Ban govt ads during elections - MP

2014-03-27 17:48

Independent Democrats MP Lance Greyling says government advertising should be banned during the election period, but ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize feels it is necessary for government to report back and showcase its achievements.

ID: Ehrenreich insensitive

2013-01-09 14:45

Western Cape Congress Cosatu secretary Tony Ehrenreich is inconsiderate and insensitive for encouraging farmworkers to go on strike, an Independent Democrats MPL says.

Costs may drive households to solar - MP

2012-02-21 18:19

Households will switch over to solar electricity in the next five to ten years if municipal surcharges are not checked, an MP says.

Sanef welcomes NCOP bill committee

2011-11-24 22:23

The SA National Editors Forum has welcomed the decision of the National Council of Provinces to form an ad hoc committee on the protection of state information bill.

Minister's call stirs up speed debate

2011-09-21 22:40

The transport ministry has welcomed comments about the proposed review of the speed limit on South Africa's roads, but some say the idea is just a quick-fix solution.

MP says no to China-made Bok jersey

2011-09-06 16:44

Independent Democrats parliamentary leader Joe Mcgluwa says he won't wear the Springbok jersey during the Rugby World Cup because the garments were made in China.

De Lille dismisses nepotism charges

2011-05-04 15:46

ID leader Patricia de Lille has dismissed allegations of nepotism against her as "baseless nonsense".

Cele comparison to Jesus odious: ID

2011-04-03 16:28

Like the ANC, police Commissioner General Bheki Cele should refrain from making religious comparisons says ID parliamentary leader Joe Mcgluwa.

De Lille DA's Cape Town mayor candidate

2011-03-14 09:55

Patricia de Lille is the DA's mayoral candidate for Cape Town in the upcoming local government elections, party leader Helen Zille has announced.

ID laments state of basic education

2011-02-15 19:13

The ID has accused government of "refusing" to address some of the most glaring and rectifiable problems in South African education.

By-elections see DA, ANC victories

2010-12-09 14:14

The DA has won two out of three seats contested in by-elections in three wards, according to Independent Electoral Commission results.

ANC unseats DA in by-elections

2010-10-07 14:14

The ANC has won two seats from the DA-ID coalition in Oudtshoorn by-elections, says the Independent Electoral Commission.

Rise in DA concerns ANC

2010-09-21 07:26

The ANC is concerned about the rise of support for the DA and the threat of opposition parties forming coalitions, a report on the state of the party has found.

De Lille sworn in as W Cape MEC

2010-09-13 14:49

Independent Democrats leader Patricia de Lille plans to "hit the ground running" after being sworn in as Western Cape Social Development MEC.

Zille lying about corruption: ANC

2010-08-16 20:10

DA leader Helen Zille's political marriage with the ID will flounder because it is based on the lie that the ANC government is corrupt, says ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu.

'09 deal would've made De Lille premier

2010-08-15 21:16

Helen Zille has revealed that she offered ID leader Patricia de Lille the position of premier during the 2009 national elections if she'd combine her party's efforts with the DA.

DA, ID to merge

2010-08-15 16:08

The Democratic Alliance has announced that it will merge with the ID to better challenge the ANC in the 2014 election.

ANC support stable - survey

2010-07-28 12:21

The ANC remains the party of choice for voters, but a closer relationship between the ID, DA and Cope would be good for the country's political health, a survey has found.

DA not a party for minorities - Zille

2010-07-24 16:06

The DA is not a party for minorities, and is "the most multiracial party in the country", party leader Helen Zille has told a federal congress.

Tech-free SWC a disgrace: ID

2010-06-30 16:36

It is a "disgrace" that FIFA is not using video technology to assist referees during World Cup games, says the ID.

ID talking to parties: De Lille

2010-05-24 21:51

The Independent Democrats remain committed to discussions with other opposition parties on co-operation, ID leader Patricia de Lille has said.

Tributes for Van Zyl Slabbert

2010-05-14 14:19

Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert has been described as a "true patriot" and "visionary" as tributes pour in following his death.

Zille: Zuma is out of his depth

2010-05-10 14:21

As President Jacob Zuma marks his first year in office, opposition parties say he has failed to show leadership and has clearly found himself out of his depth.

DA set to swallow ID

2010-05-03 10:31

The ID is on the verge of being swallowed by the DA, and ID leader Patricia de Lille is expected to be elected DA national chairperson, sources say.

DA racist email 'a hoax'

2010-04-07 16:06

Acting municipal manager for Stellenbosch, MP Du Plessis, has denied sending a racist email to a Western Cape MEC, a matter which the ANC has gone to the Equality Court over.


Zuma scores an F on DA, ID report card

2014-01-15 14:52

President Jacob Zuma has scored another F on the 2013 Cabinet report card released by the DA and ID. Many of his Cabinet also received very low scores.

No instability in SA, Zuma maintains

2012-11-15 20:41

The country is not facing instability as a result of violent wildcat strikes over the past few months, President Jacob Zuma says.

Struggling municipalities 'shameful'

2012-01-16 07:42

The Independent Democrats have called on President Jacob Zuma to support struggling municipalities, after reports that nearly 40% of municipalities are facing financial meltdown.

Info bill: Who voted how

2011-11-22 22:34

The names of who voted for and against the contentious protection of state information bill in the National Assembly, are to be made public.

New arms deal probe - 'Why only now?'

2011-09-15 22:28

Political parties have welcomed President Zuma's announcement of a new commission of inquiry into the arms deal, but have expressed reservations about the motives and timing.

DA, ID officials leave for FF Plus

2011-05-12 20:24

Key figures have resigned from the Gauteng branches of the DA and ID to join the FF Plus, the party says.

R1.6bn wage subsidy too little - ID

2011-05-01 18:37

The R1.6bn annual wage subsidy announced in the Budget is not enough to make significant inroads on the "jobs crisis" facing South Africa, the ID says.

Zille denies lobbying for De Lille

2011-03-14 14:42

DA leader Helen Zille has denied lobbying for Patricia de Lille to be chosen as the DA's Cape Town mayoral candidate, saying the voting process was free, fair and open.

ID: Zuma silent on controversial issues

2011-02-16 20:46

Independent Democrats Chief Whip Lance Greyling has accused President Jacob Zuma of remaining silent on all the controversial issues requiring strong political leadership.

DA encouraged by matric pass rate

2011-01-06 20:32

The rise in the matric pass rate in 2010 is encouraging and "hopefully" the beginning of a more positive trend in South African education, DA MP Wilmot James says.

Pass black matrics, union asks

2010-12-01 14:10

The KZN branch of the SA Democratic Teachers' Union has called on "biased marking" in favour of black matrics, the Sowetan newspaper reports.

By-elections start smoothly

2010-10-06 12:30

Municipal by-elections in four provinces have started without any major glitches, says an official.

Zille: Info bill will mask corruption

2010-09-18 18:01

The protection of information bill and the proposed Media Appeals Tribunal are tools that will be used to mask corruption, Helen Zille has said.

MPs cash in on road travel

2010-09-02 22:35

Road travel has proved a rewarding experience for some MPs as claims often cost Parliament "more than double as much" as plane tickets, says ID leader Patricia de Lille.

ANC: DA-ID merger not a threat

2010-08-16 08:34

The ANC does not feel threatened by the "swallowing" of the Independent Democrats by the Democratic Alliance, a spokesperson for the governing party has said.

Experts sceptical about DA, ID merger

2010-08-15 18:47

Analysts say the merger between the DA and the ID is unlikely to pose a major challenge to the African National Congress in the 2014 election.

SAIRR: Arrest to intimidate media

2010-08-05 18:40

The arrest of a Sunday Times reporter is an effort to intimidate journalists, says the SA Institute of Race Relations.

ID, DA merger on the cards

2010-07-25 13:23

Independent Democrats leader Patricia de Lille has indicated that a merger between her party and the Democratic Alliance is becoming a reality.

ID: Cape Town scores 10

2010-07-12 13:24

Cape Town has achieved a "perfect score" for the manner in which the city hosted eight World Cup games, says the Independent Democrats.

De Lille defends Vavi

2010-06-06 21:08

Independent Democrats leader Patricia de Lille has defended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi after he accused two ministers of corruption.

SABC chair must explain - ID

2010-05-24 13:16

SABC board chairperson Ben Ngubane must explain to Parliament why the board was circumvented on the appointment of Phil Molefe as head of news, says the ID.

De Lille: SA law is under threat

2010-05-12 21:30

The number of constitutional judgments against government disproves President Jacob Zuma's claim that the Constitution is not under threat, Independent Democrats leader Patricia de Lille says.

De Lille: I'm not going to DA

2010-05-03 23:35

Independent Democrats leader Patricia de Lille has dismissed media reports that she is set to take up high office with the Democratic Alliance.

Zille orders probe into email

2010-04-07 22:59

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has ordered an independent investigation of a document purporting to be an email in which a senior provincial employee uses racist terms.

ANC 'disregarding' the courts

2010-03-31 14:09

The ANC is showing a "dangerous disregard" for the courts in criticising a court ruling on the "shoot the boer" song, the ID says.

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