ARTICLES RELATING TO JAMES SELFE

Zuma's delay excuse for Nkandla report bizarre - DA

2014-07-18 22:47
136 comments

DA says the explanation that President Jacob Zuma's response to the Nkandla report is delayed because he is overseas is unacceptable.

DA concerned over fairness of De Kock decision

2014-07-10 17:38
209 comments

The DA has raised concerns about the process and fairness of the decision to turn down the parole application of apartheid-era assassin Eugene de Kock.

SIU delaying release of final Nkandla report - DA

2014-06-27 21:06

The DA says the Special Investigating Unit has been delaying the release of the final Nkandla report and trying to find a diplomatic way to present it.

Mbete given Nkandla deadline

2014-06-09 19:12

The DA has given Speaker Baleka Mbete a deadline by which to reconsider her refusal to create a new ad hoc parliamentary committee to consider the Nkandla controversy.

Mbete rejects DA’s Nkandla call

2014-06-07 14:19
108 comments

The new Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, has rejected a formal request by the DA to re-establish an ad hoc committee to look into the Nkandla issue.

DA wants Nkandla committee revived

2014-05-22 19:18

The DA says it has formally requested new National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to revive the dissolved Nkandla ad-hoc committee.

DA causes upsets in Parliament

2014-05-21 21:01
380 comments

There has been an outcry from ANC’s benches in the National Assembly when the DA asked Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng to deny Jacob Zuma the right to stand for election as president.

Selfe declines caucus leader post

2014-05-18 15:16

The DA's federal chair, James Selfe, has declined a request by party leader Helen Zille to stand as candidate as the party's caucus leader in Parliament.

DA seeks legal advice on Nkandla committee

2014-04-29 15:25

The DA is seeking legal advice on the ANC's decision to refer the Nkandla ad hoc committee's work to the fifth Parliament.

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
126 comments

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
100 comments

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
99 comments

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
125 comments

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
83 comments

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
140 comments

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
348 comments

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
136 comments

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.

 

Delay of Nkandla report unacceptable - DA

2014-07-17 18:10

The DA says it is untenable that more than three months after the Nkandla report was published, Parliament still had no full explanation from the president.

SIU must explain delay of Nkandla report - DA

2014-07-09 20:06

The DA has called on the Special Investigating Unit to explain why the release of its final Nkandla report has been delayed.

DA: Tlakula should consider quitting

2014-06-19 15:44

The Democratic Alliance has called on embattled Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) chairperson Pansy Tlakula to consider stepping down to save the credibility of the commission.

DA to pursue Nkandla request with Mbete

2014-06-07 17:30

The DA will not let Speaker Baleka Mbete's refusal to reconstitute an ad hoc committee on the Nkandla controversy rest, James Selfe, the chairperson of the party's federal executive says.

DA names party spokespeople

2014-05-30 15:16

The DA has appointed Phumzile van Damme and Marius Redelinghuys as the party's national spokespeople.

Maimane to stand for DA's parliamentary leader

2014-05-22 16:31
121 comments

Mmusi Maimane has confirmed he will stand for the position of parliamentary leader of the DA.

Zuma back in the hot seat, despite DA plans to derail him

2014-05-21 17:48

Moments before the new National Assembly elected President Jacob Zuma as head of state, the DA argued that he is not fit for the post.

DA to appeal ruling on Nkandla SMS

2014-05-07 05:21
122 comments

The DA will seek leave to appeal against the Electoral Court's ruling that an SMS sent to potential voters, stating that President Jacob Zuma stole public money to build his Nkandla home, was based on false information.

Public protector gets 'food parcels for votes' complaints

2014-04-21 21:04
96 comments

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has received three complaints against the ANC using state resources for its election campaign, her spokesperson says.

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
132 comments

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
103 comments

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
103 comments

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
247 comments

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
84 comments

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
344 comments

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.

 
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