Politics

The DA: Between a rock and a hard place

After a whirlwind two weeks, the Democratic Alliance’s ‘win’ of metros is no celebration as members fear the coming tide of instability

Behind the scenes: municipalities face a rocky five years

No clear winners after weeks of jostling for 160 hung municipalities

Dlamini perjury case ‘dilly-dallies’ as state fails to bring witnesses

The court heard how the state is unable to make travel and accommodation arrangements for its witnesses because it cannot contact them reliably

ANC retains Durban City Hall in narrow win over DA

Flawed process may still end up in court

UPDATE: High court hears pleas to return to Zuma to prison

Arthur Fraser had no discretionary power to grant Jacob Zuma’s release once the medical parole board found he did not suffer from a terminal condition, high court hears

ANC loses hung metros as opposition ‘coalition’ strikes

Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipalities go to the Democratic Alliance, with eThekwini set to follow.

D-day for councils as opposition coalitions talks falter

South Africa’s 66 hung municipalities have to constitute councils or face a rerun of elections

SIU wants Khusela Diko to answer fresh allegations

The SIU want the former presidential spokesperson to answer questions regarding Digital Vibes allegations against her

EFF says it won’t vote with ANC in any municipality

Deals with the Inkatha Freedom Party deliver small towns, but metros remain beyond the ruling party’s reach

ActionSA rakes in R16.9m in just three months

Mashaba’s one-year-old party comes in second behind the ANC’s income, but ahead of the DA

IFP-ANC agreement breaks deadlock in 21 hung KwaZulu-Natal councils

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa is understood to have been part of talks that swung the agreement, which is a ‘governance plan’ rather than a coalition

High court orders release of Zuma’s tax files to media

The court held that sections of the law providing for absolute taxpayer secrecy posed an unconstitutional limitation on the right to information and gave parliament two years to correct this

The ballot box, the wedding ring and the politician’s promise

A newly married man accidently dropped his wedding ring into the ballot box while voting on 1 November

Collapsed: EFF leaves coalition negotiating table with the ANC

The EFF has decided to close all talks with the ANC; meanwhile, the DA has not made any headway in talks with ActionSA as time runs out for councils to elect leaders

How Lulamile Sidwaba was manoeuvred off his farm

In this second feature on land restitution in Stutterheim, a farmer allocated land by the government loses it to a member of a prominent ANC family

SIU now rejects R1m Khusela Diko Digital Vibes payout story

SIU spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago told the M&G on Friday that the unit was not ‘in a position to comment’, but has subsequently denied being alerted to the alleged payment to Diko

SIU alerts presidency to Khusela Diko’s alleged R1mn Digital Vibes payout

The SIU has sent a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office informing it of alleged corruption by his former spokesperson

Local government elections: Find your councillor

Though voter turn out was at an all time low, all residents must now hold their councillors to account. Find out who is representing your ward
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