GARETH VAN ONSELEN: What happened to the art of speechmaking?

Repetition wrapped in clichés inside a PR slogan is the hallmark of SA’s forgettable political speeches

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Western Cape separatist delusions have endured since Jan van Riebeeck’s time

A colonial mentality is also to be found among ANC members with their ‘build a wall’ calls

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: ANC to deal with ‘stepping down’ issue

Ruling party will discuss whether members facing corruption and other serious charges should step down

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ANC to present legal opinion on ‘stepping down’ concept at next NEC meeting

Since Ace Magashule’s refusal to step down after formal charges of graft, the issue has become a hot topic and will lead the discussion at the NEC

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ANC suggests tapping UIF for Eskom

Party releases documents that will lay the basis for talks at its national general council in 2021

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CAROL PATON: Cyril Ramaphosa a spectator as new factions take shape

The handful of recognisable faces that turned out to support Magashule were a sad and motley crew with doubtful moral and political standing.

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Poll shows DA and EFF are growing while ANC is losing voters

The Ipsos survey was conducted between July and September, when people’s freedom was restricted by lockdown

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POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Zuma expected to appear before Zondo

Commission’s bids to obtain a clear statement from former president as to whether he will comply with a summons have been unsuccessful

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Zondo has visited my house several times, says Zuma

Zuma further claims that, after Zondo was appointed as a judge, the pair ‘discussed whether our personal relationship would jeopardise his judicial career’

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Long hill to climb after DA takes a beating

Among the the 45 wards the party contested, it only won two new ones, retained 14 and lost nine

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IEC rejects Herman Mashaba’s ActionSA appeal

The Electoral Commission of SA has upheld its decision to reject the registration of ActionSA as a political party as the logo and name are similar to another ...

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: By-elections to test political temperature on Wednesday

The poll in 56 municipalities is expected to be a judgment on the ANC’s response to the pandemic

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Coalition in Joburg weakened as ANC and Patriotic Alliance split

In a statement on Wednesday, the PA said the ANC was looking for any excuse to remove the party from the government of local unity

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John Steenhuisen vows to keep DA true to core principles

The liberal party commits itself to nonracialism, a market economy and a capable state

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POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Cyril Ramaphosa expected to address the nation following stern Covid-19 warning

There have been suggestions about tighter restrictions amid fears of a second wave of Covid-19 infections

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Randall Williams’s election as Tshwane mayor is a ‘victory for democracy’, says FF Plus

Williams takes the helm after an eight-month hiatus during which the city had no mayor

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