[Source: http://fwdeklerk.org/index.php/en/latest/news/262-article-the-2014-election by Dave Steward.]
There are a few points that we should consider in the wake of last week’s election.
The first – and most positive – is that the fifth election of our new constitutional dispensation has helped to consolidate and entrench our constitutional democracy. The elections were free and fair and were, on the whole, managed in an exemplary fashion. All those involved – the 18.6 million voters who cast their ballots; the political parties that participated and the IEC – deserve our sincere congratulations. Read more
[Source: http://www.iol.co.za/business/news/old-woes-lie-ahead-for-new-cabinet-1.1686568#.U3EvLbmKDIU by Londiwe Buthelezi.]
Johannesburg – The jury is out among analysts on whether a rejuvenated ANC will have the thrust to more adequately address economic challenges that were hastily crammed onto the post-election agenda while it focused on its campaign trail this year. Read more
|Status:||22262 of 22262 voting districts counted|
|Total valid votes:||18,402,497|
|Total votes cast:||18,654,457|
[Source: http://nehandaradio.com/2014/05/10/zim-migrants-anxious-following-sa-elections/ by Alex Bell.]
Zimbabwean citizens in South Africa have said they are anxious about their futures, following the elections in that country this week.
South Africans voted in the general elections on Wednesday, and despite some reports of ballot paper dumping, the process has been praised as free and fair. Read more
[Source: Judiciary, legislature, executive: What is Zuma planning? by M&G Political Reporters.]
President Jacob Zuma will finally have his long-standing wish to influence and control the arm of state he perceived as interfering with his government – the Constitutional Court.
Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke and fellow Concourt Judge Johann van der Westhuizen are due to retire during Zuma’s term of office. Read more
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