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Party funding fail

This is the first election since the Political Funding Act of 2018 came into effect. We are pretty excited about this, because it will force parties to declare any funder amounts of more than R100 000, ushering in a new era of accountability. Or so we hoped. Last week Thursday the IEC released its first …

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Our take: An election like no other

Sometime in the next few months, South Africans will vote in the country’s sixth local government elections since 1994. You may not have realised it, but a few recent developments make this an election like no other.  🔹Timing  For the first time in our democratic history, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it just won’t …

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19 August ’21 Wrap: Joblessness, elections…and vibrators?

Hi there! 🙋🏽‍♀️We’ve been putting out this Wrap without a break for a while so we’re taking a trip to the Bahamas (jokes) 😄 We ARE taking a two-week break, though, so we can rest and recharge. We’ll be back on 16 September, with your weekly update of empowering and digestible news, brought to you …

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Ace heads to court

Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule appeared (virtually) before the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg today to challenge the ANC’s decision to suspend him and to ask that the court declare the party’s step-aside rule unconstitutional. Before his matter could be heard, the court dismissed three separate applications that sought to intervene in the case …

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Our take: Wrong move, Ace

By now you know the ANC’s secretary-general Ace Magashule has finally been suspended and is, of course, fighting back. Naturally, he posted a photo of himself playing chess. So much symbolism! The cunning! The strategy! The… technical error? That’s right: the shot shows Magashule about to move a pawn that literally couldn’t go anywhere: it …

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13 May ’21 Wrap: SA’s economy is ready to party again

OUR TAKE: WRONG MOVE, ACE By now you know the ANC’s secretary-general Ace Magashule has finally been suspended and is, of course, fighting back. Naturally, he posted a photo of himself playing chess. So much symbolism! The cunning! The strategy! The… technical error? That’s right: the shot shows Magashule about to move a pawn that …

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