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/ 14 April 2004

Latest results: ANC heads for easy win

<img src="" align=left>Initial results from South Africa’s national election released early on Thursday morning indicated that the African National Congress (ANC) was heading for an unsurprising victory of near two-thirds of the vote, with 63,77%. Working off a low base of votes counted at 16%, the official opposition Democratic Alliance, with 19,75%, appears to be faring far more strongly than in the 1999 national election.

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/ 6 April 2004

Radical Shiite cleric leaves mosque

Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, sought by United States forces, said on Tuesday he left the fortress-like mosque where he has been holed up for days, surrounded by armed supporters. Also, Basra was under Iraqi police control on Tuesday after US-led forces and al-Sadr supporters struck a deal to avoid further deadly clashes.
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">On the brink of anarchy</a>

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/ 8 March 2004

Premier responds to taxi driver march

Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Shilowa has promised to speed up the issuing of valid taxi permits after facing a crowd of protesting taxi drivers in Johannesburg on Monday. In the meantime, those with temporary permits would not have their vehicles impounded except when they are found to be unroadworthy.
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">Call for official’s sacking</a>

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/ 5 March 2004

‘Further education is not a sideshow’

<img src="" align=left>The next government needs to put more money into further education, President Thabo Mbeki said on Friday. Visiting Tshwane North College’s Mamelodi campus outside Pretoria, Mbeki braved the driving rain to meet the staff and students as part of the African National Congress’s election campaign.
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">Special Report: Elections 2004</a>

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/ 9 January 2004

ANC launches manifesto in IFP country

The African National Congress is launching its 2004 election campaign on January 10 and 11 in Durban. "The ANC hopes to convince the voters of KwaZulu-Natal that a clear ANC majority in the province is critical for faster progress towards the elimination of poverty," the <i>ANC Today</i> newsletter said on Friday.
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">ANC manifesto TV coverage ‘unfair'</a>

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/ 4 September 2003

Zuma affidavit said to be defamatory

"Highly placed people" have apparently been implicated in an affidavit made by Deputy President Jacob Zuma in connection with the ongoing arms deal saga, according to a report published in <i>The Star</i> on Thursday.
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">Maduna denies interfering in Zuma affair</a>
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">Probe the president, says De Lille</a>
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">Zuma is only making it worse, says UDM</a>
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">’Zuma’s story should be told too'</a>

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/ 2 September 2003

SABC rejects gagging allegations

South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) CEO Peter Matlare has dismissed media allegations that the public broadcaster is attempting to "gag" presenters from discussing politics outside current affairs programmes.<br>
<Li><a class="standardtextsmall" href="">’Top secret’ order limits politics on SABC</a>