ARTICLES RELATING TO DA

DA welcomes KZN municipal manager suspension

2014-10-23 15:23

The DA in KwaZulu-Natal has welcomed the suspension of Mtubatuba municipal manager Siyabonga Ntuli, pending a probe into allegations of tender fraud.

DA wants reduced cabinet

2014-10-22 17:11

The Democratic Alliance is disappointed that Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene did say anything about the size of the Cabinet in his Medium-Term Budget Policy speech.

Nxasana denies receiving R5m golden handshake

2014-10-21 16:32

Embattled national director of public prosecutions Mxolisi Nxasana has told MPs there is no truth to media reports that he had been offered a R5m golden handshake by President Jacob Zuma.

Limpopo pupils prevented from attending school

2014-10-20 15:28

Pupils at several Limpopo schools, including matriculants, have been prevented from attending alcasses and writing exams because of a service delivery protest, the DA says.

Sunday Times story misleading - presidency

2014-10-19 14:34
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The article published in the Sunday Times about President Jacob Zuma's parliamentary obligations is incorrect and grossly misleading, the presidency says.

No plans for VIP jet for Zuma - Armscor

2014-10-17 07:00

Controversial plans by the department of defence to buy a VIP presidential jet have not been handed on to Armscor, says the state-owned arms procurement agency.

NCOP chief whip is qualified - ANC

2014-10-15 17:55

The chief whip of the National Council of Provinces has proof of her academic qualifications, the ANC says.

Trollip's suspension overturned

2014-10-14 16:10

DA Eastern Cape leader Athol Trollip's suspension, for allegedly implying Premier Phumulo Masualle was a "liar and a cheat", has been overturned.

ANC MPs must use their numbers - Mantashe

2014-10-12 21:21
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ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has called on the party's MPs to use their large numbers to take charge and make decisions.

Toll funds: DA wants all the details

2014-10-09 15:00

The Democratic Alliance has called on Sanral to make public all financial records involved in the e-tolls project, including profits for all involved parties.

DA gets more 'spy tapes' documents

2014-10-08 19:38

The Democratic Alliance has received additional documents that were part of the so-called "spy tapes", the party says.

ANC sees effective Sarb under Kganyago

2014-10-06 18:46

The ANC says the appointment of Lesetja Kganyago as new Sarb governor will ensure a smooth transition and the SACP says he must put the needs of the people first.

Ngobeni should be fired - DA

2014-10-05 16:50

Allegations about KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Mmamonnye Ngobeni's dealings with businessman Thoshan Panday should see her fired, the DA says.

Nkandla: Opposition willing to go to ConCourt

2014-10-03 17:52
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Opposition parties who withdrew from the Nkandla ad hoc committee would go as far as taking President Jacob Zuma to the Constitutional Court, they have said.

Opposition was determined to crush us - ANC

2014-10-03 14:20
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Opposition parties were determined to crush the ANC in the 2014 elections and gave the party a tough challenge, provincial ANC chairperson Paul Mashatile says.

No word from Zuma over Nkandla costs - Nhleko

2014-10-02 22:28
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Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has not received a formal request from President Jacob Zuma to determine whether the president had to repay a portion of state funds spent on his Nkandla home.

DA queries later water board reports

2014-10-02 20:56

The DA has called on Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane to explain why 14 national water boards have not submitted their annual reports on time.

Million left in the dark

2014-10-02 16:08
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More than a million Free State residents will be left in the dark as Eskom goes ahead with the suspension of bulk electricity supply.

DA stages Pretoria protest against e-tolls

2014-10-02 12:14

DA members have gathered at the national transport department's offices in Pretoria to protest against e-tolls.

Police forced to escort Maimane to safety

2014-10-01 14:52
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The police have escorted DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane out of Tsakane near Brakpan in Gauteng after his water delivery campaign was interrupted.

Who is the guilty “party” in Parliament?

2014-10-01 14:05

The country has been waiting for the elected to deliver on their promises, but all we see in Parliament are circus antics, says Sizwe Mda.

Water maintenance in Mpuma municipality put on hold

2014-09-29 19:59

The DA says major maintenance work on the uSuthu water supply network in Mpumalanga has been put on hold.

DA against proposed R1.4bn Parly upgrade

2014-09-28 19:39

The proposed upgrade to the Parliamentary Precinct at a cost of about R1.4bn will be opposed by the Democratic Alliance, the party has said.

 

DA calls for independent funding for Chapter 9 institutions

2014-10-22 21:00

The DA says it is time Chapter Nine institutions are funded independently of government departments.

SA economy in serious trouble - DA

2014-10-21 19:05
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The DA has called on Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene to show bold leadership when tabling his first mini budget, as the economy is stuck in low gear.

Opposition condemns Mthembu shooting

2014-10-20 18:50

Opposition parties have condemned the shooting of ANC MP Jackson Mthembu during an armed robbery in Mpumalanga at the weekend.

Only Zuma must pay Nkandla money - DA

2014-10-19 18:02
187 comments

The DA has demanded that President Jacob Zuma pay back the money spent on his Nkandla homestead and nobody else.

Zuma is a coward - opposition

2014-10-19 08:59
241 comments

Opposition parties have labelled President Jacob Zuma a coward, after the ANC confirmed that he would avoid taking questions in Parliament until Julius Malema and his EFF MPs have calmed down.

DA wants probe into Free State municipality

2014-10-15 19:23

The DA has asked the SA Human Rights Commission to investigate the Mantsopa municipality in the Free State.

Opposition wants to call witnesses in disciplinary hearing

2014-10-15 14:43

The disciplinary process against 20 EFF MPs has been adjourned so MPs could meet behind closed doors to decide whether further witnesses should be called.

Zuma NPA corruption view worrying - Maimane

2014-10-13 18:42
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President Jacob Zuma's 2009 representations to the NPA apparently stating, among others, that corruption is only a crime in a "Western paradigm" is worrying, DA MPL Mmusi Maimane says.

North West men appear for murder of DA researcher

2014-10-10 11:13

Three men have appeared in the Zeerust Magistrate's Court for allegedly killing a 50-year-old Democratic Alliance researcher, North West police say.

Trollip to apologise to Eastern Cape premier

2014-10-09 19:30

DA Eastern Cape leader Athol Trollip will apologise to provincial Premier Phumulo Masualle for implying he is a "liar and a cheat", the legislature says.

DA, EFF to make e-toll submissions

2014-10-09 08:07

The DA and EFF are to make their submissions to the E-tolls Advisory Panel in the Gauteng Legislature on their views on the e-tolling system.

ANA assessments not working - DA

2014-10-06 18:47

The DA says it agrees with Sadtu's view that the Annual National Assessments are not working.

DA researcher found dead in North West home

2014-10-06 16:33

A 50-year-old Democratic Alliance researcher, Sherril Bester, was found dead in her home in Ottoshoop, North West, at the weekend, police say.

Zuma betrayed the youth - DA

2014-10-04 09:18

Some political parties have reacted to the relocation of the Nobel Peace laureates' summit, and conflicting statements about the Dalai Lama's visa application.

Opposition not giving up Nkandla fight

2014-10-03 14:56
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After withdrawing from the Nkandla ad hoc committee in protest, opposition parties are continuing their battle to get President Jacob Zuma to “pay back the money” and will start by tabling their own report in Parliament.

As it happened: Opposition will go to ConCourt over Nkandla

2014-10-03 12:16
76 comments

Opposition parties are making a big announcement following a walk-out from the Nkandla ad hoc committee last week.

Opposition parties good for nothing – Nzimande

2014-10-02 21:53
253 comments

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has launched a scathing attack on opposition parties in his speech at the SA Democratic Teachers Union’s eighth congress.

Maimane provoked residents - MEC

2014-10-02 18:22
83 comments

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has provoked residents of Tsakane by campaigning on the back of water supply problems, Gauteng's co-operative governance MEC says.

ANC is confused about e-tolls - DA

2014-10-02 14:31

The Democratic Alliance says the ANC is at odds over e-tolls and is proposing a fuel levy as an alternative to system because it will cost less.

Maimane booed during water campaign

2014-10-01 14:10
148 comments

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has been booed when he tried to address Tsakane, East Rand, residents during a water delivery campaign.

Gauteng teacher not guilty of racism

2014-09-30 17:42

A teacher from the National School of the Arts who is at the centre of a racism scandal has been found not guilty.

DA not surprised by possible power crisis

2014-09-29 20:01

The DA says it is not surprised at reports that the City of Johannesburg is facing a possible power crisis.

Mokonyane: Cable theft economic sabotage

2014-09-29 17:57

Water Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says copper cable theft must be classified as an economic crime following a water shortage that hit parts of Johannesburg.

Madonsela has no power over Parliament - ANC MP

2014-09-26 22:29
252 comments

Senior ANC MP Mathole Motshekga has reiterated that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela did not have the power to tell Parliament how to proceed.

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