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We don't want ward candidate‚ North West villagers tell ANC

With less than a week to go before the elections‚ attempts by the ANC in the North West to convince angry villagers that government will deliver services to them irrespective of who their ward councillor is fell on deaf ears.
Music Stars Perfrom at the Presidential Inauguration

ANC confident of holding onto its 10 Gauteng municipalities

The African National Congress in Gauteng said on Thursday that it was preparing for total victory in next week's municipal elections and that it would retain all 10 municipalities it leads in the province.

ANC slams 'enemy comrades' in Kliptown protest over election candidate

With just five days to go before the local government elections kick off with special votes‚ residents of Kliptown in Soweto took to the streets on Wednesday over their unhappiness about a councillor candidate put forward by the African National Congress.

We will rebuild shacks damaged by tornado: EFF's Malema

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has committed his party to help build shacks that were damaged by a tornado in Tembisa on Tuesday.

Why many young people won't vote – just when their vote counts more than ever

Many young South Africans are disillusioned by politics and corruption‚ and won't be voting in next week's local elections‚ a study released on Wednesday has revealed.

Hot topics

Meet the man who Zuma’s guards can’t turn away

This is President Jacob Zuma’s friend – Collen Chauke.

Parliament hopes CCMA ruling will ‘close chapter of negative engagement’ with Nehawu

Parliament said it had been vindicated by the Council for Conciliation‚ Mediation and Arbitration’s (CCMA) dismissal of the National Education Health and Workers’ Union’s (Nehawu) “application in relation to the payment of bonuses in 2015”.

Dignitaries arrive in Mthatha for opening of revamped Madiba Museum

Mthatha has come to a standstill as government leaders continue to arrive for the official launch of the revamped Nelson Mandela Museum.

Make Mandela Day meaningful‚ urges Zuma

President Jacob Zuma has urged “all South Africans to make time and find something meaningful to do‚ in memory of Madiba” on International Mandela Day.

'I'll build 100 000 homes'‚ Masina tells Tembisa residents

Ekurhuleni ANC mayoral candidate Mzwandile Masina has urged the people of Tembisa to vote for the ruling party‚ saying it was the only party that still listens to and delivers on people's needs.

Exit from ICC will not bode well for rule of law‚ Mushwana tells Nkoana-Mashabane

In the absence of an alternative to holding African perpetrators of human rights violations and international crimes accountable for their actions‚ an exit by South Africa from the International Criminal Court will not bode well for the rule of law.

Show ANC ‘tough love’ at the polls or you’ll pay higher taxes‚ Cope warns

The African National Congress (ANC) “needs tough love”.

When President Zuma endorsed his daughter’s TV show

Five years ago‚ Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube would have struggled to say that she “can’t help who my parents are”. Especially not after her dad had taken to social media to punt the premiere of her new show at the time.
A man walks through debris on the street the day after a truck ran into a crowd at high speed killing scores celebrating the Bastille Day July 14 national holiday on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice

SA condemns ‘cowardly terrorist attacks’ in Nice

South Africa on Friday condemned the “cowardly terrorist attacks” which claims the lives of more than 80 people in Nice during Bastille Day celebrations.

Zuma ‘does not understand blacks who vote for the DA’

President Jacob Zuma says he does not understand black people who choose to vote for the Democratic Alliance (DA).

Local government

Civic organisation appeals to ANC to act against 'hooligans'

The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) on condemned political violence at local government level and announced it was relaunching street committees‚ which officials said would focus on water saving and food gardens.

Government committed to land restitution

The government says it is committed to reversing the legacy of the 1913 Natives Land Act‚ the implementation of which instigated a long and devastating history of forced removals and evictions of Africans from their ancestral lands.
Danny Jordaan March  03. 2014.   SAFA  President  during the   press conference at Johannesburg.   Pic

DA: ‘ANC candidates list represents corruption‚ declining service delivery and unemployment’

The Democratic Alliance says the mayoral candidates list announced by the ANC on Saturday night represents corruption‚ declining service delivery and unemployment.

Civic organisation appeals to ANC to act against 'hooligans'

The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) on condemned political violence at local government level and announced it was relaunching street committees‚ which officials said would focus on water saving and food gardens.

Municipality in a bind for ignoring binding decision

The Merafong City Local Municipality in Gauteng tried to convince the Constitutional Court that it should be allowed to levy a surcharge on water used by mines under its jurisdiction.