Aphiwe Deklerk Political reporter

Aphiwe Deklerk is a political journalist with the Sunday Times.

Aphiwe Deklerk Political reporter
Don’t let also-rans split support for DA, Steenhuisen begs voters

DA leader John Steenhuisen says voters should ignore emotional appeals from smaller parties and give his party a chance in the local government ...

Aphiwe Deklerk Political reporter
DA sets its sights on JB Marks municipality in battle for North West

DA leader John Steenhuisen says his party has identified the JB Marks municipality in the North West as a strategic target in the upcoming local ...

Aphiwe Deklerk Political reporter
Mashaba slams xenophobia, continues fight against undocumented foreigners

ActionSA president Herman Mashaba says he condemns xenophobia but will work to deal with illegal immigrants should he again take over as mayor of ...

Aphiwe Deklerk Political reporter
Government has paid out R1.5bn to businesses hit by July looting: Patel

Updating the media on Tuesday about the economic relief package, trade and industry minister Ebrahim Patel said the unrest left enormous economic ...

Aphiwe Deklerk Political reporter
ANC banks on Ramaphosa’s smile to win the elections

The ANC says its president Cyril Ramaphosa dominated posters and billboards because the party believes in him.

Aphiwe Deklerk Political reporter
Steenhuisen promises to bring Midvaal success to other failing municipalities

DA leader John Steenhuisen says his party will turn around Metsimaholo municipality in a similar way it did with Midvaal municipality in Gauteng.

Aphiwe Deklerk Political reporter
WATCH | Midvaal's likely new mayor says boss a tough act to follow

The man tipped to be the next mayor of the DA-led Midvaal municipality admits he has big shoes to fill in replacing Bongani Baloyi.

Aphiwe Deklerk Political reporter
Outgoing Midvaal mayor Bongani Baloyi is latest high-profile DA member to slam ...

Outgoing Midvaal mayor Bongani Baloyi has become the latest high-profile DA member to slam the decision by the party to put up posters appearing to ...

Aphiwe Deklerk Political reporter
'They are calling a chicken shed a stadium for R15m': Mmusi Maimane

One South Africa Movement leader Mmusi Maimane says the country has hit a new low with a much-criticised R15m stadium in the Eastern Cape.

Aphiwe Deklerk Political reporter
Sexual misconduct and assault among top transgressions by teachers

Assault and sexual misconduct against pupils are still among the top  transgressions committed by teachers across the country.