Newcastle community lash out at ANC leaders

23 October 2021, 4:49 PM
African National Congress (ANC) Deputy President David Mabuza spent the entire day gunning support for his party in Newcastle, northern KwaZulu-Natal.
AASD seeks to restore financial stability at embattled Mangaung Municipality 23 October 2021, 4:25 PM

The leader of  Afrikan Alliance of Social Democrats (AASD) in the Free State, who is also the former mayor of Mangaung Municipality, Pappie Mokoena says his party wants to restore the financial stability to the metro.

DA urges South Africans to vote smart 23 October 2021, 4:03 PM

The DA has urged South Africans to vote smart and vote with their heads. Party leader, John Steenhuisen has requested citizens to give the DA an outright mandate for the next five years to bring the party's vision and brand of clean governance to their towns and cities.

DA leader outlines reasons behind non-functioning municipalities 23 October 2021, 2:16 PM

DA leader John Steenhuisen has outlined what he believes are the reasons behind the non-functioning of several municipalities in South Africa, saying the needs of the public are not being put first.

COPE President campaigns in Hammanskraal 23 October 2021, 2:00 PM

COPE President Mosioua Lekota has taken his party's election campaign to Hammanskraal north of Pretoria which has for years been experiencing poor water quality challenges.

Steenhuisen calls on citizens to vote for those who will ensure service delivery 23 October 2021, 12:42 PM

Democratic Alliance leader John Steenhuisen has called on people to vote for those who they believe will ensure service delivery in their municipalities. It comes as South Africa prepares for Local Government Elections on November 1.

Malema concludes election campaign in Western Cape 23 October 2021, 11:04 AM

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema is on Saturday making a final push for the party's campaign to make significant inroads in the City of Cape Town's Municipality and the Western Cape.

DA supporters arrive at Mary Fitzgerald Square ahead of closing rally 23 October 2021, 10:22 AM

Democratic Alliance supporters have begun arriving at Mary Fritzgerald Square in central Johannesburg ahead of the party's closing rally.

Ramaphosa to lead ANC campaign in Thulamela Municipality in Limpopo 23 October 2021, 8:39 AM

African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa will visit the Thulamela Local Municipality in Limpopo on Saturday.

LIVE: DA ‘Get Things Done’ election campaign rally 23 October 2021, 8:21 AM

Thousands of Democratic Alliance (DA) members, candidates and leaders gather at Mary Fitzgerald Square for the DA's #GetThingsDoneRally.

NFP gunning to be kingmakers in Ekurhuleni 23 October 2021, 8:02 AM

The National Freedom Party says should it be a kingmaker in Ekurhuleni, it will assist in providing basic services to residents of the metro. The party was campaigning in Ekurhuleni on Friday as part of the final push to sway the electorate before they head to the November 1 polls.

Western Cape govt slammed by Public Protector for placing Oudtshoorn under administration 23 October 2021, 6:59 AM

The Public Protector has slammed the Western Cape provincial government, stating both the Premier Alan Winde and the MEC for Local Government, Anton Bredell, acted unconstitutionally relating to the suggestion that the Oudtshoorn Municipality be placed under administration.

DA to hold its closing rally in Johannesburg on Saturday 23 October 2021, 4:55 AM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) will be holding its closing rally in central Johannesburg on Saturday ahead of the November 1 local government elections.

EFF promises to introduce ‘graduation allowance’ as salary for unemployed graduates 22 October 2021, 9:52 PM

EFF President Julius Malema says if his party is voted into power after the upcoming local government elections, he will introduce what he calls a graduation allowance as a salary for all unemployed graduates from various tertiary institutions.  

Knysna Independent Movement determined to take charge of the local municipality 22 October 2021, 9:21 PM

The Knysna Independent Movement (KIM) says the decline of Knysna under the ANC's leadership became apparent by 2010, and accelerated under the Democratic Alliance (DA) leadership from 2011.

Chinese community in Newcastle continues to contribute to politics 22 October 2021, 6:11 PM

Newcastle's Chinese community is deepening its contribution to politics at grassroots level in the northern KwaZulu-Natal town.

ANC will regain control of Mandela Metro: Ramaphosa 22 October 2021, 12:56 PM

The African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa has told the small community of Kuyga in Gqeberha that his party will regain control of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro in the next local government elections on November 1. 

Analysts predict City of Johannesburg to be governed by coalitions 22 October 2021, 12:43 PM

According to a number of political analysts, South Africa appears to be headed towards a slew of coalitions post-elections.

Parties battle it out for Matzikama Local Municipality 22 October 2021, 11:37 AM

Ten political parties and one independent candidate will be contesting the local government elections in the Matzikama Local Municipality in the Western Cape.

Zondo refutes allegations leveled against him by Arthur Fraser 22 October 2021, 11:02 AM

Deputy Chief Justice and Chairperson of the State Capture Commission Raymond Zondo has refuted allegations by former Correctional Services Commissioner Arthur Fraser that he was denied an opportunity to testify before the Commission and cross examine witnesses who implicated him in wrongdoing.

Coalitions at local government help municipalities deliver services: Holomisa 22 October 2021, 8:34 AM

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader, Bantu Holomisa says coalitions at local government assists in delivering services in municipalities.

Mbeki implores South Africans to keep ANC to its promises 22 October 2021, 5:59 AM

Former President, Thabo Mbeki has implored South Africans to keep the African National Congress (ANC) to its promises saying if the ANC fails then South Africa will also fail and collapse.

Mlambo-Ngcuka’s appearance at ANC campaign event fuels speculations of her return to active politics 21 October 2021, 10:00 PM

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka's appearance at a Gauteng African National Congress (ANC) election campaign event on Thursday has fuelled speculations that she might be gunning for the party's top position.

‘Coalitions are here to stay’: UDM leader Bantu Holomisa 21 October 2021, 9:50 PM

President of the United Democratic Movement Bantu Holomisa maintains that he is not worried about losing supporters or votes for the upcoming elections.

United Democratic Movement: LGE 2021 Manifesto 21 October 2021, 9:10 PM

The United Democratic Movement, led by Bantu Holomisa, launched its 2021 Local Government Elections Manifesto at the Ngangelizwe Rotary Stadium in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, on Saturday, 02 October 2021.

ActionSA requests use of stickers on ballot papers or consider delaying elections in contested wards 21 October 2021, 8:01 PM

ActionSA is asking the Electoral Court to allow for stickers bearing its name to be put on the local elections ward ballot papers or consider delaying the elections in the wards it will be contesting.

‘The only disaster in JB Marks Municipality is the ANC’: DA leader John Steenhuisen 21 October 2021, 7:01 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, John Steenhuizen says almost all the North West's municipalities are rated as the worst performers countrywide. Steenhuizen was speaking on Thursday during a rally in Potchefstroom as part of his party's election campaign in the JB Marks Local Municipality.

Video | UDM leader Bantu Holomisa on party’s manifesto and campaigning 21 October 2021, 6:00 PM

United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader, Bantu Holomisa sat down with SABC News politics editor, Mzwandile Mbenje for a one-on-one interview to dissect the party’s manifesto for the upcoming Local Government Elections.

Zuma lays criminal charge against lead prosecutor Advocate Downer 21 October 2021, 4:00 PM

Former President Jacob Zuma has laid a criminal charge against the lead prosecutor in his criminal trial, Advocate Billy Downer, at the Pietermaritzburg police station.

DA calls on Eswatini government to show restraint, open dialogue 21 October 2021, 2:23 PM

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, John Steenhuizen, has condemned what he terms the police's unnecessary use of excessive force against pro-democracy demonstrators in Eswatini.

ActionSA says IEC should have informed it of implications of not providing an abbreviated name 21 October 2021, 12:38 PM

ActionSA says the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) should have informed it about the implications of not providing an abbreviation of the party's name at the point of its registration as a party.