Zuma taken aback by 'vote no' campaign

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President Jacob Zuma has described Ronnie Kasrils's spoil-your-ballot campaign as a "very funny thing" and says he hopes to engage with the ANC stalwart on the matter.

Anti-ANC vote betrays workers - NUM

2014-04-15 21:45

The National Union of Mineworkers has condemned a call for the deliberate spoiling of ballots, adding that it betrayed the workers' struggle for a better life.

Dent ANC's majority - Kasrils

2014-04-15 17:27

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils says spoiling your ballot or voting for a minority party could help put a dent in the ANC's majority.

Spoiled votes a wasted opportunity - ACDP

2014-04-14 20:05

The African Christian Democratic Party says the call for voters to spoil their ballot papers would be a wasted opportunity.

'Troublesome' Kasrils concerns ANCYL

2014-04-14 11:08

The ANC Youth League says former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils is "not the hero he claims to be", after his call for spoilt ballots instead of votes for the ANC.

ANC stalwarts urge voters to spoil ballots

2014-04-13 12:30

Former minister Ronnie Kasrils and former deputy health minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge have called on South Africans to take a stand against fraud and corruption by spoiling their votes in this year’s elections.

Mantashe: ANC not attacking institutions

2014-03-16 19:12

The ANC does not attack Chapter 9 institutions such as the office of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, secretary general Gwede Mantashe has said.

WoF launches summer fire season

2013-12-02 19:03

Working on Fire in partnership with the Western Cape provincial government has launched the Western Cape fire season.

Arms inquiry extension considered

2013-07-31 22:34

President Jacob Zuma is considering extending the commission of inquiry into the multi-billion-rand arms deal, the presidency says.

Kasrils: Zuma must fire police minister

2013-03-04 12:38

Struggle veteran and former Cabinet minister Ronnie Kasrils has called on President Jacob Zuma to fire the minister of police and the commissioner of police.

Info bill a 'dog's breakfast' - Kasrils

2012-11-19 22:48

There are too many things going wrong in the country for critics of the so-called info bill to be silenced, former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils has told a group of protesters outside Parliament.

Kasrils backs Sanef against spy 'paranoia'

2011-11-17 22:36

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils has come out in support of Sanef after it again threatened legal action over protection of information bill.

Order probe into hacking, president told

2011-10-16 22:01

President Jacob Zuma must establish an independent commission of inquiry into allegations that state security agencies hacked people's phones, Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille says.

Kasrils slams leaders on info bill

2011-09-17 14:34

The protection of information bill is aimed at shielding South Africa's "silly leaders" from embarrassment, not protecting the country's real official secrets, says former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils.

Asmal urges citizens to reject info bill

2011-06-15 21:20

Former minister Kader Asmal has urged South Africans to reject the protection of information bill.

Bungling spies alerted Zille to phone tap

2011-03-09 22:34

Helen Zille claims her husband answered her phone, heard tapes re-winding and clicking, and then heard a tape recording of previous conversations she'd had.

Kasrils slams information bill

2010-08-10 18:30

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils has called on the government to rethink the controversial protection of information bill and the ruling party's proposal for a media tribunal.

S Africans 'guilty of war crimes'

2009-08-06 08:46

Two non-profit organisations want some 70 South Africans prosecuted for involvement in alleged war crimes committed by Israel during the Gaza war.


Intelligence a tool for Luthuli House - Kasrils

2014-04-15 22:21

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils says the intelligence service has become a tool for Luthuli House and the president.

Kasrils's no vote call reckless - ANC

2014-04-15 18:51

A call by former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils for voters to either not vote for the ANC or spoil their ballots is "reactionary", the ruling party says.

Madlala-Routledge explains 'Vote No' campaign

2014-04-15 11:41

Former deputy health minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge has urged South Africans to "use their vote to express their disillusionment".

Minister: Call for spoilt-vote treacherous

2014-04-14 14:38

Government says those calling on voters to spoil their ballots in next month's elections are being "irresponsible and treacherous”.


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20 years, two stories

2014-03-18 07:22

Not too shabby. That was the sense I got after reading the rigorous 20-year review released by President Jacob Zuma, writes Ferial Haffajee.

Kasrils unsure who to vote for

2014-03-14 09:25

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils is unable to tell people to unequivocally vote for the ANC, the Mail&Guardian reports

Explosive film exposes Marikana tragedy

2014-03-04 10:51

A damning indictment of collaboration between Lonmin management, mine security and the police that led to the Marikana bloodshed lies at the heart of a new film.

Arms inquiry adjourned until 2014

2013-11-25 20:49

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry has been adjourned until January next year.

Kasrils: Freedom more than a vote

2013-07-15 07:43

Anti-apartheid activist Ronnie Kasrils has lashed out at the government, saying it has "stumbled, faltered and lost its way".

'Forces of Change' voted out

2012-12-20 21:18

The so-called "Forces of Change" that had resisted ANC President Jacob Zuma's re-election were voted out of the party's national executive committee.

ANC fires back at Kasrils on info bill

2011-11-18 22:36

The ANC has accused former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils of wanting to rule "from the grave", and leaving the intelligence department vulnerable to spies.

Tutu: Israel has forgotten the scriptures

2011-11-05 22:30

The suffering inflicted by Israel on the Palestinian people shows that it has forgotten the Jewish scriptures, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says.

Info bill will protect 'silly leaders'

2011-09-17 22:21

Politicians have joined hundreds of people who marched outside parliament to protest against the controversial secrecy bill which will be tabled in parliament.

Probe ANC 'abuse of intelligence services'

2011-09-15 16:30

Inspector general of intelligence, Faith Radebe, has been asked to probe the reported abuse of the intelligence services to fight factional battles in the ANC.

Rushing info bill is worrying - Kasrils

2011-06-01 22:25

The rush to complete the protection of information bill by the parliamentary committee is worrying, former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils says.

No agreement on scope of info bill

2010-11-05 22:19

MPs redrafting the protection of information bill can find no agreement on the vexed question of what gets classified, and by whom.

Eleanor Kasrils dies

2009-11-09 09:56

Eleanor Kasrils, a struggle veteran and wife of former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils, has died aged 73 after suffering a stroke.

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