Politics

South African National Elections in Numbers – Part 4

In this last post of the #SAElections2019 series, I update South Africa's top 11 politicians by Twitter followers. The first post on the subject was published in April 2016 in the lead-up to local municipality elections. RELATED POST: South Africa's Top 11 politicians on Twitter by number of followers (2016) The question I shall be…

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South African National Elections in Numbers – Part 3

South Africa's top 3 political parties by number of parliamentary seats won in the 2014 national elections are the ANC (249 of 400 seats, or 62% - also the governing party), the DA (89 seats or 22% - main opposition party) and theEFF (25 seats or 6%). As the 3 graphs below show, the top…

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South African National Elections in Numbers – Part 2

According to the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa, there are 312 registered political parties that will contest for votes in the country's coming national elections. Exactly how many of these registered political parties have online presence? In my search for the answer, I found the published stats rather interesting. RELATED POST: In South African…

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South African National Elections in Numbers – Part 1

As at today, the 8th of April 2019, we are exactly 1 month away from South African national elections on the 8th of May 2019.

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Warning to the ANC: Beware the fourth estate in the 2019 national elections

Here is my declaration   The fourth estate has become the de facto player in the politics of South Africa, influencing public opinion on a whole range of related issues. My declaration is backed by 1) a Pew research finding that I shall share shortly, which shows that citizens of Mzansi (a Zulu word loosely…

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Constitutional Court caseload has more than tripled in the 22 years since its establishment. Good or bad?

An article by William Gumede in the Sunday Times of yesterday titled "Zuma has been so bad, he has in some ways actually been good" and the recently reported¬†incident where Chief Justice Mogoeng apparently displayed public displeasure at his fellow¬†Constitutional Court judges' majority ruling related to National Assembly's failure to hold President Zuma to account…

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