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Cyril Ramaphosa hails Germany-South Africa relations

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has promoted relations with Germany, hailing the two nations as important trading partners as he met with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. The German l...
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Patricia de Lille gets more time as Cape Town mayor

Court asks more time to deliberate de Lille suspension by the Democratic Alliance. Patricia de Lille has returned to work as mayor of Cape Town after the high court of the Western Cape decided that h...
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Mayor of Cape Town fights back against dismissal

Patricia de Lille is taking her case against the Democratic Alliance to court. Patricia de Lille, the mayor of Cape Town, who has been dismissed from her party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), and as...
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Nobel peace summit called off in Cape Town

Move follows South Africa's visa refusal for Dalai Lama The Nobel peace summit scheduled to take place in Cape Town on 13 October has been cancelled following South Africa's refusal to grant a vis...
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ANC wins South Africa election

But party's share of vote decreases Although South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) is the winner of the 7 May general elections for parliament and nine provincial legislatures i...
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South Africa prepares for elections

Election race heats up in Western Cape The upcoming South African general election on 7 May marks the nation's 20th year as a democracy and is being viewed as a potential crossroads situation by po...
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Desmond Tutu celebrates 80th birthday in Cape Town

Activist and retired bishop Desmond Tutu celebrated his 80th birthday on 7 October in St George
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South African votes in municipal elections

South Africa goes to the polls on Wednesday 18 May to renew councils for all municipalities throughout the country. In Cape Town and across Western Cape province the governing Democratic Alliance...
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Zuma leads AU peace delegation to Libya

An African Union (AU) delegation led by South African president Jacob Zuma has met Libya's Muammar Qaddafi in the country's capital Tripoli in an attempt to broker a ceasefire between the rebels and t...
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Cosatu protests demolition of Hout Bay shacks

The Congress of South African Trade Unions, (Cosatu) has called for demonstrations in favour of settlers living in illegally-built shacks along a part of Hout Bay about 20 km south of Cape Town. The c...
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DA and ANC tie in Western Cape municipal by-elections

The leading national opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA) won three out of six seats in municipal ward by-elections in the Western Cape on 21 July, the independent electoral commission of South A...
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Nelson Mandela Day

18 July is Nelson Mandela Day and the 92nd birthday of the iconic anti-apartheid activist, 1993 Nobel peace laureate and first president of the democratic South Africa Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. For t...
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Zille and Zuma in new clash.

Helen Zille, Western Cape premier and leader of the official opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA), has got into another row with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) of president Jacob Zuma...
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New Western Cape provincial government formed.

An all male and predominantly white cabinet has taken office in the Western Cape under the leadership of premier Helen Zille, leader of the national official opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA)....
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Dan Plato set to become Cape Town mayor.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has named Cape Town city councillor Dan Plato as its candidate for mayor to replace party leader Helen Zille, who stepped down at the end of April to take up the elected p...
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President Zuma names cabinet.

Jacob Zuma announced his new cabinet line-up on 10 May, the day after being sworn in as South Africa's fourth democratically elected president in Pretoria. Perhaps the biggest novelty is the appoint...
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National assembly convenes.

On 6 May the 400 newly elected members of the national assembly, South Africa


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