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Motsoaledi shocked by DA allegation

2015-01-29 20:58

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has expressed shock at the DA's allegation that he was stopping it conducting oversight visits to Forensic Science Laboratories countrywide.

Mabuza denies disrupting lecture

2015-01-29 14:58

Mpumalanga premier David Mabuza has denied sending anyone to disrupt the SACP memorial lecture that ended in chaos.

ANC wins Free State ward, DA wins Gauteng ward

2015-01-29 10:15

The ANC and the DA have won one ward each in the municipal by-elections held in Dihlabeng in the Free State and Ward 68 in Johannesburg, the IEC says.

EFF peeved at Parly dress code

2015-01-29 05:00
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The EFF says it objects to the ANC's prescription of a dress code in Parliament and is adamant it wear its workers' garb when President Jacob Zuma delivers his State of the Nation address.

Remove unqualified public servants - ANC

2015-01-28 22:55
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The ANC wants government to remove unqualified people from top municipal jobs, secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

Cops can't be trusted - FF Plus

2015-01-28 19:11

The SA Police Service is failing to deliver on its constitutional mandate to protect communities, the FF Plus says.

Defence committee denies being lazy

2015-01-28 17:41

Parliament's joint standing committee on defence has denied it was "lazy" in dealing with the Defence Review.

EFF hard hats can be used as weapons - ANC

2015-01-28 15:18
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The EFF should be banned from wearing hard hats in Parliament because they can be used as dangerous projectiles, ANC Deputy Chief Whip Doris Dlakuda says.

NFP leader still sick at home

2015-01-28 12:16

Deputy Science and Technology Minister Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi has not returned to work since her hospitalisation last year, her office says.

Anti-corruption team still operational - Zuma

2015-01-27 18:18
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The presidency has denied that the anti-corruption task team had been disbanded, adding that statements by DA leader and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille were "incorrect and baseless".

ANC to probe memorial lecture brawl

2015-01-27 05:00

The ANC in Mpumalanga has denied that Premier David Mabuza hired people to disrupt an SACP memorial lecture at the weekend.

EFF will stick to overalls or go nude - Malema

2015-01-26 08:46
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EFF members will go nude in the National Assembly if they were to be barred from wearing their red overalls and domestic worker uniforms, says party leader Julius Malema.

MPs suggest private security for NA - report

2015-01-25 14:05

Some MPs have suggested that Parliament hire a private security company to remove unruly members from the National Assembly, a report says.

Nhleko to appeal Dramat ruling

2015-01-23 22:32

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko is set to appeal the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria's ruling that Hawks boss Anwa Dramat's suspension is invalid.

National key points: What you weren't meant to know

2015-01-23 09:29

The national key points list contains some surprises, including the omission of Waterkloof Air Force Base and other military bases.

Parly not rubber stamp for corruption - EFF

2015-01-22 21:49

Responding to the announcement that President Jacob Zuma would be in Parliament to answer questions on 11 March, EFF says Parliament is being used to condone corruption.

Zille comments irresponsible: Presidency

2015-01-22 05:00
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Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's comments that Hawks head Anwa Dramat has been suspended because he investigated high-level corruption is mischievous and irresponsible, the presidency says.

Back to the books for Malema

2015-01-21 21:08
160 comments

EFF leader Julius Malema will complete his degree in politics this year and plans to further his education, much like many of his fellow party leaders.

Malema not waiting till March for Zuma

2015-01-21 19:54
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EFF leader Julius Malema is not prepared to wait until March to demand answers from President Jacob Zuma regarding upgrades to his private Nkandla home.

DA will hold Zuma to Parly date

2015-01-21 17:45

The DA says it intended to ensure President Jacob Zuma honoured the presidency's proposed date for answering questions in the National Assembly.

EFF spearheading Pretoria anarchy - Tshwane mayor

2015-01-21 14:45
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Rampant land grabs championed by the EFF will be addressed by stricter law enforcement, Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa says.

Malema returning to ANC laughable - EFF

2015-01-20 19:52

The EFF has rejected as "laughable" a media report that its leader Julius Malema would return to the ANC.

SACP disagrees with ruling over 'offensive' SMS

2015-01-20 16:32
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The SACP says it disagreed with a majority ruling of the Constitutional Court on a DA SMS stating President Jacob Zuma "stole" taxpayers' money.

Malema: I will never leave EFF

2015-01-20 12:07
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EFF leader Julius Malema has tweeted he will never leave his party following claims that he planned to return to the ANC.

ANC denies talks over Malema's return

2015-01-20 10:17
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The ANC has denied claims that EFF leader Julius Malema is planning to return to the ruling party, saying there are no discussions between the ANC and Malema.

 

Zuma, public office bearers’ salary hikes approved

2015-01-29 19:22
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President Jacob Zuma’s salary will increase to over R2.7m per annum this year and he will receive a lump sum payment of over R100 000 in back payments

Gorbachev warns of risk of 'new Cold War'

2015-01-29 13:45

The last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has accused the US of drawing Russia into a new Cold War and fears hostilities can escalate.

Corruption task team leaderless - Zille

2015-01-29 05:00

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille says that a list of "leaderless institutions" do not constitute a corruption-busting task team.

Press code should be reviewed - DA

2015-01-28 22:56

The DA says it believes the Press Code should be reviewed to protect journalistic independence, following the Press Ombudsman's dismissal of a complaint by the party.

FW de Klerk Boulevard gets the nod

2015-01-28 19:40
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Table Bay Boulevard was renamed on Wednesday after former president FW de Klerk, despite fierce opposition.

Chaos at City of Cape Town meeting

2015-01-28 18:09
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Chaos has broken out during the City of Cape Town’s first full council meeting after ANC councillors were locked out, according to reports.

North West Speaker unaware of EFF whip's conviction

2015-01-28 17:40

North West legislature Speaker Susan Dantjie has not informed about the developments in the murder case against EFF Chief Whip Papiki Babuile.

DA’s complaint against 'ANC journalists' dismissed

2015-01-28 12:27

The Press Ombudsman cannot judge two journalists for wearing ANC attire because their behaviour was not followed by publication.

Shivambu congratulates Zambia's Lungu

2015-01-27 20:54

The Economic Freedom Fighters have congratulated the Patriotic Front in Zambia for winning the recent elections.

Convicted EFF whip remains in post while in jail

2015-01-27 14:00
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EFF North West secretary and the party's legislature chief whip Papiki Babuile will remain in his position for now, despite sitting in jail for murder.

Anti-corruption team 'dismantled' - Zille

2015-01-26 14:15
80 comments

DA leader Helen Zille says the "dismantling" of the anti-corruption task team is evidence that government is not serious about graft.

Expect action at ANC lekgotla - Mantashe

2015-01-26 05:00

There will be action and not just talk culminating from the ANC's January lekgotla, party secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

Dramat can't return to work

2015-01-25 14:05

Hawks boss Anwa Dramat can’t return to work now that Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko has filed to appeal a court's decision to overturn his suspension, the ministry says.

Nhleko to be grilled about Dramat suspension - DA

2015-01-23 14:25

The DA says Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko will have to explain the circumstances of the unlawful suspension of Hawks boss Anwa Dramat to Parliament's police portfolio committee.

Zelda an embarrassment to whites - Zuma son

2015-01-23 07:59
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President Jacob Zuma's eldest son, Edward, says Zelda la Grange is "an embarrassment to the white community" following her recent Twitter rant and her apology was meaningless.

EFF will not relinquish red overalls - MP

2015-01-22 19:10

The EFF will never accept parliamentary rules that would compel them to relinquish their red workers' uniforms, MP Godrich Gardee says.

Parly to introduce dress code for MPs

2015-01-21 21:12
96 comments

Parliament is planning to introduce a dress code for its MPs, and it has nothing to do with the EFF red overalls and gumboots.

Land grab clamp down in EFF favour - Malema

2015-01-21 21:08

The call for stricter law enforcement to deal with land grabs championed by the EFF will work in the party's favour, its leader Julius Malema says.

Zuma's ANC hell-bent on destroying Hawks - Breytenbach

2015-01-21 19:06
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Prosecutor-turned DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach says the allegations that led to Hawks boss Anwa Dramat's suspension are baseless.

Tshwane to raise R500m in land, property auction

2015-01-21 15:49

The City of Tshwane will put 81 properties and 10 prime portions of land on auction to raise R500m to fund various projects, Mayor Kgosientso Sputla Ramokgopa says.

Zuma will answer Parly questions in March

2015-01-21 13:57
112 comments

President Jacob Zuma will answer oral questions in the National Assembly on 11 March, almost a month after delivering his state of the nation address on 12 February.

Local municipality pays price for ANC tensions - DA

2015-01-20 17:42

Residents of the Mogalakwena local municipality are suffering because of ANC in-fighting in the town, DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane says.

Gauteng wants to resolve land issues

2015-01-20 14:16

Gauteng has identified land reform and redistribution as matters requiring immediate resolution, Rural Development MEC Lebogang Maile says.

Zille: Dramat suspended due to corruption probe

2015-01-20 12:07

DA leader Helen Zille says available information seems to suggest that Hawks head Anwa Dramat was suspended because he investigated high-level corruption.

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