ARTICLES RELATING TO SECRET BALLOT

No-confidence crisis averted - so why is the ANC destroying itself?

2017-08-29 09:31

Those who in the ANC who had hoped for a resurgence of the party of Luthuli, Sisulu and Mandela, are feeling very disappointed, writes Mike Roussos.

‘Probe ANC MPs who voted for motion’

2017-08-09 14:07

The ANC in the province last night called for national structures to investigate ANC MPs who voted with the opposition or abstained during the no-confidence motion.

It's game on, a big moment for SA's democracy - analyst

2017-08-08 12:45

This is game on, says Richard Calland, a political analyst and associate law professor at UCT ahead of the no confidence vote in President Jacob Zuma.

Secret ballots and no-confidence votes – what’s going on in Parliament?

2017-08-08 10:41

If the vote of no confidence does not succeed, the anti-Zuma faction will be under pressure to demonstrate why voters should not abandon the ANC entirely, writes Mike Roussos.

Full statement: No member may suffer harm if they follow their conscience - Mbete

2017-08-07 17:42

The people of South Africa look to Parliament to give direction during challenging times. We dare not underestimate this privilege and responsibility, says Baleka Mbete.

MPs can't punish Zuma without hurting the ANC

2017-08-07 08:39

ANC MPs have a real situation at hand: Zuma is the ANC and there is no way to deal with him without hurting the party, writes Ralph Mathekga.

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WATCH: This is what happens if the motion of no confidence succeeds

The vote in the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma will be held in the National Assembly on August 8. What happens if the motion succeeds? Watch and find out. National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has yet to say whether the ballot will be secret or not. The Constitutional Court did not give her a date by which she had to make her decision known.

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As Parliament resumes, MPs could save SA

2017-07-29 23:48

Expect the temperature to rise during the third term of the parliamentary year, which kicks off this week, writes Janet Heard..

Parties want Mbete to make vote decision alone

2017-07-16 06:05

While political parties represented in Parliament insist on secret ballot voting in the motion to remove President Jacob Zuma next month, they refuse to be part of the actual decision on this matter.

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WATCH: Opposition leaders celebrate ConCourt secret ballot judgement

The Constitutional Court has ruled on the UDM's application to force National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to conduct the vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma by secret ballot.

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The two silent groups in the ANC who can save the party

2017-08-14 08:38

Two silent groups within the ANC respectively have a better chance of saving the party from the two loud and attention seeking factional groups within the party, writes Ralph Mathekga.

WATCH: Ousting Zuma ‘counter-revolutionary’

2017-08-08 14:33

A group of Durban-based religious leaders have criticised those behind attempts to remove President Jacob Zuma from office through today’s vote of no confidence.

Zuma's fate rests with Parliament in secret vote

2017-08-08 11:12

President Jacob Zuma faces the biggest threat to his eight-year presidency when the 400-seat Parliament votes on a motion of no confidence in him by secret ballot.

IN PICTURES: SA gears up for motion of no confidence

2017-08-08 10:17

Things are hotting up ahead of Parliament's motion of no confidence vote.

Secret ballot: Will Zuma be voted out?

2017-08-07 17:02

Members of Parliament will be voting on a motion of no confidence in the president in secret. Will President Zuma be voted out or is this a ploy by the ANC to consolidate party leadership?

Secret ballot: Mantashe's decree is unlawful

2017-08-04 08:00

Rules of political parties must be consistent with the Constitution which is our supreme law. Gwede Mantashe’s elevation of party above the Constitution is unconstitutional, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

SA reaps whirlwind of indecision

2017-07-30 05:54

While the nation waits for National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete’s decision on whether to give MPs a secret ballot on the motion to remove President Jacob Zuma next week, behind the scenes parliamentary staff are preparing for a showdown.

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They are thugs, they run the state like the mafia - Malema on Mbete, ANC

EFF leader Julius Malema says the party has already prepared legal papers to interdict National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete, should she refuse to allow a secret ballot for the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. Watch.

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‘It’s up to the governing party’

2017-06-25 06:02

United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa says the decision to remove President Jacob Zuma, and how to do so, is now out of the opposition’s hands and up to the ANC.

United Democratic Movement v Speaker of the National Assembly and Others - read full judgement

2017-06-22 13:19

Whether the proceedings are to be by secret ballot is a power that rests firmly in the hands of the Speaker, but exercisable subject to crucial factors that are appropriately seasoned with considerations of rationality, writes Mogoeng Mogoeng.

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