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Parly peace deal in tatters

2014-11-24 18:43

A peace deal brokered by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and opposition parties has fallen apart.

Party leaders arrive for Ramaphosa meeting

2014-11-24 14:43

Political party leaders have started arriving for a meeting with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in Johannesburg.

Parly committee adopts report to suspend EFF MPs

2014-11-10 21:24
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Parliament's powers and privileges committee has officially adopted a report recommending the suspension without pay of 12 EFF MPs.

Focus more on waste, urges UDM

2014-10-22 17:28

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene should have placed more emphasis on dealing with wasteful expenditure, says the UDM.

Opposition not giving up Nkandla fight

2014-10-03 14:56
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After withdrawing from the Nkandla ad hoc committee in protest, opposition parties are continuing their battle to get President Jacob Zuma to “pay back the money” and will start by tabling their own report in Parliament.

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.

ANC: MKMVA chair's comments about Madonsela 'unfortunate'

2014-09-08 20:33
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An Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans' Association claim that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is a CIA plant are "unfortunate", the ANC has said.

Holomisa: Tlakula has seen the light

2014-09-02 21:43

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has welcomed IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula's resignation, but lamented the time it took for her to step down.

Tlakula ruling welcomed

2014-08-15 22:33

Opposition parties have welcomed the Constitutional Court ruling dismissing IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula's application for leave to appeal against an Electoral Court ruling against her.

SIU takes case to court

2014-06-22 09:00

The Special Investigative Unit has taken one of its cases to court in a bid to remove the chief executive of the Universal Service Access Agency of South Africa, Zami Nkosi, from his post.

Zuma's Sona underwhelming - UDM

2014-06-18 06:14

President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation speech was once again underwhelming, UDM chief whip Nqabayomzi Kwankwa says.

Miners can be shareholders

2014-05-29 15:35

Striking platinum mineworkers should possibly be offered shares as part of negotiations in the long-term, says United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa.

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?

FF+ pleased with growth

2014-05-10 14:54

The Freedom Front Plus is pleased to be one of four political parties that grew in support in the 2014 election, and was not sent packing like some, it says.

ANC walks away with E Cape

2014-05-09 15:25

The ANC has walked away with the Eastern Cape with 70% of the votes cast, followed by the DA and the UDM.

More than 4 million votes for ANC so far

2014-05-08 13:05
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The ANC is leading the fifth democratic elections with over four million counted votes nationally by midday.

Parties urging people to vote

2014-05-06 21:28

With South Africa's fifth democratic election since the fall of apartheid less than 24 hours away, political parties urged people to vote.

7 Top election tweets ahead of 7 May

2014-05-02 14:07

Wondered what the top tweets to or from politicians were this week? Here's a list of tweets that'll make you think, cry or burst out in complete laughter.

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.

Holomisa calls for change in government

2014-04-27 17:04

United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa has called for a change in government.

Guard of honour for Holimisa

2014-04-26 16:34

United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa was well received in Freedom Park near Rustenburg. The politician received a guard of honour from marshals.

Still no response from Tlakula - Holomisa

2014-04-15 14:18

IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula has failed to respond to some opposition parties' call for her to resign, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says.

Tlakula has 7 days to resign - Malema

2014-04-01 16:29
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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.

Workers mustn't vote for ANC, DA - Nactu

2014-03-28 18:13

The National Council of Trade Unions will ask members of affiliated unions to vote for a range of political parties, including EFF and UDM, but not the ANC and DA.

UDM outraged by attack on Madonsela

2014-03-27 17:52

The United Democratic Movement has accused the ANC and its affiliates of waging an aggressive and concerted campaign to undermine trust in the public protector.

 

Meeting between Ramaphosa, parties under way

2014-11-24 16:45

A meeting between Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and political party leaders have started in Johannesburg in another bid to restore peace in Parliament.

Parliamentary dignity will be restored - Ramaphosa

2014-11-18 12:33
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Leaders of political parties have agreed to work together to restore the dignity and integrity of Parliament, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

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.

Opposition wants to call witnesses in disciplinary hearing

2014-10-15 14:43

The disciplinary process against 20 EFF MPs has been adjourned so MPs could meet behind closed doors to decide whether further witnesses should be called.

MPs reduced to name-calling, finger-pointing

2014-09-16 21:39
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The debate over the motion against Speaker Baleka Mbete has been filled insults as MPs took personal jabs at each other during the sitting of Parliament.

Five parties unite to oust Mbete

2014-09-10 14:50
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Five opposition parties have come together to submit a motion of no confidence in National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete.

Politicians: Govt must come clean on Dalai Lama

2014-09-04 19:34

Politicians want to know why Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has repeatedly been denied entry to South Africa and say it’s time for the South African government to “come clean”.

EFF: Tlakula was a threat to democracy

2014-09-02 21:43

The EFF has welcomed IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula's resignation and said her departure was in the interests of democracy.

Multi-party forum files reply to Tlakula's appeal

2014-07-24 21:16

Political parties have filed answering papers in the Constitutional Court in reply to the appeal by Electoral Commission of SA chairperson Pansy Tlakula.

UDM: Recommendation on Tlakula overdue

2014-06-18 17:01

The Electoral Court's recommendation that IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula be removed from her position is long overdue, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has said.

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.

UDM joins call for release of kidnapped Nigerian girls

2014-05-16 15:59

The United Democratic Movement has urged the AU to help ensure that more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria are found.

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.

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.

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.

Election results come in steadily

2014-05-08 10:32
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Election results are streaming in steadily across the country, but the two major cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town are lagging behind.

Promises and insults fly at rallies

2014-05-03 20:00
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Promises were made and insults at opposition parties hurled during political party rallies held across the country, the fifth day before South Africans head to the polls.

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.

Election campaigns dominated Freedom Day

2014-04-28 09:00

As South Africa marked the 20th anniversary of its first democratic elections, political parties blended the celebrations with their election campaigns.

Parties step up election campaigns

2014-04-26 22:06

With two weeks to go until the general elections, political parties have continued campaigning around the country in a bid to get people to vote for them on 7 May.

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.

Zuma an immoral agent unfit to lead SA - UDM

2014-03-31 18:25
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President Jacob Zuma's response to the Nkandla report shows he is not a moral agent, the United Democratic Movement says.

Mechanising mine is bad news - UDM

2014-03-28 14:17

Mechanising the Leeuwkop mine near Brits in North West is bad news for South Africans desperate for work, says UDM leader Bantu Holomisa.

SA still experiences human rights abuses - Holomisa

2014-03-21 19:57
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Despite the promise of a new democratic country, people of South Africa still experience human rights violations, United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa says.

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