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DA wants to empower fishing communities - Zille

2014-04-18 05:30
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DA leader Helen Zille says the party has a plan for harbours and small-scale fishing communities.

An uncomfortable election

2014-04-17 21:05
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The latter few weeks of election 2014, have seen South Africans reeling from an assault on their comfort zone when it comes to voting, writes Daniel Silke

SA sliding into crony capitalism - Naidoo

2014-04-17 17:13
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Twenty years after the first democratic elections, South Africa is sliding into a system of crony capitalism former Cabinet minister and Cosatu leader Jay Naidoo says.

Minister says SA's on the ropes

2014-04-17 13:14

Twenty years into South Africa’s democracy, we should have been celebrating, yet it seems no one wants to. We are a nation on the ropes, a former cabinet minister said.

Deny And Discredit : A Slippery Slope For The ANC

2014-04-17 11:45

Twenty years later and suddenly the very party we once embraced as our own, has degenerated into a pariah we now distance ourselves from, says Fareed Kaloo.

Fire white civil servants in W Cape - Cosatu

2014-04-17 11:31
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If the ANC wins the Western Cape in the 7 May general election, Cosatu will ask it to fire more than half the white senior civil servants.

DA used protest for political gain - Tshwane

2014-04-16 22:10

The DA opportunistically used a protest in Olievenhoutbosch, Centurion, for political purposes, the City of Tshwane says.

DA advert case postponed indefinitely

2014-04-16 20:33

A hearing by the Complaints and Compliance Committee on the DA's advertisement complaint case against the SABC has been postponed indefinitely.

Zuma booed at Limpopo rally

2014-04-16 18:16
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President Jacob Zuma has been booed while on stage during the ANC’s election rally at Malamulele, Limpopo, according to reports.

Centurion returns to normal after protest

2014-04-16 17:00

The DA says the situation in Olievenhoutbosch, Centurion, returned to normal following service delivery protests in the area.

Victory requires hard work - ANC

2014-04-16 15:18
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The ANC says more work is needed to secure the majority of the votes at the polls.

SA going backwards under Zuma - Zille

2014-04-16 14:34
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South Africa is going backwards under President Jacob Zuma's leadership, Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said on Wednesday.

Mkhize: South Africans trust the ANC

2014-04-16 13:44
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South Africans trust and have confidence in the governing African National Congress, party treasurer general Zweli Mkhize has said while campaigning in Soweto.

We want jobs, houses, residents tell ANC

2014-04-16 12:36
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Residents of Freedom Park, Soweto, have urged the ANC to create jobs and houses as the party was on the campaign trail in the area.

The Benevolent party

2014-04-16 09:14

Don't you just hate it when our politicians use God as part of their campaign? asks Siphiwo Ntshuntshe.

DA advert hearing adjourned

2014-04-16 07:27

A hearing by the Complaints and Compliance Committee on the DA's advertisement complaint case against the SABC has been adjourned for the SABC to consult with its legal team.

Zuma: Govt gives hands-on support

2014-04-15 20:59

President Jacob Zuma has assured the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality that government would continue to provide hands-on support in order to improve governance.

Kasrils's no vote call reckless - ANC

2014-04-15 18:51
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A call by former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils for voters to either not vote for the ANC or spoil their ballots is "reactionary", the ruling party says.

Dent ANC's majority - Kasrils

2014-04-15 17:27
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Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils says spoiling your ballot or voting for a minority party could help put a dent in the ANC's majority.

I do not hate white people - Malema

2014-04-15 15:17
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EFF leader Julius Malema says he does not hate white people, and there will not be a white genocide under his rule.

Nkandla committee: ANC apologises for wrong date

2014-04-15 14:18

The ANC chief whip's office has apologised for putting the wrong date in a statement dealing with the establishment of an ad hoc committee to consider President Jacob Zuma's response to the public protector's report on Nkandla.

Madlala-Routledge explains 'Vote No' campaign

2014-04-15 11:41
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Former deputy health minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge has urged South Africans to "use their vote to express their disillusionment".

IFP: Tlakula must stay for now for sake of elections

2014-04-15 07:10

The IFP has distanced itself from a call by some opposition parties for IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula to resign, saying she should remain for now in the interest of free, fair and stable elections.

ANCYL distances itself from Masina's 'hoe' comment

2014-04-14 22:39
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The ANC Youth League has distanced itself from a comment made by its national convenor Mzwandile Masina about two party stalwarts on photo-sharing site Instagram.

 

Mbete using culture to defend corruption - DA

2014-04-17 21:07
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ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete is protecting President Jacob Zuma by using culture to defend corruption, DA MP Lindiwe Mazibuko says.

Kasrils an enemy of the people - MKMVA

2014-04-17 19:52
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Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils is an "enemy of the people" with his "No Vote" campaign, the Umkhonto We Sizwe Military Veterans Association says.

Mbete alludes to a closer ANC, NFP relationship

2014-04-17 15:48

ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete has suggested the party could have a closer relationship with the National Freedom Party in KwaZulu-Natal after the 7 May elections.

No Justification To Spoil Ballot

2014-04-17 11:45

Mohamed Saeed believes Ronnie Kasril’s approach to tackle corruption and the self-aggrandizement by some members of the government is rather extreme.

ANC Political Race: Divide and conquer!

2014-04-17 11:33

I will not be made to feel guilty and be forced to give in to the anti-democratic reasoning, racist and dog-whistle politics we’ve been subjected to, says Thabo Seroke.

DA: Ad ruling a victory for freedom of expression

2014-04-16 22:38
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The DA's election adverts will be aired by the SABC following a hearing by the Complaints and Compliance Committee, the Democratic Alliance says.

Kasrils, Madlala-Routledge 'factory faults' - Nzimande

2014-04-16 20:42
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SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande has referred to former party members who were part of the Vote No campaign as "factory faults".

Mpuma ANC denies DA claim

2014-04-16 19:20

Two men convicted of assaulting DA members putting up election posters in Shatale, Bushbuckridge, were not ANC members, the party says.

Tshwane Bishop condemns 'vote no' campaign

2014-04-16 17:00
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The Bishop of Tshwane has condemned the "vote no" campaign started by some ANC veterans.

Vavi back at work - Cosatu

2014-04-16 15:58

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is back to doing the trade union federation's work and campaigning for the ANC, its president Sidumo Dlamini says.

Radebe: 'Vote no' campaign absurd

2014-04-16 14:52
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Justice Minister Jeff Radebe has criticised a "vote no" campaign by some ANC stalwarts, saying the move undermines the sacrifices made by opponents of apartheid.

Maimane: Nkandla funds could have paid for services

2014-04-16 13:44

Security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home were paid for with money meant for housing and basic services in Soweto, DA Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane says.

Zuma brings out the worst in ANC

2014-04-16 13:35

It would be foolish to simply blame Jacob Zuma for all the ANC’s mistakes and failures, but it is true that it was after he took over the leadership, the former liberation movement’s worst instincts have replaced its earlier democratic culture.

Zille hands out solar kits

2014-04-16 12:36
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Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille handed out solar power kits to residents of the Chris Hani informal settlement in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria.

Zuma taken aback by 'vote no' campaign

2014-04-16 07:50
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President Jacob Zuma has described Ronnie Kasrils's spoil-your-ballot campaign as a "very funny thing" and says he hopes to engage with the ANC stalwart on the matter.

Intelligence a tool for Luthuli House - Kasrils

2014-04-15 22:21
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Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils says the intelligence service has become a tool for Luthuli House and the president.

Rejection of DA ad infringes freedom - legal team

2014-04-15 20:51

The rejection of the DA's adverts by the SABC is an infringement on the freedom of expression, the party's legal team has argued.

Icasa buckles under DA pressure

2014-04-15 17:31
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Watchdog body Icasa has caved in to the DA after the party resorted to court action over the SABC's pulling of an election advert.

DA faces more delays in advert dispute

2014-04-15 15:27

Communications watchdog Icasa has referred the DA's advertisement complaint case against the SABC to the Complaints and Compliance Committee.

FF Plus aims to keep ANC out of power - Mulder

2014-04-15 14:56

Keeping the ANC out of power is the "primary objective" of the Freedom Front Plus, the party's chief whip Corné Mulder says.

Still no response from Tlakula - Holomisa

2014-04-15 14:18

IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula has failed to respond to some opposition parties' call for her to resign, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says.

DA set for court over Icasa delay

2014-04-15 13:05

The DA is set to go to court to compel communications watchdog Icasa to hear its complaint against the SABC over the broadcaster's pulling of one of its election advertisements.

Need for party right of ANC

2014-04-15 10:33

Whilst much of South Africa’s political pundits focused on the fall-out of the Nkandlagate corruption allegations engulfing President Zuma, thousands of miles away a momentous announcement was made.

DA concerned by Icasa delay

2014-04-15 05:30

Icasa had taken more than 48 hours to hear a DA complaint against the SABC over the pulling of an election advert, DA MP James Selfe says.

North West ANC welcomes new members

2014-04-14 21:03

The ANC in the North West has welcomed over 100 new members from other political parties.

 
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