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Skeletons in the closet, loyalty to the party and South Africa’s political landscape

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With South Africa’s 2019 national elections looming overhead, its political landscape has not caught a break as each month, and even week, that passes another ‘skeleton in the closet’ comes out to shock the public.

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South Africa's main opposition gets first black leader

Mmusi Maimane, DA Leader. Photo©DA.ORGSouth Africa's main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has elected its first black leader as it seeks to topple the ruling African National Congress from power.

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South Africa: DA, Breaking ranks with tradition

Photo©Netwerk24.comSouth Africa's main opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA) holds its elective conference from Friday until Sunday, where a new leader will be elected.

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South Africa: DA leadership race in final stretch

Wilmot James and Mmusi Maimane. Photo©Via Netwerk24.comIn a first for South African, the top two candidates vying for the top post in the opposition Democratic Alliance debated their policies and future for the party live on television.

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South Africa's biggest opposition leader Helen Zille to Resign

Photo©ReutersThe leader of South Africa's main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) Hellen Zille will step down from her post next month.

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SA opposition unites for 2014 polls

Democratic Alliance (DA) has announced that Agang leader and struggle veteran Mamphele Ramphele would be its presidential candidateSouth Africa's official opposition on Tuesday announced that it was roping in a rival opposition leader to be its presidential candidate in this year's elections.

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Should African political parties publish their lists of donors?

Most African ruling parties insist upon maintaining secrecy on the origin of political donations in order to avoid scrutiny. But more opposition parties are now calling for openness to be the norm.

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No South African troops injured in DRC - Zuma

South African President Jacob ZumaNo South African troops have been seriously injured in the Democratic Republic of Congo, President Jacob Zuma has said.

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South Africa: No confidence vote against Jacob Zuma dismissed

DA's parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko tabled a motion of no confidence in Zuma in November 2012/Photo©Getty ImagesSouth African opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA) suffered a blow on Tuesday when the Constitutional Court on Tuesday dismissed its application to have a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma debated in Parliament.

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SA troop deployment to CAR debunked

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe rubbished reports that the ANC government was considering a new mission to CAR/Photo©ReutersSouth Africa will not deploy more soldiers to  the Central African Republic (CAR) despite pleas by regional leaders, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe told parliament on Wednesday.

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South Africa's DA isn't even remotely a white party any more - Mazibuko

Lindiwe Mazibuko Parliamentary leader, Democratic Alliance, South Africa/Photo©KEVIN SUTHERLAND/SUNDAY TIMES/GALLO IMAGES/GETTYThe young parliamentary leader of the Democratic Alliance is taking the fight to Jacob Zuma and the ANC government. She believes it's only a matter of time before the ANC vote drops below 50 percent.

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Zuma eulogises fallen soldiers amid criticism

South African President Jacob Zuma/Photo©ReutersSouth African President Jacob Zuma has vehemently defended the deployment of soldiers in the Central African Republic, saying the troops went there to defend national and continental interests.

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South Africa's budget reveals tight fiscal conditions

South African Finance minister Pravin Gordhan announced that there would be an increase in fuel costs in April/Photo©ReutersConservative and bland. That is how most economists described South Africa's 2013/2014 budget speech.

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South Africa: DA calls for tax reduction after billonaire's charity offer

Motsepe is the fourth richest man in South Africa and the sixth richest in AfricaPolitical parties in South Africa have welcomed and praised billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe for donating at least half the money generated by his assets to the poor.

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South Africa: Scepticism over Zuma's new private home after enquiry report

Zuma's private homestead has caused widespread speculation, with some alleging outright corruption/Photo©ReutersA commission of enquiry on Sunday said no public money had been used in the extensive renovations of South African President Jacob Zuma's private homestead in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.

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Fighting Crime with SA's Thuli Madonsela and Zambia's Mutembo Nchito

Image©All Rights ReservedTwo anti-corruption crusaders have battles ahead in 2013.

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IMF loan in South Africa's "national interest"

South Africa's President Zuma (R) and Deputy President Motlanthe (L) have defended the $2bn loan saying it will avoid further global instability/Photo/Reuters South Africa's Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has once again defended the country's $2 billion dollar loan to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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