SA political parties go to church

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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.

Opposition leaders take swipe at ANC, Nkandla

2014-04-10 19:27

Opposition party leaders have taken a dig at the ANC and President Jacob Zuma over the security upgrades to his private Nkandla home.

Parly committee to probe Nkandla report

2014-04-09 20:54

An ad hoc committee has been formed to consider the submissions made by President Jacob Zuma in response to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on upgrades to his Nkandla homestead.

Parties spend weekend on campaign trail

2014-04-06 21:10

With 30 days until the national elections, political parties are pushing full steam ahead with their campaigns.

ANC welcomes by-election results

2014-04-03 15:53

The ANC says the results of this week's by-elections have confirmed the public's confidence in the ruling party.

Cope welcomes Pule withdrawal

2014-03-28 16:31

Cope has welcomed former communications minister Dina Pule's decision to withdraw as an ANC candidate for Member of Parliament.

Don't leave ANC warns Cele

2014-03-14 22:26

Those who leave the ANC do not survive politically, former national police commissioner Bheki Cele says.

Motlanthe bids tearful farewell to Parliament

2014-03-11 22:27

A visibly emotional Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has bid farewell to MPs in the National Assembly.

Cope: President must be directly elected

2014-03-09 22:31

The president of South Africa should be directly elected, Cope has said in its election manifesto.

UDM, Cope faction in 'integration' talks

2014-02-24 15:47

The UDM and Mbhazima Shilowa's Cope faction have started integration talks, with over 800 of Cope's Shilowa's supporters joining the UDM.

As it happened: Zuma responds in SONA debate

2014-02-20 14:04

Get the minute-by-minute details as President Jacob Zuma responded to his political rivals after they picked apart his State of the Nation address.

Zuma chuckles as opposition blasts him

2014-02-18 23:34

President Jacob Zuma has been seen chuckling as opposition MPs told him he'd failed to match up to his predecessors, Thabo Mbeki and Nelson Mandela.

Mazibuko: Opposition committed to coalition

2014-02-05 14:14

Most opposition parties are committed to a coalition and taking the electorate's needs forward, DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko says.

Block case delayed in Kimberley court

2014-02-03 13:04

A fraud trial involving three prominent Northern Cape ANC members and the Trifecta Group has been delayed in the Northern Cape High Court.

Nama Khoi manager focuses on ANC, Cope spat

2014-01-21 21:01

The Northern Cape ANC has accused Cope of shameless hypocrisy in its handling of Springbok municipality matters.

Cope is broke - Lekota

2014-01-12 19:24

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota says the party is broke, but be still believes they can be a force to be reckoned with in the 2014 elections.

Quality of SA education 'mediocre'

2014-01-07 14:21

Cope has described the quality of South African school education as mediocre, following the announcement of the 2013 matric pass rate by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

Mazibuko: Nkandla report insulting

2013-12-20 07:48

The inter-ministerial report on the security upgrades of President Jacob Zuma's homestead in Nkandla is an insult to South Africans and a smack in the face of real accountability, says the Democratic Alliance.

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.

Parties react to 'damning' Nkandla report

2013-11-29 12:15

Opposition parties have reacted to the publication of the key findings of the provisional report into the upgrade to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead, calling for the president to be held fully accountable.

Arms inquiry adjourned until 2014

2013-11-25 20:49

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry has been adjourned until January next year.


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.

COPE abandons the rule of law

2014-04-14 14:08

COPE announced last week that they had turned down the Speaker’s invitation to participate in Parliament’s ad hoc committee.

ANC chief whip welcomes Nkandla committee

2014-04-10 12:11

ANC chief whip Stone Sizani has welcomed Parliament's decision to establish an ad hoc committee on the Nkandla issue.

EFF could put brakes on DA, ANC

2014-04-09 07:15

The advent of the EFF is not only attacking the ANC’s 7 May projections, but surprisingly also that of the DA.

ANC welcomes back defectors

2014-04-04 05:30

Various former ANC members in the Free State have been welcomed back into the party.

SABC bias towards ANC - Cope

2014-03-31 22:05

Opposition parties will approach the Independent Communications Authority of SA about what they perceive as the SABC's preference for the ANC, Cope says.

33 parties sign IEC pledge

2014-03-19 13:26

Thirty-three political parties have signed the Electoral Commission of SA's code of conduct pledge.


2014-03-13 09:07

Cope's manifesto.

Lekota comes to Malema's defence - report

2014-03-10 07:14

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota has reportedly defended EFF leader Julius Malema, saying stolen money was put in his name, leading to the unpaid tax allegations against him.

MP concerned about Oscar trial interpretation

2014-03-04 18:35

An MP has called on the justice department to investigate concerns about the quality of interpretation in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.

Shilowa's Cope faction to support UDM

2014-02-24 11:30

Members of Mbhazima Shilowa's Cope faction will support the UDM in the upcoming elections, the two parties have announced.

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.

SA happier under Mbeki - Lekota

2014-02-18 17:55

Congress of the People leader Mosiuoa Lekota has criticised President Jacob Zuma, saying the country was ruing the day former president Thabo Mbeki was forced out of office.

SA political parties stumble on social media - analyst

2014-02-05 14:40

As national elections draw closer, many political parties have taken to social networks to get their message out to potential voters, but they are also making fundamental errors, says an analyst.

Lekota: Constitution should not be changed

2014-02-05 10:29

South Africa's Constitution unites the nation and should not be changed, Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota has said.

Gupta ties tick off EFF, Cope

2014-01-29 22:04

Two political parties have rejected invites to a newspaper's business breakfast briefing to discuss the IEC's readiness for the 2014 elections.

Former DA member defects to Cope

2014-01-21 17:59

A former senior DA member in the Northern Cape, Chris Liebenberg, joined the Congress of the People.

Lekota re-elected Cope president

2014-01-11 16:03

Mosiuoa Lekota has been re-elected as Cope president during the party's national congress in Boksburg.

Cope ready for national congress

2014-01-06 14:32

Cope says it is ready for its national elective conference to be held in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg.

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.

Cope's ex-national treasurer appears for fraud

2013-12-03 20:36

Cope's former parliamentary national treasurer has appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court, Cape Town.

Northern Cape baby rape condemned

2013-11-28 20:10

Politicians across the country have condemned the rape of a 6-week-old baby in Kimberley.

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.

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