Nationally, over 600 000 voters are registered for Wednesday’s polls while some 23 000 already cast their special votes on Tuesday. Over 160 000 voters are expected to cast their votes in Gauteng in Wednesday’s by-elections in the province. The elections are being held in 14 wards in six municipalities[…]
Political parties have reacted differently to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) multi-billion rand loan to South Africa. The Executive Board of the IMF has approved the country’s request for a R70 billion loan to help bolster its response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with rampant corruption[…]
There has been a mixed reaction to the government’s decision to reopen schools on 1 June. Basic Education Minister announced that all Grade 7 and 12 learners will be allowed back in class next month. She said they will follow all safety protocols before learners report to school. However, some[…]
As violent protests flared up in several places in the country over the last week, it is likely that protesters are trying to draw politicians’ attention to their grievances. In the wake of the protests in Alexandra in the DA-governed Johannesburg municipality, the DA claimed that the protests are “ANC-fuelled[…]
The Independent Electoral Commission has received objections to 53 candidates affecting nine political parties contesting the polls on 8 May. Tuesday was the cut-off date for objections and the commission has since written to all affected parties asking them to respond. READ: ANC to announce final list The ANC has[…]
Some Christian-based formations vying for elections say their rise into political space is not only informed by lack morality and integrity in the political arena. Instead, it is an undying need to champion the fight against economic inequality as well as creating a conducive environment for development. The CPM, ACDP[…]
Shortly after the close of business on Wednesday, South Africans will know which political parties will appear on their ballot papers. The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) said on Tuesday that only those registered political parties which had paid their deposits and submitted candidate lists by 17:00 on Wednesday[…]
The ANC’s call for increased financial support for political parties in Parliament has received support from a wide range of organisations that emphasised strict regulation to promote transparency and accountability. The majority of the 17 submissions received by Parliament’s ad hoc committee on political party funding have called for a[…]
The ANC has called for the regulation of private financing of political parties, financial transparency of political parties and “enhanced public funding for activities that promote and support democracy”. In a statement ANC Treasurer General Zweli Mkhize said there was an over-reliance by political parties on private donations. “…the secrecy[…]
Political parties welcomed Prof Mbulaheni Maguvhe’s resignation from the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)‚ but lamented how long it took the last remaining board member to step down. The office of the African National Congress chief whip bemoaned that “Maguvhe’s conscience took excruciatingly longer to speak to him” and that[…]
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