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Thousands of Voters turned away from voting stations

A substantial glitch in the system resulted in thousands of voters not being able to cast their votes. Many voters were turned back from the polls without voting today, after being told their names were not appearing on the voters roll, although they were confirmed to have registered during registration time. Many voters expressed their...

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Will ANC survive the upcoming election?

Uncertainty awaits as we approach the local elections, And the question lies, will the ANC be able to regain lost support this coming Monday? Back in 2016 the ANC lost support which resulted in the party falling (at 49% from 57.5% in 2019) The last local government election in 2016 ensured that the ANC lost...

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Will South Africa voter turnout be different this year?

There has been a lack of interest in voting from South Africans in the past years. It’s been 27 years since South Africa held its first democratic elections in 1994, and over the years South Africa has gone from good, better to worse, with high levels of unemployment, hunger, and poor health facilities at the center...

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Toyota’s new hybrid car unveiled in Durban

Toyota’s new hybrid car unveiled in Durban is a step towards greener future. The Trade and Industry Minister says the new Toyota hybrid car launched on Tuesday is a step towards a greener future. On Tuesday President Cyril Ramaphosa visited the Toyota South Africa production plant in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, where he officiated the Toyota Cross...

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High court dismissed Former president Jacob Zuma’s application

In June, the former president Jacob Zuma made an application to have the prosecutor in his arms deal corruption trial removed, arguing that prosecutor Billy Downer was biased against him. Last week, he filed two criminal charges against Downer at the Pietermaritzburg Police Station, accusing him of intentionally leaking confidential information to the media. Handing...

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Samwu has been accused of fighting ANC battles

Tshwane mayor Randall Williams has accused the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) of using the protests to demand the implementation of wage increment to fight the ANC battles in the run-up to next week’s municipal elections. In a radio interview, Williams said that the labour action was unlawful and suggested the union wanted to throw...

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THE IEC REFUSES TO REVIEW ITS RULES JUST FOR ONE POLITICAL PARTY

ActionSA has taken the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to court after its name was omitted from the ward ballot papers after it left the space requiring an abbreviated name empty when registering. ActionSA has argued that its name does fit the technical description of eight characters and therefore does not need an abbreviated name on...

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Numsa accepts 6% wage increase

Earlier this month, Numsa members embarked on a strike demanding an 8% salary hike, while rejecting the previous wage offer by employer federations, including the Steel and Engineering Industry Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) and the National Employers Association of South Africa (Neasa). During a media briefing on Thursday, Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim said they had...