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ANC’s call for fresh elections in Tshwane and Johannesburg a cheap political gimmick defying voters’ choice, says DA

JOHANNESBURG, August 27 – The African National Congress’s call for fresh elections in the City of Tshwane and the City of Johannesburg is a cheap political gimmick defying voters’ choice, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday. The DA noted the press conference by Gauteng ANC deputy chairman Panyaza Lesufi where he made remarks regarding the […]

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ANC and DA retain seats in North West and Northern Cape by-elections

JOHANNESBURG, August 16 – The African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) retained seats in by-elections held in North West and Northern Cape this week. The by-elections were contested by one independent candidate and seven candidates from five political parties. At Moses Kotane municipality in the North West, Tshepo Confidence Khumalo of the […]

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Reported R59 billion bailout to SoEs will worsen debt levels and impact SA ratings, says DA

CAPE TOWN, August 13 – Reports of a proposed bailout for parastatals by cabinet, especially the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral), will worsen South Africa’s precarious debt levels and negatively impact the country’s national sovereign ratings, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday. “Cabinet’s argument that a Sanral default will affect sovereign ratings is flawed, […]

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Gender commission welcomes court decision on Mugabe immunity

OHANNESBURG, July 31 – The Commission for Gender Equality has welcomed a high court ruling that the South African government’s decision to grant former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity was unconstitutional. The commission was admitted as a friend of the court in an application brought by Afriforum and the Democratic Alliance (DA) challenging government granting Mugabe immunity last […]