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PRETORIA, May 12- The African National Congress (ANC) has retained the Free State provincial legislature with 19 seats after achieving 61.14% voter support in the 2019 election. In the 2014 general election, the governing party won 22 of 30 seats with 69.85% support. The Democratic Alliance (DA), the main opposition party, only increased its provincial stakes with one seat, taking it to...
MAHIKENG, May 10 - The African National Congress (ANC) in North West needed to focus on delivering service to the people of the province, former premier Supra Mahumapelo said on Friday. The most important task for "cadres of the movement" in North West, said Mahumapelo, had been to make sure the ANC won the province in Wednesday's national and provincial...
PRETORIA, May 10 - The strong growth of the Freedom Front Plus (FF+), which more than doubled its votes compared to the 2014 national election,surprised many but the party said it was not shocked and had expected a steep climb in the polls. By 11am, the FF+ was hovering around 2.48 percent of the vote, and while this will not...
JOHANNESBURG, May 10 - Support for the governing African National Congress dipped below 50 percent in Gauteng province, with nearly 60 percent of votes tallied as counting continued on Friday after Wednesday's national elections. Just after 11 am, the ANC was sitting on 49.52 percent of the votes in Gauteng, followed by the main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) with just...
JOHANNESBURG, May 9 - The South African Typographical Union (SATU) on Thursday said it was "disappointed" by the process undertaken by Tiso Blackstar to cut jobs. Earlier this week, striking staff at Tiso Blackstar were sent an email which advised them of pending retrenchments. "You will no doubt be aware that the company is proposing a broad restructuring of its editorial...
Solly Makganoto The Congress of South African Students (COSAS) has on Tuesday said that it appreciates the role played by Sekunjalo chairperson, Dr Iqbal Survé in formation of COSAS during the 1980s Cosas said Dr Surve remains the kind of the inspiration which we as students and young people looks into. "We want to state it categorically clear that the actions by...
Sello Theletsane   JOHANNESBURG- Just days before the national polls, an ANC ward councillor in Viljoenskroon in the Free State has dumped his party and joined Gayton Mckenzie’s Patriotic Alliance (PA). Toko Mofokeng, who was ANC’s Ward 20 councillor in Moqhaka Municipality said he resigned from the ANC because he felt the party was betraying the same people it was supposed to...
JOHANNESBURG, May 7 - The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape on Tuesday issued a Ramadan message. "The ANC Western Cape takes this opportunity to wish Muslims across the Western Cape well over this auspicious month of Ramadan," said the statement issued by Dennis Cruywagen, the party's provincial media liaison "Ramadaan is the month of spiritual rejuvenation and reflection...
PRETORIA, May 2 – With less than a week to go before election day, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) confirmed on Thursday that everything is in place and ready for South Africa’s sixth national and provincial elections. The commission said final preparations will be made over the coming weekend for the opening of the country's 22 924 voting stations. "This includes...
JOHANNESBURG, April - Workers in South Africa have many burning issues that include the pressing need for better pay, cheaper transport, adequate benefits such as pension and medical aid, flexi-time and a whole variety of creature comforts that are absent in many workplaces. Imagine deciding one's vote based on the need for toilet paper - as in the case of...


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