political parties

IEC receives objections to 53 candidates, majority from ANC

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[…]

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Christian-based parties vying for political space

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[…]

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SA will soon know which parties are contesting the elections

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[…]

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Party funding disclosure moves a step further

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[…]

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ANC makes submissions on political party funding

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[…]

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Political parties welcome last SABC board member’s resignation

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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