The latest news from Elections 2019

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Use our interactive maps and results table to see how South Africans are voting in the 2019 National and Provincial ...

All the leaders in this year's election

Leaders of the political parties. Parties in alphabetical order. From left (Row 1): African Alliance of Social ...

WATCH | My wife is in labour, but I'm voting

The first person to queue to vote at East London City Hall was 32-year-old Jalil Abbas, who arrived there at 5.30am, ...

Timeline: Cope's floundering founder Mosiuoa ...

Could Mosiuoa Lekota be falling and his political system collapsing?

By Unathi Nkanjeni

'I'm still IFP president and I'm returning to ...

IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has confirmed that he will return to parliament as an MP in the newly-elected National ...


WATCH | 'I take full responsibility for the outcome of this election': ...

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has taken full responsibility for the party’s poor showing at recent general elections.

By Andisiwe Makinana

Post-victory showdown looms for ANC

An emboldened President Cyril Ramaphosa will face off with detractors in the ANC tomorrow at a special meeting of the ...


14 of the 48 parties that contested the elections to serve in National ...

Despite a record of 48 parties contesting the national elections, only 14 of them will serve in the National Assembly.

By Qaanitah Hunter

IEC will ‘vigorously’ oppose legal action by disgruntled parties

The Electoral Commission (IEC) says it will "vigorously" oppose any legal action aimed at interfering in the conduct of ...

By TimesLIVE

Eastern Cape election results


OPINION | Zuma-Magashule nexus laying booby traps

We have a new president, a new legislature and a new executive. The future is hopeful, but many uncertainties remain.

OPINION | PIC equities head needs balancing act

The head of listed equities at the Public Investment Corp (PIC) has a nice problem on his hands. Next week he will make ...

OPINION | Pandor for DP – Cyril’s first choice – or NDZ?

The exit of David Mabuza from the parliamentary stage, whether permanent or not, has thrown open the contest for the ...

Carol Paton

OPINION | Retaining young talent must be a priority

When my son and his family decided to leave South Africa for a teaching assignment in New Zealand, I had mixed feelings.

OPINION | Ramaphosa must deliver on promises

It was German statesman Otto von Bismarck who said the great problems of his day would not be solved by speeches and ...

National election results 2019


A limited podcast series exploring the data behind the elections, pulling out the stories we didn't know were there. In this episode we take a closer look at gender and the so-called gender divide in the electorate:

With SA elections around the corner, make sure that you are registered and ready. Unsure about some things? Here are some of the most-asked questions answered by Business Times reporter Mudiwa Gavaza!