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Malema hurt in fracas at Gauteng Legislature

2014-07-22 22:01
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Party leader Julius Malema has been hurt in a scuffle at the Gauteng Legislature in Johannesburg, where police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse defiant EFF members.

Shots fired at EFF protesters

2014-07-22 18:31
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Police have fired rubber bullets at the EFF members standing outside the legislature building in the Johannesburg CBD.

Cops not 'dragging feet' in IFP murder case

2014-07-22 17:44

Claims that police are "dragging their feet" in a case involving the murder of an IFP councillor in Kagiso, west of Johannesburg, are unfair, Gauteng police say.

EFF members refuse to leave legislature

2014-07-22 15:59
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EFF members have vowed not to leave the Gauteng provincial legislature until their leader Julius Malema had met with Speaker Ntombi Mekgwe.

Free State DA launches public health survey

2014-07-21 21:15

The DA in the Free State wants to launch a public survey into problems with the province's public health system, DA provincial health spokesperson Mariette Pittaway says.

We will raise your questions in Parliament - EFF

2014-07-21 17:59
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The EFF has called on citizens who want to ask questions of Parliament to submit these to the party.

Why don't we seek help from our MPs?

2014-07-21 14:24

New research has shown that South Africans are the most politically active citizens in the world, yet we are among the least likely to contact our MPs directly. News24 finds out more.

Back to basics for ANC - Zuma

2014-07-20 20:41
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The ANC will go "back to basics" through its Imvuselelo campaign, President Jacob Zuma says.

Sunday Times pens apology to ANC

2014-07-20 11:28

The Sunday Times has apologised to the ANC for a story it published last month headlined, "ANC must repay Kebble cash".

Fired Limpopo mayor quits as councillor

2014-07-19 19:20

One of the four Limpopo mayors recalled from office by the ANC has resigned from his position as a councillor, saying the ANC has stalled in filling the vacancy.

Zuma's delay excuse for Nkandla report bizarre - DA

2014-07-18 22:47
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DA says the explanation that President Jacob Zuma's response to the Nkandla report is delayed because he is overseas is unacceptable.

Ramphele allies quit Agang SA

2014-07-18 10:35

Members of the Agang SA faction that supported former leader Mamphela Ramphele have resigned from the party.

Mandela was ready to kill for SA - Malema

2014-07-17 23:42
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EFF leader Julius Malema says late former president Nelson Mandela was ready to kill for this country.

Agang names new acting president

2014-07-17 21:55

Agang SA MP Mike Tshisonga is the party's new acting president, deputy president Andries Tlouamma has announced.

Govt launches R34m patriotism drive

2014-07-17 20:16
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The government will spend R34m to have the South African flag flying at every school and teach everyone to sing the national anthem, the arts and culture ministry says.

SA explains stance over Israel

2014-07-16 22:35

Israel's ambassador to South Africa, Arthur Lenk, has been asked to inform his government about South Africa's stance regarding the Israel-Palestine situation.

Limpopo ANC members go head-to-head

2014-07-16 19:09

The Limpopo ANC will use an old disciplinary outcome to get 22 recently expelled councillors out of the troubled municipality.

Agang SA survey to assess its state

2014-07-15 22:14

A task team set up by Agang SA founder Mamphela Ramphele has developed a survey in a bid to assess the state of the party.

Lwandle inquiry like political hit squad - Zille

2014-07-15 17:08

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says a committee probing the evictions of illegal shack dwellers in Lwandle has all the hallmarks of a "political hit squad".

O'Sullivan voted ANC after quitting Agang

2014-07-15 09:53
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Forensic investigator Paul O'Sullivan says he voted for the ANC hours after quitting Agang SA, according to a report.

I am as healthy as anything - Zuma

2014-07-14 10:24
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President Jacob Zuma says he is healthy and continues with his work, after taking time off to rest following a gruelling election campaign.

Malema lambastes Modise over 'pig massacre'

2014-07-13 14:18
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He was a better farmer than embattled NCOP speaker Thandi Modise, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has said, adding that farming was “very simple”.

FF Plus to submit complaint over Motsoeneng

2014-07-12 14:10

The Freedom Front Plus plans to lodge a complaint with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission over the permanent appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as SABC COO.

Ramphele 'raised R30m for Agang'

2014-07-11 12:02

Former Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele raised R30m in cash to establish the party, says the party’s outgoing spokesperson.

DA calls for release of Motsoeneng report

2014-07-11 05:00

The DA has called for the release of the law firm report which cleared the SABC's new chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

 

Malema won't budge from legislature

2014-07-22 18:16
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EFF leader Julius Malema has remained defiant as he sat in the foyer of the legislature building, refusing to leave until he had met legislature Speaker Ntombi Mekgwe.

Stun grenade fired at EFF members

2014-07-22 16:30
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Police have fired a stun grenade at a group of EFF members trying to enter the Gauteng legislature building in Johannesburg.

ANC dismisses EFF disruption claims

2014-07-21 22:31

The ANC in Gauteng has dismissed allegations by the EFF that it planned on disrupting the party's one-year anniversary rally in Soweto.

Free State health a moral failure - DA

2014-07-21 19:14

The DA in the Free State has described the province's health system as a "moral and constitutional failure".

I am qualified, insists police minister

2014-07-21 15:34
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Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has been forced to list his academic qualifications after a DA MP claimed he left school at "Standard 9".

Why do we take our politics so personally?

2014-07-21 08:50

Why do some people prefer to stay ignorant about politics, while others explode when you mention some of our leaders' faults? asks Gomotsegang Motswatswe.

Malema goes to court over Parly ejection

2014-07-20 14:04
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EFF leader Julius Malema has taken National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise to court in a bid to have his ejection from Parliament declared unlawful.

Ex-spokesperson says SABC distorted statement

2014-07-20 07:21

The former spokesperson for the office of the North West premier has accused the SABC of distorting and sensationalising a press statement about his dismissal.

Modise must avail herself for probe - DA

2014-07-19 14:42

National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise should make herself available for a parliamentary investigation over the deaths of animals on her farm, the DA says.

ANC outraged by Gaza bombardment

2014-07-18 19:12

The force Israel is using in Gaza is unjustifiable because innocent civilians, including children, are being killed, the ANC chief whip's office says.

Malema: Volunteer all year, not just Mandela Day

2014-07-18 08:08
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EFF leader Julius Malema has told EFF members to work towards building their communities all year round, and not just do "social work for show" like many do on Mandela Day.

Maimane meets Ramaphosa to talk business

2014-07-17 21:55

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has met with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in Ramaphosa's capacity as leader of government business.

Black people fooled by 'new SA' - Malema

2014-07-17 20:48
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Thousands of people, clad mostly in EFF red berets and T-shirts, have packed a hall at the University of Limpopo's Medunsa campus, situated in Ga-Rankuwa outside Pretoria to listen to Julius Malema.

Zuma 'still working' on Nkandla report

2014-07-17 12:31

President Jacob Zuma is still working on a report on costly upgrades at his Nkandla home, and is waiting to receive all the necessary information required for the report, his spokesperson says.

Speaker probing Mandela funeral questions claim

2014-07-16 22:01

Allegations that the Eastern Cape legislature twice blocked the DA's questions about funds for former president Nelson Mandela's funeral are being investigated.

How Motsoeneng lied about his matric

2014-07-16 12:28
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SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng listed only five matric subjects in his original SABC job application, giving himself low marks for each, according to a report.

Madonsela criticised for not referring cases

2014-07-15 17:45

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has received more criticism from the justice ministry for her remarks to the media and her perceived reluctance to refer cases to other agencies.

Zuma urged to act fast on NPA head inquiry

2014-07-15 11:41

President Jacob Zuma needs to announce the terms of reference for the investigation of NPA head Mxolisi Nxasana soon, the DA says.

DA goes to court over Motsoeneng

2014-07-14 15:47

The DA is launching a court bid to have the appointment of SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng set aside, saying it was irrational and unsound.

NPA losing the war on drugs - experts

2014-07-14 10:24

The NPA's Asset Forfeiture Unit has been paralysed by the vicious leadership battle in its uppermost ranks, and as a result it is losing the fight against well-heeled drug barons, according to a report.

Zuma not involved in Motsoeneng appointment

2014-07-12 18:32
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President Jacob Zuma had nothing to do with the appointment of SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the presidency says.

NEC to decide fate of Agang MPs

2014-07-11 14:43

The fate of two Agang SA MPs is set to be decided, the party's national executive committee says.

Motsoeneng serious about licences for journalists

2014-07-11 09:26
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SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng will make a formal submission to Communication Minister Faith Muthambi that journalists have a licence to practice, according to a report.

Israeli attacks barbaric - ANC

2014-07-10 19:05
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The ANC has described the Israeli military's attacks on the Gaza strip as "barbaric".

 
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