ARTICLES RELATING TO POLITICS

DA calls for independent funding for Chapter 9 institutions

2014-10-22 21:00

The DA says it is time Chapter Nine institutions are funded independently of government departments.

Muthambi tells ANC MPs not to interfere - report

2014-10-22 09:36

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has told ANC MPs not to interfere in her department's affairs after they told her to show leadership, according to a report.

Zuma raised 'disturbing questions'

2014-10-20 19:31
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President Jacob Zuma's reported comparison between the construction of George Airport and money spent on his Nkandla home raises "disturbing questions".

All systems working during EFF Parly disruption

2014-10-20 17:31

All information and communication technology systems were in working order on the day EFF MPs disrupted National Assembly proceedings, Parliament's powers and privileges committee has heard.

Cosatu split imminent - report

2014-10-19 19:30

ANC heavyweights are expected to tell Cosatu that they have failed to resolve their dispute with the federation’s biggest union – paving the way for a split.

Sunday Times story misleading - presidency

2014-10-19 14:34
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The article published in the Sunday Times about President Jacob Zuma's parliamentary obligations is incorrect and grossly misleading, the presidency says.

Zuma is a coward - opposition

2014-10-19 08:59
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Opposition parties have labelled President Jacob Zuma a coward, after the ANC confirmed that he would avoid taking questions in Parliament until Julius Malema and his EFF MPs have calmed down.

Ministers to testify in EFF disciplinary process

2014-10-16 21:49

The ministers of telecommunications and state security will be added to the witness list in the disciplinary process of EFF leader Julius Malema and 19 of the party's MPs.

EFF split exposes chinks in Malema’s armour

2014-10-15 20:41
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The EFF’s refusal to address a split within its ranks reveals weaknesses at the heart of the party, News24 discovers.

Opposition wants to call witnesses in disciplinary hearing

2014-10-15 14:43

The disciplinary process against 20 EFF MPs has been adjourned so MPs could meet behind closed doors to decide whether further witnesses should be called.

SABC chair making clowns of MPs - EFF

2014-10-14 16:58

SABC chair Ellen Tshabalala is treating MPs like clowns, an EFF MP has charged after her lawyers threatened to withdraw from an inquiry into whether she lied.

MPs clash with SABC chair

2014-10-14 14:00

SABC chair Ellen Tshabalala has received a tongue-lashing from MPs for trying to delay an inquiry into whether she lied about her qualifications.

Zuma silent on 2009 corruption reports

2014-10-13 21:12
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There has been a veil of silence from the presidency following a number of reports on dropped charges against President Jacob Zuma for alleged corruption in 2009.

VUT autonomy compromised - EFF

2014-10-13 16:53

The institutional autonomy of the Vaal University of Technology has been compromised after it retracted an agreement it had with the EFF, the party says.

Former DA chief whip Watson dies

2014-10-12 19:07

Democratic Alliance stalwart and former chief whip Watty Watson has died, the party says.

EFF members 'given hard time' in Namibia

2014-10-12 14:07
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An EFF delegation was briefly detained at the Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek when they arrived for the launch of the party's branch in Namibia, the City Press has reported.

Group EFFed off, forms new party

2014-10-10 12:41
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Several disgruntled members of the Economic Freedom Fighters have left the party to form a group called The New Economic Freedom Front.

MPs warned against personal feelings about EFF

2014-10-09 20:29

MPs sitting on Parliament's powers and privileges committee have been warned to keep their personal feelings out of the disciplinary process against 20 EFF politicians.

Group calls for 'corrective measures' against Madonsela

2014-10-09 18:02
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Parliament has received both a letter from the public protector describing an impasse with the presidency on her Nkandla report, and a formal complaint against her.

EFF disruption of Parly 'unprecedented'

2014-10-08 19:38

The 21 August disruption of National Assembly proceedings by 20 EFF MPs is unprecedented, a long-time parliamentary employee has testified.

MPs have to 'abide by Speaker's instructions'

2014-10-08 14:28

MPs are expected to follow the instructions of National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete, Parliament's powers and privileges committee has heard.

ANC's political teacher dies

2014-10-07 19:30

The ANC in Gauteng's secretary of political education and training, Zwelinzima Sizani, has died.

Committee continues in EFF's absence

2014-10-07 15:51

Parliament's powers and privileges committee has proceeded with a disciplinary hearing against 20 EFF members in their absence.

ANC seeking to humiliate EFF - Malema

2014-10-07 13:00

EFF leader Julius Malema has led his fellow MPs out of a disciplinary hearing against them, saying Parliament and the ANC is seeking to embarrass and humiliate the EFF.

Charges against EFF’s Shivambu read out

2014-10-07 11:54

Disciplinary charges relating to the recent disruption of President Jacob Zuma's question time in Parliament has been read out to EFF chief whip Floyd Shivambu.

 

Electoral court postpones Tlokwe matter

2014-10-22 20:14

The Electoral Court has postponed the case by independent candidates in the 2013 Tlokwe by-elections.

Zuma backers must help needy - IFP

2014-10-20 22:00
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The IFP says President Jacob Zuma's backers should rather donate money to the needy than attempt to bail him out.

Opposition condemns Mthembu shooting

2014-10-20 18:50

Opposition parties have condemned the shooting of ANC MP Jackson Mthembu during an armed robbery in Mpumalanga at the weekend.

All systems working during EFF Parly disruption

2014-10-20 17:29

All information and communication technology systems were in working order on the day EFF MPs disrupted National Assembly proceedings, Parliament's powers and privileges committee has heard.

Only Zuma must pay Nkandla money - DA

2014-10-19 18:02
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The DA has demanded that President Jacob Zuma pay back the money spent on his Nkandla homestead and nobody else.

ANC leaders can’t hold 2 positions - Mantashe

2014-10-19 10:56

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has written to provinces to remind them that party members who serve on higher structures are not allowed to contest for positions lower on the rung.

Rivonia trialist Kathrada on 25 years of freedom

2014-10-17 09:26

Ahmed Kathrada, one of the two surviving ANC prisoners who was released in 1989, recalls the excitement of his release and reveals why he is still fighting for others’ freedom.

2014 a historic year for SA - Zuma

2014-10-16 20:37
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President Jacob Zuma says 2014 has been a historic year in the socio-economic and political journey of South Africa's young democracy.

NCOP chief whip is qualified - ANC

2014-10-15 17:55

The chief whip of the National Council of Provinces has proof of her academic qualifications, the ANC says.

ANC sore losers says EFF

2014-10-14 21:07

The EFF in Limpopo has labelled the ANC in the region sore losers after it alleged the Economic Freedom Fighters colluded with management of the University of Limpopo to win SRC elections.

Trollip's suspension overturned

2014-10-14 16:10

DA Eastern Cape leader Athol Trollip's suspension, for allegedly implying Premier Phumulo Masualle was a "liar and a cheat", has been overturned.

5 reasons your kid should be a politician

2014-10-14 11:37

Why do only one percent of parents want their kids to become politicians?

Zuma NPA corruption view worrying - Maimane

2014-10-13 18:42
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President Jacob Zuma's 2009 representations to the NPA apparently stating, among others, that corruption is only a crime in a "Western paradigm" is worrying, DA MPL Mmusi Maimane says.

ANC MPs must use their numbers - Mantashe

2014-10-12 21:21
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ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has called on the party's MPs to use their large numbers to take charge and make decisions.

Why is Dookoom so angry?

2014-10-12 15:59

There are irate farm workers, pitchforks and tyres, and profanities are used every few seconds, but brazen new hip-hop metal outfit Dookoom wants to spark ­conversation, not violence.

ANC 'unfazed' by corruption report

2014-10-10 19:13
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The ANC says is "unfazed" by a report that President Jacob Zuma is part of a broad corruption scheme intended to benefit the party in perpetuity.

Zuma, ANC in 'eternal corruption scheme'

2014-10-10 10:10
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President Jacob Zuma was part of a broad corruption scheme intended to benefit the ANC in perpetuity, a memo from a senior NPA prosecutor reportedly states.

Trollip to apologise to Eastern Cape premier

2014-10-09 19:30

DA Eastern Cape leader Athol Trollip will apologise to provincial Premier Phumulo Masualle for implying he is a "liar and a cheat", the legislature says.

Parly secretary identifies errant EFF MPs

2014-10-09 15:19

EFF leader Julius Malema and 19 of his fellow MPs have been identified as being the group responsible for the disorder that erupted in the National Assembly on 21 August.

ANC rejects claim that Winnie leaked arms deal info

2014-10-08 17:20

The ANC has rejected a claim that ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is one of the "concerned MPs" who leaked information on the 1999 arms deal.

Putin at Sochi: Calls to cancel F1 GP

2014-10-08 14:17

Russia is supposed to host its inaugural Formula 1 Grand Prix this weekend but controversy still looms as calls to cancel the event persist.

EFF rejects charges, withdraws from hearing

2014-10-07 16:50
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Julius Malema has led EFF MPs out of their disciplinary hearing in Parliament, leaving it to proceed in their absence with charges arising from their protest about the Nkandla controversy.

Malema leads walkout of disciplinary hearing

2014-10-07 14:59

EFF leader Julius Malema has led 19 of his fellow MPs out of a disciplinary process in Parliament, saying it is biased and the legislature should instead charge Baleka Mbete for improper conduct.

Burnt houses: EFF members turn themselves in

2014-10-07 12:44

Four EFF members have handed themselves to police after six houses, some belonging to Nala municipality councillors, were burnt down, Free State police say.

As it happened: Disciplinary hearing continues without EFF

2014-10-07 10:38
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EFF members of Parliament have staged a walkout from their disciplinary hearing over the heckling of President Jacob Zuma in August.

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