ARTICLES RELATING TO POLITICS

DA's call for Zuma no-show debate dismissed

2014-10-30 21:21

A call by DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane in the National Assembly for a special debate on the president failing to appear to answer a full session of oral questions, has been dismissed.

Background screening shows Tshabalala has no degree

2014-10-30 08:49
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A background screening process has provided more proof that SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala does not have a degree, the DA says.

EFF deliberately disregarded Parly rules, committee told

2014-10-28 14:44

EFF leader Julius Malema and 19 of his MPs have deliberately disregarded the National Assembly's rules when they disrupted proceedings, Parliament's powers and privileges committee has heard.

Shock at Meyiwa's death

2014-10-27 15:49

The president, political parties, rights groups, and sporting bodies have expressed shock at the death of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa.

Call to overhaul Gauteng ward committees

2014-10-25 22:52

The ward committee system in Gauteng needs to be reviewed to prevent the system from being used as a front for political battles, human settlements MEC Jacob Mamabolo has said.

ANC, DA claim vindication

2014-10-24 22:23

The ANC and the opposition have claimed the SABC judgment vindicated their clashing views on whether the public protector's findings are binding - an issue which is central to the Nkandla controversy.

DA offers Phiyega 'patriotic' award to step down

2014-10-24 19:14
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The DA has offered National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega an award for patriotism on condition that she steps down from her position.

Court orders Motsoeneng's suspension

2014-10-24 12:00
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The Western Cape High Court has ordered that SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng be suspended with immediate effect pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing.

Maseru Security Accord signed

2014-10-23 22:52

The Maseru Security Accord, a new deal aimed at promoting security in Lesotho, has been signed in the country Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

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

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

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.

 

Madonsela's Nkandla findings not binding - committee

2014-10-30 21:16
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An ANC-only committee has found that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's findings against President Jacob Zuma in the Nkandla debacle are not binding.

Malema's anger is justified - La Grange

2014-10-29 16:01
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The anger displayed by EFF leader Julius Malema is justifiable, Nelson Mandela's former private secretary Zelda la Grange says.

Meyiwa's death should unite SA - NFP

2014-10-28 11:56

The killing of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa should unite South Africans against crime, the National Freedom Party says.

Williams mum on demotion report

2014-10-26 21:15

Former Cabinet spokesperson Phumla Williams has declined to comment on a report that she has been demoted and replaced by a junior employee at the communications department.

Madonsela to review SABC judgment

2014-10-25 09:02
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will take the SABC court judgment on review as the judge's basis for deciding that her decisions are not binding is confusing, her office says.

ANC denies rift between Zuma, Mantashe

2014-10-24 20:43
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There is no rift between President Jacob Zuma and ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe, the party says.

Sisulu housing announcement insult to poor - EFF

2014-10-24 17:18
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EFF says Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu's announcement that people under the age of 40 will no longer receive free housing is an insult to the poor.

ANC's influence over Cosatu to be tested - analyst

2014-10-24 05:00

The ANC's influence over Cosatu will be tested during the trade union federation's CEC meeting, where it is rumoured Numsa's future will be decided, a political analyst says.

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
234 comments

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.

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