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GENEVIEVE QUINTAL: Frustration rather than apathy ...

Voters are staying away from the polls in huge numbers and see the political process as unable to bring real change

By Genevieve Quintal

Discrepancies point to possible voter fraud

DA calls for audit as figures recorded at some voting stations reinforce allegations of double voting

By Pieter van der Merwe

EFF wants its own mayor to run Tshwane, says Malema

DA and his party are also discussing power sharing in Johannesburg

By Aphiwe Deklerk

IEC awaits tests to rule on poll’s ink pens

The commission says despite increase in indelible agent, application of Vaseline enabled voters to remove ink mark

By Iavan Pijoos

DA lost out in key townships, analysis shows

Support in Soweto, Tshwane, Diepsloot, Alexandra and Langa drops from 2016 level

By Claudi Mailovich

Opinion and Analysis 

NEWS ANALYSIS: DA’s problem could be critical, but the ANC’s is ...

Governing party is safe for another five years, but the evidence of its decline is inescapable, and Ramaphosa has his ...

Carol Paton
Writer at Large
Opinion Editors Choice

GENEVIEVE QUINTAL: Domestos defeats the IEC’s indelible ink

The electoral commission is being forced to face up to complaints and logistical errors as parties lodge objections

By Genevieve Quintal
Opinion Editors Choice

ANTHONY BUTLER: Ramaphosa’s tasks: trim cabinet and stabilise the ANC

Having promised a downsizing, he has to think carefully about who to appoint without causing ructions in his party

The Visual Side 

Trade Collective political economist Lebohang Pheko and Business Leadership SA Bonang Mohale discuss the elections with Business Day TV

Sunday Times parliamentary editor Thabo Mokone gives us his insight into what a coalition government entails and whether South Africans can expect a coalition government to form after the 2019 elections.

Wits University’s head of political studies, Daryl Glaser, talks Business Day TV about the May 8 general elections

Election results by province in 2014

Valid votes:  18,402,497
Spoilt votes: 252,274
Total votes: 18,654,771
Registered voters: 25,388,082
Turnout: 73.48 %