POLITICS

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Protests called against Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy have been axed

By GroundUp Staff - 31 March 2017
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Seven months without local government in Nquthu

Residents say they are suffering without proper services

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 15 March 2017
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ANC begs councillor to resign

Party had promised voters its councillor for Khayelitsha BM Section would resign after election

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 November 2016
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ANC members tire of waiting for imposed ward councillors to resign

Residents of King William's Town and Qunu protest against councillors

By Manqulo Nyakombi - 14 November 2016
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Court action to force political parties to disclose their funding

My Vote Counts has approached the Western Cape High Court

By Sibongakonke Mama - 28 July 2016
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ANC mayoral candidate’s claims don’t stand up to scrutiny

Allegations about Cape Town's and province's human settlements budgets are false or unsubstantiated

By Kayla Molander - 15 July 2016
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ANC election list fraud

Party says its Khayelitsha ward 93 councillor will be made to resign as soon as elected

By Kayla Molander - 28 June 2016
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Cosatu expresses support for Didiza to be Tshwane mayor

The federation of trade unions says unemployment is fueling the infighting over councillor positions

By Benita Enoch - 24 June 2016
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ANC members fear one another after Pietermaritzburg murders

“Political killings have become a habit,” says party member

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 23 June 2016
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Tshwane protests in photos

Dispute over ANC mayoral candidate

By Ihsaan Haffejee - 22 June 2016
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Residents accuse ANC councillor of starting wasteful project

Councillor defends road drainage plan

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 2 June 2016
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Both black and white elite must be held to account

While the elites debate race, poverty and inequality persist

By Luke Folb - 2 June 2016
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Old left’s rainbow nation project offers no way forward

A response to Jeff Rudin

By Brian Kamanzi and Nishal Kotecha Robb - 24 May 2016
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Colour does not explain today’s South Africa

Black lives are still cheap even though most political leaders and many wealthy business people are black

By Jeff Rudin - 20 May 2016

Zimbabwean consular official pelted with plastic bottles

Supporters of the main Zimbabwean opposition party threw plastic bottles at a Zimbabwean consular official today after marching on the consulate to hand over a memorandum.

Bernard Chiguvare - 25 November 2015

The debt machine and the politics of 0%

The current wave of student protests in South Africa has been mostly analysed from a national and local perspective.

Achille Mbembe - 13 November 2015