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DA wants details of Russia nuclear deal

2014-09-22 21:30

The DA says Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson must divulge details of a nuclear power agreement signed with Russia.

EFF, DA united against ANC - Mantashe

2014-09-22 14:43
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The coalition between the EFF and the DA is due to their animosity towards the ANC, the ruling party's secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

SA murder rate reflective of 'a war zone'

2014-09-19 14:43
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The murder rate in the country is reflective of "what one would expect in a war zone", DA MP Dianne Kohler-Barnard has said after the release of the 2013/14 crime statistics.

DA's KZN offices destroyed in fire

2014-09-18 14:28

The DA offices within the KwaZulu-Natal legislature have been gutted by a fire.

Mixed reaction to Parly's #knowyourspeaker campaign

2014-09-17 18:13

Parliament has started a "know your speaker" campaign on Twitter, following the opposition parties' defeat in a vote of no confidence in Speaker Baleka Mbete.

Opposition MPs stage walkout

2014-09-16 18:59
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Members of opposition parties have staged a walkout in the National Assembly in defiance of a ruling that the ANC be allowed to amend a motion of no confidence in Speaker Baleka Mbete.

Motion against Mbete rejected - As it happened

2014-09-16 15:06
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Get the latest highlights from Parliament as the debate on a no-confidence motion for Speaker Baleka Mbete goes ahead.

By-elections in 7 provinces

2014-09-16 12:33

Municipal by-elections are set to take place in seven provinces, the Electoral Commission of SA says, adding that a total of 63 000 voters are registered to vote in 65 voting districts.

Mokonyane's 'buttocks' remark is Sepedi idiom

2014-09-15 18:41
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Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane's "buttocks" comment is a Sepedi idiom used to describe the extent she would go to in order to protect President Jacob Zuma.

Nkandla a constutional barometer: Madonsela

2014-09-11 18:41

The response to a report on President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home was a good constitutional barometer, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says.

ANC: Motion to remove Mbete laughable

2014-09-10 19:46
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The ANC has labelled the motion to remove National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete a "laughable and unimaginative" publicity stunt, and defended Mbete's role.

Five parties unite to oust Mbete

2014-09-10 14:50
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Five opposition parties have come together to submit a motion of no confidence in National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete.

'You are an idiot,' MP tells Maphatsoe

2014-09-09 18:21
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"You are an idiot," DA MP David Maynier has told Kebby Maphatsoe after the deputy defence minister seemingly denied in Parliament that he had labelled Public Protector Thuli Madonsela a CIA spy.

ANC: MKMVA chair's comments about Madonsela 'unfortunate'

2014-09-08 20:33
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An Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans' Association claim that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is a CIA plant are "unfortunate", the ANC has said.

SAHRC complaint lodged over bucket toilets

2014-09-08 14:54

The DA has lodged a complaint with the SA Human Rights Commission regarding the increased use of the bucket toilet system in three provinces.

Spy tapes: 'Enough evidence to review decision'

2014-09-08 10:15
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There was "sufficient evidence" on the so-called spy tapes for a review application of the decision to withdraw corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma, DA leader Helen Zille says.

Lessons from the Spy Tapes: The DA victory

2014-09-05 17:17

This DA victory will ensure that the President and ruling party will in the future not be so comfortable in their positions, says Lukhona Mnguni.

Five-year battle for spy tapes ends

2014-09-04 19:35
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After a five-year battle, the so-called Zuma "spy tapes" have been handed over to the Democratic Alliance.

DA ‘may not release content of Zuma spy tapes’

2014-09-04 15:26

The Democratic Alliance will not release the contents of the widely discussed Jacob Zuma "spy tapes" yet.

Zille: Delay in handover of spy tapes

2014-09-04 13:47
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There has been a delay in the handing over of the so-called Zuma "spy tapes", DA leader Helen Zille says.

Madonsela asked to probe MEC’s funeral

2014-09-03 14:39

The public protector has been asked to investigate the "excessive" expenditure on former Free State health MEC Fezi Ngubentombi's funeral, the DA says.

Defence dept 'obstructing' Sisulu flight probe

2014-09-02 15:39

The defence department is obstructing an investigation into money spent by its former minister Lindiwe Sisulu for chartered flights on a Gulfstream jet, the DA says.

DA: Parly meetings must be open

2014-09-01 15:58

Parliamentary meetings should only be held in-camera in exceptional circumstances and this should not become the norm, the DA has said.

DA welcomes referral of Nkandla terms

2014-08-30 10:16

The DA has hailed the referral of the Nkandla ad hoc committee's terms of reference to Parliament as a victory for accountability.

 

DA wants access to additional 'spy tapes' info

2014-09-22 20:30

The DA is making arrangements to get access to additional documents and recordings that were part of the so-called "spy tapes”.

Maimane: ANC undermining the Constitution

2014-09-21 17:37
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The ANC wanting Parliament to protect President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa undermines the chamber and the Constitution, the DA has said.

DA takes ward from ANC in by-elections

2014-09-18 16:55

The African National Congress won 10 of the 11 wards contested in by-elections, with the Democratic Alliance winning one, the Electoral Commission of SA says.

Grabouw meeting ends in violence

2014-09-17 18:36

Violence has erupted in Grabouw in the Western Cape after an unsuccessful meeting to try to end a service delivery protest.

Mbete motion defeated after opposition walkout

2014-09-16 19:30
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After an insult-laden debate, opposition leaders walked out of Parliament leaving the ANC to easily defeat their vote of no confidence in Speaker Baleka Mbete.

EFF: Mbete seems conflicted

2014-09-16 17:07

The EFF says embattled Speaker Baleka Mbete appears conflicted, saying while her independent intellect tells her what is objective to do, her heart subjectively tells her to toe the party line.

Dalai Lama: Zuma to respond to Nobel laureates

2014-09-16 14:01
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President Jacob Zuma has received a letter from 14 Nobel laureates asking for a visa to be granted to the Dalai Lama, and will respond directly to them, his spokesperson Mac Maharaj says.

DA protesters accuse ANC of 'dirty tricks'

2014-09-15 20:45

The DA has marched to the Oudtshoorn Municipality in protest against alleged mismanagement of the area.

DA: McBride must brief parly on Phiyega recommendations

2014-09-14 16:28

Independent Police Investigative Directorate director Robert McBride must brief Parliament on the investigation into national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, the DA has said.

Zille asks for donations for spy tapes legal fees

2014-09-11 05:00
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Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille has asked supporters to donate money to the party to help fund further legal action around the so-called spy tapes.

EFF objections halt National Assembly

2014-09-10 18:35
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EFF leader Julius Malema and his fellow EFF MPs have made good on a threat to block all motions in the National Assembly, effectively halting the business of the House.

Questions about SA rifle sale to Turkmenistan

2014-09-10 12:32

The DA wants an explanation for why South Africa sold 50 sniper rifles to Turkmenistan, a country widely criticised internationally for its human rights abuses.

Nkandla committee hears calls to summon Zuma

2014-09-09 15:20

Opposition parties have called on parliament's ad hoc committee on the Nkandla controversy to summon President Jacob Zuma to account for public spending on his private home.

DA lauds Compensation Fund for domestics

2014-09-08 16:45

Plans to ensure domestic workers will be allowed to claim from the Compensation Fund if injured on the job have been welcomed by the DA.

388 operations deferred at Bara this year

2014-09-08 12:40

A total of 388 operations were deferred at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital between January and July, meaning that surgeons cancelled about two operations every week, says the DA.

SABC blacked out news, says DA

2014-09-05 21:24
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The DA has accused the SABC of imposing a "blackout" on a news report involving one of the broadcaster's senior officials.

Defiant Malema dangles red flag before Oliphant

2014-09-04 21:16

EFF leader Julius Malema has crossed swords with Deputy Mineral Resources Minister Godfrey Olipant in Parliament, saying the party will bring up Marikana "until you go red".

Zuma spy tapes: DA’s R10m battle pays off

2014-09-04 17:50
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DA leader Helen Zille says that the party had spent R10m in six court cases in the past five years to get their hands on the so-called spy tapes.

Zuma spy tapes: Zille gets them in 'tamper-evident security bag'

2014-09-04 15:46
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The so-called "spy tapes" and other documents used to justify dropping fraud and corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma have been handed to DA leader Helen Zille.

NPA says it complied with spy tapes order

2014-09-04 14:50

The NPA says it has complied with the Supreme Court of Appeal's order to hand over the so-called Zuma spy tapes, and has lodged the documents.

Zille to be handed Zuma spy tapes

2014-09-04 12:39
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DA leader Helen Zille is set to receive the so-called Zuma spy tapes at the North Gauteng High Court, after the NPA was ordered to hand them over.

Tlakula 'did the right thing' by resigning

2014-09-03 13:09

IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula did the right thing by resigning, but the controversy is regrettable and leaves behind an impressive legacy at the IEC, the DA says.

Water contamination getting worse: DA

2014-09-01 16:54

Several rural communities are facing severe water contamination, the DA says after conducting a probe into water quality in four provinces.

DA: Jiba must be removed

2014-09-01 13:09

The DA’s Glynnis Breytenbach, a former NPA prosecutor, has urged Justice Minister Michael Masutha to make the necessary recommendations to remove deputy NPA head Nomgcobo Jiba from office.

DA welcomes referral of Nkandla terms

2014-08-30 10:02

The DA has hailed the referral of the Nkandla ad hoc committee's terms of reference to Parliament as a victory for accountability.

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