South Africans abroad head to polls on Saturday

26 April 2019, 5:10 PM
As South Africans living abroad prepare to cast their votes on Saturday, the African National Congress (ANC), Democratic Alliance (DA) and Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) have voiced confidence that their parties will be successful in the polls.
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Lindiwe Sisulu fears despondency in ANC 13 November 2017, 9:46 AM

As the ANC elective conference draws nearer and the deadline for branches to nominate their respective candidates is on Wednesday, presidential hopefuls are pulling all the stops to get the nod from branches.

High levels of mistrust affect ANC: Mathekga 13 November 2017, 8:55 AM

Political analyst Ralph Mathekga says high levels of mistrust are deeply affecting the African National Congress (ANC) branch nomination process.

W Cape introduces safety measures for EMS personnel 13 November 2017, 8:25 AM

The DA in the Western Cape says new safety measures for emergency services personnel are a step in the right direction.

ANC leaders to meet over factional tensions 13 November 2017, 5:53 AM

The African National Congress top brass are set to continue their meeting on Monday to discuss tensions over the legitimacy of some of the contested provincial structures.

Nzimande takes a jab at ANC 12 November 2017, 7:44 PM

The South African Communist Party (SACP) has thrown its weight behind Jacques Pauw, the author of the book “The Presidents Keepers."

Nominational meetings for ANC branches in KZN 12 November 2017, 6:14 PM

The African National Congress Dispute Committee in KwaZulu-Natal has resolved that some branch general meetings must be re-run.

Khomani San welcomes traditional leaders bill 12 November 2017, 4:39 PM

The Khomani San in the Northern Cape have welcomed the passing of the Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill by the National Assembly.

Solly Mapaila wants unity for alliance partners 12 November 2017, 3:15 PM

The South African Communist Party has called for unity amongst its alliance partners to take government programmes to the people of South Africa.

‘Delegates must elect leadership willing to unite ANC-led alliance’ 12 November 2017, 2:59 PM

Cosatu Deputy President Zingiswa Losi has called on the workers to go to the ANC's National conference in December and elect a leadership that will defend and unite the ANC-led alliance.

DA serves President Zuma with court papers 12 November 2017, 11:39 AM

President Jacob Zuma has been served with court papers regarding his failure to answer a parliamentary question put to him by Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane about how much public money has been spent on him avoiding the 783 charges of fraud, corruption, and racketeering against him, the DA said on Sunday. “By avoiding the […]

ANC-run Gauteng municipalities owe Eskom half a billion rand: DA 12 November 2017, 9:27 AM

Various African National Congress-run municipalities in Gauteng owe state-owned power company Eskom over R500 million, Democratic Alliance Gauteng MPL Ashor Sarupen said on Sunday. During the consideration of the Division of Revenue Bill by a joint legislature committee on Thursday, it was revealed by the National Treasury that three Gauteng ANC-run municipalities were in arrears […]

‘Political stability is important to revive the ailing economy’ 12 November 2017, 9:09 AM

ANC Presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu says political stability is crucial in ensuring that international investors’ support government's efforts to resuscitate the ailing economy.

ANC branches to meet Wednesday deadline 12 November 2017, 7:26 AM

Pressure is growing on African National Congress (ANC) branches to meet the deadline on Wednesday to submit their nominations for the party’s elective conference in December. The ANC leadership has made it clear that neither the deadline of November 15 nor the conference dates of 16-to-20 December will be postponed. Disagreements over who should be […]

ANC upbeat about elective conference 11 November 2017, 9:45 PM

The ANC says it’s on course to stage its leadership elective conference in December amid fears that the hotly contested convention might be forced to be postponed.

UDF political prisoners remains laid to rest 11 November 2017, 5:49 PM

The exhumed human remains of 12 United Democratic Front (UDF) political prisoners who were hanged during apartheid at the Kgosi Mapuru Prison have finally been laid to rest in Port Elizabeth. 

ANC conducts branch meetings as deadline looms 11 November 2017, 2:42 PM

As the deadline looms for branches of the ANC to conduct and complete Branch General Meetings ahead of the December elective conference, the Eastern Cape is hitting the ground running

N Cape ANCWL chooses Ramaphosa as preferred candidate 11 November 2017, 12:57 PM

The ANC Women’s League’s Northern Cape PEC has unanimously voted for deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, as their preferred candidate ahead of the party’s December elective conference. The move goes against a decision taken by the national Women’s League, which has decided to throw its support behind Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Northern Cape PEC members voted through a […]

Magashule slams ANC members taking party to court 11 November 2017, 10:12 AM

Free State Premier Ace Magashule has strongly criticised disgruntled ANC members in the country who are taking their Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) structures to court. This has happened with the ANC in a number of provinces and the party’s National Executive Committee is holding a special meeting this weekend to discuss the problem. Magashule says […]

Zuma defends NPA head following SCA ruling 11 November 2017, 7:56 AM

President Jacob Zuma has come to the defence of the National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams, saying he cannot be suspended based on the recent Supreme Court of Appeal ruling.

Battle over the appointment of Bojanala Municipal manager 10 November 2017, 7:51 PM

Opposition parties at the Bojanala District Municipality in Rustenburg in the North West are calling for a review of the appointment of the new Municipal Manager.

Factionalism a huge concern for ANC 10 November 2017, 4:13 PM

There are growing fears that entrenched factions and slate politics have the potential to destroy the ANC.

Biko’s family applauds Unisa honour 10 November 2017, 12:43 PM

The family of black consciousness leader and anti-apartheid struggle, Stephen Bantu Biko, has lauded UNISA's gesture of bestowing him with an honorary degree.

IFP postpones elective conference 10 November 2017, 9:53 AM

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) KwaZulu-Natal elective conference scheduled to take place over the weekend has been postponed.

Gigaba refused to weigh in on free higher education reports 10 November 2017, 6:54 AM

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has deferred to the Presidency as he refused to weigh in on reports that President Jacob Zuma could announce free higher education for all in the country.

Hawks probe charges against Pauw 10 November 2017, 6:44 AM

The Hawks say they are investigating whether charges should be laid against investigative journalist, Jacques Pauw. This follows earlier confirmation from the State Security Agency that it had laid what it called, charges against Pauw for allegedly contravening certain sections of the Intelligence Act with his controversial book, The President’s Keepers. Claims made in the […]

SA on the cusp of becoming a Mafia State: Pauw 9 November 2017, 9:34 PM

Investigative journalist and author of the blockbuster book "the Presidents Keepers" Jacques Pauw  says South Africa is on the cusp of becoming a Mafia State that could rival the apartheid government.

Zweli Mkhize lodges complaint over voters’ roll exclusion 9 November 2017, 9:05 PM

The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal says it has received a dispute from the member of ANC Treasurer-General Dr Zweli Mkhize.

EFF Northern Cape urges youth to fight corruption 9 November 2017, 3:47 PM

The EFF in the Northern Cape has called young people in the province to rise up and mobilize against the scourge of corruption.

WATCH:  Zuma addresses NCOP 9 November 2017, 2:40 PM

President Jacob Zuma is delivering his annual address in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP)

Nehawu welcomes Mgidlana’s pending suspension 9 November 2017, 9:18 AM

Trade union NEHAWU Parliament branch says the fact that Parliamentary secretary Gengezi Mgidlana could be placed on precautionary suspension serves him right.