ARTICLES RELATING TO DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE

Helen Zille says SA can be fixed

2014-03-29 10:44
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There is nothing wrong with South Africa that cannot be fixed, says Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille.

Sanral: 'Prove us wrong, DA'

2013-10-11 10:20

The transport department on Thursday refuted the Democratic Alliance's claim that Gauteng was being misled by the African National Congress about the likely size of e-toll bills.

Used-parts sales ban reversed

2013-08-07 07:30

A ban on the sale of spare parts from scrapped vehicles has been removed from proposed National Road Traffic Act regulations... for now.

Contentious labour bills passed

2013-06-21 10:25

The National Assembly has passed the basic conditions of employment amendment bill, but lacked the quorum to vote on the labour relations amendment bill.

Final steps before e-tolling begins

2013-05-26 14:41
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The implementation of the e-toll system on Gauteng highways is well on its way, the transport department and the national roads agency say.

Cape tolls unlawful, argues City

2013-05-16 13:12

Sanral has not shown a shred of evidence to prove its proposed winelands tolling project is properly authorised, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Cadre deployment contradicts NDP - DA

2013-05-08 22:02

The DA says public enterprises must not become a revolving door for failed ANC loyalists and that cadre deployment contradicts the National Development Plan.

Make e-tolls unworkable, motorists told

2013-04-11 22:18
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Public resistance is mounting against plans to start charging motorists using Gauteng highways, with calls being made to protest and boycott e-tags.

DA to challenge Cape e-toll project

2013-03-26 12:44

The Democratic Alliance has vowed to fight the introduction of toll roads in the Western Cape.

NDP hijacked DA policies - Numsa

2013-03-07 14:47

The National Development Plan deviates from the Freedom Charter and is riddled with DA policies, says the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

Gigaba must investigate SAA, says DA

2013-02-24 14:00

Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba should appoint a task team to investigate the numerous allegations of irregularities at South African Airways, the DA says.

DA: White collar crime pays

2012-11-06 16:22

Former estate agent Wendy Machanik's fine of R1.5m, for the theft of R27m, proves white-collar crime pays, says the DA.

DA: Gordhan needs to restore confidence

2012-10-23 16:34

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan should use his medium-term budget policy statement to place a firm hand on the tiller, says the Democratic Alliance.

Below-par managers cost state R4.1bn - DA

2012-10-16 14:40

Senior public service managers cost taxpayers R4.1bn and pocket R811 235 a year but barely reach half their set targets, the DA says.

Medupi calm after Eskom protest

2012-09-07 17:22

The atmosphere at the Medupi power plant in Limpopo is calm following a violent protest by Eskom contract employees, says engineering group Murray & Roberts.

R2bn jet for Zuma slammed

2012-06-29 08:51

President Jacob Zuma should use SA Airways when flying, and the country does not need to spend R2bn on a new aircraft for him, the DA says.

DA responds to models' racist tweets

2012-05-07 15:43
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DA spokesperson Mmusi Maimane has addressed two models in an open letter about their recent racist tweets, saying that although they have apologised, "the damage has been done".

DA compiles 'emigration handbook'

2010-11-04 15:53

The Democratic Alliance has presented a compendium of global statistics which highlight how badly SA is rated under a variety of headings.

DA objects new SABC law

2010-01-18 14:17

The DA has written to Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda to object to a proposed law that aims to levy a 1% personal income tax on working South Africans to fund the SABC.

DA going to court over Simelane

2009-12-10 16:13

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille is set to bring a legal challenge against the appointment of Menzi Simelane as National Director of Public Prosecutions.

ANC slams DA meeting chaos

2009-12-07 19:06

The ANC has condemned the disruption of a DA meeting in Pretoria where the opposition party's flags were burnt, but rejected claims that they were "bona fide" ANC members.

ANCYL hate speech case 'poor'

2009-11-30 20:04

The Democratic Alliance says an opposing affidavit by the Free State ANC Youth League chairperson in the Equality Court to a hate speech case is "poor".

DA slams Simelane defence

2009-11-30 18:19

Attempts by Justice Minister Jeff Radebe to defend the appointment of Menzi Simelane as National Director of Public Prosecutions are "wrong-headed and disingenuous", the DA says.

Rot set in at Saps - DA

2009-11-17 21:10

New data, such as 57% of dockets being lost, shows the rot has set into the SA Police Service and government doesn't seem to care, the Democratic Alliance says.

 

DA: 'Public misled on e-tolls'

2013-10-11 10:20

The ANC government is misleading the public about the cost of e-tolls, the opposition Democratic Alliance charged on Thursday.

DA: E-toll billboards are ours

2013-10-07 07:44

The billboards erected along Johannesburg's highways next to e-toll gantries were commissioned by the Democratic Alliance, the party has said.

New minister must scrap tolls - DA

2013-07-10 11:13

The newly-appointed transport minister must put an end to the controversial e-tolling project, the Democratic Alliance says.

DA rubbishes Gauteng jobs claim

2013-05-29 16:01

The DA says Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane's claims that unemployment in the province has dropped, is a clever distortion of the truth.

Sanral respects Cape toll ruling

2013-05-21 16:45

Sanral says it accepts the Western Cape High Court's decision to halt its planned Winelands toll project and will study the ruling to map the way forward.

ANC defends Cosatu's stance on NDP

2013-05-09 19:46

ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte says that Cosatu's critique of certain elements of the National Development Plan is not unjustified.

Construction cartels to learn their fate

2013-04-23 16:08

Construction cartels could learn their fate on collusion allegations as early as June, the Construction Industry Development Board says.

ANC says Cape is resistant to EE change

2013-04-19 17:57
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ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu says sluggish transformation in the South African labour market is disheartening, while singling out the Western Cape.

Cheer over new business council

2013-03-27 17:07

The DA and Black Management Forum have welcomed the establishment of the Brics Business Council aimed at enhancing economic ties between member states.

DA urges action on farm job cuts

2013-03-08 15:21

SA needs a strategy to curb job losses in the agricultural sector, especially in the wake of farmers wanting to employ foreigners, the Democratic Alliance says.

DA proposes disbanding departments

2013-02-25 13:51

The DA has proposed, in an alternative national budget, disbanding several government departments and doing away with district municipalities.

Cosatu demands probe into Zille, DA

2013-02-04 14:14
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Cosatu in the Western Cape wants Premier Helen Zille and the DA to be investigated after reports of alleged overcharging for Cape Town construction projects.

DA to complain about Limpopo govt

2012-10-26 14:44

The DA will lay a complaint with the Public Protector against Limpopo government officials for allegedly awarding school feeding tenders to Malema's associates.

DA takes billing crisis to NCC

2012-10-16 16:13

The Democratic Alliance met the National Consumer Commission to discuss the long-running billing crisis in Johannesburg.

Everyone but govt upset over e-tolls

2012-09-20 14:40

The Automobile Association has joined others who have vowed to fight Gauteng's e-tolls, amid government relief over the Constitutional Court ruling.

Zille rubbishes job seekers' grant

2012-08-06 14:34

A proposed job seekers' grant will incentivise young people to remain jobless, DA leader Helen Zille says.

Jessica Leandra responds to DA letter

2012-05-09 09:24

Former FHM model Jessica Leandra has responded to an open letter from the DA, saying she realises she has "brought this nation to its knees" after posting a racist remark on Twitter.

DA: Hofmeyr comments 'repugnant'

2010-12-08 09:52

The Democratic Alliance has strongly condemned recent "racist" comments by Steve Hofmeyr.

DA: Scrap exchange controls

2010-10-25 15:56

The DA has called for the abolition of exchange controls and bold and decisive action in the fight against corruption to encourage "beneficial economic behaviour".

DA: Possible pardons undeserved

2010-01-05 16:36

Possible pardons for Schabir Shaik or former Eugene de Kock would be unwarranted, the DA says.

Zille: ANC getting desperate

2009-12-07 21:08

DA leader Helen Zille has dismissed ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema's "racial rhetoric" as a desperate attempt to hang onto a support base in "terminal decline".

Zuma's hotline going cold

2009-12-02 16:02

Less than a third of the complaints lodged to President Jacob Zuma's corruption hotline have been handled since the service's September launch.

Zille: PE losing crime battle

2009-11-30 19:41

While Port Elizabeth's ANC councillors squabble, the city's people are fighting a "losing battle" against criminals, Western Cape premier and DA leader Helen Zille says.

ANC saddened by DA MP's death

2009-11-24 16:33

The office of the ANC chief whip says it is saddened by the death of Democratic Alliance MP Cobus Schmidt who was killed in an accident in Welkom.

Speaker orders DA MPL to go

2009-11-17 18:45

Democratic Alliance MPL Jack Bloom has been suspended for five days from the Gauteng Legislature by the Speaker for contempt.

 
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