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Dali Mpofu. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

EFF ‘won’t be deterred’ by opposition to policies if it wins Gauteng

Gauteng premier candidate Dali Mpofu says party will not be daunted by opposition to ‘radical’ policies should it lead provincial government of Gauteng after elections

KISS party ready to call it a day after 2014 elections

41 minute(s) ago

Founder Claire Gaiford will be on ballot on May 7, most likely for last time, as she says she is prepared to walk away from political career for good after elections

Parties in Nkandla committee quibble over timeline

4 hour(s) ago

Time is main topic during first meeting of Parliamentary ad hoc committee to study response of President Jacob Zuma to public protector report on Nkandla

Opposition status beckons for EFF

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema. Picture: SOWETAN
14 hour(s) ago

Economic Freedom Fighters could beat COPE in three provinces

Scopa plans legal action against Uys, Fransman

ANC Western Cape chairman Marius Fransman. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
12 hour(s) ago

ANC provincial leader Marius Fransman and former health MEC Pierre Uys under fire for failing to testify under oath before committee

Parties debate state’s role in shaping the economy

DA national spokesman Mmusi Maimane. Picture: SOWETAN
22 hour(s) ago

ANC, DA and EFF have different views on how much economic control the government should have

ANC, DA in ‘a beauty contest’ as EFF eyes role in Gauteng

Advocate Dali Mpofu. Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

Gauteng is expected to be one of the highly contested provinces in the upcoming May 7 election, with the ANC seemingly facing an uphill battle to stay in power

Vavi stuck between rock and hard place ahead of elections

Zwelinzima Vavi.  Picture: THE TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Cosatu general secretary will be required to campaign for ANC in keeping with federation’s resolution, but is feeling pressure from Numsa to distance himself from ANC’s ‘good story’

EFF lodges complaint with Icasa over banned advert

Julius Malema. Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

Leader Julius Malema says the SABC’s decision to ban advert calling for the removal of e-tolls was ‘a clear violation of freedom of expression’

FF+ to target DA’s Afrikaner voting base

Deputy Agriculture Minister Pieter Mulder. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
2 day(s) ago

Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder says the DA will lose white Afrikaners’ support in May 7 elections, and that his party is better positioned to serve them

National election ballot paper to have 29 parties on it

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

There is a record high number of parties participating in the national poll including the ANC, the DA and Agang SA

National election ballot paper to have 29 parties on it

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

There is a record high number of parties participating in the national poll including the ANC, the DA and Agang SA

ANC members at odds over Nkandla committee

Speaker of Parliament Max Sisulu. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
7 day(s) ago

National Assembly speaker Max Sisulu agrees that ad hoc committee should start work as soon as possible

UDM’s Holomisa makes most of Amcu’s rise

7 day(s) ago

Party confident it will play prominent role in North West government after election, writes Setumo Stone

Opinion

Thoughts from the 2014 election trail

From admiration for Malema’s ‘breaking things’ to assurances of Agang’s third-place finish in the poll, politicians are making sure they remain heard

Opinion

Election predictions do not stand up to scrutiny

We can use what information we have and some common sense to get an idea of how the elections are likely to turn out, writes Steven Friedman

VIDEO | ANC in Gauteng announces defections from opposition parties

The African National Congress in Gauteng has been joined by five councillors who have defected from opposition parties

‘Vote no’ campaign forces people to think of ballot’s value, says Tutu

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
12 hour(s) ago

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu calls on South Africans to think before casting their ballots and not to behave like ‘voting cattle’

DA identifies COPE as credible Northern Cape coalition partner

DA leader Helen Zille. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
12 hour(s) ago

Democratic Alliance in Northern Cape aims to ensure ANC obtains less than half provincial vote

SABC shrugs off EFF threat over banned advert as election ploy

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Public broadcaster dismisses EFF’s ‘publicity stunt’ to gain traction two weeks before elections by taking the SABC to Icasa for refusing to air its ad

Turok reasserts his faith in ANC despite ‘appalling’ performance

ANC MP Ben Turok. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
12 hour(s) ago

Veteran ANC member Ben Turok does not believe the time has arrived for him to leave the party

Zille prevented from talking to Cape Town protesters

DA leader Helen Zille. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
22 hour(s) ago

March organised by the Western Cape Social and Economic Development Forum included the Ses’khona Peoples’ Rights movement and provincial ANC leaders

Mmusi Maimane: the Hollow Man

2 day(s) ago

There are only so many losses an individual political brand can withstand before losing becomes an idea permanently associated with the protagonist, writes Gareth van Onselen

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Electioneering, Nkandla debate to intensify

President Jacob Zuma's  Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal in November 2013. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Debate on Nkandla is set to continue, with the issue proving to be election campaign fodder for opposition parties, writes Bekezela Phakathi

Vavi must campaign for ANC, says Cosatu

Congress of South African Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
7 day(s) ago

Contradictions in ANC-brokered peace process to resolve factional battle within its alliance partner are showing

DA’s ‘banned’ election ads to return to SABC

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
8 day(s) ago

Democratic Alliance election campaign adverts pulled by SABC will be aired by state broadcaster over Easter long weekend

High-profile awards ‘part of ANC campaign’

WORRIED:  James Selfe says holding the event close to the election, certainly politicised it. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 day(s) ago

Release of an unusually long list of people due to get National Orders prompts accusations that the Presidency is using the annual awards ceremony as an electioneering event

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