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SACP contesting Free State by-election ‘regrettable’, says ANC

JOHANNESBURG, November 14 – Although the African National Congress (ANC) is disappointed by the SA Communist Party (SACP) decision to go solo and contest Free State’s Metsimaholo municipality by-elections next month, the governing party will ”further engage” with its alliance partner again, said ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe. “The ANC NEC (national executive committee) views […]

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SACP goes it alone for first time, fields 42 candidates for Free State by-election

JOHANNESBURG, November 9 – The South African Communist Party has lined up 42 candidates to contest its historic Free State’s Metsimaholo Municipality by-election later this month, a turning point for the party in that it is for the first time contesting elections alone without its alliance partner, the ruling African National Congress (ANC).   Party […]

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ANCYL supports Zuma and Cabinet reshuffle

JOHANNESBURG, October 19 – The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) came out in support of President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday, welcoming the latest Cabinet reshuffle and the axing of South African Communist Party (SACP) general secretary, Blade Nzimande, as Higher Education and Training Minister. “The ANCYL welcomes these effected changes with high hope that the […]

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#CabinetReshuffle Nzimande’s axing a declaration of war, says SACP

JOHANNESBURG, October 17 – The South African Communist Party (SACP) on Tuesday said its members in Cabinet will remain in Parliament despite the unilateral axing of its secretary general, Blade Nzimande, as Higher Education and Training Minister. This comes after President Jacob Zuma reshuffled his Cabinet and took Hlengiwe Mkhize from the home affairs portfolio to replace […]

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Mpumalanga ANC distances itself from Ramaphosa rally

JOHANNESBURG, October 17 – The Mpumalanga provincial leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) on Tuesday distanced itself from a text message announcing a rally in Mbombela expected to be addressed by party presidential hopeful, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Ramaphosa and former African Union Commission chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, are front runners in the race to lead the […]