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South Africa

ANC’s secretary-general criticises opposition parties for accusing the ANC of selling out South Africans

In South Africa, ANC's secretary-general, Fikile Mbalula has criticised opposition parties for accusing the ANC of selling out South Africans after forming a government of national unity. Mbalula stated the ANC mandate remains to be committed to representing the interests of South Africans. He emphasised the ANC retained key portfolios and is willing to collaborate with other parties:    

todayJuly 22, 2024 4

South Africa

South Africa’s DA Criticizes EFF and MK Party for Advocating Destructive Policies

In South Africa, the DA has criticised the EFF and MK Party for advocating destructive policies like abolishing the constitution and parliamentary sovereignty. They argue that these proposals threaten South Africa's democratic foundations and progress. During a media briefing, party leader John Steenhuisen said the DA's role in the government of national unity is crucial, in opposing these radical forces and ensuring governance that promotes national unity and progress:  

todayJuly 18, 2024 9

South Africa

ANC Initiates Second Phase of Government of National Unity Process in South Africa

In S.A, the ANC says the second phase of the government of national unity process, to appoint the Cabinet in line with the Constitution is underway. The ANC’s spokesperson, Mahlengi Bhengu-Motsiri says consultations with leaders of parties included in the government of national unit are underway. Bhengu-Motsiri says ten out of 18 parties joined the government of national unity initiative by Saturday and these parties represent an overwhelming majority of […]

todayJune 25, 2024 11

South Africa

Cosatu Urges ANC to Address Voter Discontent

In S.A, Cosatu calls on the ANC to recognise voter discontent in the election results as a clear signal to improve its performance. The federation pledges to hold the government of national unity accountable, working closely with alliance partner the South African Communist Party. General secretary Solly Phetoe anticipates president Cyril Ramaphosa will consult alliance partners on the forming of the seventh administration's cabinet:  

todayJune 25, 2024 7

South Africa

S.A’s AfriForum Asserts No Politician Is Above the Law Amid Malema Trial

    S.A's AfriForum maintains that no politician is above the law as EFF leader Julius Malema and co-accused Adriaan Snyman stand trial in the East London Regional Court. Community Safety spokesperson Jacques Broodryk criticized Malema's shifting defense and cited expert opinions disputing the use of blanks or a toy gun at an EFF rally. Broodryk also highlighted Snyman's past misconduct with firearms, stressing the need for justice to prevail.

todayJune 21, 2024 6

South Africa

Optimism and Caution as South Africa’s Unity Government Takes Shape

Investors are hopeful that South Africa's new unity government will implement stable economic policies to spur growth but remain cautious about the coalition's ability to reconcile significant ideological differences as reported by Reuters. After failing to secure a parliamentary majority in last month's national elections, the African National Congress, which has ruled since the end of apartheid in 1994, has formed an alliance with the pro-business Democratic Alliance and smaller […]

todayJune 20, 2024 6

South Africa

South African parliament meets as ANC nears coalition deal

        By Julie BOURDIN, with Zama LUTHULI in Johannesburg   South Africa's newly elected parliament met Friday and was expected to re-elect President Cyril Ramaphosa to form an unprecedented coalition government as his humbled ANC raced to cobble together a deal. Chief Justice Raymond Zondo opened the first sitting of South Africa's seventh parliament since the advent of post-apartheid democracy in 1994, swearing in MPs in batches […]

todayJune 14, 2024 21

South Africa

S.A’s Parliament diligently preparing for the transition to the seventh administration

S.A's secretary to Parliament ,Xolile George says Parliament has been diligently preparing for the transition to the seventh administration, a pivotal moment in democratic history. Briefing the media, George declared the Cape Town International Convention Centre as the parliamentary precinct. He says tomorrow's first sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces in the centre represents the literal will of the people and the establishment of the […]

todayJune 14, 2024 12