Trollip to apologise to Eastern Cape premier

2014-10-09 19:30

DA Eastern Cape leader Athol Trollip will apologise to provincial Premier Phumulo Masualle for implying he is a "liar and a cheat", the legislature says.

DA councillor expelled for racist e-mail

2013-08-13 20:38

The Democratic Alliance has stripped Nelson Mandela Bay Metro councillor Stanford Slabbert of his party membership.

King Dalindyebo joins DA officially

2013-07-15 19:25

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has joined the DA, the party's Eastern Cape leader says.

DA to meet with AbaThembu king

2013-07-10 10:04

The Eastern Cape DA says it is not bothered by the negative publicity surrounding AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo and will meet with him.

ANC criticises 'racist' DA

2013-06-18 15:53

The "arrogance" displayed by DA councillor Stanford Slabbert against black people is characteristic of the party, says the ANC.

Land reform debacle exposed - DA

2013-05-30 17:24

The public protector will be asked to probe possible fraud and corruption in a "dodgy" Eastern Cape land reform deal, the DA says.

Zille will be challenged in 2014

2012-11-11 10:06

DA leader Helen Zille is likely to be challenged for the top spot at her party's next elective congress in two years, it has been reported.

Extent of black land ownership unknown

2012-05-25 10:58

The state cannot determine the extent of agricultural land ownership by black commercial farmers, because the deeds office does not keep records based on race.

DA leader under fire from her own party

2012-04-08 19:45

Western Cape Premier and DA leader Helen Zille has come under fire from her own party for describing people who move to her province in search of a better education as “refugees”.

Communication issues threat to food security

2012-02-20 18:48

A lack of communication between farmers and government is threatening South Africa's food security, DA land affairs and rural development spokesperson Athol Trollip says.

DA charges Mnqasela for misconduct

2011-12-13 18:42

Democratic Alliance MP Masizole Mnqasela has been charged with various counts of misconduct by the party's federal legal commission, SABC news reports.

Mazibuko 'honoured' to accept new role

2011-10-27 14:39

New DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has promised to serve the DA to the best of her ability, and has paid tribute to incumbent Athol Trollip.

R400m to upgrade official residences

2011-10-20 08:48

Renovations to the president's official residences and offices, as well as the Bryntirion estate in Pretoria where ministers live, will cost taxpayers more than R400m.

Parliament to probe Mangaung Assembly

2011-10-13 22:41

National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu has asked the Secretary to Parliament Zingile Dingani to probe the People's Assembly hosted in Mangaung.

DA faces parliamentary leadership battle

2011-09-27 15:04

DA parliamentary leader Athol Trollip says he will seek re-election to the post, after national spokesperson Lindiwe Mazibuko declared her candidacy.

Investigate Zuma's role on spooks - DA

2011-09-18 17:03

The DA is to ask the inspector general of intelligence to investigate whether President Jacob Zuma approved the use of spooks to monitor the activities of his political opponents.

Family deals - Zuma rejects scrutiny

2011-09-13 22:36

President Jacob Zuma has rejected a suggestion that state tenders won by the executive's family members be subjected to special scrutiny.

DA: Presidency's spending up by 74%

2011-09-01 20:28

The presidency's annual report shows that the department has "excelled at increasing the size of its budget, but not the quality of its performance", says the DA.

Zuma has 'declared all interests'

2011-08-29 19:01

The presidency reiterates that President Jacob Zuma does not hold personal or financial interests in any business or corporate entity.

State-funded luxury 'not morally justifiable'

2011-08-24 20:28

The ministerial handbook used at national level permits a level of state-funded luxury for ministers that is not morally justifiable, says the DA.

Presidency rejects call on 'Zuma Inc' deals

2011-08-15 21:20

The presidency has "rejected" a DA call for a parliamentary debate on the "growing list of state deals that have benefited President Jacob Zuma's family and friends".

DA sees protector report being 'buried'

2011-08-10 22:00

President Jacob Zuma should not be allowed to rewrite the Constitution "by stealth", DA parliamentary leader Athol Trollip says.

SA's UN summit splurge - accreditation for max 4

2011-03-28 21:21

The government has been slammed for sending a 49-member delegation to a UN gender summit in New York - flying business class and staying in the Ritz Carlton.

DA to probe reports on cars for Zuma wives

2011-03-01 20:35

The Democratic Alliance says it is seeking to establish what hiring luxury vehicles for President Jacob Zuma's wives would cost the taxpayer.

DA: Probe R40m funding for youth fest

2010-12-15 17:44

The DA wants the Auditor General to investigate the National Lottery's allocation of R40m to the National Youth Development Agency for the World Youth Festival.


Zille: Mazibuko claims 'a concoction of leaks'

2014-05-18 18:22

DA leader Helen Zille says claims that she said she'd "made" Lindiwe Mazibuko and that she'd "saved" her on several occasions, is a concoction of leaks from the party's Fedex meeting.

King could lose DA membership - Zille

2013-07-22 22:36

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo will lose his DA card if he loses an appeal against his criminal convictions, party leader Helen Zille says.

DA set to meet with AbaThembu king

2013-07-15 09:04

The Eastern Cape DA is set to meet AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, provincial leader Athol Trollip has said.

Mandela's cousin to join the DA

2013-06-30 07:39

Nelson Mandela's cousin, Tembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, says the ANC has lost its way and that he plans to join the DA.

DA suspends councillor for racism

2013-06-17 14:26

A DA councillor in the Eastern Cape has been suspended for circulating a racist email in which he stated that "President Jacob Zuma had more wives than brain cells".

76 homes destroyed by St Francis Bay fire

2012-11-12 14:41

The fire which tore through St Francis Bay, in the Eastern Cape, has destroyed or damaged 75 houses, the Kouga municipality says.

Gate-crashers brand Mazibuko a 'coconut'

2012-11-09 22:31

DA Parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has been jeered and labelled a "coconut" as unionists and teachers gate-crashed a protest march by the party in the Eastern Cape.

Land chair wants 'Bantustans' cleared

2012-05-23 20:14

The chairperson of Parliament's land reform committee wants people out of the over-crowded former "Bantustans" and says the government must make use of its right to expropriate land to do this.

DA faction reportedly targeting Helen Zille

2012-03-16 08:04

DA iron lady Helen Zille is believed to be bracing herself against a group in the party who want her removed as leader at the party's national congress later this year.

Mazibuko says she's a role model

2012-02-06 22:22

Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has responded to the party's leadership polemics by saying she has become a role model for young girls of all races.

Mazibuko appointment about race: DA MP

2011-10-31 14:09

It is hypocritical to pretend race had no part in the Democratic Alliance's parliamentary leadership tussle, says DA MP Masizole Mnqasela.

Official 'taking the fall'

2011-10-23 14:35

A public works official is "taking the fall" for Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde on the cost of renovations to President Jacob Zuma's official residence, the DA says.

Eastern Cape DA leader backs Mazibuko

2011-10-17 18:40

The Democratic Alliance's leader in the Eastern Cape has endorsed Lindiwe Mazibuko for the post of the party's leader in Parliament.

Zuma must get tough on corruption - DA

2011-10-11 13:07

The DA has urged President Jacob Zuma to take tough action on corruption and wasteful spending, saying the government is long on promises and short on delivery.

Mazibuko bids for DA parliamentary job

2011-09-27 12:34

DA national spokesperson Lindiwe Mazibuko has announced she will stand for the post of parliamentary leader of the party - the position presently held by Athol Trollip.

Probe ANC 'abuse of intelligence services'

2011-09-15 16:30

Inspector general of intelligence, Faith Radebe, has been asked to probe the reported abuse of the intelligence services to fight factional battles in the ANC.

DA tried to woo Trevor Manuel - WikiLeaks

2011-09-05 07:22

The DA says a WikiLeaks cable revealing that Helen Zille would step down in favour of Trevor Manuel if he left the ANC, was a "metaphorical example".

Presidency spends R61m on travel - DA

2011-09-01 19:09

The presidency has spent over R61m on travel and subsistence in the 2010/11 year, the Democratic Alliance says.

Call to scrutinise Zuma family deals

2011-08-29 16:08

The DA has called for a law change to ensure scrutiny of business deals involving family members of the president.

Speaker rejects 'Zuma Inc' debate

2011-08-18 19:34

National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu has rejected the DA's request for a parliamentary debate on the "growing number of state deals that have reportedly benefited the friends and affiliates of President Jacob Zuma".

DA wants 'Zuma Inc' deals debated

2011-08-15 18:53

The DA has asked Speaker Max Sisulu for a special debate on the "growing list of state deals that have benefited President Jacob Zuma's family and friends".

Zuma must clarify land reform

2011-07-03 14:46

The DA says President Jacob Zuma should urgently clarify the government's position on land expropriation after reports of an illegal farm occupation in the Free State.

DA wants Zuma to clarify Gaddafi call

2011-03-09 19:54

The DA has called on President Jacob Zuma to clarify whether he did indeed speak to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi over the telephone, as the BBC has reported.

DA: Zuma govt lacks accountability

2011-01-26 18:28

The DA has condemned President Jacob Zuma's refusal to name 24 Cabinet members who failed to disclose their financial interests in time.

DA 'fails' 2010 Cabinet

2010-12-02 14:04

If 50% is a pass mark, President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet of 2010 has failed according to the DA's report card.

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