What went wrong for the smaller parties?

2014-05-12 17:32

Now that the 2014 elections are over, and the victors have taken not only most of the votes but also most of the attention, what happens to the smaller parties who put on a brave but sometimes futile fight?

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.

More parties submit election lists

2014-03-12 18:32

The UDM, Agang SA and Azapo have submitted their candidate lists for the general elections to the Electoral Commission of SA head office.

SAHRC seeks Marikana funding solution

2013-08-20 08:00

The SA Human Rights Commission and the Centre for Applied Legal Studies say they is a real risk of unfairness if adequate legal representation is not afforded to the injured and arrested Marikana miners.

Azapo youth to join Marikana tribute

2013-08-14 17:12

The Azanian People's Organisation Youth will join a ceremony commemorating the 16 August Marikana shootings.

Vavi fought corruption - Azapo

2013-07-26 10:00

The Azanian People's Organisation is saddened by Zwelinzima Vavi's possible intention to quit politics.

'Pain' for printers in digital age

2013-04-25 15:07

The newspaper industry is struggling to survive as consumers migrate to digital news forms.

Zuma no confidence motion stays - DA

2013-02-07 20:28

Opposition parties have "every intention" to table a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma in the National Assembly, the DA says.

Judgment reserved in Zuma motion bid

2012-11-20 19:48

The Western Cape High Court has reserved judgment on an urgent application to force a parliamentary debate on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

ANC contradicts itself - DA

2012-11-20 07:19

The ANC's denial that it opposed a debate on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma contradicts the position it earlier had taken, the DA says.

ANC to block no confidence motion

2012-11-14 19:51

The ANC will block the opposition's attempt to have a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma debated in the National Assembly.

YCL scoffs at Zuma no-confidence move

2012-11-09 17:00

The Young Communist League has scoffed at the notice of a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma made by the DA in Parliament.

Parties divided over Selebi parole

2012-07-20 21:01

Political parties are divided over the release on medical parole of corruption-convicted former top cop Jackie Selebi.

Zuma remission move 'a bid to free Shaik'

2012-04-30 07:27

Azapo says it believes the special remission of sentences announced by President Jacob Zuma at a Freedom Day celebration is a tactic to free his former financial adviser Schabir Shaik.

Info bill: Who voted how

2011-11-22 22:34

The names of who voted for and against the contentious protection of state information bill in the National Assembly, are to be made public.

Moseneke for chief justice: Azapo

2011-08-02 12:01

The Azanian People's Organisation is lobbying for the appointment of Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke as chief justice.

Elections reflect how Azapo failed

2011-05-24 18:04

The poor performance of Azapo in this year's local government elections shows that the black consciousness party has failed the nation, its youth wing leader says.

Bapsfontein families being relocated

2010-12-28 14:20

The relocation of families from Bapsfontein informal settlement is running smoothly after earlier protests, the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality says.

Azapo to lead service delivery march

2010-11-03 09:44

A march in protest over service delivery in Gauteng will be led by the Azanian People's Organisation in Johannesburg.

Biko wanted to empower blacks - Azapo

2010-09-12 13:49

The principle of empowerment for which anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko lived and died must be used as a yardstick to revive community development, Azapo says.

Azapo: Terre'Blanche was a killer

2010-04-04 13:10

Eugene Terre'Blanche, AWB leader, died in the same manner in which he killed black defenceless farm workers in Venterdorp, Azapo says.

North West land ruling slammed

2010-02-24 19:02

The Azanian People's Organisation has slammed a ruling by the Land Claims Court against claims made by the Bahiring community in the North West.


Azapo youth calls for party makeover

2014-05-10 18:28

Azapo's youth members say they are embarrassed by the outcome of the party's election results.

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.

Marikana boycott concerning - Azapo

2013-08-16 11:49

The decision by the ANC and NUM to boycott a commemoration of the Marikana shooting is worrisome as it could have eased the tension at the mine, Azapo says.

SABC news channel 'premature'

2013-08-02 10:38

Azapo has criticised the new 24-hour SABC news channel, fearing the national broadcaster will use its resources to "suppress other parties contesting ANC rule".

PAC rejects Payco's Mandela statement

2013-06-18 18:50

The PAC has distanced itself from a statement by Pan Africanist Youth Congress spokesperson Sello Tladi calling former president Nelson Mandela a "sell-out".

SA groups pay tribute to Chavez

2013-03-06 16:25

Unions, political parties and civil society have paid tribute to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died after a two-year battle with cancer.

Azapo stalwart Thabo Mafihla dies

2013-01-10 10:08

Azanian People's Organisation (Azapo) stalwart and former Highveld East Municipality manager Thabo Mafihla, has died.

This is not a scheduling issue - DA

2012-11-20 19:42

Parliament's "failure" to deal with a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma cannot be hidden behind a scheduling issue, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

No confidence debate heads for high court

2012-11-19 21:41

The Western Cape High Court will hear an urgent application by opposition parties to compel the National Assembly speaker to schedule a debate on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

ANCWL: All the DA does is criticise

2012-11-10 14:39

The DA is not a viable challenge to the ANC, because it only focuses on criticising the ruling party without coming up with its own solutions, the ANC Women's League says.

Opposition parties unite against corruption

2012-09-28 21:06

Opposition parties have set up a coalition against corruption in Durban, urging voters to resist the protection of state information bill.

DA condemns defacing of 'iconic' painting

2012-05-22 19:16

The defacing of a painting depicting President Jacob Zuma with exposed genitals, has been widely condemned.

ANCYL sanctions painful, says ANC

2012-04-25 17:52

The decision to discipline the ANC Youth League's leadership had been "difficult" and "painful", says the ANC.

ANC must act on Malema - Azapo

2011-08-05 18:04

Azapo says the ANC must act swiftly on its "out of control" youth league president Julius Malema, following his comments about Botswana's regime change.

Azapo Youth hits out at NYDA

2011-06-13 18:10

The National Youth Development Agency will drag a historic event such as Youth Day through the mud, the Azapo Youth Organisation says.

Azapo lashes out at SABC coverage

2011-05-19 07:02

Azapo has called on all South Africans to boycott paying for their television licenses, accusing the SABC of "unfair and unequal" coverage of various political parties.

Azapo makes service delivery demands

2010-11-03 18:13

A memorandum demanding better service delivery has been handed over to Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane and Johannesburg Mayor Amos Masondo.

Ekurhuleni reveals demilitarisation plan

2010-10-17 19:51

The Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality plans to rehabilitate and train former military veterans as part of a demilitarisation project, says the mayor's office.

'Media muzzling contradictory'

2010-08-16 17:03

Placing tight controls on media freedom with the information bill and a proposed media tribunal is incompatible with government's stated quest to fight corruption, says Azapo.

'Whites get away with murder'

2010-04-02 12:23

The song "shoot the boere" is a reminder of what still needs to be done in South Africa where "white people still get away with murder", the Azanian Youth Organisation says.

'No order' for Itireleng evictions

2010-01-14 14:04

Some residents of Itireleng, west of Pretoria, have been evicted without the relevant court order, the Azanian People's Organisation claims.

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