South Africa votes 2009

South Africa votes 2009

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KZN official's electoral fraud trial unprecedented
KZN official's electoral fraud trial unprecedented
Sindisiwe Mncube, an Ulundi IEC official, has become the first South African since the 1994 democratic elections to go on trial for electoral fraud.
KZN poll officer begged not to be reported, court hears
KZN poll officer begged not to be reported, court hears
A presiding officer charged with violating the Electoral Act during the April elections begged the person who caught her red-handed not to expose her.
Tackle economy, DA tells Zuma
Tackle economy, DA tells Zuma
The DA on Tuesday urged President Jacob Zuma to encourage viable industrial activity to create jobs as a way out of the country's economic recession.
New era dawns for MPs
New era dawns for MPs
Preparations began before dawn on Monday to welcome members of South Africa's fourth Parliament for a session likely to be more robust than the last.
Zille: 'Stop Zuma' drive denied ANC two-thirds majority
Zille: 'Stop Zuma' drive denied ANC two-thirds majority
The "Stop Zuma" campaign denied the ANC a two-thirds majority in the recent elections, DA leader Helen Zille said on Friday.
A closer look
A closer look
South Africa is experiencing a welcome lull this week, after the frenzy of the election campaign and before Jacob Zuma's inauguration jamboree.
What next for Zuma and the media?
What next for Zuma and the media?
That the press is out of kilter with the voting preferences of the majority of South Africans is not a bad thing for democracy.
Splitting ministries
Splitting ministries
The Mail & Guardian learned recently that Jacob Zuma's administration will expand national ministries from 28 to 32.
The face of patronage
The face of patronage
Gauteng Health MEC Brian Hlongwa is too close to power and there are systemic problems with any attempt to cut graft, writes Ferial Haffajee.
DA's hard-line surge hit other opposition parties
DA's hard-line surge hit other opposition parties
The Freedom Front Plus has its own ideas about why the smaller opposition parties did so badly in the general election last week.

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