local government elections

SACP must contest 2021 local govt elections

The Young Communist League (YCL) Treasurer, Kebaabetswe Nkate, has reiterated their position that the South African Communist Party (SACP) must contest the 2021 local government elections for the benefit of the working class. Nkate was speaking at a Red October rally held in Klerksdorp in the North West on Sunday. She says[…]

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Election results a final warning to ANC: Cosatu

The local government election results should serve as a warning to the African National Congress and its alliance partners to listen, Cosatu said on Friday. “This was a final warning shot to the movement. We must listen, the people they are saying the movement must rid itself of factionalism and[…]

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We need to relook at the PR system: Mantashe

While the ANC is not crying foul about the results of last week’s local government elections, it wanted a better understanding of why things turned out the way they did, secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday. The party would discuss the proportional representation system during its NEC meeting in[…]

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MJC has election observer status

In preparation for the 2016 Local Government Elections, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has accredited the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) as a religious authority in South Africa with observer status. Religious leaders across the country will be tasked with monitoring the elections to ensure that they are free and fair. They[…]

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Cape debate raises temperatures

There was a robust and invigorating debate at Islamia Auditorium on Wednesday night, as the key contenders in the upcoming Local Government Elections were put to the test. The Great Cape Debate was hosted by VOC, Radio Islam and broadcast on ITV in front of live audience, with moderators Shafiq[…]

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VOC gears up for the Great Cape Debate

With the 2016 Local Government Elections less than two weeks away, political campaigning in the Western Cape is intensifying as politicians vie for votes. Amid growing public frustration with the current political landscape, this election is expected to be a hotly contested one. In the build-up to the elections, VOC[…]

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Zuma fires barrage of criticism at opposition

President Jacob Zuma has urged South Africans not to vote for opposition parties because they do not have experience to govern the country. Addressing thousands of ANC supporters who almost filled the 43 000 seat Mbombela Stadium at the provincial launch of the ANC’s local government election manifesto in Mbombela[…]

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