Coronavirus: Time to stop the jokes, this is serious - DA and IFP

2020-03-27 17:37

South Africa's first deaths linked to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) are a stark reminder of the seriousness of the threat the country is facing, the DA and IFP have said in reaction to the news.

ANALYSIS | Insurgent or independent: The many lives of Busisiwe Mkhwebane

2020-03-13 06:00

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has been handed a series of damning court judgments, she has been accused of sloppy investigative reports and suspected of maintaining dubious political alliances. She has become an active political player. So, the question is: Why is she here, and what does she want? reports Sarah Evans and Kyle Cowan.

Integrity commission, bill to reserve jobs for South Africans on IFP's parliamentary agenda for 2020

2020-01-18 17:32

Establishing an integrity commission as a Chapter 9 institution and passing a private member's bill that will preserve jobs for South Africans are two of the IFP's goals for the 2020 parliamentary year.

DA, EFF dispute 2019 matric pass rate, say 'real' number is much lower

2020-01-08 16:19

The DA and the EFF are disputing the 2019 matric pass rate saying that the rate is lower than the 81.3% which Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced.

Vryheid speaker arrested for allegedly stealing fire department's generator - report

2019-12-06 08:44

Abaqulusi Municipality speaker Michael Khumalo, an IFP member, was arrested at his office in Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal, following allegations that he stole a generator out off a municipal fire engine and kept it at his home for his personal use.

ANC, DA, IFP retain wards in latest by-elections as FF Plus support surges

2019-11-28 16:50

In each of Wednesday's by-elections, the incumbent party held on to its seat - with the ANC retaining three wards, and IFP and DA one each, but the DA dropped almost 24 percentage points in Thabazimbi, Limpopo.

The ANC could give Joburg to the IFP, say party insiders

2019-11-23 07:21

The ANC may elect to support an IFP mayor in the City of Johannesburg, party insiders say, adding that talk between the party and the IFP are at an advanced stage.

Why the DA could lose more than just Herman Mashaba in Johannesburg

2019-10-22 11:21

Herman Mashaba's resignation as Johannesburg mayor could lead the DA to lose its hold on the city's top job in the next few weeks as a successor is sought.

POLITICS PODCAST | Exclusive conversation with IFP's new leader and Solidarity's R300m university - is it sowing divisions?

2019-09-27 11:04

News24 senior politics reporter Tshidi Madia is joined in studio by the IFP's newly elected president, Velenkosini Hlabisa. Listen.

ANALYSIS: Buthelezi's succession sparks democracy debate

2019-09-19 08:15

It is irrefutable that, despite many challenges, Prince Buthelezi held the IFP together. As he signed off, it was the manner of the leadership transition that captured many people’s attention.


Coronavirus: Political parties, medical association welcome Ramaphosa's decisive moves

2020-03-16 05:58

President Cyril Ramaphosa's delayed announcement of a travel ban and a national state of disaster has been welcomed by political parties and a professional body of doctors.

Corruption accused Durban city manager must be suspended - DA, IFP

2020-03-10 17:54

Opposition political parties have called for alleged fraudster and corruption accused eThekwini city manager Sipho Nzuza to be suspended.

IFP, DA call for better security measures following 'execution-style' shooting at Durban hospital

2020-01-12 20:48

The IFP and DA have called for the Kwazulu-Natal Health MEC to improve security measures at public health facilities following a shooting at a Durban hospital on Friday.

Freedoms, challenges and waning dreams - political parties reflect on Reconciliation Day

2019-12-16 22:09

Various South African political parties have reflected on the state of the nation as the country celebrated Reconciliation Day on Monday.

DA, ANC confident of IFP support for JHB mayor, but someone's heart is going to be broken

2019-12-03 20:55

As the City of Johannesburg tries for the second time to elect a new mayor, the IFP may not have its own candidate in contention for the top job but it will be one of the parties in the spotlight with both the DA and ANC confident of securing the support of the fourth largest party in council.

JHB mayoral race: IFP keeps DA, ANC on their toes, but EFF could be the real kingmakers

2019-11-27 21:20

It seems the EFF could retain its kingmaker status even after announcing it is fielding its own candidate to become the mayor of Johannesburg.

'We won't gloat as DA crumbles', note IFP and Cope but De Lille says GOOD bye

2019-10-23 22:19

President emeritus of the IFP and the party's leader in Parliament, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, wished the DA wisdom after the resignation of Mmusi Maimane as leader of the DA, and Athol Trollip as federal chairperson.

State capture inquiry a 'stage play', foreigners without skills must go - new IFP president

2019-09-28 10:37

The state capture commission of inquiry is nothing more than a "stage play" which might not benefit South Africa once completed, according to new IFP leader Velenkosini Hlabisa.

IFP MP distances his party from Mkhwebane's nomination as Public Protector

2019-09-20 18:00

The MP who nominated Busisiwe Mkhwebane to the ad hoc committee that elected a new Public Protector has distanced his party from her nomination, saying he did not know her when he nominated her.

'We are a government in waiting' - new IFP president

2019-08-25 18:46

"We are a government in waiting. We are the only credible and viable alternative," newly elected IFP leader Velenkosini Hlabisa has said.

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