ARTICLES RELATING TO DA

Caustic political reaction to R600m train tender

2015-07-05 16:05

The DA and the EFF had caustic reactions to reports that Prasa imported brand new locomotives worth R600m despite explicit warnings that the trains are not suited for local rail lines.

Chaos at Oudtshoorn council meeting

2015-07-02 09:01

The national department of co-operative governance and the Western Cape local government have to step in again to sort out issues in Oudtshoorn after a municipal council meeting descended into chaos.

Al-Bashir: African Unity at the expense of jobs & a tattered reputation?

2015-06-30 16:20

The DA's Toby Chance looks at reports that Zuma was approached by Mugabe to ensure al-Bashir’s safe exit, and wonders how this could affect the AGOA treaty.

DA criticises govt's al-Bashir appeal

2015-06-29 21:48

The DA has criticised the government for wasting money by appealing the High Court in Pretoria's ruling that its failure to arrest Omar al-Bashir was unconstitutional.

Fire Mthethwa, Phiyega over Marikana - Maimane

2015-06-28 14:08

Former Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa and national police commissioner Riah Phiyega should be held accountable and fired over the Marikana killings, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane says.

‘We didn’t hear from a single Marikana police officer’ – analyst

2015-06-26 21:03

An ISS Africa political analyst says there are two glaring gaps in the Farlam Commission’s report on the Marikana massacre, particularly the lack of first-hand accounts from police officers on the ground.

SA unites against Eskom tariff hike bid

2015-06-25 07:34

Opposition to Eskom’s bid to increase electricity prices has mounted during the two days of public hearings in Johannesburg this week.

National Assembly withdraws Icasa candidate report

2015-06-23 20:06

The National Assembly has postponed dealing with the portfolio committee on communications' report recommending eight candidates for the Icasa council.

DA abusing the office of the public protector - ANC chief whip

2015-06-23 13:22

The ANC says the DA has a political agenda in asking the Public Protector to investigate the circumstances in which Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir left South Africa recently.

DA calls for Public Protector to investigate al-Bashir matter

2015-06-22 15:48

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has written to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to investigate whether any state funds were used to transport Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir out of the country.

 

Bloemfontein's Fidel Castro building gets mixed response

2015-07-02 12:45

The name change of the old CR Swart building in Bloemfontein to honour former Cuban president Fidel Castro has received a mixed response.

Spy tapes case: NPA 'deeply regrets' failure to file papers

2015-06-30 18:14

The NPA "deeply regrets" its failure to file its heads of argument in the DA's application to review the decision to drop corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.

Spy tapes: I didn't delay Zuma prosecution, says Mpshe

2015-06-30 16:09

Former chief prosecutor Mokotedi Mpshe insists it was not his decision to delay the prosecution of President Jacob Zuma.

Praise for Nersa's decision to reject Eskom tariff increase

2015-06-29 16:07

Union Solidarity, the City of Cape Town and the DA have all lauded regulator Nersa for standing firm and showing independence in the face of Eskom’s demands.

Fransman re-elected as Western Cape ANC chair

2015-06-28 11:45

Marius Fransman will serve for a second term as the ANC’s Western Cape provincial chairperson.

Marikana reaction: Phiyega, Ramaphosa must face consequences

2015-06-25 22:08

Opposition parties have called for police commissioner Riah Phiyega to be suspended or axed and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to face the might of the law despite the Marikana report exonerating him from any involvement in the 2012 shootings.

DA says Eskom is holding SA hostage

2015-06-24 14:36

Eskom acting CEO Brian Molefe is holding a gun to South African consumers' heads by giving them a choice between increased tariffs or daily load shedding, says the DA.

Parliament's al-Bashir debate - as it happened

2015-06-23 19:56

The National Assembly is hearing a debate on the departure of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir from the country last week following the African Union summit.

Zuma's lawyers: Fraud and corruption case dead and buried

2015-06-22 18:47

President Jacob Zuma’s lawyers have said that the fraud and corruption case against him is dead and buried because the NPA formally withdrew all charges against him.

Maimane outlines plan to save SA

2015-06-22 15:23

Instead of the government creating five million new jobs, South Africa needs one million new entrepreneurs, according to DA leader Mmusi Maimane.

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