ARTICLES RELATING TO DA

Maimane booed during water campaign

2014-10-01 14:10
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DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has been booed when he tried to address Tsakane, East Rand, residents during a water delivery campaign.

Gauteng teacher not guilty of racism

2014-09-30 17:42
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A teacher from the National School of the Arts who is at the centre of a racism scandal has been found not guilty.

DA not surprised by possible power crisis

2014-09-29 20:01

The DA says it is not surprised at reports that the City of Johannesburg is facing a possible power crisis.

Mokonyane: Cable theft economic sabotage

2014-09-29 17:57

Water Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says copper cable theft must be classified as an economic crime following a water shortage that hit parts of Johannesburg.

Madonsela has no power over Parliament - ANC MP

2014-09-26 22:29
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Senior ANC MP Mathole Motshekga has reiterated that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela did not have the power to tell Parliament how to proceed.

SA signs R350m Cuba deal

2014-09-26 17:05
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South Africa has signed an agreement to provide Cuba with R350m in economic assistance, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says.

Zuma not bound to heed Madonsela - ANC

2014-09-26 05:53
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The ANC says President Jacob Zuma could not be held liable for misspending on his Nkandla home, nor made to refund the money.

DA wants nuclear deal made public

2014-09-25 14:25

The DA has repeated its call on government to make public details of the deal struck with Russia to build new nuclear power plants in South Africa.

Crime stats reliable - AG

2014-09-23 19:31

The information contained in the latest crime statistics is found to be credible, the auditor general's office says.

DA urges SABC chair not to resign

2014-09-23 13:42

The DA has urged SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala not to resign and rather face a parliamentary inquiry that she lied about her qualification.

Has Jacob Zuma hurt the fight against Aids more than Thabo Mbeki?

2014-09-23 12:43
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Has South African President Jacob Zuma set back the the fight against HIV/Aids more than his predecessor? Opposition leader Helen Zille believes so but the evidence shows otherwise.

DA wants details of Russia nuclear deal

2014-09-22 21:30
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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.

 

Police forced to escort Maimane to safety

2014-10-01 14:52
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The police have escorted DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane out of Tsakane near Brakpan in Gauteng after his water delivery campaign was interrupted.

Who is the guilty “party” in Parliament?

2014-10-01 14:05

The country has been waiting for the elected to deliver on their promises, but all we see in Parliament are circus antics, says Sizwe Mda.

Water maintenance in Mpuma municipality put on hold

2014-09-29 19:59

The DA says major maintenance work on the uSuthu water supply network in Mpumalanga has been put on hold.

DA against proposed R1.4bn Parly upgrade

2014-09-28 19:39

The proposed upgrade to the Parliamentary Precinct at a cost of about R1.4bn will be opposed by the Democratic Alliance, the party has said.

Walkout shows bad faith - ANC

2014-09-26 18:10
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It is clear from the outset that opposition parties had not meant to participate in good faith in Parliament's ad hoc committee on Nkandla, ANC Deputy Chief Whip Doris Dlakude says.

Opposition parties walk out of Nkandla committee

2014-09-26 13:04
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Opposition parties have walked out of Parliament's committee on the Nkandla controversy after the ANC refused to agree to call President Jacob Zuma and to enforce the public protector's findings against him.

Nuclear deal open to mass corruption - DA

2014-09-25 16:33
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South Africans must stand up against what appears to be potential for corruption on a grand scale regarding the nuclear plan with Russia, says DA leader Helen Zille.

DA: Mbete matter not over

2014-09-24 20:29

The DA has said it would continue its battle to get rid of parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete.

DA queries validity of crime stats

2014-09-23 17:28

The validity of the recently released annual crime statistics has been called into question by the DA.

Has Zuma hurt the fight against Aids?

2014-09-23 12:46

Has South African President Jacob Zuma set back the the fight against HIV/Aids more than Thabo Mbeki? Africa Check investigates.

DA slams govt for failing business

2014-09-23 06:00

The government has broken its promises to small businesses and entrepreneurs, says DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane.

DA wants access to additional 'spy tapes' info

2014-09-22 20:30
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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.

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