 04-08-16 01:06

PRETORIA – The first lot of votes has been counted in South Africa’s fifth democratic Municipal Elections, which have been described as the most hotly contested since 1994. By 1am, the African National Congress (ANC) had secured 53.47 percent of the votes, the Democratic Alliance (DA) had received 32.95% and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) had only 5.03 percent. […]

Election Facts – The Truth About #WhatMmusiDid & Stolen Ballot Papers

By SAPeople 03-08-16 12:57

It was inevitable that the rumour mill would go into overdrive in the lead up to the Elections today in South Africa, with different parties trying to discredit each other. Two of the biggest stories – that are still being erroneously shared today – involve Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane, and 80,000 stolen ballot papers. […]

Election Day Wednesday 3 August: What You Need to Know

By SAPeople 02-08-16 23:51

PRETORIA – On the eve of Election Day as a first time voter or not, you might still be unsure about how to go about voting in the Municipal Elections. Here are some guidelines… As a registered voter you need not be anxious about the voting process. What is important to remember is that you […]

South Africa Readies for Vote that Could Reshape the Country

By SAPeople 02-08-16 10:47

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) could lose major cities at local elections this week, including places it has held virtually unchallenged since the end of white-minority rule 22 years ago, Mana Rabiee reports for Reuters. Corruption allegations and massive unemployment are said to be largely to blame for voters becoming disenchanted with the ruling ANC. […]


Stolen Ballot Papers Won’t Impact Elections

By SAPeople 02-08-16 09:31

PRETORIA – The Electoral Commission (IEC) says the stolen ballot papers in Soweto will have no impact on the integrity of the elections. The ballot papers, which were stored in boxes, were stolen out of a delivery truck in Dobsonville on Thursday night. The Electoral Commission has established that the boxes contained ballot papers for Ward […]

The Best Pics, Videos & Quotes from Last Blast Pre-Election Rallies

By SAPeople 01-08-16 11:36

It’s been a weekend of red, blue, green and yellow as South Africans were wooed by political candidates in the final weekend before the municipal elections on Wednesday 3 August 2016. (Special Voting takes place today and tomorrow.) Here’s a wrap up: African National Congress (ANC) South Africans were out in force at the ANC’s Siyanqoba (we […]

US Time Meets “The SA Politician Who’s Been Compared to Barack Obama”

By SAPeople 29-07-16 12:53

Time magazine in the USA has featured an in-depth interview with Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane (36), in an article entitled “Meet the South African Politician Who’s Been Compared to Barack Obama—But Prefers Bill Clinton”. The article by Aryn Baker – in the lead-up to the municipal elections on 3 August in South Africa […]

Municipal Elections South Africa

Call for Peace and Tolerance Ahead of Elections

By SAPeople Contributor 20-07-16 22:29

Government has condemned in the strongest terms the killing of South Africans who have been nominated by their parties as candidates for the 2016 Municipal Elections. “These crimes, ahead of the elections, fly in the face of the democratic principles South Africa has entrenched in our vibrant, multi-party democracy since 1994,” said the Inter-Ministerial Committee […]

DA Claims “Jozi is BLUE!” as ‘Jobs Not Jets’ Billboard Goes Ahead

By SAPeople 30-06-16 11:19

Johannesburg is apparently awash with blue as Democratic Alliance (DA) supporters have gathered for the unveiling of the ‘Jobs Not Jets’ billboard, which ANC supporters had allegedly attempted to halt… even throwing rocks. The DA reported an hour ago that the “atmosphere is INCREDIBLE at our billboard unveiling in Joburg. South Africans want JOBS, NOT […]

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