ANC 'pushing for by-election' in Jozini - DA

2016-08-27 11:12

The DA in KwaZulu-Natal has accused the ANC of stalling the election of a mayor and executive council members in the Jozini local municipality.

Herman Mashaba promises to leave his business life behind him

2016-08-25 16:49

After more than 30 years of being in business, Johannesburg’s new mayor, Herman Mashaba, has promised to leave his directorships behind and focus solely on politics.

DA calls for a debate on Gordhan 'witch-hunt'

2016-08-25 12:40

The DA is calling for a parliamentary debate into what it called a "witch-hunt" against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan over a suspected illegal spy unit at Sars.

Partner of slain Northern Cape DA councillor dies from wounds

2016-08-25 10:24

The business partner of slain Northern Cape DA councillor Johannes Baaitjies, who was wounded in an attack, has died, according to the Hawks.

Nelson Mandela Bay mayoral committee white, male-dominated - ANC

2016-08-24 20:59

Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor, Athol Trollip has announced his new mayoral committee, which the ANC has criticised as being white and male-dominated.

INFOGRAPHIC: 32 companies Mayor Mashaba is a director of

2016-08-24 15:12

According to current CIPC records, newly elected Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba is an active director at 32 companies. View the companies, as well as the directors he is in business with, here.

SA's new political game still to unfold - analysts

2016-08-24 10:14

The last of the country's major metros elected their respective mayors and speakers on Tuesday, heralding a new era of local politics in South Africa.

EFF, DA remain united against ANC in Ekurhuleni

2016-08-23 20:05

EFF and DA councillors were united in their demands during the first sitting of council in Ekurhuleni on Tuesday.

Zandile Gumede elected eThekwini mayor

2016-08-23 17:04

Zandile Gumede has been elected as the new eThekwini Metro mayor, taking over the reins from James Nxumalo.

EFF remains defiant on 'Die Stem' at first eThekwini council meeting

2016-08-23 12:52

Newcomers to the eThekwini Metro council, the Economic Freedom Fighters, have refused to sing along to the Afrikaans portion of the national anthem.


Kohler Barnard's Facebook post 'hate speech' - court papers

2016-08-26 07:02

The ANC has taken DA MP Dianne Kohler Barnard to the Equality Court, saying a Facebook post she shared praising apartheid leader PW Botha constituted hate speech.

Prepare for battles in DA municipalities - Cosatu

2016-08-25 12:45

Workers should prepare for serious battles in DA-led municipalities, says Cosatu general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali.

Mashaba says he can't stop e-tolls

2016-08-25 10:43

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba says he is powerless to put a stop to e-tolls in Gauteng.

MPs frustrated with Nzimande's fee increase 'plans'

2016-08-25 10:23

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has answered a barrage of questions on university fee increases by deferring to department "plans", frustrating opposition MPs in the process.

Race-based campaigning running out of steam - Tony Leon

2016-08-24 17:15

Former DA leader Tony Leon believes the ANC's tactics of "dividing voters" by using race to ensure support had the opposite effect on the party's results in the 2016 local elections.

ANC's 'lost 3 million voters' will decide 2019 elections - Tony Leon

2016-08-24 12:56

Former DA leader Tony Leon says the ANC has come out the biggest loser in the local government elections and the fight for the party's lost 3 million voters will determine the outcome of the 2019 general elections.

DA mayor gets extra security after bloody bag left on his lawn

2016-08-24 07:05

Newly-elected Saldanha Bay Mayor Marius Koen says he is feeling jittery after a bag containing a knife, a sheep's head, and a live tortoise was left outside his house.

ANC retains Ekurhuleni, despite complaint

2016-08-23 17:24

The ANC has retained Ekurhuleni Metro after its mayoral candidate, Mzwandile Masina, was re-elected with 117 of the votes.

Sell lacks coalition enthusiasm – high-table stakes, insignificant participants

2016-08-23 14:08

Political analyst Graham Sell is highly sceptical of coalition politics, which gives otherwise insignificant participants such important seats at the high table.

Partner of slain Northern Cape DA councillor declared brain dead

2016-08-23 12:07

The business partner of slain Northern Cape DA councillor Johannes Baaitjies, who was wounded in the attack in which Baaitjies was shot dead, has been declared brain dead.

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