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Merging of Tlokwe, Ventersdorp not a strategy to get more votes

Friday 17 June 2016 20:53

The Mayor of Tlokwe says the merging of Tlokwe and Ventersdorp municipalities is not a strategy to garner more votes for the African National Congress (ANC).

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The Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday that the commission acted outside the law by failing to obtain addresses of registered voters on the roll.
Opposition parties feel vindicated by court judgment

Tuesday 14 June 2016 17:35

The DA and COPE agree that the Constitutional Court judgment has vindicated their stance that the IEC had been running elections in a manner not prescribed by the Constitution.

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Former Nelson Mandela Bay deputy mayor, Bicks Ndoni says the ANC will never be unseated from the Nelson Mandela Bay.
ANC will never be unseated in Nelson Mandela Bay: Ndoni

Friday 10 June 2016 19:14

About eight political parties have gathered at the Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape for an election debate.

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 The Auditor-General, Kimi Makwetu, tabled his audit report in Pretoria on Wednesday.
Mixed reaction to 2014/2015 audit report on municipalities

Wednesday 1 June 2016 16:24

A number of political parties in Parliament have welcomed the increase in the number of municipalities that have received clean audits in the 2014/2015 financial year.

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The by-elections in the municipality were halted by the High Court, following an application by the independent candidates.
Tlokwe mayor defends ANC against allegations of vote snatching

Monday 30 May 2016 15:51

Tlokwe executive mayor Khotso Khumalo, has defended the ANC from allegations that it is colluding with the IEC to steal votes.

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Cope needs to redeem itself as a one time election wonder.  
Cope to launch manifesto on Saturday

Saturday 28 May 2016 07:38

The Congress of the People, Cope, is launching its manifesto in Mokwakwaila village, outside Giyani  in Limpopo on Saturday, hoping to turn its electoral fortunes around .  

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Authorities are concerned that ethnic tensions could be playing a role in the protests.
Law enforcement agencies to deal with violent Vuwani protesters

Thursday 5 May 2016 18:48

President Jacob Zuma says those responsible for violent protests in Vuwani, Limpopo, will be dealt with by law enforcement agencies.

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Major opposition parties boycott Zuma’s budget vote reply

Thursday 5 May 2016 14:36

Several opposition parties have boycotted Thursday afternoon's sitting of the National Assembly when President Jacob Zuma replies to the debate on the Presidency budget vote.

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COPE leader, Mosiuoa Lekota, has advised South Africans not to vote for parties that do not keep their promises.
Lekota urges South Africans to vote wisely

Sunday 17 April 2016 17:29

COPE leader, Mosiuoa Lekota, has once again called upon South Africans to vote wisely in the upcoming Local Government Elections scheduled for August 3 this year.

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Parties meet to restore Parliament’s tainted image

Wednesday 13 April 2016 19:26

The recent Constitutional Court judgement on Nkandla has forced Parliament to re-consider the institution's image and a range of proposals on the issue were tabled on Wednesday in a meeting.

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Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota says continuing their participation in Parliament is now unjustifiable.
COPE suspends participation in National Assembly

Tuesday 12 April 2016 06:23

The Congress of the People has suspended its participation in the National Assembly.

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South Africans visited IEC centres in numbers to register to vote.
More young people registered to vote: IEC

Sunday 10 April 2016 21:06

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says there has been an increase in the number of young people who have registered to vote.

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COPE calls for President Zuma’s arrest

Saturday 2 April 2016 20:39

President Jacob Zuma should be charged for failing to uphold the Constitution, arrested and the keys thrown away, according to Cope.

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The court found that President Jacob Zuma was in breach of his constitutional obligations in his handling of the Public Protector's report on Nkandla.
Opposition parties call for Zuma to step down

Friday 1 April 2016 05:45

As the ANC scrambles to take stock of the implications of Thursday’s Constitutional Court judgment on the Nkandla saga, opposition parties are calling for President Jacob Zuma's head.

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COPE's Dennis Bloom says the President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family must have their day in court.
COPE opens treason case against Zuma and Gupta's

Thursday 17 March 2016 12:15

The Congress of the People (COPE) has opened a case of corruption and treason against President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family in the Brooklyn Police Station in Pretoria.

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Some political parties in Parliament say they will approach the police to investigate an admission by the Deputy Finance Minister that the Gupta family offered him the job of Finance Minister.
Guptas say Jonas must prove allegations

Wednesday 16 March 2016 21:55

The Gupta family has challenged Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas to provide a full account of his meeting with them in a court of law.

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Party leaders reiterate the importance of registering to vote

Sunday 6 March 2016 18:39

In the final day of the voter registration weekend, political leaders have continued to reiterate the importance of registering to vote.

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Boycotting voter registration doesn't help communities: COPE

Sunday 6 March 2016 12:30

COPE on Sunday urged communities engulfed by protests to exercise their rights and register to vote instead of boycotting the IEC registration drive this weekend.

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DA leader Mmusi Maimane says in a statement that not one single ANC MP was able to defend President Zuma's track record in managing the economy and the unemployment crisis.
DA accuses ANC Parly caucus of putting country’s interest second

Tuesday 1 March 2016 21:39

The DA says the ANC Parliamentary Caucus has chosen to side with the narrow interests of one man, President Jacob Zuma, and has put the country's interests second in the Motion of No Confidence vote.

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President Jacob Zuma says preventing a downgrade to South Africa's credit rating to junk is a top priority.
Zuma appeals for respect in Parliament

Thursday 18 February 2016 16:10

President Jacob Zuma has pleaded with political parties in Parliament to behave in a way that is respectful to each other.

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