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Watch DA leader Helen Zille respond to accusations of cultural appropriation while on the campaign trail, saying it is respectful to people and their cultures to do what is appropriate.

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EFF ad rejected, not banned - SABC

2014-04-23 05:30

The SABC has denied banning the Economic Freedom Fighter's election campaign advert.

ANC nominates 7 MPs for Nkandla committee

2014-04-22 14:18
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The ANC has nominated seven MPs for an ad hoc committee to consider President Jacob Zuma's submissions on the public protector's report on his Nkandla home.

Who will peak in 2014 elections?

2014-04-22 11:00

Although there is little doubt about who will win on 7 May, South Africa’s political parties still need to all maximise their vote, writes Daniel Silke.

Public protector gets 'food parcels for votes' complaints

2014-04-21 21:04
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has received three complaints against the ANC using state resources for its election campaign, her spokesperson says.

ANC set for two-thirds majority - poll

2014-04-20 19:58
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The ANC is on course to win nearly a two-thirds majority in 7 May elections, a poll has showed, confounding analysts who had predicted a fall in support for the ruling party.

Mdluli answers needed - DA

2014-04-20 16:00

The DA says answers are needed from police and the NPA regarding the withdrawal of criminal and disciplinary charges against suspended police intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

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.

DA takes ANC to court over food parcels

2014-04-20 10:32
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The DA is taking the ANC to court over the ruling party’s “grotesque and continued abuse of state resources for party-political gain”, a report says.

DA ad scores nearly half a millions hits on YouTube

2014-04-19 14:30
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The DA's "Ayisafani" (It's not the same) election TV advert - originally pulled off the air by the SABC - has garnered nearly half a million views on YouTube.

ANC backtracks on employment equity clause

2014-04-17 21:54
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The ANC has made a submission to amend a controversial clause in draft employment equity regulations, says Western Cape leader Marius Fransman.

No legal challenge to Nkandla report - Mbete

2014-04-17 14:36
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There are no plans to legally challenge Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on Nkandla, ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete says.

DA: Ad ruling a victory for freedom of expression

2014-04-16 22:38
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The DA's election adverts will be aired by the SABC following a hearing by the Complaints and Compliance Committee, the Democratic Alliance says.

DA advert case postponed indefinitely

2014-04-16 20:33

A hearing by the Complaints and Compliance Committee on the DA's advertisement complaint case against the SABC has been postponed indefinitely.

Youth must remember the struggle - Zille

2014-04-16 19:20
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Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille has urged the youth to remember where the country came from and to use their votes to help shape the future.

SA going backwards under Zuma - Zille

2014-04-16 14:34
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South Africa is going backwards under President Jacob Zuma's leadership, Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said on Wednesday.

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.

SABC: We acted properly

2014-04-15 22:40
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The SABC acted properly by pulling a Democratic Alliance election campaign advertisement from television, the public broadcaster says.

Icasa buckles under DA pressure

2014-04-15 17:31
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Watchdog body Icasa has caved in to the DA after the party resorted to court action over the SABC's pulling of an election advert.

DA set for court over Icasa delay

2014-04-15 13:05

The DA is set to go to court to compel communications watchdog Icasa to hear its complaint against the SABC over the broadcaster's pulling of one of its election advertisements.

DA concerned by Icasa delay

2014-04-15 05:30

Icasa had taken more than 48 hours to hear a DA complaint against the SABC over the pulling of an election advert, DA MP James Selfe says.

ANC delaying Nkandla committee - DA

2014-04-14 15:05
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The DA have accused the ANC of deliberately trying to delay the work of the ad hoc committee on Nkandla.

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The South African Broadcasting Corporation said it will not air this advert from the DA as it incites violence against the South African Police service.

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We have been betrayed by our politicians

2014-04-14 11:45

Yes, we have been betrayed by our politicians and now is the time to reflect and re-group, writes Saber Ahmed Jazbhay.

DA breaks election rules to play victim

2014-04-13 14:19

The “Nkandla SMS” and the ” Ayisafani TV advert” were deliberate, and I must say, successful attempts of DA playing victim, says Esethu Hasane.

 

DA not aiming for 30% - Zille

2014-04-23 07:24
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Watch DA leader Helen Zille explain why her party does not expect to get 30% of the national vote in the upcoming election.

Malema: Let people judge for themselves, not SABC

2014-04-22 20:09

EFF leader Julius Malema says the SABC must allow people to judge for themselves which party to vote for instead of banning advertisements.

DA seeks Nkandla committee extension

2014-04-22 13:43

The DA will ask National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu to extend the life of the Nkandla ad hoc committee.

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.

Zille: Only DA can challenge ANC in F State

2014-04-21 14:44
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The DA is the only party that can challenge the ANC in the Free State, opposition party leader Helen Zille says.

DA chatting up EFF ahead of elections

2014-04-20 17:35
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The DA in Gauteng is flirting with the Economic Freedom Fighters ahead of the elections, in what could end up as a coalition of strange bedfellows.

DA wants Sassa security spending probed

2014-04-20 14:30

The Democratic Alliance says it will be approaching the Public Protector to investigate the SA Security Agency's apparent spending of R10m on security protection for its top personnel.

Race matters in SA politics

2014-04-20 13:35

When you ask a black DA voter why they vote, they can only tell you how much they hate the ANC. They have no proper reasons for voting DA, says Esethu Hasane.

We will give you police - Zille

2014-04-19 17:02
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A total of 250 000 police on the streets is one of the election promises Helen Zille made during an anti-drugs and gangsterism march in Manenberg, Cape Town.

DA wants to empower fishing communities - Zille

2014-04-18 05:30
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DA leader Helen Zille says the party has a plan for harbours and small-scale fishing communities.

Mbete using culture to defend corruption - DA

2014-04-17 21:07
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ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete is protecting President Jacob Zuma by using culture to defend corruption, DA MP Lindiwe Mazibuko says.

ANC Political Race: Divide and conquer!

2014-04-17 11:33

I will not be made to feel guilty and be forced to give in to the anti-democratic reasoning, racist and dog-whistle politics we’ve been subjected to, says Thabo Seroke.

DA used protest for political gain - Tshwane

2014-04-16 22:10

The DA opportunistically used a protest in Olievenhoutbosch, Centurion, for political purposes, the City of Tshwane says.

Mpuma ANC denies DA claim

2014-04-16 19:20

Two men convicted of assaulting DA members putting up election posters in Shatale, Bushbuckridge, were not ANC members, the party says.

Centurion returns to normal after protest

2014-04-16 17:00

The DA says the situation in Olievenhoutbosch, Centurion, returned to normal following service delivery protests in the area.

Maimane: Nkandla funds could have paid for services

2014-04-16 13:44

Security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home were paid for with money meant for housing and basic services in Soweto, DA Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane says.

DA advert hearing adjourned

2014-04-16 07:27

A hearing by the Complaints and Compliance Committee on the DA's advertisement complaint case against the SABC has been adjourned for the SABC to consult with its legal team.

Rejection of DA ad infringes freedom - legal team

2014-04-15 20:51

The rejection of the DA's adverts by the SABC is an infringement on the freedom of expression, the party's legal team has argued.

DA faces more delays in advert dispute

2014-04-15 15:27

Communications watchdog Icasa has referred the DA's advertisement complaint case against the SABC to the Complaints and Compliance Committee.

Madlala-Routledge explains 'Vote No' campaign

2014-04-15 11:41
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Former deputy health minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge has urged South Africans to "use their vote to express their disillusionment".

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.

Icasa to rule on DA ad

2014-04-14 14:38

The Independent Communications Authority of SA is set to rule on a complaint by the DA against the SABC.

DA breaks election rules to play victim

2014-04-14 12:52

Elections is when political parties throw it all in to convince voters where their votes must go.

We have been betrayed

2014-04-14 07:28

Jacob Zuma and Helen Zille need to understand how hard it is to choose a party to vote for, because our leaders are all letting us down, says Saber Jazbhay.

DA defector brands Zille as 'neurotic'

2014-04-13 08:46
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Former DA Cape Town metro chairperson Grant Pascoe has reportedly described party leader Helen Zille as neurotic and has also said his defection to the ANC was his way of “sticking it to her”.

 
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