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June 20, 2014

EFF leader Julius Malema is expected to brief the media - after they were kicked out of Parliament during day two of SONA debate yesterday.

This comes after NCOP chairperson Thandi Modise asked Malema to retract his statement that the ANC government is responsible for the Marikana killings of August 2012.

Modise added it is unparliamentary for Malema to suggest - that there was a deliberate intention for the mineworkers to be killed.

EFF MP's followed after their Commander in Chief was asked to leave shouting murderers.

June 20, 2014

The joint sitting of Parliament has now adjourned with National Council of Provinces chair Thandi Modise issuing a strong warning to Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema after his party walked out of the National Assembly last night.

Malema was kicked out of Parliament on Thursday during the second day of the State of the Nation Address (Sona) debate after an altercation with Modise.

June 18, 2014

The ruling party had high praise for President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address on Tuesday, but opposition leaders described it as "mediocre" and "muted".

"What was important about the speech is that it is converting the manifesto of the ANC into a programme of action," ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe told reporters outside the National Assembly.

He described it as an "action-oriented" speech.

June 12, 2014

Former ANC's spokesperson Jackson Mthembu now holds position of Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs. The ANC is currently announcing its caucus members and whips - placing MP's such as Paul Mashatile and Yunus Carrim as heads of different portfolio committees. Parliaments portfolio committee serves to monitor budgets of national governments, and to amend and introduce new bills.

June 5, 2014

Motorists are advised that traffic will be diverted between Dunkeld West and Parktown North this morning as members of the ANC youth legue are expected to march to the Mail and Gaurdian offices in Rosebank

The march which would be addressed by the leadership of three youth wings from the party would begin in Wyndham Park in Johannesburg and address the ANC youth legues claims that the publisher is counter revolutionary to the ANC

Last weeek the ANC marched to primedia protesting against a cartoon published
 

 

June 3, 2014

Another public spat is brewing between the DA and the ruling party over an alleged picture by the opposition's Deputy Chief Whip Michela Waters.

Waters tweeted a picture likening ANC voters to dogs , caused another uproar on twitter , a week after the EWN was attacked for an alleged racist cartoon.

May 30, 2014

ANC members are picketing outside the Primedia head office this morning, in protest against a cartoon that was posted on the Eye Witness News site.

The cartoon which depicted some ministers as clowns and citizens who voted them in as fools, sparked an uproar on social media.

EWN has apologised saying, the feedback had been refered back to the cartoonist for further discussion and reconsideration.

May 29, 2014

The ANC and the DA came out tops in yesterdays by-elections, held across four provinces.

The ANC retained their positions in ward 27 in Tshwane and also gained ward 58 previously presented by the DA.

In Western Cape and Limpopo, the official opposition bagged ward 25 and ward four respectively but lost to ANC in KZN.

May 27, 2014

Nine political parties are expected to go head to head in tomorrow's by elections for six municipal wards in four provinces.

The two by-elections are set to take place in Gauteng, where one ward was previously represented by ANC -after the councillor got arrested.

 The second ward in Tshwane became vacant , after their DA councillor resigned.

IEC spokesperson - Kate Bapela says voting stations will be open form 7am in the morning until 9pm in the evening.

May 21, 2014

Former SA Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni will not be a Member of parliament this term after he withdrew his name from the ANC list

Mboweni's withdrawal was announced by the ANC's secretary-general Gwede Mantashe yesterday ,where very little detail as to why he withdrew was given

Political analysts say Mboweni may be deployed elsewhere as the law allows the president to appoint two ministers and two deputy ministers who are not Members of Parliament

May 15, 2014

Gauteng finance MEC Mandla Nkomfe has resigned from both the provincial government and legislature.

This comes after Nkomfe's name had been mentioned as one of the candidates expected to take over from the current Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyane.

GP Governemnt has confirmed Nkomfe is not on the ANC's legislature list and will not be part of the the new Gauteng government.

May 15, 2014

Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane is expected to hold a briefing this morning, on the Presidential Inauguration taking place on May 24.

On Wednesday, new members of parliament will be sworn in by Cheif Justice Mogoeng Mogeon and then elect President Jacob Zuma for a second term.

The ANC will hold 249 seats in the National Assembly while the DA holds 89 and are followed by  EFF with  25 seats.

 

 

 

 

 

May 14, 2014

GP premier Nomvula Mokonyane's fate will be known today after an ANC provincial executive committe meeting.

This comes amid speculation Mokonyane will be shown the door after her stint  as premier of GP.

Media reports claim  the PEC Alternatively named secretary-general David Makhura, Education MEC Barbara Creecy and Finance MEC Mandla Nkomfe as their preferred candidates.

ANC Gauteng Spokesperson -Nkenke Kekana

May 14, 2014

Members of Parliament expected to represent the newly elected parties will be sworn in next week Wednesday.

The IEC is expected to hand over the list of MP's to Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and sit in Parliament where President Jacob Zuma would be elected for a second term.

The ANC will hold 249 seats in the National Assembly while the DA will hold 89  and EFF 25 seats.

May 9, 2014

Less than a year since the launch of the EFF - the party has reached its one million mark as voting results continue to come in at the results centre

Coming in third place in Johannesburg after the ANC and DA the party says it is proud of its achievements

We spoke to EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi

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May 9, 2014

Opposition parties are up in arms after the counting of results at the centre almost came to a halt .

This after the ANC's majority in Gauteng began decreasing under 50%

Members from both the DA and EFF are demanding an explanation as to why the Gauteng results have been delayed.

We spoke to DA leader- Helen Zille

May 8, 2014

The African National congress has surpassed the 3million votes mark and the DA is second passing the 1million votes mark in the 2014 national elections.

The ANC is now making up 60.45 % of all counted votes while DA is 25.65% and the EFF with 4.35 %.

May 8, 2014

The IEC has completed the counting and capturing of votes after 72% of registered voters took to the polls for the fifth general elections yesterday.

IEC Chairperson Pansy Tlakula says out the votes that have been counted 1.44% of those have been recorded as spoilt ballots.

Tlakula says Gauteng and the Kwazulu Natal province which are the provinces which had the highest registered voters have the lowest percentage of captured votes

April 25, 2014

The matter between the ANC and the official opposition is expected back in the Electoral court this morning after the high court ruled in favor of the DA.

The ruling party took the matter straight to the Supreme Court of Appeal to challenge the ruling that compelled them to pay for the legal fees.

The court found that the DA's anti-Nkandla SMS sent to one million potential voters was a fair comment.

ANC spokesperson - Jackson Mthembu

April 24, 2014

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has reiterated that he would not vote for the ruling party when the nation hits the polls on May 7.

Tutu has been vocal about his disappointments with the ANC stating that they have veered off the dreams of its past leaders.

The Archbishop spoke during a press conference

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April 4, 2014

This was the judgement delivered by the Johannnesburg high court dismissing the ANC's application with costs.

The ANC wanted the DA to publictly retract the SMS apologise or be fined an ammount of up to R200 000.