ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTIONS 2014

NFP welcomes new Eastern Cape members

2014-04-18 14:00

The National Freedom Party has welcomed about 2 500 new members in Bizana in the Eastern Cape, party leader Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi says.

Hooliganism is in the DNA of the ANC - EFF

2014-04-18 14:00

The EFF’s Floyd Shivambu has accused the ANC of “hooliganism” after a scuffle involving ANC supporters broke out at Wits University.

ANC on the defensive

2014-04-18 08:10

The fallout from Nkandlagate just won't die down, says Mzwandile Jacks.

Inside Labour: Hard times ahead for ANC

2014-04-18 07:38

The road beyond the electoral speed hump could be rocky indeed, says Terry Bell.

Inside Labour: Hard times ahead for ANC

2014-04-18 07:29

The road beyond the electoral speed hump could be rocky indeed, says Terry Bell.

Mbete using culture to defend corruption - DA

2014-04-17 21:07
218 comments

ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete is protecting President Jacob Zuma by using culture to defend corruption, DA MP Lindiwe Mazibuko says.

Kasrils an enemy of the people - MKMVA

2014-04-17 19:52
112 comments

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils is an "enemy of the people" with his "No Vote" campaign, the Umkhonto We Sizwe Military Veterans Association says.

SA sliding into crony capitalism - Naidoo

2014-04-17 17:13
91 comments

Twenty years after the first democratic elections, South Africa is sliding into a system of crony capitalism former Cabinet minister and Cosatu leader Jay Naidoo says.

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2014-04-17 15:30

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Diepsloot: Where SA's problems meet

2014-04-17 13:33

The shebeen in Diepsloot starts filling up early, as many of its patrons are unemployed and little diversion among the dusty streets and iron shacks, Johannes Myburg writes .

No Justification To Spoil Ballot

2014-04-17 11:45

Mohamed Saeed believes Ronnie Kasril’s approach to tackle corruption and the self-aggrandizement by some members of the government is rather extreme.

ANC Political Race: Divide and conquer!

2014-04-17 11:33

I will not be made to feel guilty and be forced to give in to the anti-democratic reasoning, racist and dog-whistle politics we’ve been subjected to, says Thabo Seroke.

Fire white civil servants in W Cape - Cosatu

2014-04-17 11:31
483 comments

If the ANC wins the Western Cape in the 7 May general election, Cosatu will ask it to fire more than half the white senior civil servants.

Drive safely over Easter - EFF

2014-04-17 08:13

The Economic Freedom Fighters have urged people to exercise road safety during the Easter long weekend.

DA: Ad ruling a victory for freedom of expression

2014-04-16 22:38
135 comments

The DA's election adverts will be aired by the SABC following a hearing by the Complaints and Compliance Committee, the Democratic Alliance says.

DA advert case postponed indefinitely

2014-04-16 20:33

A hearing by the Complaints and Compliance Committee on the DA's advertisement complaint case against the SABC has been postponed indefinitely.

Zuma booed at Limpopo rally

2014-04-16 18:16
289 comments

President Jacob Zuma has been booed while on stage during the ANC’s election rally at Malamulele, Limpopo, according to reports.

No justification to spoil ballot

2014-04-16 16:15

Mohamed Saeed believes Ronnie Kasril’s approach to tackle corruption and the self-aggrandizement by some members of the government is rather extreme.

Special voters have one more day to apply

2014-04-16 15:59

Applications for special votes in the 7 May general elections close on Thursday, government has announced.

Radebe: 'Vote no' campaign absurd

2014-04-16 14:52
92 comments

Justice Minister Jeff Radebe has criticised a "vote no" campaign by some ANC stalwarts, saying the move undermines the sacrifices made by opponents of apartheid.

75 000 special votes so far - IEC

2014-04-16 14:33

Just over 75 000 applications for special votes have been approved so far, the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) said.

Mkhize: South Africans trust the ANC

2014-04-16 13:44
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South Africans trust and have confidence in the governing African National Congress, party treasurer general Zweli Mkhize has said while campaigning in Soweto.

Zuma brings out the worst in ANC

2014-04-16 13:35

It would be foolish to simply blame Jacob Zuma for all the ANC’s mistakes and failures, but it is true that it was after he took over the leadership, the former liberation movement’s worst instincts have replaced its earlier democratic culture.

Zille hands out solar kits

2014-04-16 12:36
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Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille handed out solar power kits to residents of the Chris Hani informal settlement in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria.

The Benevolent party

2014-04-16 09:14

Don't you just hate it when our politicians use God as part of their campaign? asks Siphiwo Ntshuntshe.

 

Zuma: Pray for peaceful polls

2014-04-18 14:00
122 comments

President Jacob Zuma has asked members of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God to pray for peaceful elections on 7 May.

Fragmented future for SA?

2014-04-18 08:16

The road beyond the electoral speed hump could be rocky indeed, says Terry Bell.

Hard times ahead for ANC

2014-04-18 08:07

The road beyond the electoral speed hump could be rocky indeed, says Terry Bell.

ANC on the defensive

2014-04-18 07:35

The fallout from Nkandlagate just won't die down, says Mzwandile Jacks.

DA wants to empower fishing communities - Zille

2014-04-18 05:30
98 comments

DA leader Helen Zille says the party has a plan for harbours and small-scale fishing communities.

An uncomfortable election

2014-04-17 21:05
105 comments

The latter few weeks of election 2014, have seen South Africans reeling from an assault on their comfort zone when it comes to voting, writes Daniel Silke

Parties serve urgent application over Tlakula

2014-04-17 17:54

Opposition parties have filed an urgent application in the Electoral Court over their demand that IEC chair Pansy Tlakula must resign, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says.

Mbete alludes to a closer ANC, NFP relationship

2014-04-17 15:48

ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete has suggested the party could have a closer relationship with the National Freedom Party in KwaZulu-Natal after the 7 May elections.

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2014-04-17 15:28

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Minister says SA's on the ropes

2014-04-17 13:14

Twenty years into South Africa’s democracy, we should have been celebrating, yet it seems no one wants to. We are a nation on the ropes, a former cabinet minister said.

Deny And Discredit : A Slippery Slope For The ANC

2014-04-17 11:45

Twenty years later and suddenly the very party we once embraced as our own, has degenerated into a pariah we now distance ourselves from, says Fareed Kaloo.

Loyalty will play significant role in elections - study

2014-04-17 11:32

Loyalty to a specific party is likely to be a major deciding factor when urban South Africans go to the polls on 7 May.

ANC politics: Divide and conquer

2014-04-17 09:38

I will not be made to feel guilty and be forced to give in to the anti-democratic reasoning, racist and dog-whistle politics we’ve been subjected to, says Thabo Seroke.

Deny and discredit: a slippery slope for the ANC

2014-04-17 07:35

Twenty years later and the very party we once embraced as our own, has degenerated into a pariah we now distance ourselves from, says Fareed Kaloo.

Kasrils, Madlala-Routledge 'factory faults' - Nzimande

2014-04-16 20:42
171 comments

SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande has referred to former party members who were part of the Vote No campaign as "factory faults".

Youth must remember the struggle - Zille

2014-04-16 19:20
120 comments

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille has urged the youth to remember where the country came from and to use their votes to help shape the future.

Tshwane Bishop condemns 'vote no' campaign

2014-04-16 17:00
78 comments

The Bishop of Tshwane has condemned the "vote no" campaign started by some ANC veterans.

Election News wrap-up: 16 April

2014-04-16 16:12

A summary of the election news making headlines today, exactly three weeks before the big day.

Victory requires hard work - ANC

2014-04-16 15:18
122 comments

The ANC says more work is needed to secure the majority of the votes at the polls.

SA going backwards under Zuma - Zille

2014-04-16 14:34
141 comments

South Africa is going backwards under President Jacob Zuma's leadership, Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said on Wednesday.

Maimane: Nkandla funds could have paid for services

2014-04-16 13:44

Security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home were paid for with money meant for housing and basic services in Soweto, DA Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane says.

The democratic right to actually vote

2014-04-16 13:36

The call by Ronnie Kasrils to voters to "spoil" their vote, and thereby hoping that SA will go against the ANC, is a disgrace, says Sizwe Mda.

We want jobs, houses, residents tell ANC

2014-04-16 12:36
95 comments

Residents of Freedom Park, Soweto, have urged the ANC to create jobs and houses as the party was on the campaign trail in the area.

Social media not a guaranteed vote winner

2014-04-16 09:36

As the national general elections draw closer, it remains unclear whether the effort political parties are putting into social media marketing will make a difference.

Zuma taken aback by 'vote no' campaign

2014-04-16 07:50
236 comments

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.

 
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