ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTIONS 2014

Opposition was determined to crush us - ANC

2014-10-03 14:20
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Opposition parties were determined to crush the ANC in the 2014 elections and gave the party a tough challenge, provincial ANC chairperson Paul Mashatile says.

ANC accepts Tlakula court ruling

2014-08-20 05:00
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The ANC accepts the Constitutional Court's dismissal of IEC chair Pansy Tlakula's bid to appeal a ruling that her misconduct in 2009 warranted her removal from office.

Zille has selective amnesia - ANC

2014-08-13 20:27
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The ANC has defended the Electoral Commission of SA following claims by DA leader Helen Zille that the institution was in danger of becoming another ruling party "lapdog".

IEC under threat from ANC - Zille

2014-08-11 13:35

DA leader Helen Zille has questioned the ability of the Electoral Commission of SA to run free and fair municipal elections in 2016, saying it is under threat of becoming an ANC lapdog.

O'Sullivan voted ANC after quitting Agang

2014-07-15 09:53
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Forensic investigator Paul O'Sullivan says he voted for the ANC hours after quitting Agang SA, according to a report.

Ramphele exit may revive Agang SA

2014-07-10 07:12

Agang SA could reconcile following the resignation of its leader Mamphela Ramphele, the party says.

5 reasons why the EFF's red berets matter

2014-06-20 14:51

The EFF’s bold red outfits certainly get them noticed, but what’s the point? Is it all just playing dress-up or is there meaning behind it? News24 finds out.

Joburg metro to remove posters

2014-06-18 19:02

The Johannesburg metro police will remove political parties' election posters at a fee of R1 000 from next week.

As it happened: Sona 2014

2014-06-17 16:06

Get all the updates from the second State of the Nation address happening in Parliament here.

Mbete given Nkandla deadline

2014-06-09 19:12

The DA has given Speaker Baleka Mbete a deadline by which to reconsider her refusal to create a new ad hoc parliamentary committee to consider the Nkandla controversy.

All top ANC members to get time off

2014-06-08 13:14
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The ANC's electioneering campaign has taken its toll on all members, not only President Jacob Zuma, the party says.

Mbete rejects DA’s Nkandla call

2014-06-07 14:19
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The new Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, has rejected a formal request by the DA to re-establish an ad hoc committee to look into the Nkandla issue.

Zuma admitted to hospital

2014-06-07 13:01
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UPDATE 13:46: An "exhausted" President Jacob Zuma has been admitted to hospital for unspecified tests.

ANC urges Zuma to take a break

2014-06-06 14:13
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The ANC leadership has asked President Jacob Zuma to take a break from work following an intense elections campaign, spokesperson Zizi Kodwa says.

SACP wants Waters to resign over tweet

2014-06-05 17:28
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The SA Communist Party has said DA MP Mike Waters must resign over a picture he tweeted.

Madonsela: I didn't insult ANC voters

2014-06-05 15:23
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has denied that she insulted the ANC when she reportedly likened voters to abused spouses.

Pandor chases bigger budget chunk

2014-06-05 07:00

Government spending on research and innovation should rise as stated in the ANC's campaign manifesto, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has said.

ANC condemns DA MP's 'racist' tweet

2014-06-03 17:41
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The ANC has slammed DA MP Mike Waters for posting a "racist" tweet, labelling the DA as a collection of racists.

DA: By-election campaigners assaulted by ANC

2014-06-02 21:24
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The DA announced that it had laid charges with police after some of its members were allegedly assaulted by members of the ANC while campaigning in an upcoming by-election.

Who are the key leaders of Malema's EFF?

2014-06-02 14:33

Unveiling the EFF’s leadership on Sunday, commander-in-chief Julius Malema promised that his MPs were “going to bring qualitative debate” into Parliament.

Time for second phase of transformation - SACP

2014-06-01 21:51

The tripartite alliance should boldly advance with a second phase of the democratic transformation of the country, the SA Communist Party says.

DA 'not only strong in white areas'

2014-05-29 15:59

The DA's victory in Soshanguve during by-elections dispels the myth that it is only strong in so-called white areas, the party says.

ANC, DA retain wards in by-elections

2014-05-29 09:21

The ANC and DA have retained their wards in six municipal by-elections in four provinces, according to results.

Magashule urged to appoint executive soon

2014-05-27 11:12

Free State Premier Ace Magashule must appoint his new executive council immediately as there is a lot of work to be done in the province, the DA says.

 

Tlakula 'did the right thing' by resigning

2014-09-03 13:09

IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula did the right thing by resigning, but the controversy is regrettable and leaves behind an impressive legacy at the IEC, the DA says.

Parties claim victory in by-elections

2014-08-14 12:03

The DA has claimed victory in by-elections across South Africa, while the ANC says it was grateful to win eight wards, including three previously held by other parties.

By-elections: ANC wants DA councillor disqualified

2014-08-13 09:35

The ANC in Limpopo has called for the disqualification of a DA councillor accused of not being registered in the right ward to contest a by-election.

Ramphele allies quit Agang SA

2014-07-18 10:35

Members of the Agang SA faction that supported former leader Mamphela Ramphele have resigned from the party.

Ramphele 'raised R30m for Agang'

2014-07-11 12:02

Former Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele raised R30m in cash to establish the party, says the party’s outgoing spokesperson.

ANCYL's R80k party bill still unpaid

2014-07-04 08:37
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An R80 000 booze bill racked up during a two-day “official ANC” election bash at a Durban nightspot - organised by Youth League “heavyweights” - remains unpaid.

Parties welcome Pansy Tlakula recommendation

2014-06-18 21:53

The Electoral Court has recommended that IEC chair Pansy Tlakula be removed from her position was welcomed by three of the parties who brought the application.

Mixed reaction to State of the Nation address

2014-06-18 07:08

The ANC has praised President Jacob Zuma's "action-oriented" State of the Nation address, but opposition leaders have described it as "mediocre" and "muted".

Conflicting claims about Ramphele charge

2014-06-12 12:43

An Agang SA spokesperson has denied that charges have been laid against party leader Mamphela Ramphele, while another spokesperson says that fraud charges have indeed been laid against her.

Cadres must be competent: Mantashe

2014-06-08 15:24
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The appointment of individuals to top positions in municipalities must be based on competence and not on political connections, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

Pain forces Jacob Zuma to leave duties

2014-06-08 07:29
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President Jacob Zuma is likely to take a rest of about three to four days after he complained of pain in his neck and was admitted to hospital "for tests", a report says.

Zuma in Pretoria hospital

2014-06-07 14:19
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Other than saying it is in Pretoria, the presidency will not disclose "for privacy reasons" the name of the hospital where President Jacob Zuma is undergoing tests.

IEC, politicians 'not a good mix'

2014-06-07 11:50

It was the "worst possible thing" to have the IEC connected to any politician, the Electoral Court has heard.

DA announces 'shadow cabinet'

2014-06-05 18:57

The Democratic Alliance has announced its spokespeople on various Cabinet portfolios.

Public Works: No accomodation problems for MPs

2014-06-05 17:28

The process of housing Members of Parliament in Cape Town will be completed by 13 June, Public Works director general Mziwonke Dlabantu has said.

EWN: Apology not due to political pressure

2014-06-05 08:33

An apology for a political cartoon which the ANC slammed as racist was not the result of political pressure, Eyewitness News’s editor-in-chief says.

Malema not inconsistent - EFF

2014-06-04 19:52
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There is nothing inconsistent about EFF leader Julius Malema sending his child to a private school while urging MPs to use public facilities, his party says.

New MPs start training course

2014-06-03 16:06

New MPs have started a five-day training course to learn the ropes of the legislature, with a reminder that they were there to hold the executive to account.

Municipality ordered to get its money back

2014-06-02 20:06

The Free State High Court has ordered the Moqhaka municipality to get back R400 000 it paid to political parties, the FF Plus said on Monday.

Election data 'trickery' hides ANC weakness

2014-06-02 09:06

New research suggests that “mathematical trickery” has disguised weaknesses in the ANC’s election victory.

More ANC MP's bow out of Parliament

2014-05-30 19:02
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Three more ANC MPs have quit Parliament, bringing to seven the number of resignations.

Ministry for small business

2014-05-29 10:25

A ministry to take care of small business development, to be headed by Lindiwe Zulu

MEC resigned because of technicality - ANC

2014-05-29 09:18

Newly appointed North West social development MEC Ontlametse Mochwari resigned due to a technicality in the Electoral Act, the ANC says.

Number of women in Cabinet welcomed

2014-05-27 07:39

The Commission for Gender Equality says it is pleased that about 40% of the new Cabinet is comprised of women, and says that 50/50 gender parity is "within reach".

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