Gavin's South African Politics WWW Site

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Nelson Mandela (ANC)                                          Frederick De Klerk (NP)                         Anthony Leon (DP)

Documents available here:

  • The Constitution
  • ANC submission to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
  • Useful Links:

    A. Political Parties

  • African National Congress (ANC) (majority party)
  • The National Party (NP) (official opposition)
  • Democratic Party (DP) (minority party - opposition)
  • Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) (minority party - opposition)
  • Konserwatiewe Party / Conservative Party (not represented in Parliament)
  • South African Communist Party (SACP) (in alliance with African National Congress)
  • B. Publications

  • Johannesburg Star Internet Newspaper
  • Business Day Online Newspaper
  • C. Economic

  • Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) (largest trade union federation)
  • Sanlam - Economic Surveys
  • Sanlam - Economic Survey October 1996
  • RSA Budget Speech 1996 (delivered by ex-Finance Minister Chris Liebenberg)
  • South African Chamber of Business SACOB - Business at work
  • SACOB - Business Pulse
  • D. Government

  • SA Government of National Unity (includes ANC and IFP)
  • D. The New Constitution

  • Constitutional Court Judgment - Certification of Constitution
  • South African Constitution
  • The new constitution was signed into law by President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, 10 December 1996. It will be phased in over two years beginning early in 1997.

    For those that receive South African radio do not forget The Editors which is broadcast at 12:30 on SAfm 104-107khz on a Sunday. This excellent panel discussion programme is hosted by Nigel Murphy. It is repeated at 18:30 on Sunday evening. PROTEST TO RADIO 702 ABOUT THE REMOVAL OF CHRIS GIBBONS FROM THE AIRWAVES!!!!

    SAfm broadcasts two news actuality programmes daily. The first is AM Live in the morning from 6:00 to 8:30. The second is PM Live in the afternoon from 16:00 to 18:00. By far the best news actuality programme is to be found on Radio 702 at 17:00 - 18:30. This is the Chris Gibbons report. By far the finest broadcast journalist in the country, Chris Gibbons provides insightful and incisive comment on the major stories of the day. Definitely not to be missed. THE CHRIS GIBBONS REPORT HAS BEEN AXED! COMPLAIN TO RADIO 702!!!

    Last updated: Saturday, December 21, 1996 22:15

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