DA councillor outraged over 'African Bathing Beach' sign in Durban

2015-05-22 17:53

A DA councillor is outraged after he stumbled upon an electricity box along the Durban beachfront labelled "African Bathing Beach".


The DA and ANC's insistence on a "return to family values" does not represent the reality of SA families - that's according to the Daily Maverick's Rebecca Davis. She tells us why.

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Free State hospitals swamped by malpractice cases

2015-05-20 15:41

The Free State Department of Health is facing 184 malpractice cases against it to the value of R700m - and not a single employee has been dismissed for malpractice in the last 11 years, the local DA says.

Clowns, kings add spark to heated energy session

2015-05-20 07:27

A DA MP has been compared to a clown during the energy budget session, after he tried to entertain the idea that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa be crowned the king of coal.

Opposition: Danny Jordaan 'handed a poisoned chalice'

2015-05-19 11:18

Opposition parties have not been very receptive to the announcement that SA Football Association boss Danny Jordaan has been appointed Nelson Mandela Bay mayor by the ruling ANC.

Compensation Fund in shambles - DA

2015-05-18 16:52

The Compensation Fund is failing to pay injured workers and doctors, the DA has announced

Maimane's plan to address economic inequality

2015-05-18 13:44

Newly elected DA leader Mmusi Maimane has mapped out four areas he thinks government needs to focus on to address economic inequality in South Africa.

Maimane takes his vision on the road

2015-05-17 15:00

New DA leader Mmusi Maimane will embark on a monthlong tour to preach his party’s new vision.

No Daily Dispatch threats reported - police

2015-05-15 17:17

Eastern Cape police say have not had any cases opened regarding threats made against senior staff of the Daily Dispatch newspaper.

Moakes is back as Maimane’s chief of staff

2015-05-14 13:41

#AskMmusi Maimane who his new chief of staff is, and he will tell you it is a man who left the Democratic Alliance just over four months ago.


DA wants answers on KZN mobile clinic tender

2015-05-21 19:30

The DA is demanding that the KwaZulu-Natal health department release all information related to a tender that saw the department lease a truck and trailer mobile clinic for R52m.

ANC hopes motorists will welcome e-toll fee cuts

2015-05-20 20:30

The ANC hopes the reduced e-toll fees will lead to greater acceptance of the system. But the DA disagrees, saying Gauteng motorists have been betrayed.

Golden DA policy nuggets the media missed

2015-05-20 09:16

Mmusi Maimane's election as the new leader of the Democratic Alliance was rightly a major media event, but the media failed to note some major policy decisions, says Allister Sparks .

eThekwini cancels exco as Zuma visits city

2015-05-19 18:21

Opposition parties in the eThekwini council are outraged that a meeting of the executive council has been postponed so President Jacob Zuma could sort out party politics on taxpayers' time.

Jordaan appointment a gimmick - DA

2015-05-18 18:57

The choice of SA Football Association boss Danny Jordaan as the new mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality was nothing more than a pre-election gimmick by the ANC, the DA says.

Too soon to talk about coalitions - Maimane

2015-05-18 13:45

The Democratic Alliance has always been keen on entering coalitions with other parties but its new leader Mmusi Maimane says it is too early to be thinking about that now.

Maimane preaches about generosity a week after DA election

2015-05-17 18:13

A week after being elected DA leader, Mmusi Maimane spent his Sunday preaching before his congregation in Roodepoort, probably for the last time in a while.

#AskMmusi was a victory, but not for Maimane

2015-05-17 15:00

Newly elected DA leader Mmusi Maimane hosted a Twitter town hall this week, which trended worldwide, with some 165 000 tweets at last count.

Here’s why #AskMmusi was a success

2015-05-14 16:50

He took over the reins as the official opposition this weekend, and immediately opened up the lines of communication. The Twitter firing squad took aim. Some tweets hit the spot. Others missed. But #AskMmusi trended, newspapers lapped it up and Mmusi promised he would be back soon with another “Twitter town hall”. But was his social experiment a success, or did he end up looking like a real twit on Twitter?

Nkandla process 99% ready, says Mbete

2015-05-14 13:02

The work of the executive was “99% done” and the Nkandla report expected from Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko should be ready for Parliament by next week, Speaker Baleka Mbete says.

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