We're tackling corruption head-on, says Zuma

2014-12-09 05:20

President Jacob Zuma says reducing corruption is of the critical goals for the next five years and the government is implementing "one of the most comprehensive anti-corruption strategies in the world".

Parliamentary dignity will be restored - Ramaphosa

2014-11-18 12:33

Leaders of political parties have agreed to work together to restore the dignity and integrity of Parliament, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

ANC stalls on calling Madonsela, Zuma

2014-09-19 05:00

The ad hoc committee on misspending at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home has failed to persuade the ANC to call Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, followed by the president.

Systems in place to guard against dishonesty - Zuma

2014-08-13 19:04

The public service has a system in place to disqualify those who misrepresent their qualifications or withhold damaging information, says President Jacob Zuma.

Arms deal commission postponed

2014-06-01 15:00

The commission of inquiry into the multi-billion rand arms deal in Pretoria has been postponed, says its spokesperson.

Will the Northern Cape surprise in 2014?

2014-04-24 09:06

Every election I have forecast that something interesting would happen in the Northern Cape, and I have usually been proven wrong, writes Simon Williamson.

SABC bias towards ANC - Cope

2014-03-31 22:05

Opposition parties will approach the Independent Communications Authority of SA about what they perceive as the SABC's preference for the ANC, Cope says.


2014-03-13 09:07

Cope's manifesto.

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.

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.

Mazibuko: Opposition committed to coalition

2014-02-05 14:14

Most opposition parties are committed to a coalition and taking the electorate's needs forward, DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko says.

Cope is broke - Lekota

2014-01-12 19:24

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota says the party is broke, but be still believes they can be a force to be reckoned with in the 2014 elections.

Mandela death: SA plans biggest send-off

2013-12-07 20:56

South Africans are gathered at Nelson Mandela’s homes in Johannesburg and his rural hinterland of Qunu to say farewell, while the government plans a funeral of a scale never seen in the country before.

Parties push for youth registration

2013-11-08 16:05

Political party youth wings have urged young people to register to vote in the 2014 national elections.

Cope MPL must vacate position

2013-10-21 22:07

A Cope MPL in Mpumalanga must vacate her position after leader Mosiuoa Lekota’s court victory, the party says.

Cope Youth welcomes leadership ruling

2013-10-18 14:29

The Cope Youth Movement has welcomed the court ruling naming Mosiuoa Lekota as the party's president.

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.

Pius Langa an 'extraodinary' man

2013-07-24 14:37

Tributes have poured in for former chief justice Pius Langa who died at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, at the age of 74.

Cope quorum features in court

2013-07-09 16:37

The head researcher for Cope could not recall hearing changes that would affect the party's quorum, discussed at a 2010 conference, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

Court battle bad for Cope - MP

2013-07-08 19:43

The Cope’s court battle over leadership is not good for unity, Mpumalanga MPL Zale Madonsela 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.

Horseplay in parliament over love for meat

2013-04-23 17:52

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota's liking for horse meat, and his defence of those who enjoy eating it, have drawn comments from three Cabinet ministers in the National Assembly.

Zuma didn't get OK for CAR mission - Lekota

2013-04-03 15:31

President Jacob Zuma has breached his constitutional obligation by sending troops to the Central African Republic without requesting parliamentary approval, Cope's Mosiuoa Lekota says.

Moeletsi Mbeki behind Ramphele move?

2013-02-24 20:48

A source has told City Press that political analyst and businessman Moeletsi Mbeki is behind activist Mamphela Ramphele going in to politics.

Nkandla compared to Hitler's Berghof

2013-02-19 22:12

The expansion of President Jacob Zuma's homestead could be compared to that of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler's home in the 1930s, Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota has suggested.


More needs to be done with less - Zuma

2014-12-08 21:56

More needs to be done with less in order to balance the country's finances, President Jacob Zuma has said in written replies to Parliament .

Nkandla: Opposition willing to go to ConCourt

2014-10-03 17:52

Opposition parties who withdrew from the Nkandla ad hoc committee would go as far as taking President Jacob Zuma to the Constitutional Court, they have said.

Lekota: Arms deal was affordable

2014-06-10 20:04

The controversial 1999 arms deal was cost effective and necessary for South Africa, former defence minister Mosiuoa Lekota has said.

Lekota: I won't return to ANC

2014-05-09 20:24

The leader of the Congress of the People, Mosiuoa Lekota, says he will not return to the ANC, because it wasn't the organisation "we stood for".

'Love child' tearing Cope apart

2014-04-13 20:28

Grumbling about Mosiuoa Lekota’s ­alleged affair with a fellow Congress of the People caucus member, is one of the main reasons the party has fallen apart, a report 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.

Cope: President must be directly elected

2014-03-09 22:31

The president of South Africa should be directly elected, Cope has said in its election manifesto.

SA happier under Mbeki - Lekota

2014-02-18 17:55

Congress of the People leader Mosiuoa Lekota has criticised President Jacob Zuma, saying the country was ruing the day former president Thabo Mbeki was forced out of office.

Parties, unions give Zuma wish lists

2014-02-12 21:00

Expectations for President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address have varied widely, with some wishing it would culminate in him announcing his retirement.

Lekota: Constitution should not be changed

2014-02-05 10:29

South Africa's Constitution unites the nation and should not be changed, Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota has said.


A number of opposition parties have come together to form a 'Collective for Democracy'. Watch as Mosiuoa Lekota explains what this entails.

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Cope: Ramapahosa disregarding Constitution

2013-11-12 07:12

Cope president Mosiuoa Lekota says comments by ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa that "boers" would return to power if people did not vote for the ANC showed shameful disregard to the Constitution.

Mthethwa: Key Points review under way

2013-11-08 14:39

A policy document setting out proposed changes to the National Key Points Act will be ready by the end of the month, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

The storm is over - Cope

2013-10-18 18:03

Cope North West has welcomed a ruling by South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg naming Mosiuoa Lekota as the party's president.

Lekota wins Cope leadership battle

2013-10-18 14:16

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has ruled that Mosiuoa Lekota is the rightful leader of Cope.

Arms deal commission to proceed

2013-08-02 14:11

The commission of inquiry into the multi-billion rand arms deal will proceed despite the resignation of a commissioner, probe spokesperson William Baloyi says.

Lekota admits he charged at Shilowa

2013-07-10 16:51

Cope president Mosiuoa Lekota has testified in the court case over the ongoing battle for the party's leadership that he lost his cool and charged at Mbhazima Shilowa.

Lekota to testify in Cope leadership case

2013-07-09 09:05

Cope president Mosiuoa Lekota is expected to testify in the South Gauteng High Court in the continuing battle over the party's leadership.

Mandela lauded, Zuma berated

2013-06-12 21:57

Former president Nelson Mandela's term of office showed that 'a leader's words and actions matter', DA leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has said.

Report damns Koloane but MPs unconvinced

2013-05-22 22:34

The government report on the Gupta scandal damns suspended Chief of State Protocol Bruce Koloane, and exonerates President Jacob Zuma and his ministers, but opposition MPs dismissed the findings.

Opposition parties press Zuma on CAR

2013-04-03 17:34

President Jacob Zuma breached the Constitution by sending troops to the Central African Republic, opposition parties say.

Sadness at Mandy Rossouw's death

2013-03-12 21:47

Political parties and trade unions have reacted with sorrow to the death of journalist Mandy Rossouw.

Electoral reform is no silver bullet

2013-02-21 11:00

Should we reform our electoral system to introduce some form of constituency based voting for parliamentary seats, asks Eusebius McKaiser.

Cope: We can work with Ramphele

2013-02-15 16:10

It could be possible to work with businesswoman Mamphela Ramphele should she enter politics, Congress of the People leader Mosiuoa Lekota says.

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