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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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DA Chief Whip, John Steenhuisen repeatedly refused to withdraw the word 'rubbish' and eventually chose to leave the House.
Parliament descends into chaos over ‘rubbish’ comments

Wednesday 17 February 2016 17:14

The National Assembly descended into chaos, when the DA Chief whip, John Steenhuisen, accused House chairperson, Papi Tau, of talking rubbish during one of his rulings.

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 COPE says Sadtu is holding the education of the children hostage.
COPE against Sadtu’s early dismissal of learners

Wednesday 17 February 2016 14:18

COPE in the Northern Cape has condemned action by the Sadtu of dismissing learners early and convening union meetings during school hours.

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Parties to use Tlokwe by-elections as a yardstick

Wednesday 17 February 2016 08:00

Some political parties intend to use the February 24 by-elections in the Tlokwe municipality in Potchefstroom as a test of their strength prior to the 2016 Local Government Elections.

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Ramaphosa allays Japanese business' fears

Tuesday 16 February 2016 15:00

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has moved to allay fears of the Japanese business community during their meeting in Cape Town on Tuesday morning.

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EFF, COPE to participate in debate over SONA

Monday 15 February 2016 15:00

Parliament has confirmed that both EFF and COPE Members of Parliament will take part in the debate on President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address.

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Tlokwe Local Municipality says some of its residents do not afford to pay for their services.
Tlokwe scraps over R90 million of residents’ debt

Sunday 14 February 2016 20:42

The Tlokwe Local Municipality says it had to scrap over R90 million of debt owed to the municipality.

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Gwede Mantashe slams EFF, COPE

Friday 12 February 2016 10:05

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said that if they choose not to represent their constituency, it is a choice they have made, both the EFF and COPE.

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Zuma slams 'disruptive behaviour' in Parliament

Friday 12 February 2016 08:55

President Jacob Zuma says disruptions in Parliament during joint sittings are becoming a worrying trend that needs to be addressed with a sense of urgency.

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