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WATCH | The moment Ramaphosa was re-elected as president

President Cyril Ramaphosa retained his position as South Africa’s number one citizen.

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent

LISTEN | ANC's Thoko Didiza elected new speaker of National Assembly

Thoko Didiza, the outgoing minister of agriculture, has been elected new National Assembly speaker.

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent

ANC's new leadership in seven provinces in the spotlight

The ANC has announced the selection of seven new premiers for the provinces where the party holds a majority, eliciting ...

Modiegi Mashamaite
Multimedia reporter

WATCH | Phophi Ramathuba elected Limpopo’s first female premier

Phophi Ramathuba has been elected the first female premier of Limpopo. The ANC won a majority of the seats in the ...

By TimesLIVE Video
News Editor's Choice

BREAKING | ANC, DA struck a deal: Ramaphosa president, Didiza speaker, DA ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa will be elected with the support of the DA on Friday afternoon.

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent

'This GNU is a different animal altogether from 1994'

Ex-ministers Mboweni, Hanekom recall transitional government

News Editor's Choice

WATCH | MPs boycotting parliament first sitting 'in breach of their ...

As the MK Party threatens to boycott the first sitting of parliament, National Assembly legal adviser advocate Zuraya ...

By Innocentia Nkadimeng
News Editor's Choice

Zuma blueticks ANC in coalition talks

Former president and MK Party leader Jacob Zuma blue ticked the ANC when it approached the party for coalition talks, ...

Sisanda Mbolekwa
Politics reporter

Pay rise for deputy president, ministers and MPs

SA’s next deputy president will earn R3,16m a year

News Editor's Choice

Provinces conclude on premier candidates as ANC starts vetting process

The ANC is likely to appoint female premiers in the three provinces where the party received a sizable chunk of votes ...

By Lizeka Tandwa and Kgothatso Madisa

Call for hostel chiefs to be vigilant over results threats

Misuzulu urges cops to deal with instigators

Sibongile Mashaba
Deputy News Editor

‘Room for improvement’ in IEC performance: Defend our Democracy

Civil society watchdog group Defend our Democracy has declared the elections “broadly free and fair”, but believes the ...

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter

All eyes on ANC as it discusses who to enlist to govern South Africa

South Africa was on tenterhooks on Monday for the ANC to signal who it will choose as a partner to govern the nation ...

By Alexander Winning and Wendell Roelf
News Editor's Choice

Zuma ‘never attempted’ to attend poll results announcement: Duduzile

MKP member Thami Mthethwa claimed Jacob Zuma was outside the centre but could not get in while president Cyril ...

By SINESIPHO SCHRIEBER

ANC more popular in Nelson Mandela Bay than DA

Support for EFF growing steadily

By Andisa Bonani

Police will deal with threats to SA’s stability: Cele

‘Decision to declare results rests solely with IEC’

Koena Mashale
Journalist

Talks begin as parties jostle for control of SA

IEC gives democratic soul of people green light

By Herman Moloi, Jeanette Chabalala and Noxolo Sibiya

Mbalula dismisses demand for Ramaphosa’s resignation

ANC secretary-general Fikile Mbalula says President Cyril Ramaphosa is not a bargaining point for them as they go into ...

By Herman Moloi

Ramaphosa is a 'no-go area': Mbalula

Some ANC national executive committee members have been lobbying for support to have Ramaphosa removed to ensure that ...

By Lizeka Tandwa

WATCH | 2024 Election results announcement

The IEC announced the 2024 election results on Sunday evening

WATCH | 'We’re blown but not out,' ANC SG Mbalula

ANC secretary-general, Fikile Mbalula, addresses the media on the expected elections results.

WATCH | Jacob Zuma causes media frenzy at national ROC

MK Party leader and former president Jacob Zuma caused a media frenzy at the IEC's national results operations centre ...

Thabo Tshabalala
Multimedia producer

LISTEN | 'We want the home affairs department': Gayton McKenzie

Patriotic Alliance (PA) leader Gayton McKenzie says the party is eyeing the home affairs department so it can deal with ...

Thabo Tshabalala
Multimedia producer

Malema prefers to work with ANC in coalition government

EFF overtaken by Zuma’s MK Party

By Herman Moloi

OPINON & ANALYSIS

READER LETTER | South Africans showed their power in the elections

South Africans have spoken, and strongly, through their votes in the 2024 elections.

READER LETTER | ANC-DA coalition will work for the country

The elections are now over and for the first time in the history of democratic SA we are heading for a national ...

READER LETTER | No more chaos after elections trauma please

Those grandpas who complain and have years of delayed criminal cases must not bring their spirit of delay to our ...

SOWETAN SAYS | Zuma crosses line with threats

MK Party leader Jacob Zuma issued a veiled threat to the Electoral Commission at the weekend to accede to his demand ...

READER LETTER | Voters have played their role, now it’s up to new leaders

Hopefully, my two-hour wait in a long queue to cast my vote will be rewarded with a caring government and servant ...

READER LETTER | Inadequate staffing created problems at voting station

A job which was supposed to be done by three people was done by one person. The IEC officials had a tough time and were ...

READER LETTER | Political parties make ridiculous promises to voters

Some political parties make unachievable promises which expose their lack of understanding of the monumental task and ...

READER LETTER | No gaslighting will save ANC

I can’t help but respond to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ludicrous statements per the article published in your paper ...

By READER COMMENT

READER LETTER | It doesn't make sense that people still trust Zuma

I wonder what's happening with us South Africans that we allow ourselves to be easily manipulated. I cannot fathom ...

READER LETTER | More voting stations needed in UK

The 2024 South African elections have also roused the interest of expatriates living abroad, as seen with the voting ...

READER LETTER | Malema is an angry dictator

Little “Hitler”, Julius Malema, rules the EFF with an iron fist. It’s a one-man show at EFF, no democracy. Everyone ...

Since my release, I have become more convinced than ever that the real makers of history are the ordinary men and women of our country. Their participation in every decision about the future is the only guarantee of true democracy and freedom.
Nelson Mandela

PODCASTS

PODCAST | Ramaphosa resigns (it's a joke)

A "leaked" letter of President Cyril Ramaphosa resigning as leader of ANC and RSA

PODCAST | Dear politician, the people have spoken

The most credible poll reveals which parties and politicians the voters hate most.

PODCAST | An Idiot's Guide to Elections

Political analyst Lukhona Mnguni guides us on what to expect post May 29 2024.

PODCAST | Pens on fleek as ANC runs towards election day

President Ramaphosa and his acolytes find their pens at the right time.

PODCAST | Is Ayanda Allie a new political force or farce?

Former broadcaster rolls up her sleeves and she drops mic for politics.

PODCAST | It is time President Ramaphosa increases the number of National ...

Many South Africans are excluded by the limited National Orders awarded by the President.

VIDEOS

Live from the national results centre, editor Nwabisa Makunga is in discussion with representatives from a few political parties as they give latest on election results.

Sowetan editor, Nwabisa Makunga sat down with deputy editor Thabiso Thakali, the DA's Solly Malatsi, VF Plus's Wouter Wessels and the EFF's Omphile Maotwe at the IEC national results centre at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg.

Sowetan editor Nwabisa Makunga sat down with data analyst Michael O'Donavan, Rise Mzansi's Mabine Seabe, Charles Cilliers from the Patriotic Alliance, political researcher, Lukhona Mnguni and the Inkatha Freedom Party's Mkhululeko Hlengwa live at the national IEC results centre at the Gallagher Convention Centre.

It's Thursday and results are coming in at the IEC Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg. Sowetan editor, Nwabisa Makunga is in discussion with politics researcher, Sam Mkokeli, director of Rivonia Circle, Tessa Dooms and Sowetan reporter, Noxolo Sibiya.

Nwabisa Makunga was joined by data analyst Michael O'Donavan to discuss predictions on election results after voting day. Sowetan journalists Koena Mashale and Noxolo Sibiya shared their experience of working on the ground during South Africa's National General Elections. #SAelections2024 #SLElections2024