If we are serious about growing the economy and creating jobs, we need to support these young people – even though they don't seem to expect any help or handouts, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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The Freedom Front Plus feels the Eben Etzebeth allegations are being treated with undue haste.
The DA managed to retain three wards in by-elections this week, but lost two seats to the ANC and Freedom Front Plus. It also saw double-digit drops in support in a number of wards.
The ANC and the Democratic Alliance have both expressed their happiness about the results of the municipal by-elections.
President Cyril Ramaphosa, replying to the budget vote debate for the Presidency, made it a point to note that every life in the country had equal value and every murder, every violent crime must be equally and unequivocally condemned.
The FF Plus' issue with the BLF stems from its constitution that only allows black people to join the party.
SABC News reported that the regulator said it had received complaints from members of the public regarding the alleged misconduct of the Red Ants during recent evictions in Alexandra and the Ramaphosa informal settlement in Johannesburg.
The rays of the new dawn didn’t illuminate South Africa's four biggest opposition parties with much hope after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his Cabinet, with the EFF viewing Pravin Gordhan's reappointment as a 'declaration of war'.
In keeping with one of the promises on its election posters - Dis mos jou mense [It's your people] - the FF Plus's much bigger new caucus will have several familial ties among the 10 members it will send to the National Assembly.
For the Democratic Alliance, it was a case of two victories in this year's elections – one home and one away, when they took the majority of the overseas vote.
Former DA supporters who voted for the Freedom Front Plus in this year’s election felt alienated by the party, vulnerable in a country where race dominates national discourse and concerned about a future where they believe their culture and identity is being threatened, says a FF Plus leader.
The South African Human Rights Commission is taking Limpopo FF Plus leader Marcelle Maritz to the Equality Court for allegedly using the k-word in an incident captured on video.
While the ANC and its coalition partner, Cosatu, welcomed the introduction of the National Health Insurance Bill to Parliament on Thursday, opposition parties were less than impressed.
The Freedom Front Plus has complained about comments by an Economic Freedom Fighters MP that Afrikaans is "disturbing", calling the comments a concerted attack on the language.
"The BLF believes that should the Electoral Court grant us leave to appeal, strong prospects of success exist that the court will ultimately overturn the decision of the IEC," said the party's deputy president, Zanele Lwana, in a statement.
The Freedom Front Plus is continuing to frustrate the Democratic Alliance, taking a seat from the party in a North West by-election.
FF Plus leader Pieter Groenewald has said the party was 'overall' satisfied with President Cyril Ramaphosa's new Cabinet, but pointed out that the president failed to deal with the 'continued presence of Deputy President David Mabuza'.
The portrayal of white South Africans as a victimised minority could not be further from the truth and statistics can attest to that. Twenty-five years into democracy, the economy and land are still in the hands of the few, writes Pearl Mncube.
A grandson of the "architect of apartheid", Dr HF Verwoerd, is making his way to Parliament on a Freedom Front Plus ticket.
With the 2019 national elections declared free and fair, News24 takes a look at how this year's elections compares to the previous general polls in 2014.
The ANC looks set to retain control of the Gauteng provincial government as counting of votes creeps closer to completion.
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