ARTICLES RELATING TO DA

DA calls for change to strike law

2014-07-30 21:43

The DA says small and medium businesses should be excluded from collective bargaining agreements to which they are not signatories.

DA to table motion on Nkandla

2014-07-29 16:25

The DA is set to table a motion in Parliament demanding a committee be set up urgently to probe the Nkandla controversy, failing which it will take the matter to court.

ANC seeks more party funding

2014-07-27 15:53

The ANC wants more money for political parties and is working on a national law that will govern the funding of those parties represented in Parliament.

DA to oppose renaming of QwaQwa stadium

2014-07-25 16:12
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The DA says it will oppose the renaming of a stadium in QwaQwa, Free State, after SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

Muthambi opposing DA's Motsoeneng challenge

2014-07-24 18:07

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has filed papers opposing the Democratic Alliance's court challenge to the appointment of SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

Lead or step down, Maimane challenges Zuma

2014-07-23 17:01
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DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has challenged President Jacob Zuma to provide stronger leadership or step down.

Madonsela investigating Mandela funeral claims

2014-07-22 20:13

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is investigating alleged corruption by Eastern Cape municipalities relating to former president Nelson Mandela's funeral.

Free State DA launches public health survey

2014-07-21 21:15

The DA in the Free State wants to launch a public survey into problems with the province's public health system, DA provincial health spokesperson Mariette Pittaway says.

Nuclear plan could cost SA over R1trn - DA

2014-07-21 17:12

The government's proposed nuclear build programme could dig a deep hole for the economy and push up electricity prices to unaffordable levels, warns the DA.

Modise must avail herself for probe - DA

2014-07-19 14:42

National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise should make herself available for a parliamentary investigation over the deaths of animals on her farm, the DA says.

Media casts dark cloud over Mandela funeral - premier

2014-07-18 21:02

The media continues to "cast a dark cloud" over how the Eastern Cape leadership carried out the funeral of former president Nelson Mandela, the office of Premier Phumulo Masualle says.

Delay of Nkandla report unacceptable - DA

2014-07-17 18:10

The DA says it is untenable that more than three months after the Nkandla report was published, Parliament still had no full explanation from the president.

Jewish Board lodges complaint against 'Hilter' post

2014-07-16 16:04
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The SA Jewish Board of Deputies has lodged a complaint with the SA Human Rights Commission over a Facebook post justifying the Holocaust.

Farmers urged to be pro-active on security

2014-07-15 16:01

Police and farmers must be more pro-active against crime on farms, Free State Agriculture spokesperson Bernard Maree says.

DA goes to court over Motsoeneng

2014-07-14 15:47

The DA is launching a court bid to have the appointment of SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng set aside, saying it was irrational and unsound.

Serious negotiations needed in Middle East - Dirco

2014-07-11 19:35

A lasting solution to the Middle East unrest can only be found through serious and genuine negotiations between the parties involved, the international relations department says.

DA concerned over fairness of De Kock decision

2014-07-10 17:38
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The DA has raised concerns about the process and fairness of the decision to turn down the parole application of apartheid-era assassin Eugene de Kock.

Bring back drug unit - DA

2014-07-09 17:21

The DA says the KwaZulu-Natal community safety department should re-instate the drug intervention unit.

Madonsela 'surprised' by Motsoeneng appointment

2014-07-09 13:03
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has expressed her surprise at the permanent appointment of SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, after her report found his appointment to be irregular.

DA: Open NPA inquiry to the public

2014-07-08 16:22

The inquiry into NPA head Mxolisi Nxasana's appointment should be open to the public and its mandate broadened, the Democratic Alliance Mmusi Maimane says.

Disrespect for protector disturbing - NPO

2014-07-07 21:22
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Comments about the public protector's office by ANC MPs reflect contempt for a vital institution, Corruption Watch says.

DA pushing for e-tolls review in parley

2014-07-07 13:09

The DA is calling for e-tolling to be reviewed in Parliament, adding that it is an economic burden putting pressure on the strained finances of South Africans.

Van Damme’s mother has a history of lying – report

2014-07-06 15:02

Red flags as to DA MP Phumzile van Damme’s citizenship continue to be raised after a Sunday newspaper obtained parliamentary records that show her mother has a history of making false claims to officials.

Masualle denies altering DA's Mandela questions

2014-07-05 08:40

Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle has denied having altered written questions given by the Democratic Alliance about the Mandela funeral funds.

DA calls for the dismissal of health MEC

2014-07-04 22:36

The DA says Free State Premier Ace Magashule should immediately fire the province's health MEC Benny Malakoane.

 

ANC objects to DA motion on Nkandla

2014-07-29 21:14
123 comments

The ANC has objected to a DA motion calling for Parliament to set up a committee to consider the Nkandla controversy without delay.

Malema's comments have no substance - DA

2014-07-28 10:32
191 comments

The DA says it is not concerned by EFF leader Julius Malema's comments that the DA is funded by the people of Israel, as he "says reckless things without thinking".

DA is funded by Israel, says Malema

2014-07-26 18:59
313 comments

The Democratic Alliance must be rejected at all costs as it is funded by people from Israel, Julius Malema has told EFF supporters.

Racist teachers must be sacked - DA

2014-07-24 19:16
91 comments

The DA says the Free State education department must fire racist teachers.

MPs wear chequered scarves for Palestine

2014-07-23 18:41
168 comments

President Jacob Zuma has repeated the call for a ceasefire in Gaza, as Cabinet members wore chequered scarves in apparent solidarity with the people of Palestine.

DA: Creeping authoritarianism in SANDF

2014-07-23 14:18

There is a "dangerous creeping authoritarianism" within the SA National Defence Force, DA MP David Maynier has warned.

Free State health a moral failure - DA

2014-07-21 19:14

The DA in the Free State has described the province's health system as a "moral and constitutional failure".

I am qualified, insists police minister

2014-07-21 15:34
213 comments

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has been forced to list his academic qualifications after a DA MP claimed he left school at "Standard 9".

Zuma's delay excuse for Nkandla report bizarre - DA

2014-07-18 22:47
136 comments

DA says the explanation that President Jacob Zuma's response to the Nkandla report is delayed because he is overseas is unacceptable.

Maimane meets Ramaphosa to talk business

2014-07-17 21:55

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has met with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in Ramaphosa's capacity as leader of government business.

Speaker probing Mandela funeral questions claim

2014-07-16 22:01

Allegations that the Eastern Cape legislature twice blocked the DA's questions about funds for former president Nelson Mandela's funeral are being investigated.

Sadtu should know its place - DA

2014-07-15 21:13

The DA has called on government to put the country's largest teachers' union in its place.

Zuma urged to act fast on NPA head inquiry

2014-07-15 11:41

President Jacob Zuma needs to announce the terms of reference for the investigation of NPA head Mxolisi Nxasana soon, the DA says.

FF Plus to submit complaint over Motsoeneng

2014-07-12 14:10

The Freedom Front Plus plans to lodge a complaint with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission over the permanent appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as SABC COO.

DA calls for release of Motsoeneng report

2014-07-11 05:00

The DA has called for the release of the law firm report which cleared the SABC's new chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

SIU must explain delay of Nkandla report - DA

2014-07-09 20:06

The DA has called on the Special Investigating Unit to explain why the release of its final Nkandla report has been delayed.

Maimane: Malema asks good questions but...

2014-07-09 14:41
106 comments

EFF chief Julius Malema asks good questions, but his answers are bad, DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane says.

Pig saga: EFF, DA lash out at Modise

2014-07-08 21:43
131 comments

NCOP chair Thandi Modise has been lambasted by parliamentary colleagues after dead or dying animals were found on her farm. Some had turned to eating carcasses for survival.

Ramphele quits party politics

2014-07-08 15:11
206 comments

Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele has announced that she is leaving politics.

DA to submit strike violence bill

2014-07-07 15:14
96 comments

The DA says a private member's bill seeking to prevent strike-related violence will be submitted to Parliament soon.

Nxesi won't reveal details of ministers' houses

2014-07-07 12:49

Details of the official houses occupied by Cabinet members cannot be revealed due to security concerns, Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi says.

DA welcomes NPA probe

2014-07-05 20:29

The DA has welcomed President Jacob Zuma's decision to institute an inquiry against NPA head Mxolisi Nxasana.

ANC calls for review of Madonsela's 'powers'

2014-07-04 22:36
227 comments

ANC MPs on Parliament's justice portfolio committee has accused the public protector of political posturing and suggested her powers should be reviewed.

Former ANC whip blocks questions on NPA strife

2014-07-03 19:00

The chairperson of Parliament's justice portfolio committee has firmly shielded contested NPA boss Mxolisi Nxasana from MPs' questions on strife besetting the organisation.

 
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