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DA calls for urgent and immediate consequences for obstruction of election activities in KZN

DA calls for urgent and immediate consequences for obstruction of election activities in KZN

Updated 4 hours ago Democratic Alliance (DA) KwaZulu-Natal Premier candidate Chris Pappas condemned the obstruction of election activities in KwaZulu-Natal by uMkhonto... 

Ramaphosa expresses readiness for 2024 elections, condemns obstruction of election activities

Ramaphosa expresses readiness for 2024 elections, condemns obstruction of election activities

Updated 4 hours ago President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed the country’s readiness to hold the 2024 national and provincial elections, calling on all parties, candidates,... 

Amnesty International SA urges timeous, effective implementation of GBV-F Bill

Amnesty International SA urges timeous, effective implementation of GBV-F Bill

24th May 2024 Amnesty International South Africa (SA) urged government to ensure timeous, transparent and effective implementation of the National Council on... 

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Solidarity serves govt court papers over NHI Act

Solidarity serves govt court papers over NHI Act

24th May 2024 Solidarity noted it will on Friday serve government court documents which it said could bring the implementation of the National Health Insurance... 

CSIR uses statistical, mathematical analysis to predict 2024 election outcomes

CSIR uses statistical, mathematical analysis to predict 2024 election outcomes

24th May 2024 National scientific research organisation Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has announced that it will once again be part of... 

Judgment compelling Gauteng govt to pay NPOs huge win for NPOs, beneficiaries – SECTION27

Judgment compelling Gauteng govt to pay NPOs huge win for NPOs, beneficiaries – SECTION27

24th May 2024 Public interest law centre SECTION27 have encouraged the Gauteng Department of Social Development (GDSD) to finalise all the successful non-profit... 

Ramaphosa pays tribute to Justice Yvonne Mokgoro

Ramaphosa pays tribute to Justice Yvonne Mokgoro

23rd May 2024 In reflecting on former Constitutional Court Justice Yvonne Mokgoro’s legacy, President Cyril Ramaphosa called on citizens to be reminded of their... 

DA Abroad vows to fight for improvements to voting system

DA Abroad vows to fight for improvements to voting system

23rd May 2024 The Democratic Alliance (DA) Abroad noted challenges during elections, vowing to take up the issues with the Independent Electoral Commission of... 

DA vows to offer workable solutions to poverty, job creation

DA vows to offer workable solutions to poverty, job creation

23rd May 2024 Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Minister of Finance Dr Dion George noted on Thursday that while the African National Congress (ANC) government... 

ICC’s request for warrants bolsters SA’s foreign policy – Supra Mahumapelo

ICC’s request for warrants bolsters SA’s foreign policy – Supra Mahumapelo

23rd May 2024 Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation chairperson Supra Mahumapelo noted that the International Criminal... 

ActionSA blames Zanu-PF for economic meltdown, calling for balanced foreign policy

ActionSA blames Zanu-PF for economic meltdown, calling for balanced foreign policy

22nd May 2024 ActionSA noted on Wednesday that South Africa needs to begin to put economic diplomacy at the centre of the country’s foreign policy as the economy... 

Political parties mourn passing of James Selfe

Political parties mourn passing of James Selfe

22nd May 2024 Political parties expressed deepest condolences at the passing of former Democratic Alliance (DA) Federal Council chairperson and MP James Selfe,... 

Warrants for Israel, Hamas leaders restore credibility of international justice system – Amnesty International SA

21st May 2024 Amnesty International South Africa (SA) noted on Tuesday that those who are suspected of responsibility for crimes under international law in... 

Corruption Watch says Zuma’s ineligibility for Parly represents win for civil society

Corruption Watch says Zuma’s ineligibility for Parly represents win for civil society

21st May 2024 Non-profit organisation Corruption Watch (CW) said on Tuesday that it is critical that the country’s election laws are subjected to a reasonable... 

IEC removes Jacob Zuma’s name from MK Party candidate list

IEC removes Jacob Zuma’s name from MK Party candidate list

20th May 2024 The Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) said on Monday that it will remove former President Jacob Zuma’s name from uMkhonto... 

Ramaphosa conveys condolences on Iranian President Raisi’s passing  

20th May 2024 President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed sadness at the passing of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and the... 

DA wants Public Service Commission to urgently investigate NHI scheme

DA wants Public Service Commission to urgently investigate NHI scheme

20th May 2024 The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday lodged a complaint against the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme with the Public Service Commission... 

Ramaphosa says SA’s current health care system is unsustainable, following NHI uproar

Ramaphosa says SA’s current health care system is unsustainable, following NHI uproar

20th May 2024 President Cyril Ramaphosa noted on Monday that while there may be different views on how the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill will be... 

Daily Podcast – May 17, 2024

Daily Podcast – May 17, 2024

17th May 2024 Making headlines: SIU, Hawks seize evidence at Home Affairs offices to help with ongoing investigation; SECTION27 urges Ramaphosa to sign BELA... 

SECTION27 urges Ramaphosa to sign BELA Bill, amid opposition from others in civil society

SECTION27 urges Ramaphosa to sign BELA Bill, amid opposition from others in civil society

17th May 2024 Public interest law centre SECTION27 on Friday strongly encouraged President Cyril Ramaphosa to sign into law the Basic Education Laws Amendment... 

SIU, Hawks seize evidence at DHA in ongoing investigation

SIU, Hawks seize evidence at DHA in ongoing investigation

17th May 2024 Members of the Special Investigating Unit with the assistance of the Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigations, also known as the Hawks,... 

Threats of legal action after Ramaphosa signs NHI into law

Threats of legal action after Ramaphosa signs NHI into law

16th May 2024 Civil society organisations and political parties are threatening legal action following Wednesday’s controversial signing of the National Health... 

Ramaphosa to visit George building collapse site

Ramaphosa to visit George building collapse site

15th May 2024 President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday visit the site of a collapse of a partially built residential building, in George in the Western Cape.... 

ANC-EFF coalition would have broadly negative impact – BMI

ANC-EFF coalition would have broadly negative impact – BMI

15th May 2024 Fitch solutions company BMI noted that while any potential coalition groupings will pose headwinds to policymaking and negatively impact investor... 

Signing of NHI Bill a watershed moment – SACP

Signing of NHI Bill a watershed moment – SACP

15th May 2024 The South African Communist Party has lent its support through a picket at the Union Buildings in Tshwane, as President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the... 

IEC says its ready for 2024 elections, increases voting accessibility

IEC says its ready for 2024 elections, increases voting accessibility

14th May 2024 The Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) expressed it readiness to hold the May 29 elections, highlighting that it has... 

Coalition govts must be studied, debated for understanding, improvements – SAIIA

Coalition govts must be studied, debated for understanding, improvements – SAIIA

14th May 2024 South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) researcher Isabel Bosman said on Tuesday while coalition governments are unusual or... 

Concerns heighten as Ramaphosa readies to sign NHI Bill into law

Concerns heighten as Ramaphosa readies to sign NHI Bill into law

14th May 2024 Business and political parties have expressed disappointment with President Cyril Ramphosa’s announcement that he will, on Wednesday, sign into law... 

Daily Podcast – May 10, 2024

Daily Podcast – May 10, 2024

10th May 2024 Making headlines: George building collapse death toll rises to 12; Zuma in court seeking right to run in South Africa's pivotal election; And,... 

SECTION27 says NPO funding must be addressed to avoid another Life Esidimeni

SECTION27 says NPO funding must be addressed to avoid another Life Esidimeni

10th May 2024 Public interest law center SECTION27 has demanded that the Gauteng Department of Social Development pay non-profit organisations their subsidies to... 

PSA urges private sector collaboration in healthcare

PSA urges private sector collaboration in healthcare

10th May 2024 The Public Servants Association highlights that public-private collaboration can enhance healthcare delivery across the country and while the... 

Condolences for Justice Yvonne Mokgoro

10th May 2024 President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed sadness at the passing of retired Constitutional Court Justice and Esteemed Member of the Order of the... 

NCOP defers BELA Bill to May 16

NCOP defers BELA Bill to May 16

10th May 2024 The National Council of Provinces has deferred the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill to May 16, to allow for the amended committee report to be... 

DA legal team challenges SABC rejection of election advertisement

DA legal team challenges SABC rejection of election advertisement

10th May 2024 The Democratic Alliance has briefed its legal team to urgently challenge the “treasonous act” by African National Congress “cadres” in the South... 

Parly fire: Additional offices to be completed before 7th Parliament sits

Parly fire: Additional offices to be completed before 7th Parliament sits

9th May 2024 Secretary to Parliament Xolile George noted on Thursday that Parliament is currently working on creating 54 additional offices, with an envisaged... 

Ramaphosa signs law to combat hate crimes, hate speech

Ramaphosa signs law to combat hate crimes, hate speech

9th May 2024 President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday signed into law the Preventing and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill, which he said outlaws the... 

My Vote Counts wants Ramaphosa to set an operational date for Electoral Matters Amendment Bill

My Vote Counts wants Ramaphosa to set an operational date for Electoral Matters Amendment Bill

9th May 2024 Non-governmental organisation My Vote Counts (MVC) announced that it will closely monitor developments around the Electoral Matters Amendment Bill... 

Daily Podcast – May 08, 2024

Daily Podcast – May 08, 2024

8th May 2024 Making headlines: Ramaphosa signs Electoral Matters Amendment Bill into law despite criticism; Zackie Achmat is ready to be an MP but won't vote... 

IFP wants IEC, Saps to deal with parties inciting violence during election campaigning

IFP wants IEC, Saps to deal with parties inciting violence during election campaigning

8th May 2024 The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is turning to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and the South African Police Service (Saps) to deal... 

Promise of ‘94 not yet translated into meaningful change for some – Ramaphosa

Promise of ‘94 not yet translated into meaningful change for some – Ramaphosa

8th May 2024 President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday although South Africa is a “vastly different place” than it was 30 years ago, he acknowledged that... 

ActionSA confirms safe retrieval of Ngobeni, Gafane following kidnapping

ActionSA confirms safe retrieval of Ngobeni, Gafane following kidnapping

8th May 2024 ActionSA have confirmed that its Gauteng Premier candidate Funzi Ngobeni and Youth Forum chairperson Hluphi Gafane are unharmed but “undoubtedly... 

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