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A litmus test for the 2021 election

In this week’s 96 by-elections, the trend was the ANC held its ground and grew, while the DA lost big, with minority parties eating into its voter base

ANC starts up its engine for 2021 race

The party seems to have abandoned plans to delay municipal polls as branches shift to election mode

Pandemic delays local elections

The lockdown has interrupted public consultations on ward demarcations, while 37 by-elections around the country are on hold

Steenhuisen takes the lead in DA race while Ntuli falters

‘If you want a guarantee buy a toaster. This is politics’

ANC moves on Jo’burg metro

The ruling party is taking advantage of the DA’s meltdown and wooing other parties in a bid to grab back municipalities it lost in 2016

DA admits to governance balls-ups

After  disappointing elections results, the party is focusing on its municipalities and coalitions

ANC survival depends on Cyril’s choice

A credible Cabinet needs to fight for the economy and prevent losses in the 2021 local elections

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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