No new Mandelas among today's political crop

2014-12-01 10:36

Most of today’s young leaders, both within the ANC and the opposition, sadly lack both the style and moral authority of Nelson Mandela, writes Glenn Bownes.

King Goodwill marries 6th wife

2014-07-26 18:23

King Goodwill Zwelithini has tied the knot with his sixth wife, Queen Zola Mafu, at a massive traditional ceremony in Ulundi.

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.

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.


2014-03-13 08:32

The IFP's Manifesto.

Injured Buthelezi launches IFP manifesto

2014-03-02 14:42

IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi, who hurt himself in a fall recently, has received a rapturous welcome at the launch of the IFP's election manifesto in Durban.

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 govt has failed - Buthelezi

2014-02-18 23:03

President Jacob Zuma and his government have failed the country, IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi says.

Opposition parties pan Zuma address

2014-02-13 22:31

President Jacob Zuma has taken flak from various opposition parties after his State of the Nation address, especially on the jobs issue.

Buthelezi: ANC played race card over Ramphele

2014-01-29 19:39

IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi says the ANC was "playing the race card" in its comments about Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele standing as the DA's presidential candidate.

Malema apologises to Buthelezi

2014-01-20 14:53

EFF leader Julius Malema has apologised to IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi for remarks he made while he was with the ANC Youth League.

ANC, IFP call for by-election support

2013-10-22 18:16

The ANC and IFP have called on residents of Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal to vote in their numbers in the upcoming by-elections.

ANC absent from Marikana march

2013-09-12 22:15

Politicians from seven parties, excluding the ANC, have pledged their support for Marikana miners during a march in Pretoria and called on the government to ensure justice is served.

Survivors: Politicians hijacked Marikana march

2013-09-12 15:49

The survivors of last year's strike-related violence at Marikana have accused politicians of hijacking their march to the Union Buildings, in Pretoria, to try and get state funding for their legal counsel.

Zuma shocked, saddened by KZN crash

2013-09-02 14:38

President Jacob Zuma has offered his condolences after 10 people died in a bus crash, after the annual reed dance festival in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal, at the weekend.

IFP: Defection no surprise

2013-06-18 16:56

The defection of IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi's sometime speech writer and two other members to the ANC is no surprise, the IFP says.

Buthelezi leads MPs in Mandela salute

2013-06-12 20:39

IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has led male MPs in a salute to former president Nelson Mandela.

Govt shocked, disappointed in Sadtu

2013-04-25 22:28

The government says it is shocked and disappointed at the behaviour of Sadtu members who publicly displayed a piece of underwear attributed to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

Buthelezi mistaken for Ray Charles

2013-04-18 08:10

IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi was mistaken for the late singer Ray Charles at former Britain prime minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral in Britain, according to a report.

Thatcher made great impact - ANC

2013-04-08 18:30

The ANC says that even though it was on the receiving end of former UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher's policies, it acknowledges that she had a great impact on European politics and governance.

Zulu president not a solution - Buthelezi

2013-03-21 17:42

Having a Zulu man run the country does not mean it would be done any better, IFP president Mangosuthu Buthelezi has said.

Buthelezi interrupts Zuma speech

2013-02-21 16:42

In an unusual move, IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has jumped up and interrupted President Jacob Zuma during his response to the State of the Nation debate in the National Assembly.

Zuma leaves opposition 'uninspired'

2013-02-15 07:08

Opposition parties have been left unimpressed with President Jacob Zuma's State-of-the-Nation speech.

Another Buthelezi set to lead IFP

2012-12-17 08:32

The IFP's elective conference in Ulundi has chosen traditional leader Mzamo Buthelezi, 36, as deputy president, putting him next in line to succeed Mangosuthu Buthelezi.

Lawyers celebrate Chaskalson's struggle

2012-12-02 22:44

The contribution of former Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson to the struggle against apartheid has been celebrated by the National Association of Democratic Lawyers.


IFP concerned about election incidents

2014-05-06 07:44

Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosutho Buthelezi is concerned at the number of incidents of intimidation and fraud that appeared to be surfacing ahead of the election.

Revolution needed in SA - Buthelezi

2014-04-30 07:24

A revolution is sorely needed in the South Africa of 2014, IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi says.

8 Quotes: Opposition leaders at their worst

2014-03-27 20:13

Every SA politician has made a gaffe – be it taking on journalists, the ruling party or during a humorous moment in Parliament.

IFP wants special corruption court

2014-03-02 15:54

Special courts to deal with corruption would be established under an IFP government, the party's leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has said.

Africans should protect Africa - Mogoeng

2014-02-25 13:27

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says Africans should follow the example of other continents and not hang their dirty laundry out to the world.

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.

Buthelezi: Protest violence taught by ANC

2014-02-14 08:27

IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi says it is "delusional" of President Jacob Zuma to speak of creating 6 million jobs, and says protest violence stems from the ANC.

ACDP: ANC good on social reform, bad on economy

2014-02-05 20:21

The African National Congress government is doing well in social reform such as health care and housing, but is unable to tackle the economy, the ACDP says.


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Buthelezi: Uphold Mandela's memory

2013-12-06 21:54

IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has urged South Africans to uphold former president Nelson Mandela's legacy.

IFP ready for by-elections

2013-10-18 20:09

The IFP will fight to keep control of Nongoma in KwaZulu-Natal in next week's by-elections, party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi.

Marikana marchers hand over memo

2013-09-12 16:45

Protesters have handed over a memorandum to the presidency in Pretoria, demanding legal funding for miners wounded and arrested at Marikana.

Marikana marchers hope to make a 'statement'

2013-09-12 14:40

People marching to the Union Buildings to push for state funding for the counsel of miners wounded and arrested at Marikana, hoped to make a "statement" through their protest.

Parties urge protection of women, children

2013-08-10 11:01

Political parties have called on government to do more to protect women and children.

Buthelezi spin doctor joins ANC

2013-06-18 13:17

Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi's sometime speech writer has joined the African National Congress.

Buthelezi: SA youth interested in politics

2013-04-27 19:00

There is no lack of political interest among SA youth, Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi says.

A chance to meet old friends

2013-04-18 08:15

I am thankful to the Thatcher family for inviting me to attend Baroness Margaret Thatcher’s funeral, writes Mangosuthu Buthelezi.

Buthelezi to attend Thatcher's funeral

2013-04-15 10:15

IFP president Mangosuthu Buthelezi is expected to attend the funeral of "his late friend" and former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

Religious freedom remains key: Buthelezi

2013-03-29 13:00

IFP Leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has reiterated the importance of religious freedom in his message for Easter.

Zuma advised me to retire, says Buthelezi

2013-02-21 22:31

Octogenarian IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has interrupted President Jacob Zuma in the National Assembly to reveal that the president had advised him it was time he retired.

Buthelezi: ANC and people divided

2013-02-19 21:00

There is a growing divide between the ANC and the people of South Africa, IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi says.

IFP: Traditional leadership under threat

2013-02-10 20:34

Traditional leadership is under threat in the ANC-led government, Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi says.

Nkandla a 'test of Zuma's leadership'

2012-12-08 14:57

The IFP's by election victory in President Jacob Zuma's hometown of Nkandla is a significant milestone for the party, IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi says.

Dalai Lama can visit for my 90th, says Tutu

2012-11-29 20:01

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu may invite his friend the Dalai Lama to attend his 90th birthday, despite South Africa unlawfully delaying his visa application last year.

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