ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe said the party decided on the announcement, a first in its history, so that candidates could assist in campaigns.
The party has paid for thousands of buses and taxis to ferry supporters to its election manifesto launch in a bid to stem losses in the metro.
The ANC’s automatic domination of their heartland, in terms of votes, can no longer be assured.
The ANC-led municipality has rejected applications from the DA to protest in the hotly contested metro, allegedly for security reasons.
The large crowd sang songs in praise of Zuma as he arrived to speak in Port Elizabeth about the Operation Phakisa economy project.
The DA has laid corruption charges against the South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan and his predecessor Molefi Oliphant.
Stefaans Brümmer examines the evidence that the South Africa payment to Jack Warner was corrupt.
The DA's request to have Jordaan and Oliphant answer to a parliamentary sports committee over World Cup bribery allegations has been turned down.
From the bribes to the denials, Sarah Evans rounds up the Fifa corruption scandal.
The Hawks have declared that they are not formally investigating Safa or Jordaan over allegations that a $10-million bribe was paid to Fifa.
US justice authorities' deadly earnest suggests that sooner or later they will train a spotlight on our administrators and politicians.
A $10-million bribe was allegedly paid by South Africa, laundered via Fifa. Danny Jordaan’s mayoral candidacy may be in the balance.
We wonder how Danny Jordaan is going to balance heading Safa and managing a municipality.
The Democratic Alliance has called for new Port Elizabeth mayor Danny Jordaan to resign as president of the South African Football Association.