Mbete alludes to a closer ANC, NFP relationship

2014-04-17 15:48

ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete has suggested the party could have a closer relationship with the National Freedom Party in KwaZulu-Natal after the 7 May elections.

No response from Tlakula - Holomisa

2014-04-14 18:29

Opposition parties have received no communication from IEC chair Pansy Tlakula regarding their call for her to resign, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says.

Start talking about replacing govt - ACDP

2014-03-21 21:19

South Africa needed to stop talking about a strong opposition and rather start talking about replacing government, the ACDP says.

ANC laid foundation for future success - Didiza

2014-03-17 21:02

The ANC has in the last 20 years laid a foundation for the country's future successes, party NEC member Thoko Didiza says.


2014-03-13 08:32

The ACDP's manifesto.

Political parties make big election promises

2014-02-24 08:40

The election season is now in full swing as both the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters launched their manifestos at the weekend while Agang SA and the ACDP also did some electioneering.

Opposition to lay charges against SABC COO

2014-02-19 18:50

A group of opposition parties is to lay criminal charges against SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

ACDP: ANC good on social reform, bad on economy

2014-02-05 20:21

The African National Congress government is doing well in social reform such as health care and housing, but is unable to tackle the economy, the ACDP says.

ACDP supports journalist suspension

2014-01-25 09:04

Independent Newspapers has maintained editorial integrity by a suspending senior journalist for allegedly applying to be on a political party's list of parliamentary candidates for the general election, the ACDP has said.

Collective for Democracy or Collapse of Democracy

2013-12-19 15:00

Coalition politics are not in the best interest of the electorate and a vibrant democracy. Having a shared enemy does not necessarily make friends.

5 opposition parties form coalition for 2014

2013-12-17 19:07

Five opposition parties have formed a coalition to contest the general elections next year.

Gender bill interferes with freedom of choice - ACDP

2013-11-22 20:49

The ACDP says the women empowerment and gender equality bill interferes with freedom of choice.

Parliament OKs legal practice bill

2013-11-12 20:47

The legal practice bill, which has far-reaching implications for the legal profession, has been approved by the National Assembly.

82 000+ abortions in one year

2013-11-01 14:24

Abortions are performed in South Africa at an average rate of more than 200 a day, according to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

Info bill sent back to committee

2013-10-22 18:34

The National Assembly has referred the protection of state information bill back to the ad hoc committee that drafted and recently reviewed it, because it had failed to observe procedural rules.

ANC wants limited changes to info bill

2013-10-09 23:04

The ANC has ruled out a comprehensive rewrite of the protection of state information bill and says it has confined itself to correcting two technical errors in the draft law.

More violence with Staggie's parole - ACDP

2013-09-25 22:13

The ACDP says there has been an increase in violence in the Cape Flats since the parole of former Hard Livings gang leader Rashied Staggie.

Meshoe leaves Parly to campaign for 2014

2013-06-20 17:26

ACDP leader Kenneth Meshoe will leave Parliament for a while to do fundraising and campaigning for next year's elections, he has announced.

Meshoe to remain leader of ACDP

2013-06-13 20:22

ACDP leader Kenneth Meshoe plans to "temporarily" step down as an MP, but will not be resigning, leaving politics, or permanently giving up his position in the party, he says.

ANC: Circumcisions 'a cash cow'

2013-05-29 20:27

Individuals have turned the cultural practice of initiation schools into a cash cow, ANC chief whip Mathole Motshekga says.

SAHRC under fire over Tatane findings

2013-04-30 18:05

The SA Human Rights Commission has come under fire from MPs over its finding on the killing of Free State protester Andries Tatane.

Govt shocked, disappointed in Sadtu

2013-04-25 22:28

The government says it is shocked and disappointed at the behaviour of Sadtu members who publicly displayed a piece of underwear attributed to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

ACDP, IFP favour Zimbabwe loan

2013-04-17 16:38

Two opposition parties say they were in favour of loaning money to cash-strapped Zimbabwe to fund its coming elections.

ANC welcomes CAR troop withdrawal

2013-04-04 18:47

The African National Congress has welcomed the government's decision to withdraw South African soldiers from the Central African Republic.

MPs warn magistrates not to strike

2013-03-12 16:26

Lawmakers have warned magistrates locked in a pay dispute with the State that it would be improper for them to go on strike.


Spoiled votes a wasted opportunity - ACDP

2014-04-14 20:05

The African Christian Democratic Party says the call for voters to spoil their ballot papers would be a wasted opportunity.

Tlakula has 7 days to resign - Malema

2014-04-01 16:29

Opposition parties will initiate legal proceedings against the Independent Electoral Commission of SA if chairperson Pansy Tlakula does not resign, EFF leader Julius Malema says.

Elections 2014: The Oscar goes to...

2014-03-13 12:44

This year I will be making a very informed vote, or that is what I thought would be the case before I read the manifestos of the Big Eight of South Africa.

Call for research into medical marijuana

2014-03-13 07:17

Members of Parliament have had mixed reactions to a call for alternative cancer treatments, including medical marijuana, to be considered by government. Many have called for research.

ACDP to address SA's challenges - Meshoe

2014-02-22 20:01

The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) promises to address poverty, unemployment, inequality, crime, sub-standard education and healthcare through its policies, its president Kenneth Meshoe said on Saturday.

Opposition: What SA was Zuma talking about?

2014-02-14 13:41

Opposition leaders have harsh words for President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address, while members of his party and Cabinet heaped praise on their leader.

Protesters' killings barbaric - SACP

2014-01-30 22:15

The shooting of two protesters, allegedly by police, in Relela, Limpopo, is an act of barbarism and savagery, the SA Communist Party says.

Minister mum on 'spy' satellite

2014-01-23 14:34

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says she will not be drawn into public discussion on Project Flute, the name of a secret contract reportedly involving a Defence Intelligence satellite.

5 opposition parties form coalition for 2014

2013-12-18 09:42

Five opposition parties have formed a coalition to contest the general elections next year.

Public protector must be independent - ACDP

2013-12-16 20:08

The government must allow Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to do her work without interference, the African Christian Democratic Party says.

By-elections to be held in 8 provinces

2013-11-21 18:50

The Independent Electoral Commission says by-elections are set to take place in eight provinces.

Shock, anger over Moloto Road crash

2013-11-12 14:09

Political parties and local officials have expressed shock about the deaths of 29 people in a bus accident in Mpumalanga, calling for something to be done about the notorious stretch of road.

MPs seeks advice on info bill

2013-10-29 22:50

MPs processing the protection of state information bill have heeded advice from State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele to seek more legal counsel on the adoption of a committee report.

Government needs anti-porn software - ACDP

2013-10-22 16:00

The African Christian Democratic Party says that all government computers need anti-porn software.

E-tolls hype grips SA

2013-09-26 23:13

The signing of the e-tolls bill by President Jacob Zuma has sparked a public outcry, with some gearing up to strike, while others say it is simply about elections.

Meshoe slams Tutu over 'homophobic God'

2013-07-31 08:41

ACDP leader Rev Kenneth Meshoe has criticised Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu for his "homophobic God" statement, saying he should "keep his unbelief to himself".

Africa to foot bill for interim military

2013-06-19 22:34

Africa will not rely on funds from former colonial powers to support the establishment of an interim rapid reaction force to respond to coups on the continent, President Jacob Zuma says.

KZN parties stage walkout over report

2013-06-04 14:28

Opposition parties have walked out of a full council meeting of the eThekwini Municipality following a provincial government decision to withhold a controversial forensic audit report.

Gauteng urged to act on cable theft

2013-05-09 11:34

The Gauteng provincial government needs to act to prevent further cable theft after parts of the West Rand were left without power this week, the ACDP says.

Calls for Addington cancer saga probe

2013-04-29 17:58

Opposition parties have called for an investigation into why two state-of-the-art cancer radiotherapy machines worth R120m are lying idle at a Durban hospital.

Changes to info bill, but debate continues

2013-04-23 17:39

The amended protection of state information bill looks set to be debated by the National Assembly.

JSC in talks on transformation

2013-04-08 14:41

The Judicial Service Commission has been in discussions about a call by one of its members, to "come clean" on the appointment of white men as judges.

Soldiers died for peace - ANC

2013-03-25 19:23

The death of 13 South African soldiers in a battle with Central African Republic rebels has left an "indelible mark" on relations between the two countries, the ANC says.

ACDP: Investigate school violence

2013-03-05 18:10

The education authorities need to probe violence in Gauteng schools after a 17-year-old girl was killed near Randfontein, the ACDP says.

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