Elections 2024: What the independent candidates have to say

We put five questions to each of the five independent candidates


News | 15 April 2024

ANC liable for over R100-million for 2019 elections’ banners

Nine judges in three courts have now ruled that Ezulweni Investments had a binding contract with the ANC


Law | 24 November 2023

Coalition governments are here to stay. Here are proposals for making them work better

But even with the best proposals, without a shift in political culture coalition governments will be unstable


Opinion | 6 November 2023

Zimbabweans in SA march to demand elections be nullified

“We just want to go home,” protesters chanted


Brief | 8 September 2023

Zimbabweans at Beitbridge border sceptical about elections

Waste of money travelling to Zimbabwe to cast vote, says one woman


Brief | 23 August 2023

How to see where political parties get their money

My Vote Counts has launched a tool to visualize political party funding disclosures


News | 4 August 2023

Concourt challenge to Electoral Act

The Independent Candidate Association of South Africa says independents have to get more votes for a seat than political party candidates


Law | 29 May 2023

Court bid to reform political party funding

“We simply do not know if the ANC or the DA obtains the majority of its funds from small donors or the big corporates” says My Vote Counts


Law | 16 May 2023

Changes to the party funding law: What does this mean and how does it affect you?

Raising the donation declaration threshold to R500,000 is a risk to democracy


Opinion | 21 April 2023

How will next year’s elections work? It’s confusing

The Electoral Amendment Bill has serious flaws


Analysis | 30 March 2023

Kariega by-election: “I voted without taking a bath. I was stinking!”

“No water, no vote” say voters fed-up with Nelson Mandela Bay’s water shortage


Brief | 8 July 2022

Gqeberha communities march on councillor’s office

They say he is neglecting his duty but councillor believes actions against him are “politically motivated”


News | 23 March 2021

Proposed changes to the way we vote are alarming

Electoral Law Amendment Bill would give the Independent Electoral Commision full power to change voting methods


Opinion | 13 November 2020

By-elections briefly disrupted in Port Elizabeth

Protesters demand electrification of informal settlements


News | 5 February 2020

I wish elections were held every month, says Motherwell voter

Rubbish dumps suddenly being cleared


News | 29 January 2020

Eastern Cape villagers voted hoping to get electricity

“They make all sort of promises during elections and once elections are over you won’t see them”


Brief | 4 November 2019