Alternative for Germany (AfD) got 23.4% against 22% for the Christian Democrats (CDU). The AfD more than doubled its vote, from 10.6% five years ago.
The AfD is stronger in ex-communist eastern Germany than in western states.
The far-left Die Linke party, part of Thuringia's ruling coalition, won the state election with just over 30%.
It plans to lead a new coalition, but that may prove difficult, as the CDU has refused to work with Die Linke..
Mpumalanga police have launched a manhunt for a group of suspects who robbed and killed two people in Marloth Park, Komatipoort.
According to the Lowvelder, the victims - a 53-year-old man and 75-year-old woman - were from the Netherlands. Police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said in a statement the family of four were in their house in Marloth Park on Wednesday when two suspects approached them asking for work.
The family replied there was no work before they were ambushed.
South African car thieves are using sophisticated hardware and techniques to bypass vehicle security systems and steal cars in minutes.
A recent report from IOL detailed how a criminal syndicate in Durban used diagnostic key readers to steal cars that use transponder or chip keys.
MARLOTH PARK – The Lowveld was rocked by yet another two murders on Wednesday, when a man and woman were killed in a house in Marloth Park.
Koenraad Collier (53) had been living in Mozambique for years, where he had multiple businesses.
Electronic devices infected with Pegasus, a notorious spyware program sold only to governments, have been discovered in South Africa. The spyware, developed by Israeli cyber warfare firm NSO Group, has been used to target journalists and human rights activists across the world.
In a report titled ‘Hide and Seek’ which was released on Monday, Citizen Lab — a Canada based internet watchdog — identified 45 countries in which infected devices have been traced, after scanning the internet for servers associated with Pegasus spyware. It also identified multiple instances of cross-border surveillance..
One of the ANC’s most controversial figures had his name dragged through the mud at the State Capture Inquiry on Tuesday. Malusi Gigaba, who also submitted an affidavit to fight these claims, was accused of using Eskom to facilitate business deals with the Guptas.
The son of ANC secretary general and former Free State premier Ace Magashule, Tshepiso, has been forcefully removed from one of the houses belonging to the controversial Gupta family in Saxonwold, Johannesburg, according to a report.
The rampant corruption of the ANC is a reflection of high tolerance for corruption in the society from which ANC members are drawn.
High tolerance for corruption in black society has its historical origin in the feudal history of precolonial Africa.
For the last 25 years, something has been happening in South Africa. Something that is forbidden by the liberal elite world establishment to even fleetingly mention. And so the world has been ignoring this forbidden subject. Many, also in South Africa, have chosen to look the other way. But looking the other way does not make the truth disappear.
Immediately before plunging the country into further power rationing, Eskom took its regulator to court demanding more money to keep going. If it succeeds, already struggling electricity consumers will have to find more than R100-bn to help Eskom out. The economy can hardly keep up with the power costs already.
South Africa’s public finances are in a perilous state. There are four main reasons for this. First, economic growth is low or non-existent. Second, tax revenue collection is repeatedly below forecasts. Third, debt levels have risen rapidly and are now at their highest levels in the post-apartheid era. Fourth, the poor performance of state-owned enterprises is necessitating large-scale government support.
Under fire from the Economic Freedom Fighters and others, the Afrikaner stronghold's billionaire power brokers argue that they are committed to black economic empowerment. The new faces at the table may look the part, but are they being served the choicest slice of the pie?
Andile Mngxitama, the leader of deregistered political party Black First Land First (BLF), believes reports in The Sunday World that an affidavit submitted by a former gangster turned state witness implicates former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo in the alleged assassination of Wandile Bozwana are the work of the “Stellenbosch mafia” who used donations to the CR17 to “buy” President Cyril Ramaphosa.
A crisis is brewing in Cape Town's CBD after more than 1 000 people made camp in an arcade, demanding that the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) evacuate them from South Africa due to safety concerns.
Another senior executive has agreed with the SA Revenue Service to retire with immediate effect.
The retirement is part of the “cleaning” process the Revenue Service is doing, and a spokesman said Teboho Mokoena, the suspended chief of the human development division, agreed to leave the taxpayer’s service.
At his second meeting Zuma indicated that he had spoken to Malusi Gigaba to prepare asylum papers
Jailed mobster Radovan Krejcír allegedly travelled to Nkandla to meet former president Jacob Zuma and his son, Duduzane, and handed over R2.5 million in cash in exchange for asylum.
The condition of Johan Spammer (77) has deteriorated since Tuesday morning 8 October 2019 after he and his wife were attacked and savagely assaulted in their home in Bellville, Cape Town. He was hospitalized with approximately 20 stab wounds to his head, back and arms. The attacker also viciously beat him with a hammer and a pipe.
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) released its 2018/19 annual report recently which revealed that it made a loss of R482 million.
A farm attack took place on 14 October 2019, at 22:40 at Langplaas in Brits, North west province. An elderly couple, Lem Theron (82), who is in a wheelchair and his wife (80) noticed at least two balaclava clad attackers at their bedroom window. When the couple shouted at them, one of the attackers opened fire on them, shattering the window. The woman had to be treated for shrapnel in her face. After the shooting the attackers fled the scene.
A farm attack took place on Monday morning, 30 September 2019, at 03:45, on the farm Botterkloof, in Malmesbury, Western cape province. A farmer was attacked in his home by two assailants who threatened him with knives. In self defence the farmer opened fire on the attackers killing one. The other attacker fled. The police are now investigating a case of murder against the farmer.
In the generation since apartheid ended in 1994, tens of billions of dollars in public funds — intended to develop the economy and improve the lives of black South Africans — have been siphoned off by leaders of the A.N.C., the very organization that had promised them a new, equal and just nation.
South Africa’s young democracy had depended on the faith — and taxes — of its people since the end of apartheid, so the risks were evident. If the leader of the African National Congress, his relatives and his influential associates could dodge their tax duties, the rest of the country might shirk them, too, hollowing out the government’s ability to function at the most basic level.aving a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.
Over the years, Mr. Mabuza’s province also became known as one of South Africa’s most dangerous. Nearly 20 politicians, most from inside the A.N.C., were assassinated in the past two decades, some after exposing graft in public works projects.
“We are being reluctant as a nation to face the reality of Mabuza,” he added. “If Ramaphosa gets hit by a bus, Mabuza is going to be the president.”
While acting President David Mabuza was taking care of the country at the weekend while President Cyril Ramaphosa attended the wedding of his son Andile in Uganda, the world's most respected newspaper, The New York Times, published an in-depth and devastating investigation of how the country's Deputy President allegedly siphoned off millions from Mpumalanga schools to "buy loyalty and amass enormous power" in the party.
Nowhere in the world have people being brutally attacked and murdered by black attackers like white farmers in South Africa. It is reported that every 17 hours for the last five years, a white person was either attacked or murdered by black in their homes. Between January 2010 and January 2015, more than 2 500 violent attackers by blacks against whites were registered. 2008 of the whites were tortured to death and suffered mental torture by being forced to watch the gang-rape of their wives and daughters.
The judicial service commission (JSC) on Tuesday said it would recommend judge Roland Hendricks for the position of North West deputy judge president.
Hendricks is being interviewed for the position for the third time, having failed twice in the past.
He is the only candidate interviewed for the post this time.
During his interview Hendricks had to answer questions about his former political affiliation to the ANC, as well as his handling of traditional leadership cases which reportedly had raised concern among critics in the academic fraternity.
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The ‘arrival’ of ISIS in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in the north of Mozambique should be causing some concern at Defence Headquarters and in government. It should do so because it may herald a step change in the threats facing South Africa’s Southern African Development Community (SADC) partners and any forces that South Africa might deploy to assist them.
Feinstein is a former ANC firebrand Parliamentarian who was drummed out of the party (and the country) for asking too many questions about South Africa’s R70bn Arms Procurement deal. He discovered that arms manufacturers had paid ANC colleagues bribes of over $300m to secure contracts. Feinstein documented his story in 2007’s bestseller titled After The Party
South Africa is under siege, but the enemy is not coming from outside armed with guns and knives, it is within and its weapons are corruption, deceit, greed, and denial, Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi said on Saturday.
Instead of righting the economic wrongs of the past, BEE had the opposite effect as the economic plight and well-being of the vast majority worsened due to ill-conceived and poorly implemented legislation.
Over the recent period sections of South African big business have been very vocal against corruption and have promised to “fight against” it. But all of this hue and cry is merely a cover for an ongoing clash between different wings of the ruling class.
JOHANNESBURG — A high-ranking politician in South Africa’s governing African National Congress was arrested in connection with the assassination of a party member who had exposed corruption in a public works project, officials said Monday., let folks know.
UMZIMKHULU, South Africa — Their fear faded as they raced back home, the bottle of Johnnie Walker getting lighter with each turn of the road. Soon, Sindiso Magaqa was clapping and bouncing behind the wheel of his beloved V8 Mercedes-Benz, pulling into familiar territory just before dark.
The “list of Soros” exposes the EU as nothing more than a mechanism for the elitist billionaire to promote his neo-liberal policies consisting of border-less mass migration, same-sex marriage, integration of Ukraine into the EU, and war with Russia.
Recently a nurse was fired from Indiana University Health after she tweeted, “Every white woman raises a detriment to society when they raise a son. Someone with the HIGHEST propensity to be a terrorist, rapist, killer, and domestic violence all star. Historically, every son you had should be sacrificed to the B-ch Wolves…”
Another day in Brave New Britain, another Muslim rape-gang is convicted and another set of ugly, alien, melanin-enriched faces stare out from news-reports. But not for long. As Douglas Murray spotted in 2018, the leftist media are now determined that these stories should disappear as soon as possible. After all, in 2017 a White idiot called Darren Osborne drove a car at worshippers outside a mosque in London, killing one man and injuring twelve others because he had been “radicalized” by Tommy Robinson and angered by a BBC drama about Muslim “grooming gangs” in the Lancashire town of Rochdale.
Fox News did a report, which stated that Christian persecution is “close to” reaching the “international definition of genocide”. The Fox video report is included in the current news article by the UK Express: “Horror after nun DECAPITATED in brutal attack“….
It has been 10 years this week since the heinous kidnappings, rape and murders of a young Knoxville couple. The crime forever changed two families, resulted in several new laws and led to years upon years of court proceedings.
Jacob Zuma has been painted as pure evil, selling his soul, and South Africa, to the Gupta family. But it’s a close-run thing deciding who is the worst gangster: the former president of South Africa or ANC secretary general Ace Magashule.
The affidavit made by a Mozambican national known as Josh to an ex ANC and COPE politician James Nkambule, who ended up dead through poisoning.
The current vice President of South Africa needs no introduction when a discussion around corruption in politics take place.
Mabuza has a reputation as a ghastly corrupt individual.
Explosive new allegations that former secretary of defence January “Ché” Masilela and controversial international arms dealer Ivan Monsieur were assassinated because they knew too much about the murky world of arms deals, are made in a wide-ranging affidavit presented recently to the office of the national commissioner of police, Riah Phiyega, by international weapons dealer Johan Erasmus. Claims of shady deals, industrial espionage and dirty tricks by government officials and high-powered politicians close to the massive South African defence industry’s armaments acquisition projects.
Despite overwhelming evidence pointing to the identities of the assassins of Belgian-born South African arms dealer and police reservist Ivan Monsieur, the murder was never properly investigated. At the time of his death, in June 2009, Monsieur was investigating a carjacking and robbery syndicate involving ANC cadres and police officers. But Monsieur’s past as a relentless whistleblower in the shady world of international arms deals had made him an enemy in many places.
Robert C. O’Brien is a hostage negotiator, lawyer and diplomat who has been picked by President Donald Trump to be his fourth national security adviser, replacing John Bolton in the White House position.
Three Gupta-linked companies were awarded multi-million rand contracts with power utility Eskom despite having fraudulent B-BBEE certificates or misrepresenting their empowerment statuses, according to a report seen by the DA.
The South African National Defence Forces (SANDF) two-month deployment to the Western Cape comes to an end on Monday and it remains unclear if Alan Winde’s request for an extension will be granted
A wave of xenophobic rioting and violence between black South Africans and migrants from Nigeria and elsewhere was “a mere dress rehearsal” for the “civil war” awaiting the white community, a radical left-wing activist says.
US President Donald Trump(L)speaks next to new national security advisor Robert O'Brien on September 18, 2019 at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. - Last week, Trump abruptly fired John Bolton, a vigorous proponent of using US military force abroad and one of the main hawks in the administration on Iran. O'Brien has until now served as Trump's envoy for situations involving US hostages abroad. He comes into the new job with backing from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and senior Republicans in Congress. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) nitely promote it here to get customers excited about getting a sweet deal.
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has refuted allegations that have been circulating on social media, implicating judges in state capture and corruption.
Mogoeng said the “faceless” sources who shared these claims need to reveal themselves, before there are any investigations into any wrong-doing.
The Economic Freedom Fighters, who pose as pugilistic revolutionaries afraid of nothing and no one, have now "banned" Daily Maverick, Scorpio, and amaBhungane from all of their events. For an organization that has a ‘War Council’ and a ‘Commander-in-Chief’, this appears to be a panic move.
The parliamentary ad hoc committee on changing section 25 of the Constitution to simplify expropriation without compensation met yesterday and mapped out the legislative road ahead for the controversial and important constitutional amendment.
Cape Town – White people do not control the economy of South Africa, that is a myth, analyst Moeletsi Mbeki said on Saturday.
Political economist Mbeki, former IEC head Brigalia Bam and City Press editor Ferial Haffajee were discussing the strategies needed to protect South African’s democracy.
The DA says there is a strong possibility of rolling blackouts during September and October 2019.
In a statement on Thursday (19 September), the party said it has received reliable information about the potential blackouts.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. “He was a Rotary Scholar at the University of the Free State in South Africa and he speaks fluent Afrikaans.”
What do we do when those mandated to protect us are serving other interests than public safety and security? In South Africa, police corruption leaves the public exposed to high rates of crime, and causes distrust of the police service while allowing crime to flourish.