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Government proclaims 27 October for local elections, but supports IEC postponement bid

The IEC has accepted former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke’s recommendation to postpone the vote to February, but still needs Constitutional Court approval to do so

ANC Free State endorses three names for Mangaung mayor

The three candidates the province has put forward are said to be Ramaphosa supporters, who will further alienate Magashule from his power base

ANC’s provincial executive committee endorses three candidates for Joburg mayor race

Sources say that the PEC gave the nod to the three names put forward by the Johannesburg regional executive committee

ANC Integrity Committee recommends Zweli Mkhize step aside

ANC sources say the report by the committee will be tabled at the next national executive committee meeting

Magashule claims his suspension of Ramaphosa was lawful

In his application for leave to appeal the high court judgment, Magashule argues that the court erred in holding that Ramaphosa’s suspension was not lawful without giving any explanation for that conclusion

RECAP: Mbeki tells ANC that land without compensation goes against the party’s Freedom Charter

‘This would be a very serious disincentive to investment,’ says Thabo Mbeki in a document arguing that the ANC should not proceed with the Constitutional amendment of section 25

Mokgoro was party to talks of his resignation

The North West premier has defied the interim provincial committee’s decision

Special Investigating Unit records detail Zweli Mkhize’s role in Digital Vibes looting

In its court document, the SIU sets out its case against the alleged fraudulent and corrupt relationship between Digital Vibes, Mkhize and the health department — and asks for a tender worth R150-million to be set aside and money paid back

Ace claims the state’s witness

The ANC’s suspended secretary general believes the state’s witness is, in fact, the defence’s witness

No action just yet on Digital Vibes report, Ramaphosa signals

‘I will come out and explain to the nation exactly how I will deal with [the SIU] report,’ Ramaphosa said during a walkabout at vaccine sites in Gauteng

EFF and Mkhwebane welcome high court judgment slamming some of parliament’s impeachment rules

The public protector has called for the impeachment process against her to be halted with immediate effect

DA chief whip Mazzone’s complaint against EFF’s Paulsen to be further investigated

Parliament will conduct a formal hearing into what transpired in the National Assembly in March between EFF and DA MPs

Johannesburg council member Jolidee Matongo touted as front-runner to take over as mayor

The ANC will likely announce a candidate to take over as the city’s mayor next week after consultation with provincial and national leaders

IEC to ask the courts to postpone local elections

The chairperson of the Electoral Commission of South Africa said the Moseneke inquiry found that the elections would not be free and fair if held in October

Cabinet reshuffle not on cards yet

There are calls for the president to act against ministers said to be responsible for the state’s slow response to the unrest, but his hands are tied

EFF loses high court bid to unseal CR17 campaign records

Judge Cassim Sardiwalla says there are no compelling private or public reasons for disclosure

Moseneke recommends local elections be delayed until February 2022

‘It is not reasonably possible or likely that the local government election scheduled for October 2021 will be held in a free and fair manner’ – Justice Dikgang Moseneke

Where are all the (ex)president’s men and women?

Supporters have stood by Jacob Zuma through scandal after scandal. Some have stayed loyal to him and others have turned their backs

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