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South African local elections date set

South African local elections date set

The date for the next local government elections has been set for 3 August. All South Africans eligible to vote are encouraged to register so that they can use their democratic right to vote.

Minister Faith Muthambi: Communications Department Budget Vote 2015/16

Address by the Honourable Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, at the presentation of the Department of Communications Budget Vote 2015/16 in the Old Assembly Chamber.

Three new parties for South Africa's Parliament

Three new parties for South Africa’s Parliament

With counting in South Africa's national election over 96% complete by 11am on Friday, three new political parties - the Economic Freedom Fighters, the National Freedom Party and the African Independent Congress - are set to take up seats in the country's Parliament.
This is our right that we fought for: Zuma

This is our right that we fought for: Zuma

President Jacob Zuma cast his vote in South Africa's general elections at Ntolwane Primary School near Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday morning. "I hope that all voters will cast their votes freely, without any problems," Zuma said. "This is our right that we fought for."
Deputy President Motlanthe queues to cast his vote

Deputy President Motlanthe queues to cast his vote

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said there was no reason to jump the queue as he waited patiently at the Colbyn voting station in Pretoria on Wednesday morning for his turn to cast his vote in South Africa's fifth democratic elections.

The strength of South Africa’s democracy

There may be a fair amount of criticism of the government and widespread protests, but the reality is, South Africa's democracy is stronger than it has ever been. Citizens can criticise without fear and turn anger into positive action.

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We have an obligation to vote: Mbeki

Thabo Mbeki was among those who cast their special votes on Tuesday. The former president, who will be in Nigeria for the World Economic Forum on Africa summit on Wednesday, urged his fellow South Africans to go out and vote, saying: "We have an obligation to those thousands who died for this freedom".
South Africans abroad cast their vote

South Africans abroad cast their vote

South Africans living and working as far afield as London, Dubai, Canberra, Kinshasa, New York, Doha, Dublin and Khartoum turned out in numbers to cast their votes in the country's fifth democratic elections on Wednesday.
South Africans 'already winners': Zuma

20 years of freedom: reason to celebrate

As the country marks its first 20 years of freedom, Bathandwa Mbola reflects on how far we have come, and explains why she personally will be celebrating "being part of this big, vibrant and colourful family called South Africa".
Celebrities drive SA youth vote campaign

Star-studded line-up for youth vote roadshows

Generations star Patrick Shai, Rhythm City's Mpho Molepo, Muvhango's Nomsa Buthelezi and actress Maggie Williams will kick off roadshows at high schools and colleges across Gauteng province on Thursday to encourage young people to vote in South Africa's 7 May elections.

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