DA welcomes health proclamation ruling

2015-01-27 20:57

The DA has welcomed the Constitutional Court's decision to set aside a proclamation which effectively criminalised the provision of health services without a certain certificate.

NPA deputy tipped as new SIU head - DA

2015-01-27 15:36

DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach says deputy national prosecutions boss Nomgcobo Jiba is tipped to become the new head of the Special Investigating Unit, but the presidency dismissed this.

Anti-corruption team 'dismantled' - Zille

2015-01-26 14:15

DA leader Helen Zille says the "dismantling" of the anti-corruption task team is evidence that government is not serious about graft.

Zille 'thrills' CT motorists as she directs traffic

2015-01-25 14:05

The Twitter Sphere has been set ablaze after the Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille was caught on camera directing traffic outside her home.

Uncertainty over acting Hawks head's decisions

2015-01-23 19:38

It is unclear what would happen to decisions taken by acting Hawks head Mthandazo Berning Ntlemeza, with Anwa Dramat set to return to the position.

DA wants key points act repealed

2015-01-23 12:31

The DA plans to submit a private members' bill to Parliament to nullify the National Key Points Act because it is inconsistent with transparency and accountability.

EFF will not relinquish red overalls - MP

2015-01-22 19:10

The EFF will never accept parliamentary rules that would compel them to relinquish their red workers' uniforms, MP Godrich Gardee says.

Parly to introduce dress code for MPs

2015-01-21 21:12

Parliament is planning to introduce a dress code for its MPs, and it has nothing to do with the EFF red overalls and gumboots.

DA will hold Zuma to Parly date

2015-01-21 17:45

The DA says it intended to ensure President Jacob Zuma honoured the presidency's proposed date for answering questions in the National Assembly.

SACP disagrees with ruling over 'offensive' SMS

2015-01-20 16:32

The SACP says it disagreed with a majority ruling of the Constitutional Court on a DA SMS stating President Jacob Zuma "stole" taxpayers' money.


The legal team of Apartheid-era biological warfare expert Wouter Basson walked out of court yesterday when their client was due to be sentenced for ethical misconduct and The Constitutional Court ruled yesterday that the DA was within its rights when it said in an SMS that President Jacob Zuma had stolen money.

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SMS judgment protects democracy - DA

2015-01-19 18:03

The DA says democracy and the right to freedom of speech are the true winners in a court battle over an SMS stating President Jacob Zuma "stole" taxpayers' money.

Comments, opinions could rarely be 'false' - ConCourt

2015-01-19 14:03

Constitutional Court judges have said that comments and opinions could rarely be "false” during Monday’s ruling when they upheld an appeal by the DA against an Electoral Court ruling.

DA to hear judgment on Nkandla SMS appeal

2015-01-19 09:20

The Constitutional Court will pass judgement on the appeal against an Electoral Court judgment that an sms sent by the DA to voters, stating that President Jacob Zuma stole public money to build his Nkandla home, was based on false information.

DA wishes schools well for 2015

2015-01-19 05:00

The DA in the Eastern Cape has wished schools in the coastal provinces well ahead of the new academic year.

FW does not deserve a street named after him

2015-01-17 14:03

FW de Klerk did not deliver South Africa from the grips of Apartheid, as he was basically forced to do so at the time, writes Pedro Mzileni.

Maimane distances DA from EFF threat

2015-01-15 14:02

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has distanced the official opposition from a threat by the EFF to corner President Jacob Zuma on the Nkandla controversy at the opening of Parliament.

MEC imposter fails to appear

2015-01-14 15:49

A speedster who attracted a lot of media attention after claiming he was a Western Cape MEC has failed to appear in a Johannesburg court.

Condemn Paris media massacre - Zapiro

2015-01-08 22:29

The murder of staff of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo demands the strongest condemnation as well as assurances of future protection of media freedom, Zapiro says.

Free State matric pass rate actually 39% - DA

2015-01-07 08:45

The DA in the Free State says the province’s matric pass rate was actually 39%, and not 82.8% as announced by the education department, if the number of dropouts are factored in.

Zuma goes door-to-door in Cape Town

2015-01-06 14:39

President Jacob Zuma has begun a door-to-door campaign in Philippi, Cape Town, as part of the ANC's 103rd anniversary celebrations.

Investigate Western Cape matric results - ANC

2015-01-06 06:09

The drop in the Western Cape's 2014 matric results should be investigated, the ANC has said.

Police mum on Hawks' boss suspension

2015-01-05 22:38

The police ministry will not comment in the media about Hawks boss Anwa Dramat, after his lawyers gave Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko until Monday to lift his suspension.

DA concerned about electricity supply

2015-01-04 16:25

The DA says it is concerned with a lack of clarity about the current state of the country's power supply.


Anti-corruption team still operational - Zuma

2015-01-27 18:18

The presidency has denied that the anti-corruption task team had been disbanded, adding that statements by DA leader and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille were "incorrect and baseless".

By-elections planned for Gauteng, Free State

2015-01-27 15:36

The first by-elections for 2015 will be held in Gauteng and the Free State, the Electoral Commission of SA says.

We have proof SAA boss lied - DA

2015-01-26 13:17

The DA claims it has "confidential documents" showing acting SAA boss Nico Bezuidenhout lied about his qualifications.

Soweto looting causes outrage

2015-01-24 07:34

A number of organisations and political parties have expressed outrage at the continued looting of foreign-owned shops in Soweto, south of Johannesburg.

Nhleko to be grilled about Dramat suspension - DA

2015-01-23 14:25

The DA says Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko will have to explain the circumstances of the unlawful suspension of Hawks boss Anwa Dramat to Parliament's police portfolio committee.

Presidency can't hide truth of Dramat suspension - Zille

2015-01-22 20:50

DA leader Helen Zille says the presidency cannot hide the truth behind the suspension of Hawks boss Anwa Dramat.

Muthambi slates DA's Davis over SABC

2015-01-21 22:26

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has lashed out at DA spokesperson Gavin Davis after he accused her of meddling with the SABC board.

Zuma's ANC hell-bent on destroying Hawks - Breytenbach

2015-01-21 19:06

Prosecutor-turned DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach says the allegations that led to Hawks boss Anwa Dramat's suspension are baseless.

Local municipality pays price for ANC tensions - DA

2015-01-20 17:42

Residents of the Mogalakwena local municipality are suffering because of ANC in-fighting in the town, DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane says.

Zille: Dramat suspended due to corruption probe

2015-01-20 12:07

DA leader Helen Zille says available information seems to suggest that Hawks head Anwa Dramat was suspended because he investigated high-level corruption.


In today's news headlines: Police are still searching for a 6-year-old boy who went missing in Katlehong in the East Rand of Johannesburg, the legal team of Apartheid-era biological warfare expert Wouter Basson walked out of court yesterday and the Constitutional Court ruled yesterday that the DA was within its rights when it said in an SMS that President Jacob Zuma had stolen money.

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ANC: DA SMS presented opinion as fact

2015-01-19 14:54

A Constitutional Court ruling on a Democratic Alliance SMS, claiming President Jacob Zuma "stole" money, was not a victory for the opposition, the ANC says.

Read the judgment: DA SMS battle

2015-01-19 13:44

The Constitutional Court has upheld an appeal by the DA against an Electoral Court ruling that the opposition party could not publish an SMS saying President Jacob Zuma stole taxpayer's money.

De Klerk road name change to go ahead

2015-01-19 08:43

The proposal to rename Table Bay Boulevard to FW de Klerk Boulevard will go ahead, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille's says.

DA welcomes new prison uniform

2015-01-18 19:48

The Democratic Alliance has said it welcomed the news that awaiting trial prisoners would be provided with prison uniforms that would differentiate them from convicted inmates.

Baleka is part of the problem - Maimane

2015-01-15 14:52

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane says that Speaker Baleka Mbete should be hauled before the disciplinary body.

Muthambi: SABC buck stops with me

2015-01-15 05:00

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the board of the SABC, after the DA accused her of acting unlawfully.

Vet murder suspect may have raped again

2015-01-12 20:10

Mpumalanga police believe that a man accused of raping and murdering a Lowveld veterinarian may have raped a second woman before being arrested, the White River Magistrate's Court has heard.

DA cautions minister on school closures

2015-01-11 21:04

The DA has cautioned Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on closing high schools with 135 pupils or less.

The DA's Helen Zille Problem

2015-01-07 18:53

Could Helen Zille, the DA's biggest asset, also be its biggest liability? Kameel Premhid writes on the position of the DA leader.

ANC must take back Cape - Zuma

2015-01-06 21:11

The ANC must reclaim the Western Cape, President Jacob Zuma has told residents of Nyanga in Cape Town.

South Africa’s parliament in decline

2015-01-05 09:08

Despite 2014's interest in Parliament the EFF's wrecking ball tactics present a significant challenge for the institution, writes Kameel Premhid.

No sinister reasons behind W Cape govt reshuffle - Botha

2015-01-03 18:11

A recent reshuffle in the DA-led Western Cape government had nothing to do with quotas of Afrikaner representatives, former Health MEC Theuns Botha says.

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