The first round of the presidential election will be held on 30 July. If there is no presidential candidate that is able attain 50 percent plus one vote, the second round is planned for September 8.
South Africa articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for better democracy in South Africa. According to Freedom House, "factionalism within the ruling ANC party has been a hallmark of South African politics in recent years". Also check out our section on World Democracy or our articles on Africa and late South African democracy icon Nelson Mandela.
Writer-director Etienne Kallos was drawn to the story of a community in a “post-post-colonial” world
A researcher sees deeper trends behind the end of apartheid and the transition to democracy in South Africa.
The leaders of two key African countries resigned their posts within 24 hours of each other in mid-February
Mandela served as a spearhead of South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement during husband’s long imprisonment
A timeline of major events in the corruption charges against disgraced South African former president Jacob Zuma
Anti-Zuma protests that climaxed in a peaceful recall of our president shows a country maturing in its democracy
Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa was recently all over social media telling everyone who cares to listen the achievements that his government has made since taking over on November 24, 2017.
A review of developments in 2017 shows that it was a fruitful year for those advocating change
It is glaring that President Ramaphosa declined to mention South Africa reaching out to the rest of Africa. South Africa’s internal problems are clearly the ONLY priority. Charity begins at home.