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Strong alliance

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Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini re-affirms the organisations commitment to the alliance. Cosatu, ANC, SACP and SANCO.

Sanco chief in war over RDP houses

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ANC MP Rose Sonto, also the head of the South African National Civic Organisation in the Western Cape, this week repeated unsubstantiated allegations that foreigners are buying government-subsidised houses and forcing South Africans to live in shacks.

ANC: There's no bid to oust Mbeki

Molaole Montsho

African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma has received support from alliance partners to run for presidential elections, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Sunday. "We will not only be accompanying him to court but to the Union Buildings as the next president of South Africa," he said, announcing the outcome of an alliance.

Paying the price for cheap power

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The National Energy Regulator of South Africa cannot ignore Eskom's request for a 53% tariff increase, a business research and consulting firm said on Thursday. "If the country expects the electricity utility to resolve the current capacity crisis, it must be given the resources to do so," said Frost & Sullivan.

Matatiele residents march on Maritzburg

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Matatiele residents were set to march through Pietermaritzburg on Thursday to the KwaZulu-Natal legislature in protest over their incorporation into the Eastern Cape. Matatiele-Maluti Mass Action Organising Committee chairperson Mandla Galo said that at least 45 minibus taxis had transported residents to Pietermaritzburg.

Sanco ask police to probe editor

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The Gauteng branch of the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) will go to the police to find out whether Sunday Times editor Mondli Makhanya applied for amnesty over political activities during apartheid, the organisation said on Monday. Earlier this month, Sanco asked the National Prosecuting Authority whether Makhanya had applied for amnesty from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Zuma calls for end to alliance tension

Natasha Marrian

African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma on Friday called for a closure of the "chapter of tension and mistrust" between the ruling party and its alliance partners. The relationship between the ANC and its alliance partners had become somewhat strained under the previous leadership of national President Thabo Mbeki.

Zuma is new ANC president

Riaan Wolmarans, Matthew Burbidge, Sapa-AFP

Jacob Zuma is the new president of the African National Congress. The announcement was greeted by an outpouring of joy and ecstatic cheering by ANC delegates at the party's conference in Polokwane shortly before 9pm on Tuesday. Thabo Mbeki received 1 505 votes and Zuma received 2 329.

ANC lashes 'arrogant' Cosatu

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The African National Congress (ANC) on Thursday called on its members to "ignore the insulting decision" taken by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) to make recommendations for the election of the ruling party's national leadership.

SABC slammed over Sanef withdrawal

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The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) had demonstrated nothing but arrogance in pulling out of the South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) over reports about Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, said the Media Institute of Southern Africa on Wednesday.

Committee mulls roots of violence in SA schools

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The growing number of violent incidents in schools stems from problems within society and parents being too lenient, the Gauteng African National Congress's education sub-committee said on Wednesday. "We need good role models in society to be able to influence children," said sub-committee chairperson Amon Msane.