ANC lauds fight against school closures

2014-12-10 14:21

The ANC has praised those who fought to keep open 17 schools in the Western Cape, despite the Supreme Court of Appeal confirming the closure of all but one of them.

Zille back on home turf

2014-05-10 12:39

Helen Zille, leader of the opposition DA would start work on the 2016 elections from Monday, she says at her arrival in Cape Town after her party secured the province and increased national support.

Cities results slow down process

2014-05-08 09:47

Election results came in at a steady pace from across the country on Thursday morning, but two major cities - Johannesburg and Cape Town - were slow out of the starting blocks.

Cape gangster gets VIP invite to Zuma’s party

2014-04-27 13:12

Cape Town’s most notorious gangster Mark Lifman was a VIP guest at President Jacob Zuma’s recent birthday rally at the Vygieskraal Stadium in Athlone, says a report.

Scopa trying to attack ANC - Uys

2014-04-23 16:08

Former health MEC Pierre Uys says the Western Cape public accounts committee has a political agenda and is misusing government structures.

Scopa orders Fransman, Uys to appear

2014-04-23 09:51

Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman and former health MEC Pierre Uys have been summoned to appear before the provincial public accounts committee after failing to appear at a previous meeting.

ANC backtracks on employment equity clause

2014-04-17 21:54

The ANC has made a submission to amend a controversial clause in draft employment equity regulations, says Western Cape leader Marius Fransman.

WCape's good story queried

2014-02-21 18:15

Western Cape premier Helen Zille's claim of having 'the best story to tell' has been queried by provincial ANC leader Marius Fransman.

ANC united behind Zuma - Duarte

2014-01-18 16:01

The ANC is united behind President Jacob Zuma and will not field another candidate for the presidency in the upcoming national election, party deputy secretary general Jesse Duarte says.

Zille given 7 days to respond to protesters

2013-10-30 20:23

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has reportedly been given seven day to respond to protesters, who demanded to meet with her at the Western Cape Legislature.

SA still trying to douse Malawi flames

2013-10-24 22:27

South Africa is still trying to patch up relations with Malawi after a gaffe by President Jacob Zuma about that country.

Fransman: Ethnic division in Cape Town real

2013-10-10 13:42

Ethnic division in Cape Town is a reality if one looks at property and land ownership, ANC Western Cape leader Marius Fransman says.

DA, ANC trade accusations of gangster links

2013-07-26 13:29

The Democratic Alliance and the ANC traded accusations in the Western Cape legislature about who has links to gangsters in the province.

MEC wants Sadtu to pay for schools

2013-06-11 19:23

The Western Cape wants teacher union Sadtu to pay the legal costs should 17 schools in the province lose their legal battle to stay open.

ANC reaches out to youth with app

2013-05-22 16:40

The Western Cape ANC has launched a cellphone application to communicate with the province's youth ahead of next year's elections, a report says.

ANC will act against 'thugs' - report

2013-05-03 11:13

The ANC will probe who was behind an attempted attack on its Western Cape chairperson Marius Fransman at a meeting in Oudtshoorn, a report says.

You can change your mind: Zille

2013-04-27 13:24

Democracy is not about slavish devotion to a particular political party, DA leader Helen Zille has said during a Freedom Day rally.

Karabus might soon know fate

2013-04-23 07:01

Medical doctor Cyril Karabus is expected back in an Abu Dhabi courtroom in the United Arab Emirates.

ANC, DA in war of words over pictures

2013-04-19 16:03

As political parties stock their campaign armouries ahead of next year's general elections, an early war of words and pictures has broken out between the ruling ANC and the opposition DA.

ANC-run council in chaos - Fransman

2013-03-20 10:20

Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman has admitted that the ANC-run Cederberg municipality is in chaos, a report says.

Shack fire DA's fault, says ANC

2013-03-16 19:00

The fire that left two people dead and over 4 000 people displaced in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch is the DA's fault, the ANC says.

Fransman irks Jewish board

2013-03-12 20:09

The SA Jewish Board of Deputies has approached the SA Human Rights Commission over recent remarks by Deputy International Relations Minister Marius Fransman.

ANC sees a rise in Western Cape members

2013-02-25 21:42

The number of ANC members in the Western Cape has risen to 50 147 in the past few months, the party says.

Rape a social issue, not political - Zille

2013-02-11 17:33

Trying to score political points from the murder of 17-year-old Anene Booysen would be disrespectful to rape victims, DA leader Helen Zille says.

DA denies getting Gupta money

2013-01-28 22:13

The DA has denied receiving funding of R4m from the Gupta family, saying the allegation by the ANC's leader in the Western Cape is a "complete fabrication".


Cape residents brave rain for protest

2014-08-20 15:21

Despite a heavy rainstorm, around 1 000 Grabouw residents have taken part in a service delivery protest and marched to the offices of the Theewaterskloof municipality.

W Cape DA, ANC blast each other

2014-05-09 16:50

Western Cape DA and ANC leaders have hurled insults at each other after the provisional results were made known.

ANC in bed with gangsters - DA

2014-04-29 05:30

In response to a report by the Sunday Times the DA’s Western Cape leader Ivan Meyer says dangerous gangsters don’t belong at rallies with the President.

Govt seeks to stub out illegal cigarettes

2014-04-25 05:30

South Africans smoked eight billion illicit cigarettes last year, with most of them manufactured inside the country, while some were smuggled from Zimbabwe.

Fransman, Uys walk out of Scopa meeting

2014-04-23 15:15

Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman and former health MEC Pierre Uys have walked out of a provincial public accounts committee hearing on the mismanagement of public funds.

Public protector gets 'food parcels for votes' complaints

2014-04-21 21:04

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

Cape Town cops suspended over attack

2014-03-07 18:25

The police officers who allegedly kicked and punched a naked man in Cape Town will be suspended pending an investigation.

Madagascar strongman steps down

2014-01-24 13:27

Madagascar leader Andry Rajoelina has stepped down, symbolically handing over power ahead of his elected successor’s inauguration, a move designed to steer the Indian Ocean Island out of crisis.

No ban on official Israel visits - Cabinet

2013-11-07 19:54

The government has sought to reassure the Jewish community of its place in South Africa, saying there was no ban on officials travelling to Israel.

Malawi: Zuma remarks won’t hurt relations

2013-10-25 12:00

Malawi says President Jacob Zuma's recent controversial remarks which implied it was backward would not damage relations between the two nations.

DA rejects Fransman rent claims

2013-10-16 20:18

The DA has challenged ANC Western Cape leader Marius Fransman's claim that 98% of all properties the province's government was renting in Cape Town were privately owned.

Fransman: ANC can take Western Cape from DA

2013-10-10 11:52

The ANC has a realistic chance of taking back governance of the Western Cape from the Democratic Alliance, provincial party leader Marius Fransman says.

Fransman snubs SAHRC meeting

2013-06-12 11:41

ANC Western Cape chairperson Marius Fransman has reportedly failed to attend a SA Human Rights Commission mediation meeting with the SA Jewish Board of Deputies over a comment he made.

Western Cape mayor to stay

2013-05-30 10:24

Oudtshoorn Mayor Gordon April will not step down because of political pressure, he says.

SA, UAE ties intact despite Karabus ordeal

2013-05-17 16:20

Government respects the judiciary of the UAE, and is committed to maintaining cordial diplomatic and trade relations with the country despite Cyril Karabus's ordeal, the deputy international relations minister says.

Fransman: Thugs attacked me at meeting

2013-05-02 10:53

Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman says he has escaped being beaten by a mob following a meeting with regional party leaders.

Disappointment at latest Karabus delay

2013-04-23 12:01

The international relations department has expressed its disappointment, after the appeal case of Cyril Karabus in the United Arab Emirates was postponed for a week.

Not only ANC fought apartheid - Zille

2013-04-21 14:20

South Africans need to know that the ANC did not always provide the only opposition to apartheid, DA leader Helen Zille says.

DA Suzman, Mandela pamphlet angers ANC

2013-04-18 11:01

A DA pamphlet showing former president Nelson Mandela and activist Helen Suzman embracing has angered the ANC, which says it is a "cynical and opportunistic exercise in propaganda".

Breakthrough in Karabus case

2013-03-19 17:06

Professor Cyril Karabus could be heading for home soon, International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says.

Fransman apologises to Jewish board

2013-03-14 11:01

ANC Western Cape chairperson Marius Fransman apologised for apparently creating the impression that he pitted Muslims against Jews to attract votes.

SA wants Karabus freed

2013-03-03 21:43

South Africa has appealed to the UAE to release paediatric oncologist Cyril Karabus on humanitarian grounds.

Official suspended for newspaper letter

2013-02-19 12:19

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries spokesperson Lionel Adendorf has been suspended after he wrote a letter to a newspaper criticising a political figure, a report says.

DA received donation from Gupta exec

2013-01-29 14:38

An executive in a company owned by the Guptas had donated money to the DA, Helen Zille says.

Zille solicited funds from Guptas - report

2013-01-28 12:37

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille apparently received a “substantial” cheque from the Gupta family, reports say.

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