Ramaphosa shows appetite for uphill election battle in Sona debate
/ 15 February 2024

Ramaphosa shows appetite for uphill election battle in Sona debate

The president largely blamed the state of the country on the legacy of apartheid and the Zuma era but said the ANC was not finished yet

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Concourt eases path to polls for independents
/ 5 December 2023

Concourt eases path to polls for independents

But the court concurred that there was not sufficient argument to alter lMPs’ contested split between provincial and proportional votes

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Concourt lowers signature requirements for independent candidates
/ 4 December 2023

Concourt lowers signature requirements for independent candidates

A majority judgment held that the stipulation was unconstitutional and reduced it to a 10th of the number stipulated by the new electoral act

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IFP remains strong and united, says Hlabisa after avoiding recall
/ 8 August 2023

IFP remains strong and united, says Hlabisa after avoiding recall

Inkatha Freedom Party president Velenkosi Hlabisa said the party would not be distracted by the ‘desperate mischief’ of detractors

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Mashatile plans to chart a path through the 2024 coalitions minefield
/ 4 August 2023

Mashatile plans to chart a path through the 2024 coalitions minefield

Legally binding coalition agreements are among measures being suggested to stabilise governance

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IFP president sidesteps no-confidence vote
/ 2 August 2023

IFP president sidesteps no-confidence vote

Members who petitioned for a special national council meeting have been ordered to appear before the national executive committee

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Mashatile: We’re not shielding Ramaphosa on Phala Phala
/ 23 March 2023

Mashatile: We’re not shielding Ramaphosa on Phala Phala

The majority had made a decision and that was how democracy worked, the deputy president told the National Assembly

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High court hears debate on whether secret ballot serves constitution
/ 13 February 2023

High court hears debate on whether secret ballot serves constitution

The question over dismissing the Ngcobo report was whether MPs had a primary duty to hold the president to account or be accountable to voters

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Speaker says appeal court got it wrong in secret ballot case
/ 6 February 2023

Speaker says appeal court got it wrong in secret ballot case

Legal precedent favours the ATM in its application to have parliament’s vote on the Ngcobo report overturned but the speaker says the court erred

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Public protector has completed Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala inquiry
/ 24 January 2023

Public protector has completed Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala inquiry

An interim report will be sent to President Cyril Ramaphosa for comment on the findings

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Phala Phala panel or Ramaphosa: Who should we believe?
/ 9 December 2022

Phala Phala panel or Ramaphosa: Who should we believe?

The president’s review application asks the constitutional court, again, to determine how parliament should deal with the political scandal

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Parliament can vote on Ngcobo report, despite challenge, says lawyer
/ 8 December 2022

Parliament can vote on Ngcobo report, despite challenge, says lawyer

Chief legal advisor says the sub judice rule does not bar the National Assembly from debating the report, unless the president applies for an interdict

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Phala Phala becomes impeachment nightmare for president
/ 1 December 2022

Phala Phala becomes impeachment nightmare for president

A panel has found that the president has a case to answer for receiving foreign currency, not reporting it stolen and enabling secret efforts to recover it

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Phala Phala becomes impeachment nightmare for Ramaphosa
/ 1 December 2022

Phala Phala becomes impeachment nightmare for Ramaphosa

A panel has found prima facie evidence that the president broke the law in receiving foreign currency, not reporting it stolen and enabling secret efforts to recover it

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