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Qedani Mahlangu suspected Life Esidimeni of ‘sabotage’

2017-02-05 06:05

Qedani Mahlangu’s senior staff knew in 2016 that mentally ill patients were dying in their dozens at the care homes where they had dumped them.

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This company used Twitter data to predict SA's election results

Positive mentions of political parties in the social media data captured and analysed in the weeks before the 2016 municipal elections, correctly identified the likely voting trends. Brandseye CEO JP Kloppers explains. Watch.

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WATCH: ANC members walk out as Trollip sworn in

The near chaotic first meeting of the new council of Nelson Mandela Bay metro on Thursday was eventually brought to order after reported attempts by the ANC to stop the meeting from going ahead. Watch.

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Ed Herbst: Staring down the Race Merchants

2016-08-11 17:54

On August 3, South Africans stared down the Race Merchants and showed that its heart is right, says former reporter Ed Herbst.

Election result will compound SA’s economic woes

2016-08-08 07:45

SA's struggling economy may have played a big role in determining the outcome of the elections, but the future direction of economic policy remains uncertain, says Jannie Rossouw.

Markets may see Zuma as weak now, but this won’t last - analyst

2016-08-05 12:16

The markets will realise later this year that President Jacob Zuma is not as weak as they currently see him as a result of declining urban support of the ANC.

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WATCH: Our journalists experience quirky South Africa ahead of elections

Ahead of the local government elections, News24 journalists visited small towns in South Africa. Armed with the intention of finding elections related stories, they were pleasantly surprised to find quirky and interesting individuals. Watch.

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If there were no whites, we would eat each other - EFF supporter

We speak to Mike Wink, an EFF supporter in East London. Watch him tell us why he thinks Julius Malema can stop corruption in South Africa.

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ANC confident on retaining Nelson Mandela Bay

The ANC held its Siyanqoba rally on Sunday in the Eastern Cape. Watch Phumulo Masualle tell News24 why the ANC is confident on retaining Nelson Mandela Bay.

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Faith leaders asked to pray for peace after the elections

2016-07-29 11:22

Pray that candidates contesting local government elections accept the results of the August 3 polls, asked Independent Electoral Commission provincial electoral officer Mawethu Mosery on Thursday of Pietermaritzburg’s faith leaders.

 
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'Black Like Me', and he's working for white people - Chester on Mashaba

South Africa's favourite political analyst, Chester Missing, weighs in on the shortlist for the new Public Protector role, as well as Johannesburg's recent council vote that saw the DA's Herman Mashaba elected as mayor. Watch.

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WATCH: Trollip elected as PE mayor, Bobani deputy

The UDM's Mongameli Bobani was elected as Deputy Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay metro on Thursday, and will be second in command to new Mayor Athol Trollip from the DA. Watch.

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WATCH: DA-led coalition celebrates in PE before mayor sworn in

Watch the DA-led coalition celebrations in Nelson Mandela Bay before the mayor and new councillors were sworn in on Thursday.

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Govt sticks to spending discipline, economic reforms

2016-08-08 18:37

National Treasury has moved to soothe concerns by ratings agencies about government spending and populist policies, following the local government elections.

Markets ‘react positively’ to SA election outcome - analysts

2016-08-07 11:16

Economic watchers have broadly given their thumbs up to South Africa’s local government elections outcome this week.

DA holds slim lead over ANC in Tshwane

2016-08-04 13:52

The DA is inching ahead of the ANC in Tshwane, with almost half the votes counted, according to IEC results.

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'I wish the government could organise a maths teacher for us'

We speak to students in East London. Watch them explain what life is like for them attending a rural school in the Eastern Cape, ahead of the local government elections.

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WATCH: ANC must win back Cape Town - Zuma

At the party’s final rally in Johannesburg’s iconic Ellis Park Stadium on Sunday, Zuma said “Cape Town is a tale of two cities”. Watch the president address the crowd.

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'ANC builds us houses, gives us food and increases grants'

The ANC held their Siyanqoba rally in the Eastern Cape on Sunday. Watch as ANC supporters sing and dance in the streets and pack the Buffalo City Stadium.

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ANC accused of political intimidation

2016-07-28 10:26

Opposition parties have cried foul, objecting to political bullying by the ANC.

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