If this is your first trip to the voting booth, or four years is just too long to remember these things, we’ve got your back with this quick reference of everything you’ll need to know and bring with you on 8 May. In case you’re reading this and haven’t registered[…]
African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa has warned employers not to prevent their workers from voting in next week’s general election. This follows reports that some companies may try to stop workers from making their mark on May eighth. Addressing a Workers’ Day rally in Clermont in the west[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has admitted that members of the ANC were responsible for and allowed state capture. In a broadcast on eNCA just after 21:00 on Monday, Ramaphosa said: “The state was captured. It was the ANC that was captured. Yes, as the Zondo commission [into state capture] unfolds, clarity will become[…]
By Anees Teladia With South Africa already being a site of severe socio-economic inequality, women arguably face another crisis of inequality within the existing one, i.e. gender inequality. Accordingly, the Rita Edwards Collective decided to host an election debate which would allow for a focus on the challenges women face[…]
The Cape Town Magistrate’s Court will on Tuesday hear the assault case against EFF MP Marshall Dlamini. Dlamini was caught on video slapping a plainclothes police officer after the State of the Nation Address (SONA) in February. Police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo confirmed in February that two charges of assault[…]
By Anees Teladia With elections commencing soon, supporters of Palestine need to put increased pressure on political parties and raise the question of Palestine. Those who support the Palestinian cause and people, ought to insist that the different political parties formally recognise the rights of the Palestinian people and that[…]
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it will announce its decision on the objections it has received which will affect some candidates on political party lists. The IEC has received more than 66 objections which could affect nine political parties contesting the General Elections. Last Tuesday was the cut-off date for objections and the commission has[…]
EFF leader Julius Malema has dared former finance minister Trevor Manuel to take him or his party to court over remarks he has made on the appointment of news SARS commissioner, Edward Kieswetter. The EFF insinuated that Manuel had chose Kieswetter in a flawed process, going further to label him[…]
Prominent Polokwane lawyer Tumi Mokwena, who has represented EFF leader Julius Malema, has to make available for inspection all trust accounts and books relating to his practice to the Law Society of the Northern Provinces. This is part of an order granted in the Limpopo High Court. The order also[…]
By Anees Teladia With elections approaching in both South Africa and Israel, South Africans concerned with the occupation in Palestine and the stability in the Middle Eastern region need to be cognisant of their electoral choices. A 2018 report by Freedom House – an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the[…]
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