2019 South African general election: Analysis and News

EFF now the official opposition in three provinces

While results continue to trickle in, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) are the official opposition in Mpumalanga, North West and Limpopo.

Daily Maverick associate editor Ferial Haffajee says the EFF has always had strong support in Mpumalanga.

Speaking to Melanie Rice, Haffajje says the party has proven to be the story of the 2019 elections.

People didn't see how the party have established branch network and how it ran an election campaign that is quite similar to the ANC.

Ferial Haffajee, Associate editor - Daily Maverick

What it signals to us is a rise in popularism.

Ferial Haffajee, Associate editor - Daily Maverick

She says the ANC numbers are a clear message to the party from voters and that many people are still angry about state capture.

For democracy, it is a good thing that we don't have such a big single party dominant state any longer.

Ferial Haffajee, Associate editor - Daily Maverick

Listen to the full interview below...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[LISTEN] Road to Elections 2019: Joanne Joseph and analysts reflect

[LISTEN] Road to Elections 2019: Joanne Joseph and analysts reflect

Joanne Joseph explores the various aspects of the national general election with professors Kealeboga Maphunye and Susan Booysen.

'At the moment, I am not aware of any legal process against IEC'

'At the moment, I am not aware of any legal process against IEC'

IEC spokesperson Kate Baphela says at the moment, no action has been taken by small political parties against the commission.

Is it time to scrutinse the IEC and our voting system more closely?

Is it time to scrutinse the IEC and our voting system more closely?

Journalist and author Mandy Wiener looks at the pros and cons of going digital for future elections.

Multiple-voting is minuscule and has no effect on election outcome, says expert

Multiple-voting is minuscule and has no effect on election outcome, says expert

Professor of criminal procedure at Wits University Stephen Tuson says there will have to be physical and documentary evidence.

Will Tito Mboweni return to Parliament as finance minister, asks Mantshantsha

Will Tito Mboweni return to Parliament as finance minister, asks Mantshantsha

FM's Sikonathi Mantshantsha says Ramaphosa still has a big task on his hands dealing with Bathabile Dlamini and Malusi Gigaba.

'Every vote and every seat we get is a victory for us' - De Lille

'Every vote and every seat we get is a victory for us' - De Lille

Good Party leader says she is grateful to all the voters who showed confidence in the organisation.

'DA took a knock because it's always pointing fingers'

'DA took a knock because it's always pointing fingers'

Brand Management specialist Solly Moeng weighs in on how some parties can save their reputations after a battering at the polls.

Alan Winde on how he plans to make Western Cape a better place

Alan Winde on how he plans to make Western Cape a better place

Although final results have not yet been announced, he feels his premiership in the province is a done deal.

'When people accuse us of bad planning, they don't know what they talk about'

'When people accuse us of bad planning, they don't know what they talk about'

Western Cape IEC head Courtney Sampson gives an update of the overall election process and how counting progressed overnight.

'When I asked who was voting, only 10% of my students raised their hands'

'When I asked who was voting, only 10% of my students raised their hands'

Professor Nuraan Davids discusses civic responsibility education in schools and what contributes to voter apathy among the youth.

Popular articles
[WATCH] Viral schoolkid who cried at Bok tour attends awards with the Kolisis

[WATCH] Viral schoolkid who cried at Bok tour attends awards with the Kolisis

He was caught on camera earlier this month, bawling his eyes out when he saw the Bok squad at the start of their victory tour.

'No one wakes up and decides to treat a family corpse with a lack of dignity'

'No one wakes up and decides to treat a family corpse with a lack of dignity'

Eusebius McKaiser and callers discuss the incident where a family had to take a corpse to Old Mutual to get a funeral benefit.

[VIDEO] Family take dead family member to Old Mutual after no funeral pay-out

[VIDEO] Family take dead family member to Old Mutual after no funeral pay-out

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

'Pravin Gordhan is part of SAA mess, he is not a saint'

'Pravin Gordhan is part of SAA mess, he is not a saint'

Wits School of Economics and Business Science senior lecture Lumkile Mondi says the South African Airways crisis is self-created.

3 best JSE shares to buy, right now (by The Robert Group)

3 best JSE shares to buy, right now (by The Robert Group)

Devin Shutte (Head of Investments at The Robert Group) shares his stock picks of the week with Bruce Whitfield on The Money Show.

[WATCH] SABC reporter heading for danger during looting goes viral

[WATCH] SABC reporter heading for danger during looting goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

How to buy your first share (even if you only have R50, or less)

How to buy your first share (even if you only have R50, or less)

Got R50? No? Got R5? Personal finance expert Warren Ingram on how to buy shares with tiny amounts of money.

13 tips for saving hundreds (nay, thousands!) of rands each month

13 tips for saving hundreds (nay, thousands!) of rands each month

The economy is toast. Personal finance expert Warren Ingram shares 13 highly effective tips for making ends meet.