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DA takes ward from ANC in by-elections

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The African National Congress won 10 of the 11 wards contested in by-elections, with the Democratic Alliance winning one, the Electoral Commission of SA says.

EFF undermining Parliament - ANC

2014-09-17 21:30
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The Economic Freedom Fighters are committed to undermining Parliament through chaotic conduct, the ANC says, after leader Julius Malema was ordered out of the House again.

Mixed reaction to Parly's #knowyourspeaker campaign

2014-09-17 18:13

Parliament has started a "know your speaker" campaign on Twitter, following the opposition parties' defeat in a vote of no confidence in Speaker Baleka Mbete.

Malema ordered out of Parly for ‘blood’ statement

2014-09-17 16:08
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EFF MPs Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu have been ordered to leave Parliament when the refused to withdraw a statement that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa had blood on his hands.

MPs reduced to name-calling, finger-pointing

2014-09-16 21:39
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The debate over the motion against Speaker Baleka Mbete has been filled insults as MPs took personal jabs at each other during the sitting of Parliament.

Opposition MPs stage walkout

2014-09-16 18:59
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Members of opposition parties have staged a walkout in the National Assembly in defiance of a ruling that the ANC be allowed to amend a motion of no confidence in Speaker Baleka Mbete.

Motion against Mbete rejected - As it happened

2014-09-16 15:06
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Get the latest highlights from Parliament as the debate on a no-confidence motion for Speaker Baleka Mbete goes ahead.

Dalai Lama: Zuma to respond to Nobel laureates

2014-09-16 14:01
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President Jacob Zuma has received a letter from 14 Nobel laureates asking for a visa to be granted to the Dalai Lama, and will respond directly to them, his spokesperson Mac Maharaj says.

Kasrils seeks apology from 'deserter' Maphatsoe

2014-09-16 11:50
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Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils has demanded either proof or an apology over a claim by Kebby Maphatsoe that he set up President Jacob Zuma for a rape charge.

DA protesters accuse ANC of 'dirty tricks'

2014-09-15 20:45

The DA has marched to the Oudtshoorn Municipality in protest against alleged mismanagement of the area.

Zuma charges: Kasrils denies political interference

2014-09-14 14:47
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Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils has defended his involvement in the decision not to charge Jacob Zuma in 2007, saying "it was not political interference whatsoever".

Deputy defence minister deserted ANC camp

2014-09-14 10:05
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Deputy Defence Minister Kebby Maphatsoe, who accused Public Protector Thuli Madonsela of being a CIA spy, has admitted he deserted an ANC military camp during the struggle days, but says he's not a sell-out.

Nkandla a constutional barometer: Madonsela

2014-09-11 18:41

The response to a report on President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home was a good constitutional barometer, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says.

Malema: SA faces anarchy without land expropriation

2014-09-11 14:57
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South Africa will descend into anarchy unless there is progressive, peaceful land expropriation without compensation, EFF leader Julius Malema says.

ANC: Motion to remove Mbete laughable

2014-09-10 19:46
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The ANC has labelled the motion to remove National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete a "laughable and unimaginative" publicity stunt, and defended Mbete's role.

Five parties unite to oust Mbete

2014-09-10 14:50
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Five opposition parties have come together to submit a motion of no confidence in National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete.

ANC: IFP making reckless claims

2014-09-08 18:24

The IFP was irresponsible in claiming that an attack on its KwaZulu-Natal by-elections candidate was politically motivated, the ANC has said.

Church fires priest over ties to ANC

2014-09-05 08:56
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A Limpopo priest has been fired because of his close ties with the ANC, it has been reported.

Zille to be handed Zuma spy tapes

2014-09-04 12:39
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DA leader Helen Zille is set to receive the so-called Zuma spy tapes at the North Gauteng High Court, after the NPA was ordered to hand them over.

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.

Concern over Tlokwe vote reports

2014-09-01 21:39

Parliament's portfolio committee on home affairs has expressed concern at reports that the IEC had admitted a number of voters had voted outside their wards in the Tlokwe by-elections.

EFF: Agreement with speaker vindicates party

2014-09-01 19:04

The decision not to immediately proceed with plans to suspend EFF MPs vindicates the party, a top official says.

DA: Parly meetings must be open

2014-09-01 15:58

Parliamentary meetings should only be held in-camera in exceptional circumstances and this should not become the norm, the DA has said.

EFF: Respond or face legal action

2014-09-01 13:48

The EFF have given Speaker Baleka Mbete until 14:00 to respond to their ultimatum to halt suspension proceedings against the party or face a legal challenge, MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says.

What's next for Thuli Madonsela?

2014-08-31 18:52

After the Public Protector called for an end to hostilities with the ANC, City Press sat down with her to ask how she keeps up.

 

Shivambu 'withdraws' middle finger

2014-09-18 13:43
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EFF chief whip Floyd Shivambu says raising his middle finger at Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was not the best way to express his disgust at Ramaphosa's role in Marikana.

ANC Gauteng goes ahead with conference

2014-09-17 21:08

The ANC in Gauteng has reached the 70% quorum of branches allowing it to proceed with its provincial conference.

EFF gives Ramaphosa the finger

2014-09-17 17:36
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EFF MPs Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu labelled Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa a murderer and gave him the finger shortly before they were ordered to leave the National Assembly.

Mbete ready to be president

2014-09-17 14:36
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National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete, who survived a vote of no confidence, says she is ready to be South Africa's next president.

Mbete motion defeated after opposition walkout

2014-09-16 19:30
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After an insult-laden debate, opposition leaders walked out of Parliament leaving the ANC to easily defeat their vote of no confidence in Speaker Baleka Mbete.

Power, privileges committee on EFF postponed

2014-09-16 16:08

Parliament has postponed the first meeting of its investigation into the protest the EFF staged to demand that President Jacob Zuma repay state funds spent on his Nkandla home.

Mbete no-confidence debate draws crowds

2014-09-16 14:16

The debate around a no-confidence motion for parliamentary speaker, Baleka Mbete, has drawn crowds outside of Parliament.

By-elections in 7 provinces

2014-09-16 12:33

Municipal by-elections are set to take place in seven provinces, the Electoral Commission of SA says, adding that a total of 63 000 voters are registered to vote in 65 voting districts.

Man who shot Limpopo ANCYL leader arrested

2014-09-16 07:54

The man who allegedly shot and injured ANC Youth League Limpopo leader Boy Mamabolo and three others in Polokwane has handed himself in, Limpopo police say.

Mokonyane's 'buttocks' remark is Sepedi idiom

2014-09-15 18:41
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Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane's "buttocks" comment is a Sepedi idiom used to describe the extent she would go to in order to protect President Jacob Zuma.

Officials, not politicians blamed for Nkandla

2014-09-14 11:23
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Three former directors-general and at least 12 senior officials are set to take the fall over the Nkandla drama, while the politicians involved will probably get off scot-free, according to a report.

EFF - Botswana president a dictator

2014-09-12 19:26
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Botswana's refusal to grant EFF leader Julius Malema a visa shows that its president is a dictator, the party says.

ANC backs Mbete ahead of no-confidence motion

2014-09-11 16:09
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The ANC in Parliament has given ringing endorsement to Baleka Mbete's performance as National Assembly Speaker, minutes ahead of a no-confidence motion in her abilities moved by the DA.

ANCYL Gauteng supports Mabe

2014-09-10 19:46

Former ANC Youth League treasurer and fraud-accused Pule Mabe should become president of the ANCYL, the league in Gauteng has said.

EFF objections halt National Assembly

2014-09-10 18:35
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EFF leader Julius Malema and his fellow EFF MPs have made good on a threat to block all motions in the National Assembly, effectively halting the business of the House.

Govt distances itself from Madonsela CIA claim

2014-09-09 10:00
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Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says a claim that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela works for the CIA does not reflect the views and thinking of government.

White EFF member: Give land to rightful owners

2014-09-05 11:03
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South African land should be returned to its "rightful owners" because it was "violently stolen", according to the white EFF secretary of the Tuks "student command team".

NPA says it complied with spy tapes order

2014-09-04 14:50

The NPA says it has complied with the Supreme Court of Appeal's order to hand over the so-called Zuma spy tapes, and has lodged the documents.

The Zuma spy tapes: all you need to know

2014-09-04 10:19

President Jacob Zuma has lost his appeal to block the release of the so-called “spy tapes”. News24 charts the battle that began over a decade ago.

Behave, or else, warns Mbete

2014-09-02 17:03
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Speaker Baleka Mbete has warned the EFF she would not tolerate "anarchy" in Parliament, but was promptly challenged by party Chief Whip Floyd Shivambu, who accused her of bias.

Breather for EFF

2014-09-01 21:39
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The EFF and Speaker Baleka Mbethe have come to an agreement that the party's MPs involved in a fracas in Parliament won't be suspended for now, but the threat remains.

EFF, Mbete reach agreement

2014-09-01 17:13

Speaker Baleka Mbete and the EFF have agreed she will not immediately proceed with plans to suspend its MPs, the chairperson of Parliament's powers and privileges committee says.

A third of voters will be ‘born frees’ by 2019

2014-09-01 14:40

The 'born-free' generation will make up a third of the voting population by the 2019 general election, a survey has found.

Sadtu: Madonsela using position to attack ANC

2014-09-01 12:19
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela must stop using her office to "attack the ANC", the SA Democratic Teachers' Union says.

Jacob Zuma’s going nowhere, but...

2014-08-31 15:44
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ANC structures insist that President Jacob Zuma will not be forced to step down over Nkandla, but there is increasing concern his deteriorating health could lead to his early exit from office.

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