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Marikana ANC office burnt down

2014-04-24 21:00

A shack used as an ANC branch office has been set alight at Nkaneng informal settlement in Wonderkop near Marikana.

Do you REALLY know how the elections work?

2014-04-24 17:15

This extract from S.A. Politics Unspun gives you a comprehensive, easy-to-understand look at what the election process entails. Part 1.

Keep cops out of politics, Icasa hears

2014-04-24 16:08

The SAPS should not be drawn into politics because it is a statutory institution, Icasa's complaints and compliance committee has heard.

DA wants Zuma to appear before ad hoc committee

2014-04-24 14:45

Opposition parties have argued that President Jacob Zuma and Public Protector Thuli Madonsela should appear before the ad hoc committee set up to consider his response to her findings.

SAPS waited too long to complain about ad - DA

2014-04-24 13:04
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The DA has told a public hearing that the SA Police Service was "hopelessly out of time" to lodge a complaint against its election advert.

Zille: Make sure ANC loses Gauteng

2014-04-24 12:06
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DA leader Helen Zille has urged South Africans to ensure that the ANC wins less than half the votes in Gauteng in the 7 May general election.

Increased electoral choice means little in the context of captured politics

2014-04-24 10:38

This disillusionment with our politics is because of its capture by narrow and special interests and the lack of responsiveness to ordinary citizens, writes Justin Sylvester.

ANC members killed in KZN

2014-04-24 09:05

Two African National Congress members in KwaZulu-Natal have been killed in the run up to the 7 May elections, the party says.

SAPS complains about DA election ad

2014-04-24 07:13
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Icasa says it will hold a public hearing after the SA Police Service lodged a complaint over the DA's election advert.

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The DA says it has a policy package in place which will lead to 6m real, sustainable jobs being created. Watch Helen Zille explain.

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Julius Malema speaks his mind, he always has. Here's a look at some of his most memorable and controversial sayings over the past few years.

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2014 elections ANC’s toughest test yet

2014-04-23 14:53

Twenty years after the euphoria of South Africa's first democratic elections swept liberation hero Nelson Mandela to power, the governing party faces its toughest test at the polls next month.

DA supporters march for jobs in Joburg

2014-04-23 13:01

Hundreds of Democratic Alliance supporters have marched for jobs in Johannesburg, carrying placards bearing the words "together for jobs".

Afrikaners want economic freedom - EFF

2014-04-23 11:37
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Afrikaners, including some farmers, also believe in economic freedom, according to a white Economic Freedom Fighters member.

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Watch DA leader Helen Zille respond to accusations of cultural appropriation while on the campaign trail, saying it is respectful to people and their cultures to do what is appropriate.

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DA not aiming for 30% - Zille

2014-04-23 07:24
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Watch DA leader Helen Zille explain why her party does not expect to get 30% of the national vote in the upcoming election.

ANC, NFP use state money - Buthelezi

2014-04-22 21:45

IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has accused the ANC and the NFP of using government resources to fund their respective election campaigns.

Malema: Let people judge for themselves, not SABC

2014-04-22 20:09

EFF leader Julius Malema says the SABC must allow people to judge for themselves which party to vote for instead of banning advertisements.

Malema defends lavish lifestyle

2014-04-22 17:06
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EFF leader Julius Malema says he can't inspire the poor if he is living in a shack himself.

Agang SA's open letter to SA voters

2014-04-22 14:50

Mamphela Ramphele has written an open letter to SA voters saying she is reminded of the struggle years every time she is told a vote for Agang SA is a wasted vote.

DA seeks Nkandla committee extension

2014-04-22 13:43

The DA will ask National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu to extend the life of the Nkandla ad hoc committee.

IEC to release last electoral list

2014-04-22 10:44

The Electoral Commission of SA is expected to release the final lists of parties and candidates contesting the elections.

More registered voters stay home

2014-04-22 09:14

The general trend since the elections in 1994 has been a decline in voter turnout throughout the country. Here's a look at the available data.

Over 1m 'born frees' not registered to vote

2014-04-22 07:23

Only a third of those born after 1994 have registered to cast their votes in the upcoming general election, according to a report.

Many SA leaders not following Mandela - De Klerk

2014-04-21 18:51
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Many South African leaders are not following Nelson Mandela's example and see government office as a "means to self-enrichment", says FW de Klerk, who won the Nobel Peace Prize with Mandela.

 

Nkandla: Zuma 'still looking for undue benefit'

2014-04-24 19:20
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President Jacob Zuma has told supporters at an election rally in Mpumalanga that he had not wrongfully benefited from the upgrade to his Nkandla home.

Ramphele: ANC can be defeated

2014-04-24 16:38

The African National Congress can be defeated, Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele has told supporters in Temba near Hammanskraal.

EFF will ensure Gauteng serves the poor - Mpofu

2014-04-24 14:45

Gauteng is a province of plenty but its wealth does not benefit the majority of residents, EFF Gauteng premier candidate Dali Mpofu says.

AfriForum accredited as election observer

2014-04-24 13:04

AfriForum has been accredited as an independent observer for the 7 May elections, the lobby group says.

SA institutions rot in post-apartheid world

2014-04-24 12:06

Twenty years after South Africans jubilantly swept apartheid aside, many of the country's post-apartheid institutions have failed to live up to the dream.

Malema responds to open letter

2014-04-24 10:48
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EFF leader Julius Malema says he shouldn't be bothered by Patriotic Alliance leader Gayton McKenzie's open letter, adding that punches are being thrown at all politicians ahead of the elections.

Hard-hitting open letter to Julius Malema

2014-04-24 09:49
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"If I did not speak up to warn the people of South Africa, but especially our youth, against you, it would mean I have no love for this country," Gayton McKenzie writes to Julius Malema.

Monkey see, monkey do!

2014-04-24 07:57

All hail the king, or president, or God, depending on how Mr Zuma currently views himself.

Small businesses to pay R1 rent - DA

2014-04-23 17:18
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Small, innovative businesses will pay R1 for rent under the DA in Gauteng, premier candidate Mmusi Maimane says.

Scopa trying to attack ANC - Uys

2014-04-23 16:08

Former health MEC Pierre Uys says the Western Cape public accounts committee has a political agenda and is misusing government structures.

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Julius Malema speaks his mind, he always has. Here's a look at some of his most memorable and controversial sayings over the past few years.

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Julius Malema speaks his mind, he always has. Here's a look at some of his most memorable and controversial sayings over the past few years.

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Watch DA leader Helen Zille speculate about what may happen in Gauteng if the ANC fails to get 50% of the provincial vote.

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SA’s 7 top challenges in the next 20 years

2014-04-23 09:49

South Africa has made massive strides to improve the lives of millions of citizens but there are seven key challenges the country must tackle in the next 20 years.

Zuma: Booers are empty vessels

2014-04-23 07:47
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President Jacob Zuma has labelled people who boo at him "empty vessels who make the most noise".

EFF ad rejected, not banned - SABC

2014-04-23 05:30
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The SABC has denied banning the Economic Freedom Fighter's election campaign advert.

Icasa receives EFF complaint

2014-04-22 21:12

The Independent Communications Authority of SA has received a complaint from the Economic Freedom Fighters after a party election advert was rejected by the SABC, Icasa says.

Consider entire Nkandla report - FF plus

2014-04-22 20:09

A parliamentary committee set up to deal with the Nkandla affair should consider the public protector's entire report on the matter, the Freedom Front Plus says.

Samwu gives ANC ultimatum

2014-04-22 16:24

If the ANC does not address municipal workers' issues, Samwu in the Eastern Cape says it will reconsider its support for the party in the future.

ANC nominates 7 MPs for Nkandla committee

2014-04-22 14:18
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The ANC has nominated seven MPs for an ad hoc committee to consider President Jacob Zuma's submissions on the public protector's report on his Nkandla home.

Who will peak in 2014 elections?

2014-04-22 11:00

Although there is little doubt about who will win on 7 May, South Africa’s political parties still need to all maximise their vote, writes Daniel Silke.

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On Sunday the party's Facebook and Twitter accounts had links to the advert, saying the SABC has touched them (the EFF) "on the wrong side".

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EFF ad also banned by SABC

2014-04-22 09:14
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The Economic Freedom Fighters said they're unhappy after their one minute ad campaign for TV got banned by the SABC.

Public protector gets 'food parcels for votes' complaints

2014-04-21 21:04
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has received three complaints against the ANC using state resources for its election campaign, her spokesperson says.

Cope: Zuma must listen to religious leaders

2014-04-21 13:03
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Cope has called on President Jacob Zuma to listen to religious leaders calling for him to come clean on the Nkandla saga.

 
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