ARTICLES RELATING TO POLITICS

DA Cape Town motion of no confidence against JP Smith suspended

2019-10-14 17:52

The DA Cape Town caucus deputy leader JP Smith dodged a motion of no confidence after it was withdrawn.

Getting the DA right more important than leadership squabbles - Midvaal Mayor Bongani Baloyi

2019-10-14 10:13

DA members must grapple with serious questions regarding the party’s role in the country, says Midvaal Mayor Bongani Baloyi.

Restoring Eskom back to its glory days will take a long hard struggle - Gordhan

2019-10-11 23:04

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said restoring struggling Eskom back to its glory days will not happen overnight.

POLITICS PODCAST | The comeback kids: Helen Zille and Zandile Gumede want another bite at the leadership cherry

2019-10-11 14:03

This week on POLOTIKI, the DA's internal politics are in the spotlight again. Listen.

Stalingrad no more? Former president Jacob Zuma's stay of prosecution bid dismissed

2019-10-11 10:53

The KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg has dismissed the stay of prosecution application of former president Jacob Zuma and his co-accused, French arms dealer Thales.

EXCLUSIVE | Spies' secret listening device disappeared from SSA before ANC elective conference, reappeared after

2019-10-11 06:10

In the weeks leading up to the ANC's national elective conference at Nasrec in December 2017, a sophisticated listening device went missing from the highly secure State Security Agency's headquarters.

Mixed bag for the DA as its federal executive meets ahead of federal council next week

2019-10-10 19:33

The DA will sit for its first of two crucial meetings on Friday that could change the shape and direction of the party going forward.

ANC, DA united over ousting of embattled Nelson Mandela Bay mayor

2019-10-10 17:59

Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani is unlikely to survive a motion of no confidence against him, with the ANC and DA - who hold the majority in council - confirming that they will vote against him.

'I am doing a very good job' - embattled Nelson Mandela Bay mayor

2019-10-10 06:08

Amid rising speculation that his time is up, Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani has punted himself as a 'very good mayor', downplaying reports that his once close allies want him to get the chop.

'Supra Mahumapelo's REC' set for battle as it rejects decision to disband it

2019-10-09 16:30

The ANC's Dr Kenneth Kaunda region is preparing to fight the North West interim provincial committee and its mother body in a bid to retain its legitimacy.

 

Financially crippled ANC could foot the bill for youth league conference

2019-10-14 17:24

"We are under liquidation now but if we were to strictly confine ourselves to financial jargon we would say no, our assets don't exceed our liabilities but because we are within the mother body, we know it walks step by step with the youth league so I don't think we should dislodge the youth league from the ANC."

Twitter trolls 'frightening' in fight-back against corruption - Gordhan

2019-10-12 13:33

The public enterprises minister warned that there were worrying anti-democratic trends developing globally and making their way into South Africa.

DA FedEx has 'extensive engagement' on draft report on election showing

2019-10-11 18:36

After the DA's federal executive had an "extensive engagement" on the draft report on the organisational review panel after its poor showing in the 2019 general elections, the party warned against the "unauthorised dissemination" of the report, saying it will not be commenting on its contents.

UPDATE | Kgosientso Ramokgopa resigns from Gauteng cabinet, Makhura names successor

2019-10-11 13:34

Gauteng Economic Development, Agriculture and Environment MEC Kgosientso Ramokgopa has resigned from Premier David Makhura's cabinet.

Luyolo Mphithi: The DA is not in crisis, it is coming of age

2019-10-11 07:00

Never before has the DA had to deal with a conversation of what it's offer is and how it speaks to all South Africans. This is because the DA has become a serious political contender which wasn't the case previously, writes Luyolo Mphithi.

ANALYSIS | Race, redress and liberalism: How the DA lost its way

2019-10-11 06:00

Helen Zille’s return to DA politics is an unabashed challenge to the Mmusi Maimane doctrine. There are stark differences between two prevailing schools of thought in the party. Only one will survive, writes Pieter du Toit.

Social networks face quandary on politics in misinformation fight

2019-10-10 18:22

As social media firms ramp up their fight against misinformation, politicians have been largely left exempt. To some, that's a huge problem.

EXCLUSIVE | Shadowy ring of spies who reported directly to Zuma still active

2019-10-10 10:10

The State Security Agency's controversial Special Operations Unit, previously headed up by the equally controversial Thulani Dlomo, reported directly to former president Jacob Zuma, according to the Inspector General of Intelligence.

Gauteng cabinet debate: Who gets the chop?

2019-10-09 18:06

While the ANC at national office has confirmed that Gauteng Premier David Makhura will have a cabinet reshuffle this week to replace one male MEC with a woman, its anyone's guess who will get the chop out of the five.

EXPLAINED | What is the DA's federal council

2019-10-09 08:29

The position the DA's chairperson of the federal council is currently a hot topic after former DA leader and Western Cape premier Helen Zille announced that she will contest this position.

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