ARTICLES RELATING TO POLITICS

Police forced to escort Maimane to safety

2014-10-01 14:52
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The police have escorted DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane out of Tsakane near Brakpan in Gauteng after his water delivery campaign was interrupted.

SA Nobel Peace summit cancelled - reports

2014-10-01 14:10
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The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Cape Town has been cancelled after more laureates pulled out of the event to protest the government's refusal to grant the Dalai Lama a visa, according to reports.

Beware of media censorship - US ambassador

2014-09-30 18:59

SA has to be wary of attempts to censor the media such as SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng's recent suggestion that journalists be licensed, US Ambassador Patrick Gaspard says.

Zuma gets big welcome in KZN

2014-09-30 15:46

President Jacob Zuma has received a rapturous welcome wherever he went in Pietermaritzburg's Imbali township.

ANC at weakest point in its history - Malema

2014-09-30 14:51

EFF leader Julius Malema has told supporters the ANC has become "irrelevant" and he wants to show that there is life outside the ANC.

Over 400 branches to attend ANC conference

2014-09-30 14:16

The ANC says more than 400 branches will attend the party’s Gauteng elective conference.

Hundreds queue to see Zuma in KZN

2014-09-30 12:38
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People have formed long queues in Pietermaritzburg to see President Jacob Zuma, who is visiting Imbali township as part of a presidential imbizo.

Dodgy deals in spotlight as Malema heads to court

2014-09-29 22:17

Allegations of sleaze among top politicians comes into sharp and ironic focus as EFF leader Julius Malema goes on trial for corruption.

ANC govt has history of kleptomania - EFF

2014-09-29 18:30
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EFF says the irregular expenditure in the department of public works amounting to R34.9bn indicates a culture of kleptomania in government.

Presidency: No probe into Phiyega

2014-09-29 14:28

President Jacob Zuma has not appointed a committee to investigate allegations against national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, his spokesperson Mac Maharaj says.

ANC leadership will not be discussed - party

2014-09-29 13:23
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The ANC will not discuss a change in leadership at its national general council next year, the party's head of policy Jeff Radebe says.

ANC: Integrity report still needs to be completed

2014-09-28 21:39

A preliminary report by the ANC's integrity committee - reportedly containing a recommendation for embattled Northern Cape ANC chair John Block to resign as finance MEC - has been sent back for finalisation.

DA against proposed R1.4bn Parly upgrade

2014-09-28 19:39

The proposed upgrade to the Parliamentary Precinct at a cost of about R1.4bn will be opposed by the Democratic Alliance, the party has said.

Bribery report is rumour-mongering - ANC

2014-09-28 11:23
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A Sunday Times report into allegations of bribery between President Jacob Zuma and French arms company Thales is just rumour-mongering, the ANC says.

EFF defectors burn their berets - report

2014-09-26 20:05
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The EFF is unconcerned by a report that about 100 of its Northern Cape members had defected back to the ANC.

Russian F1 GP in peril over politics?

2014-09-26 09:43

The inaugural Russian F1 GP at the Black Sea resort of Sochi is only two weeks away but remains controversial with strong feeling against Russia over recent international events.

Malema: Charge Zuma over Nkandla

2014-09-25 19:06
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President Jacob Zuma should face criminal prosecution for corruption over the misspending of state funds at Nkandla, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has argued.

DA wants nuclear deal made public

2014-09-25 14:25

The DA has repeated its call on government to make public details of the deal struck with Russia to build new nuclear power plants in South Africa.

DA: Mbete matter not over

2014-09-24 20:29

The DA has said it would continue its battle to get rid of parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete.

Give back the land - EFF

2014-09-24 14:41
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The greatest heritage of South Africans is their land, and thus historical dispossession needs to be made right, the EFF says.

EFF to fight disciplinary charges in court

2014-09-23 20:51
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The EFF says they would go to court to challenge disciplinary charges against 20 MPs stemming from their heckling of President Jacob Zuma to repay state funds spent on his Nkandla home.

No SA visa for TB Joshua - ANCYL

2014-09-23 12:53
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The government should not issue a visa to Nigerian preacher TB Joshua, the ANC Youth League says.

DA wants details of Russia nuclear deal

2014-09-22 21:30
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The DA says Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson must divulge details of a nuclear power agreement signed with Russia.

 

Nobel laureate shocked by Tutu's silence

2014-10-01 17:38

Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi say she is shocked that Archbishop Desmond Tutu has remained silent on SA’s refusal to give the Dalai Lama a visa to attend a peace conference.

Maimane booed during water campaign

2014-10-01 14:10
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DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has been booed when he tried to address Tsakane, East Rand, residents during a water delivery campaign.

This time it’s twar as Mbalula, Malema fight it out

2014-10-01 11:23
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EFF leader Julius Malema and Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula, who were once bosom political buds, had South Africans gasping as they carried out a lengthy tussle on Twitter.

Zuma not responsible for Nkandla - ANC

2014-09-30 14:51
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President Jacob Zuma bears no responsibility for overspending at his Nkandla home, ANC MPs say as they continued Parliament's consideration of the matter.

ANC Gauteng not autonomous

2014-09-30 14:32

The ANC in Gauteng does not operate outside the guidelines set down by the mother body, provincial leaders say.

I have nothing to fear or hide - Malema

2014-09-30 13:20
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EFF leader Julius Malema has told supporters outside a Polokwane court that he is ready to stand trial, while also taking a swipe at the ANC, saying it is "at its weakest point in history".

EFF to march ahead of Malema's court appearance

2014-09-30 07:51

Some Polokwane roads have been closed in anticipation of a large march ahead of EFF leader Julius Malema's court appearance on corruption charges.

ANCYL wants Mashatile to lead Gauteng

2014-09-29 20:42

The ANC Youth League in Gauteng has backed Paul Mashatile to be elected the ANC's leader in Gauteng at the ruling party's elective conference.

Mabe's hopes for ANCYL presidency could be dashed

2014-09-29 15:52

Former ANCYL treasurer Pule Mabe could find himself out of the race for league president because of serious concerns in the ANC about handling yet another leader’s corruption fallout.

EFF goes to court over disciplinary charges

2014-09-29 14:28

The EFF has filed an application with the Western Cape High Court for an urgent interdict to halt Parliament's disciplinary charges against 20 of its MPs.

No longer business as usual for ANC - Radebe

2014-09-29 10:41
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It can no longer be business as usual for the ANC, the party's head of policy Jeff Radebe says.

Nkandla scapegoats won’t go down without a fight

2014-09-28 19:39
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Public works officials are gearing up to defend themselves against executive onslaught, saying they were simply following orders.

ANC: 'They're' out to get us

2014-09-28 14:27
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An agenda to discredit the ANC and its president Jacob Zuma is behind recent critical media reports, the political party says.

Spy tapes reveal Polokwane paranoia

2014-09-28 10:58
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The so-called spy tapes have revealed how paranoia gripped the rival camps of Jacob Zuma and Thabo Mbeki in the run up to the ANC’s Polokwane conference in December 2007 – amid fears of "chaos" and "bloodshed".

Madonsela has no power over Parliament - ANC MP

2014-09-26 22:29
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Senior ANC MP Mathole Motshekga has reiterated that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela did not have the power to tell Parliament how to proceed.

Walkout shows bad faith - ANC

2014-09-26 18:10
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It is clear from the outset that opposition parties had not meant to participate in good faith in Parliament's ad hoc committee on Nkandla, ANC Deputy Chief Whip Doris Dlakude says.

Gross misrepresentation by EFF - Parly

2014-09-25 22:16

The EFF had made a "gross and manipulative" misrepresentation of National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete's comments that she had "lost it" during presidential question time, Parliament says.

Gauteng MKMVA backs Mashatile

2014-09-25 16:32

The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans' Association in Gauteng says it will support the re-election of ANC provincial chairperson Paul Mashatile at the party's elective conference.

EFF welcomes Mbete's confession

2014-09-24 22:16

The EFF has welcomed the confession by Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete that she "lost it" during presidential question time on 21 August.

Parly review not due to 'excitement'

2014-09-24 18:30

The recent "excitement" in Parliament is not the reason why its rules are being reviewed, National Council of Provinces chair Thandi Modise says.

I lost it with EFF - Mbete

2014-09-24 08:56
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National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has admitted she “lost it” on the day that the Economic Freedom Fighters disrupted President Jacob Zuma’s question time in Parliament.

DA queries validity of crime stats

2014-09-23 17:28

The validity of the recently released annual crime statistics has been called into question by the DA.

Is our democracy losing its shine?

2014-09-22 22:11

We have to appeal to our leaders to show qualities consistent with the leadership behaviour shown by leaders in other democracies, writes Anne Marais.

DA wants access to additional 'spy tapes' info

2014-09-22 20:30
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The DA is making arrangements to get access to additional documents and recordings that were part of the so-called "spy tapes”.

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