76 000 to vote in by-elections

2014-11-04 15:18

The Electoral Commission of SA says over 76 000 people have registered to vote during by-elections in 61 voting districts.

Nene is scraping the pot, says Cope

2014-10-22 18:01

The Congress of the People leader Mosiuoa Lekota says there is no longer money in the fiscus and now Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene is scraping the pot.

Nkandla: Opposition willing to go to ConCourt

2014-10-03 17:52

Opposition parties who withdrew from the Nkandla ad hoc committee would go as far as taking President Jacob Zuma to the Constitutional Court, they have said.

ANC: Motion to remove Mbete laughable

2014-09-10 19:46

The ANC has labelled the motion to remove National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete a "laughable and unimaginative" publicity stunt, and defended Mbete's role.

Court sets aside Western Cape councillors removals

2014-08-27 20:23

A decision to remove 12 councillors from the Oudtshoorn municipality has been set aside by the Western Cape High Court.

Former Cope treasurer appears for fraud

2014-08-18 18:56

Former Cope treasurer Hildagrade Ndude has made her 11th appearance in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Cape Town.

Systems in place to guard against dishonesty - Zuma

2014-08-13 19:04

The public service has a system in place to disqualify those who misrepresent their qualifications or withhold damaging information, says President Jacob Zuma.

Vanessa Hani can't Cope anymore

2014-07-08 08:28

Slain SACP leader Chris Hani's daughter, Vanessa, has terminated her Cope membership, it has been reported.

Cope ex-treasurer fails to appear in court

2014-06-24 06:27

A warrant of arrest has been issued for former parliamentary national treasurer of Cope, when she failed to appear in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court.

13 parties get National Assembly seats

2014-05-10 19:00

EC chairperson Pansy Tlakula has announced that 13 parties have won seats in the National Assembly.

Lekota: I won't return to ANC

2014-05-09 20:24

The leader of the Congress of the People, Mosiuoa Lekota, says he will not return to the ANC, because it wasn't the organisation "we stood for".

ANC cruising to overall win

2014-05-09 15:59

The African National Congress is leading the national elections with more than 11 million votes.

DA retains W Cape after count completed

2014-05-09 13:49

The Democratic Alliance will govern the Western Cape for the next five years after vote counting was completed.

ANC lead grows

2014-05-08 17:13

The ANC's resounding lead in the elections has firmed to 62.7% as vote counting neared the two-thirds mark.

More than 4 million votes for ANC so far

2014-05-08 13:05

The ANC is leading the fifth democratic elections with over four million counted votes nationally by midday.

Voting delays in W Cape, Gauteng

2014-05-07 11:03

Voting has started late at a number of polling stations in the Western Cape and parts of Gauteng as a result of a variety of delays.

Cope: ANC trying to mislead people

2014-04-30 21:16

The African National Congress is trying to mislead people into thinking there was an exodus from the Congress of the People, says the party.

Cope is coping, says Cope

2014-04-30 14:05

The Congress of the People remains strong despite 19 prominent people leaving the party, Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota says.

Political activity peaks as election nears

2014-04-30 10:01

Election events are set to take place in different parts of the country, with Gauteng in particular a hot bed of political activity.

Party: 19 Cope members unemployable

2014-04-28 16:49

Most of the 19 people on the Congress of the People list who have come out in support of the ANC are unemployable outside politics, Cope national spokesperson Johann Abrie says.

Will the Northern Cape surprise in 2014?

2014-04-24 09:06

Every election I have forecast that something interesting would happen in the Northern Cape, and I have usually been proven wrong, writes Simon Williamson.

Cope: Zuma must listen to religious leaders

2014-04-21 13:03

Cope has called on President Jacob Zuma to listen to religious leaders calling for him to come clean on the Nkandla saga.

Social media not a guaranteed vote winner

2014-04-16 09:36

As the national general elections draw closer, it remains unclear whether the effort political parties are putting into social media marketing will make a difference.

North West ANC welcomes new members

2014-04-14 21:03

The ANC in the North West has welcomed over 100 new members from other political parties.


Parliamentary dignity will be restored - Ramaphosa

2014-11-18 12:33

Leaders of political parties have agreed to work together to restore the dignity and integrity of Parliament, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

ANC votes down motion to call Zuma over Nkandla

2014-10-23 17:03

The ANC has voted down an opposition motion in Parliament that President Jacob Zuma must be called to appear before the ad hoc committee mulling reports on misspending on his Nkandla home.

ANC MPs must use their numbers - Mantashe

2014-10-12 21:21

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has called on the party's MPs to use their large numbers to take charge and make decisions.

No word from Zuma over Nkandla costs - Nhleko

2014-10-02 22:28

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has not received a formal request from President Jacob Zuma to determine whether the president had to repay a portion of state funds spent on his Nkandla home.

Five parties unite to oust Mbete

2014-09-10 14:50

Five opposition parties have come together to submit a motion of no confidence in National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete.

Govt won't amend NPA law - Zuma

2014-08-19 05:00

Government does not intend amending the Constitution in regards to how the National Prosecuting Authority head is appointed, President Jacob Zuma says.

Ex-Cope treasurer in court for money laundering

2014-07-21 21:14

An ex-Cope member has appeared in a Cape Town court on charges of fraud, theft and money laundering.

ANC moles trying to destroy EFF- Malema

2014-07-06 15:07

EFF leader Julius Malema says the ANC has planted agent provocateurs to destabilise his party.

Tlakula 'failed to grasp gravity of situation'

2014-06-06 14:13

IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula failed to grasp the gravity of the situation which led five political parties to call for her removal, the Electoral Court has heard.

ANC wins with reduced majority

2014-05-10 07:24

The African National Congress has won the fifth democratic elections with a reduced majority, mustering 62.16%, according to preliminary results.

ACDP ‘more about values than religion’

2014-05-09 18:15

The African Christian Democratic Party says it was hoping to do better in the 2014 elections, and has seen the need to market itself as a value-driven instead of religion-driven party in future.

Lekota keeps word to 'eat a hat'

2014-05-09 14:26

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota has had to swallow his words and "eat a hat" after preliminary results showed that the party lost votes.

ANC leads national vote with 62%

2014-05-09 11:01

The ANC was leading the fifth national elections with 62.45 percent of the vote on Friday morning, according to provisional results.

Cope will have to go back to drawing board

2014-05-08 13:16

Cope will be returning to the drawing board following a disappointing showing in the fifth general elections.

Election results come in steadily

2014-05-08 10:32

Election results are streaming in steadily across the country, but the two major cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town are lagging behind.

Tlakula: Responsible for irregular expenditure

2014-05-02 12:22

IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula has acknowledged responsibility for irregular expenditure at an Electoral Court sitting in the High Court in Johannesburg.

Cope dealt blow in KZN

2014-04-30 20:18

The only Cope member of the KwaZulu-Natal legislature has officially joined the African National Congress.

The big shrink of the IFP

2014-04-30 10:03

Since 1994, no party has dominated another like the ANC has the IFP, says Simon Williamson.

Lawyer: Tlakula could never be fully cleared

2014-04-29 11:48

IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula could never be cleared of all the charges against her, the Electoral Court has been told.

Ngonyama quits Cope

2014-04-25 16:04

Cope MP Smuts Ngonyama has announced his resignation from the party, citing a "negative political environment" in the party.

IEC to release last electoral list

2014-04-22 10:44

The Electoral Commission of SA is expected to release the final lists of parties and candidates contesting the elections.

SA political parties go to church

2014-04-20 14:30

Leaders of different political parties have attended a church service at the Tyrannus Apostolic Church in De Deur.

Parties to file urgent Tlakula application - Holomisa

2014-04-15 18:51

Opposition parties will approach the Electoral Court over IEC chair Pansy Tlakula's refusal to resign, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says.

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.

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