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By-elections delayed as Covid restrictions bite

A decision on the local government elections, set to be held later this year, will be taken soon

IEC takes a Moseneke smackdown

The IEC’s convoluted legal position means it could leave municipal by-elections free to be stolen, writes Phillip de Wet.

UDM takes Nelson Mandela Bay ward from ANC

The United Democratic Movement has taken Ward 30, which had become vacant on the death of the previous ANC councillor.

Even ANC voters say the ruling party is performing badly

An internal report has revealed that ANC voters believe the party is performing poorly in combating crime and corruption, and in creating jobs.

Massive by-elections show slow shift in local voting patterns

The DA will have a tough time wresting key Gauteng cities away from the ANC in 2016, if one of SA’s biggest by-elections yet is anything to go by.

By-elections: ANC wrests three wards from opposition parties

The ruling party said it was "humbled" by the confidence South Africans showed in the party, after the latest by-election results.

ANC claims five wards in by-elections

The ruling party has won a majority of wards in the latest by-elections, which were held in nine wards across five provinces, according to the IEC.

ANC trumps DA to take back Tlokwe

The ANC has won all six contested wards in the Tlokwe by-elections to take back control of the embattled municipality.

DA, ANC anxiously await Tlokwe by-election results

The DA and the ANC can now only wait for the outcome of Tlokwe by-election voting after a fierce battle for control over the municipality.

ANC’s battle for Tlokwe not over

The ANC will be going all out to win the six outstanding wards where it claims it has majority support.

DA confident of Tlokwe Ward Six win

The Democratic Alliance is confident it will come out on top, despite the ANC winning eight out of nine wards last month

IEC credibility in question after Tlokwe judgment

Following a court's decision to rule in favour of six independent candidates in Tlokwe, the credibility of the IEC has been put under the spotlight.

Tlokwe: Government denies food for votes report

The government says it's not giving Tlokwe residents food in return for votes in the upcoming by-elections.

By-election results show ANC still has stronghold

The ANC’s emphatic victory in the municipal by-elections forces a reassessment of the damage that may have been done by the Marikana massacre.

ANC celebrates Tlokwe by-election lead

The ANC is celebrating its win in Tlokwe, but with one eye already on the upcoming September by-elections

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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