Western Cape ANC satisfied with decision to break coalition with ICOSA in Kannaland Municipality

2 December 2021, 4:26 PM
The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape says its leadership is satisfied with a decision to break its coalition with the Independent Civic Organisation of South Africa (ICOSA) in the Kannaland Municipality in Ladismith.
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DA’s Marlene van Staden re-elected Modimolle-Mookgophong Mayor through toss of a coin 2 December 2021, 11:38 AM

Democratic Alliance councillor Marlene van Staden has been re-elected Mayor of the Modimolle-Mookgophong hung Municipality in Limpopo through the flipping of a coin.

Anti-apartheid activist Swaminathan Gounden to be buried on Thursday 2 December 2021, 9:46 AM

Struggle icon Swaminathan Karuppa Gounden will be buried in a special provincial official funeral category two in Durban on Thursday.

Arthur Fraser has himself to blame for State Capture cross-examination dismissal ruling: Expert 2 December 2021, 8:51 AM

Legal expert Benedict Phiri says former State Security boss Arthur Fraser has himself to blame for the ruling of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture on Wednesday. Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo dismissed Fraser's application to cross-examine witnesses that implicated him in State capture.

Modimolle-Mookgophong council sitting resumes on Tuesday following multiple disruptions 2 December 2021, 7:36 AM

The Modimolle-Mookgophong hung council in Limpopo will resume with its sitting to elect a new Mayor on Tuesday. The council sitting collapsed for the fourth time on Monday after voting for the Mayor ended in a stalemate.

Nzimande slams DA’s approach on language policy to attract Afrikaans speaking voters 1 December 2021, 11:22 PM

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Blade Nzimande has lashed out at the Democratic Alliance (DA), saying it is using the Language Policy Framework of Higher Institutions to attract Afrikaans speaking voters.

Mzwandile Masina denies driving state vehicle under the influence of alcohol 1 December 2021, 8:34 PM

Former Ekurhuleni Mayor, Mzwandile Masina has poured cold water on allegations that he drove a state blue-light vehicle without authority and whilst under the influence of alcohol in August last year.

Free State ANCYL reaffirms that municipalities led by young people will have quality leadership 1 December 2021, 5:00 PM

The Free State ANC Youth League has reaffirmed that municipalities that are led by young people will have quality leadership. This comes after they managed to close ranks and have young people as mayors in four municipalities in the province.

Justice Raymond Zondo dismisses Arthur Fraser’s application to cross examine witnesses that implicated him in state capture 1 December 2021, 4:48 PM

State Capture Commission Chairperson Justice Raymond Zondo has dismissed State Security Agency boss Arthur Fraser's application to cross examine witnesses that implicated him in state capture.

No state funds utilised for payment, delivery of cattle to Zuma: Mkhwebane 1 December 2021, 7:05 AM

Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has sought to explain why she will not pursue the matter against former North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo in relation to his alleged facilitation of the delivery of cattle to former President Jacob Zuma's home at Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal.

Jessie Duarte placed on medical leave 1 December 2021, 12:18 AM

African National Congress (ANC) Deputy Secretary-General, Jessie Duarte has been placed on medical leave following gastrointestinal complications.

Former eThekwini mayor Gumede’s supporters decry delays in her corruption trial 30 November 2021, 6:27 PM

Supporters of the former mayor of eThekwini Municipality, Zandile Gumede, believe the delays in her corruption case are meant to lessen her chances of being re-elected as leader in the Ethekwini region. 

Contralesa condemns travel ban imposed on SA by various Western countries 30 November 2021, 1:06 PM

Traditional leaders organisation (Contralesa) has strongly condemned the travel ban imposed on South Africa by various Western countries because of the new COVID-19 variant.

Tributes pour for anti-apartheid activist Swaminathan Gounden 30 November 2021, 12:45 PM

Tributes are pouring in for anti-apartheid activist Swaminathan Gounden who passed away during the early hours on Tuesday morning.

Gumede supporters disappointed after being denied access to attend court proceedings 30 November 2021, 12:00 PM

Supporters of former eThekwini Mayor, Zandile Gumede, have voiced out their disappointment after the Durban High Court barred the public from attending the case due to COVID-19 protocols. The former mayor and 21 others are appearing in court over the alleged fraudulent awarding of eThekwini waste removal tender.

North West ANC councillors who colluded with the opposition face disciplinary action 30 November 2021, 8:43 AM

The African National Congress (ANC) in the North West says strong action will be taken against all party councillors who colluded with opposition parties in council meetings and voted against the mandate of the party. The ANC's leadership formally announced the measures in Potchefstroom.

Political parties welcome decision to remain on Level 1 lockdown 29 November 2021, 8:09 PM

Political parties have mostly welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that the country remains on Level 1 lockdown.

ANC’s Sinah Langa elected Speaker in Modimolle–Mookgophong 29 November 2021, 12:00 PM

The council of the hung Modimolle–Mookgophong Local Municipality in Limpopo has elected African National Congress (ANC) councillor, Sinah Langa as the new Speaker.

ANC, DA react to travel ban on SA following detection of the COVID-19 Omicron variant 29 November 2021, 9:03 AM

The ANC and DA have bemoaned the action of several countries imposing travel bans on some Southern African nations. ANC's Legoete says it is unfair for South Africa to be punished for being a leading figure in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and DA's John Steenhuisen says the travel restrictions are irrational.

Modimolle-Mookgophong council sitting resumes on Monday following multiple disruptions 29 November 2021, 6:10 AM

The council of the hung Modimole-Mookgophong Municipality in Limpopo is expected to consider flipping a coin to elect a new mayor, speaker and chief whip when the council sitting resumes on Monday.

Leaders of ATM and Al Jama-ah write to President to give input on Chief Justice nominees 28 November 2021, 5:00 PM

The  African Transformation Movement (ATM) and Al Jama-ah have written to President Cyril Ramaphosa to give their input on the nominees for the position of Chief Justice.

There is an agenda to isolate Russia’s vaccine Sputnik: Mapisa-Nqakula 28 November 2021, 11:28 AM

National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says there is an agenda to isolate the Russian vaccine Sputnik. She was addressing the 7th BRICS Parliamentary Forum at the 143rd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Madrid in Spain on Saturday.

Mapisa-Nqakula describes travel ban on SA and other SADC countries as “annoying and irritating” 28 November 2021, 8:04 AM

National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has described the travel ban on South Africa and other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries as annoying and irritating.

DA and EFF have not formed a coalition but a partnership: Analyst 27 November 2021, 4:56 PM

Political analyst Professor Sipho Seepe says that there is a need to understand that the DA and the EFF have not formed a coalition, but rather, a partnership.

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ANC’s Mbalula reiterates party’s stance against the national broadcaster 27 November 2021, 7:19 AM

The African National Congress's head of elections, Fikile Mbalula, says he stands by what he said about the SABC contributing to low voter turnout during this month's Local Government Elections.

Emotions run high in Dr. Ruth Segomotsi Municipality after EFF councillor elected mayor 26 November 2021, 8:30 PM

Tensions ran high at Vryburg in the North West following outbursts by members of the public after the election of an Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Councillor Tebogo Babuile as the executive mayor of the Dr. Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality.

VIDEO | Matthew Goniwe Memorial Lecture 26 November 2021, 7:16 PM

A memorial lecture in honour of Cradock Four struggle icon and anti-apartheid activist, Matthew Goniwe is underway.

DA set to continue coalition talks with other parties in Gauteng metros: Steenhuisen 26 November 2021, 3:19 PM

DA leader John Steenhuisen has hinted that the party will continue with coalition discussions with other parties particularly in the Gauteng metros.

LIVE | DA Media Briefing: 26 November 2021 26 November 2021, 12:30 PM

The Democratic Alliance briefs the media on Friday morning following the 2021 local government elections.

First council sitting for Sekhukhune District Municipality to take place within 10 days: Manager 26 November 2021, 6:49 AM

The Municipal Manager in the Sekhukhune District Municipality says the inaugural council sitting will be reconvened within ten days from Thursday.

SABC rejects Mbalula’s claim that the public broadcaster is to blame for ANC’s poor performance 25 November 2021, 8:27 PM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has rejected allegations by Minister Fikile Mbabula that the public broadcaster’s coverage of the local government elections was to blame for low voter turnout and the African National Congress’ poor performance in several municipalities and metros.