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RECORDED | Swearing-in ceremony of the national executive

Chief justice Raymond Zondo is presiding over the swearing in of the deputy president, ministers and deputies at a ...

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LISTEN | 'DA acting like a spoilt brat': Maile lashes out after DA ...

Gauteng premier Panyaza Lesufi has once again postponed the announcement of his executive after a deadlock with the DA.

By Lizeka Tandwa
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Opposition parties slam 'bloated' GNU cabinet

Political parties have expressed concerns over President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that he had expanded his ...

Sisanda Mbolekwa
Politics reporter

LISTEN | MK Party decries exclusion from GNU by Ramaphosa

The MK Party says the GNU is a sellout deal by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who shut out the MKP and “black parties” like ...

Bulelani Nonyukela
Audio producer

'Liberation movement has betrayed its mission': EFF on GNU cabinet

The red berets have been left on the sidelines after the party refused to join the government of national unity, ...

Innocentia Nkadimeng
Junior News Reporter

‘This is not a scramble for positions’: GNU deal as good as done

The DA is set to form part of the cabinet expected to be announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa after two weeks of ...

By Andisiwe Makinana, Zimasa Matiwane and Kgothatso Madisa
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Young MPs take up their seats in seventh parliament

They say they have a duty to advocate for the needs of their peers

Sisanda Mbolekwa
Politics reporter

Petition to oust DA MP Renaldo Gouws for resurfaced racial video

At least 15,000 people have signed a petition to have DA MP Renaldo Gouws removed from parliament for racial remarks in ...

South Africa's GNU now has five parties, ANC says

South Africa's new government of national unity (GNU) has five parties in it so far, representing more than two thirds ...

By Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo
Politics Editor's Choice

Steenhuisen touts 'multiparty national government' as DA win

DA leader John Steenhuisen has hailed the DA's involvement in the formation of a government as a win for the party.

Sisanda Mbolekwa
Politics reporter

WATCH | Phophi Ramathuba elected Limpopo’s first female premier

Phophi Ramathuba has been elected the first female premier of Limpopo. The ANC won a majority of the seats in the ...

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IN PICS | The first sitting of parliament

The first sitting of the National Assembly is being held on Friday at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

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POLL | Do you agree the ANC leadership are ‘sellouts’ for partnering with ...

As the ANC is tipped to work with the DA in the government of national unity those opposing the partnership have called ...

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WATCH | Oscar Mabuyane re-elected as Eastern Cape premier

Oscar Mabuyane was re-elected as premier of the Eastern Cape for a second term on Friday.

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Five things South Africans want from the GNU

The government of national unity talks have sparked debate among South Africans, with many appealing to politicians to ...

Innocentia Nkadimeng
Junior News Reporter
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ANC, DA strike a deal: Ramaphosa president, Didiza speaker, DA gets deputy ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa will be elected with the support of the DA on Friday afternoon.

By Andisiwe Makinana and Lizeka Tandwa
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EXPLAINER | How the National Assembly first sitting will unfold

Friday is the first sitting of the National Assembly (NA) as determined by chief justice Raymond Zondo. The first ...

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7th ADMINISTRATION WRAP | Ramaphosa re-elected as president

First sitting of the National Assembly at the Cape Town ICC.

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Youth document democracy in action

To give the perspective of the youth some airtime, students from the Thokoza-based initiative Of Soul and Joy were ...

By staff reporter

Constitutional Court dismisses MK Party application to halt first sitting ...

The Constitutional Court on Wednesday dismissed the application by the uMkhonto weSizwe Political Party (MK Party) to ...

Franny Rabkin
Legal correspondent

Zondo declines Holomisa’s request for intervention ahead of GNU conclusion

Chief justice Raymond Zondo has declined a request from UDM’s Bantu Holomisa to convene a meeting between 18 concerned ...

Sisanda Mbolekwa
Politics reporter

IFP joins ANC in its government of national unity

The IFP will join the ANC and the DA in a government of national unity. This was announced by IFP president Velenkosi ...

WATCH | ANCYL's Collen Malatji slams 'push for black-only bloc' amid GNU ...

ANC Youth League president Collen Malatji says some party members contesting the ANC's talks with the DA are seemingly ...

By Innocentia Nkadimeng

'Talks continue, FedEx will decide', says DA on coalition proceedings

The DA federal council has announced its endorsement of federal leader John Steenhuisen and the party's negotiating ...

Sisanda Mbolekwa
Politics reporter

MK party leader Jacob Zuma received loud cheers in the KZN as he made his way to the voting station on May 29 2024.

All sensitive material from the IEC which comes from the warehouses should be transported with police escort. If there is any sensitive material that leaves without us, there should be consequences.
KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Lt-Gen Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi

OPINION & ANALYSIS

WILLIAM GUMEDE | SA parties sharing goals need to consolidate

Most of South Africa’s parties share the same policies, ideologies, slogans and even colours, which rarely can be ...

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EDITORIAL | Gauteng talks drag on with ANC and DA still far from finding ...

The protracted disagreement is not only delaying the urgent work needed to get the province back on track, but may ...

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TOM EATON | New GNU cabinet: divine destiny, political pragmatism or ...

The response to the new cabinet has been thoughtfully muted, appropriate, perhaps, for a country trying to catch up ...

Tom Eaton
Columnist
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JUSTICE MALALA | There will be fights and arguments between GNU parties, ...

The process is going to be hard and things are not going to get easier over the duration of these new arrangements, but ...

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JONATHAN JANSEN | GNU politics may be black and white, but that’s not all ...

While race consumes the discourse on the ANC-DA merger, other areas of South African society are seeing progress

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TOM EATON | The coin is spinning — heads or tails?

It is the arrival of unapologetic, unfettered populism that is the story of this election, writes Tom Eaton

By TOM EATON
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EDITORIAL | There cannot be any room for threats of instability

Law enforcement agencies’ talk must be matched by action should any threat of ‘trouble’ materialise

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BUSANI NGCAWENI | A time for renewal and regeneration for the ANC

This is a moment of growth for all of us, calling for divorcing of personal interests in favour the national good

By BUSANI NGCAWENI
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PETER BRUCE | Only an ANC and DA tie-up will work now

The DA could still do the country a service by keeping Ramaphosa in office as head of a minority government, writes ...

Peter Bruce
Editor-at-large & columnist

Jake’s Second Coming

Once upon a time there was a man called Jacob. He was from the Zuma clan near the Nkandla forest. He ran a political ...

By Hogarth

CARTOON | Buckle up for a bumpy ride through coalition country

This week’s historic elections, in which the ANC lost its parliamentary majority, will force the party to consider a ...

By BRANDAN REYNOLDS

SOLLY PHETOE | Jobs and growth now demand full attention

The National Assembly will soon elect the president of the seventh administration. We expect that to be Cyril ...

By Solly Phetoe

WILLIAM GUMEDE | Parties may have to rethink pre-election coalition ...

Both the ANC and opposition parties may have to consider unlikely coalitions at national and provincial levels, or ...

ISOBEL FRYE | Survival of the constitution depends on South Africa helping ...

Whatever coalition forms in the coming days, it must place a universal basic income at the top of the agenda, writes ...

By ISOBEL FRYE

DUMA GQUBULE | Ramaphosa has worst record of any ANC president

'Six wasted years' under Ramaphosa were worse than Zuma's 'nine wasted years', writes Duma Gqubule.

By DUMA GQUBULE

EDITORIAL | This pivotal moment demands our leaders transcend petty ...

In the coming days the country’s future will be determined in backroom bargaining over coalition arrangements. The ...

FM LUCKY MATHEBULA | Confusion reigns but some kind of coalition is certain

Things are going to be different from now on, writes FM Lucky Mathebula.

By FM Lucky Mathebula

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Ramaphosa alone will shoulder blame for hubristic ...

Placing ANC unity at greater priority than the needs of the country come back to haunt ANC president and, ironically, ...

S'THEMBISO MSOMI | An ANC grown sclerotic on the good life gets its ...

Examples of ANC luminaries and their partners enjoying luxury living while their subjects suffer are legion and helped ...

S'thembiso Msomi
Editor: Sunday Times

DR INA GOUWS | Community-based governance: Let your vote help your ...

Community-based governance requires a partnership between civil society, business and government, writes Dr Ina Gouws.

By Dr Ina Gouws
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WILLIAM GUMEDE | Why black solidarity voting will not bring development

Unless voters stop voting on the apartheid past, but on the present, South Africa will continue to decline ...

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EDITORIAL | Whatever happens, the outcome of our polls will be historic

Let May 29 not be marred by unwarranted bloodshed, sabotage of our electoral processes and undermining of our democracy ...

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South Africans go to the polls to choose a new government: what’s ...

Political scientist Dirk Kotze gives an insight into the new electoral law and what it means for the ballot paper and ...

By Dirk Kotze
Opinion & Analysis Editor's Choice

OPINION | Governed by her inferiors? Could never be this Gen Z voter

Voting is a potent civic engagement tool, a way to shape the future and a way to remember those who gave their lives ...

By Sisanda Mgojo

Mayibuye! The 100-year-old slogan that’s stirred up divisions in the ...

By using the symbolic and historical resources of the slogan, the MK Party challenges the struggle credentials of the ...

By Corinne Sandwith
On May 29, we cannot allow ourselves to fall silent. This is the day South Africa will go to the polls for the 2024 national and provincial elections, as announced by the presidency on Tuesday, after consultations with the Independent Electoral Commission. It is the day on which every South African 18 and older should make their voice heard.
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LISTEN | 'We are not afraid to sit on the opposition benches' — Mbalula

ANC secretary-general Fikile Mbalula says the party is not afraid to sit on the opposition benches of parliament after ...

Thabo Tshabalala
Multimedia producer

LISTEN | Maimane suggests coalition talks be held publicly

Build One South Africa (BOSA) leader Mmusi Maimane has suggested that coalition talks be open to the public.

Thabo Tshabalala
Multimedia producer

LISTEN | ANC facing 'one of its most critical elections' since democracy: ...

ANC first deputy secretary-general Nomvula Mokonyane says the party is facing "one of its most critical elections" ...

Bulelani Nonyukela
Audio producer
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LISTEN | ‘MK Party approached me to join them but I am born into the ANC,’ ...

Former minister and ANC veteran Lindiwe Sisulu says she was approached to join the newly formed MK Party.

Thabo Tshabalala
Multimedia producer
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LISTEN | 'Let's see how strong we are in the election before discussing ...

Thousands of Rise Mzansi supporters gathered at the Ruimsig Stadium in Roodepoort on Sunday for the party’s final rally ...

Thabo Tshabalala
Multimedia producer

LISTEN | EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi asks Zuma to quit politics

The EFF’s Mbuyiseni Ndozi says his party’s friend, MK Party leader Jacob Zuma, must go home and rest because he had his ...

Bulelani Nonyukela
Audio producer

LISTEN | Vote, don’t sip: Malema says no drunkards on May 29

EFF leader Julius Malema says voters should not be tempted by alcohol on election day but prioritise the polls.

Bulelani Nonyukela
Audio producer
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LISTEN | Western Cape led by 'witches', says Mbalula, 'give ANC a chance'

Western Cape must vote ANC or miss out on ANC-government benefits, says party's secretary-general, Fikile Mbalula.

Bulelani Nonyukela
Audio producer

LISTEN | Let's get criminals out of the ANC: Mbeki has not buried the ...

Former ANC president Thabo Mbeki says he has not put his grievances aside with the party, which “will have to get the ...

Bulelani Nonyukela
Audio producer
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LISTEN | Malema changes tune on vote rigging as elections loom

EFF leader Julius Malema claims load-shedding will be implemented when vote counting starts and votes will be stolen.

Bulelani Nonyukela
Audio producer

PODCAST | Zuma is out for revenge and has nothing to lose

Zuma feels wronged by corruption allegations, is out for revenge against his successor and will wreak havoc, we hear in ...

Mike Siluma
Sunday Times deputy editor
Politics Editor's Choice

LISTEN | 'Whoever becomes president must not have a bloated cabinet' — ...

Chris Hani's widow Limpho says whoever becomes president after the May 29 general elections should not have a bloated ...

Thabo Tshabalala
Multimedia producer
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LISTEN | Malema prepared to offer EFF votes to ANC but with one condition ...

With less than two months to go before the May 29 elections, EFF leader Julius Malema says he is prepared to give the ...

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Police minister Bheki Cele gave an update on Wednesday morning as to the preparedness of the police during the elections.

President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa said there was no doubt in his mind that the ANC would win a majority in the #elections2024 on May 29 2024.

A voter in Alexandra spoke with TimesLIVE about her reason to vote on May 29 2024 in the national elections.