Icasa buckles under DA pressure

2014-04-15 17:31

Watchdog body Icasa has caved in to the DA after the party resorted to court action over the SABC's pulling of an election advert.

Parly committee should use 'all its powers' - DA

2014-04-10 15:34

The ad hoc committee established by Parliament to consider submissions by President Jacob Zuma in response to the public protector's report on Nkandla must make use of all its powers, the DA said.

DA welcomes ANC court action

2014-03-28 07:19

The Democratic Alliance says it welcomes the ANC's decision to approach the South Gauteng High Court after it accused the DA of violating the Electoral Code of Conduct.

DA appeals against ban on Luthuli House march

2014-02-02 17:34

Lawyers for the DA have challenged the police decision to deny the party permission to march to the ANC headquarters in Johannesburg.

Zuma's legal adviser paid R700 an hour

2013-10-21 22:06

President Jacob Zuma’s special legal adviser, who helped get corruption charges against him dropped in 2009, was being paid close to R700 an hour for providing legal advice.

Zuma spy tapes appeal 'a delaying tactic'

2013-08-23 07:24

The DA is to oppose President Jacob Zuma's appeal of the court decision forcing the NPA to hand over the so-called spy tapes, saying the grounds for the appeal are flimsy and it's "a delaying tactic".

Full bench to hear 'spy tapes' bid

2013-04-29 10:55

A full bench of judges is to hear an application by the Democratic Alliance to be granted access to the transcripts of the alleged "spy tapes" of President Jacob Zuma, DA spokesperson James Selfe says.

ANC dismisses electoral reform proposal

2013-03-04 20:04

Changing the country's electoral system will not guarantee MPs become more accountable to voters, ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga says.

Act on rape, MPs tell Zuma

2013-02-20 22:14

The second day of debate in the National Assembly on the State of the Nation address has featured urgent calls for President Jacob Zuma to act on rape and similar abuse.

ANC says Zuma finances 'private'

2012-12-07 19:12

The ANC has said it wouldn't comment on a report claiming President Jacob Zuma had more benefactors than previously thought to cover his debts and expenses.

New - black and young - faces in the DA

2012-11-25 18:46

DA spokesperson Mmusi Maimane, who has been punted as a future leader of the party, has been top of the list of those elected into the party’s leadership at its federal congress.

DA: The public deserves to know

2012-11-18 14:37

It is concerning that the National Prosecuting Authority went to a great deal of trouble to prevent a newspaper story about President Jacob Zuma from being published, says the DA.

Selebi hospital mystery persists

2012-07-30 16:47

There is no explanation for paroled former police commissioner Jackie Selebi's failure to arrive for dialysis treatment.

Parties divided over Selebi parole

2012-07-20 21:01

Political parties are divided over the release on medical parole of corruption-convicted former top cop Jackie Selebi.

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.

Zuma withdraws Simelane appeal bid

2011-12-28 16:01

President Jacob Zuma has withdrawn his bid to appeal the court ruling that set aside his appointment of Menzi Simelane as national director of public prosecutions.

DA: Get Selebi to prison asap

2011-12-04 17:16

Former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi must report as soon as is practically possible to start serving his 15 years sentence, the Democratic Alliance says.

Madonsela report 'to blast DA’s Midvaal'

2011-11-06 21:15

City Press has learned that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is set to release a shocking report that reveals serious irregularities in Midvaal municipality.

DA 'most diverse party in SA'

2011-08-22 08:33

The DA has rejected a media report that there is little transformation and all of its executive directors are white, saying it is "the most diverse party in South Africa".

DA bid to remove Simelane dismissed

2010-11-10 16:14

The DA's bid to have Menzi Simelane removed as the National Director of Public Prosecutions has been dismissed by the North Gauteng High Court.

DA: Hewana treated differently

2010-07-01 17:47

The DA will raise the issue of alleged special treatment in prison for Siphiwe Hewana with Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

DA again asks about Shaik

2010-01-19 17:08

The Democratic Alliance has again urged the Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to review Schabir Shaik's medical parole.

New pardons law proposed

2010-01-13 19:10

The Democratic Alliance has proposed a new law to guide the president on granting pardons that would make it easier to challenge his decisions in court.


DA concerned by Icasa delay

2014-04-15 05:30

Icasa had taken more than 48 hours to hear a DA complaint against the SABC over the pulling of an election advert, DA MP James Selfe says.

Journalist to appeal dismissal over DA MP application

2014-04-01 19:25

Business Report senior journalist Donwald Pressly will appeal his dismissal by Independent Newspapers for seeking political office with the DA.

DA march to Luthuli house gets OK

2014-02-02 21:25

The decision by police to deny the DA permission to march to the ANC headquarters, has been overturned by the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court.

DA fires MP

2013-12-05 14:06

The DA has expelled MP Velly Manzini after finding out that he intended starting a new political party.

2012 the year of uprisings by inmates - report

2013-10-01 16:04

Inmates in South African prisons are becoming increasingly frustrated with their treatment with 2012 being characterised as “a year of uprisings by prisoners”, the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Centres has found.

DA: NPA must hand over tapes

2013-08-22 19:00

The National Prosecuting Authority's failure to hand over the so-called Zuma spy tapes would spark a constitutional crisis, the DA has said.

Zuma must explain NPA decision - DA

2013-07-04 14:22

President Jacob Zuma must explain his refusal to appoint a permanent national director of public prosecutions to the Constitutional Court, the DA says.

SA must feel votes count - Ramphele

2013-03-04 22:13

Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele has welcomed the DA's decision to table a bill in Parliament proposing changes to the country's electoral system, saying South Africans must feel their votes count.

DA moves to change electoral system

2013-03-04 15:35

DA MP James Selfe will table a private members' bill in Parliament proposing changes to South Africa's electoral system.

Lawyers know Zuma tapes damaging - DA

2013-02-06 22:30

It is clear President Jacob Zuma's lawyers know the so-called spy tapes could be damaging and do not want them to get out, the DA says.

Prisoners' behaviour appalling - Popcru

2013-01-08 16:11

The behaviour of prisoners who set alight Groenpunt Prison in the Free State is appalling, the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union says.

Zuma 'not suitable' president

2012-12-07 16:28

President Jacob Zuma must take a leave of absence until his name has been cleared, the DA says.

DA voting completed

2012-11-25 11:11

The DA's federal congress in Boksburg has concluded its election with results to follow shortly.

'Spy tapes': Presidency fails to file

2012-10-24 21:57

The presidency has failed to file an answering affidavit to a new court application by the Democratic Alliance, the party says.

Selebi hasn't reported for treatment - report

2012-07-30 07:42

Paroled former police chief Jackie Selebi has not reported for dialysis treatment at Steve Biko Academic Hospital for a week, a report says.

Zuma to remit jail sentences, move angers

2012-04-27 22:02

The president says that his administration will grant a special remission of sentence to specific categories of sentenced offenders, probationers and parolees, a move the DA says is a "slap in the face" for crime victims.

Simelane should pay costs of appeal - DA

2012-01-02 12:01

Government should not cover the costs of Menzi Simelane’s appeal against the ruling that his appointment as national director of public prosecutions was unconstitutional, the DA says.

Shaik parole loophole won't help Selebi

2011-12-06 07:23

New legislation introduced after Schabir Shaik's controversial release on medical parole means Jackie Selebi's chances of being granted medical parole are "almost zero", the DA says.

No government is perfect, DA says

2011-11-08 22:39

No government is perfect - good governments acknowledge this and strive towards the highest standards, Midvaal's mayor says, in the wake of the protector's findings of maladministration.

Midvaal graft report overdue - ANC

2011-09-07 20:46

State authorities should make public a report on alleged corruption and maladministration in the DA-run Midvaal municipality, the ANC in Gauteng says.

Shaik accused of assaulting journo

2011-02-27 13:37

The Democratic Alliance has called for a full investigation into convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik's alleged assault of a journalist on a golf course in Durban.

Mugabe 'shows SADC the finger'

2010-07-19 14:57

The DA has called on the government and SADC to apply pressure on Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who continues to flout SADC's legal principles.

DA: Keep De Kock behind bars

2010-01-22 16:03

Apartheid assassin Eugene de Kock must stay behind bars, the DA has said after a newspaper quoted two of his friends saying he was expected to be released soon.

ANC rejects proposed pardon law

2010-01-14 20:05

The Office of the ANC Chief Whip says it will reject a proposed law by the Democratic Alliance that would guide the president on granting pardons to criminal offenders.

'Slap on the wrist' for Shaik

2009-12-22 21:43

In what the opposition has described as a "slap on the wrist", fraudster Schabir Shaik has been given a formal warning after admitting he violated his parole conditions.

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