Cees Bruggemans: Winston Churchill, Mmusi Maimane on Socialism – same, same

2015-07-30 16:28

As is Cees Bruggemans’ customary way, he cuts straight to the chase, comparing Winston Churchill with the Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane.

Calling swimming pool a firepool is insulting: Maimane

2015-07-29 12:14

The aesthetics of the so-called firepool at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home suggest that it was originally intended to be a swimming pool, DA leader Mmusi Maimane says.

ANC supporters call DA spokesperson a 'bitch'

2015-07-22 16:31

DA spokesperson Phumzile van Damme has claimed a crowd of ANC supporters outside President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home called her a 'bitch' in Zulu.

A tale of two schools in Soweto

2015-07-21 08:57

Parents are fighting to save a dilapidated school in Soweto, where toilets are broken and there are gaping holes in the walls - but not far away is a paperless school, launched earlier this year as part of a "smart school" initiative.

DA to oppose Nhleko's findings on Nkandla

2015-07-19 14:39

The DA will use the ad hoc committee considering Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's report on Nkandla to reject its findings, party leader Mmusi Maimane says.

Maimane: Water shedding could be in the pipeline

2015-07-13 22:23

SA is witnessing the exact same failures that crippled its electricity grid unfold in the management of its water infrastructure, warns DA leader Mmusi Maimane.

DA appoints second national spokesperson

2015-07-10 16:02

Refiloe Ntsekhe has been appointed the DA's national spokesperson, party leader Mmusi Maimane says.

DA wants compensation fund for Marikana victims

2015-06-28 15:22

Parliament should be recalled this week for an urgent sitting to discuss the findings of the report on the Marikana killings, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has said.

‘We didn’t hear from a single Marikana police officer’ – analyst

2015-06-26 21:03

An ISS Africa political analyst says there are two glaring gaps in the Farlam Commission’s report on the Marikana massacre, particularly the lack of first-hand accounts from police officers on the ground.

DA abusing the office of the public protector - ANC chief whip

2015-06-23 13:22

The ANC says the DA has a political agenda in asking the Public Protector to investigate the circumstances in which Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir left South Africa recently.


Nkandla committee agreed it was a swimming pool - ANC MP

2015-07-29 13:53

The ad hoc committee on Nkandla had unanimously agreed that the swimming pool at President Jacob Zuma's home was not a fire pool, ANC MP Thandi Mahambehlala says.

SA is not a failed state says Maimane

2015-07-26 16:28

South Africa is not a failed state as some people are claiming, and it can be changed for the better if the DA is voted into power, Mmusi Maimane says.

Ramaphosa most favoured presidential candidate - survey

2015-07-21 16:57

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa appears to be the most favoured candidate to take over from President Jacob Zuma after the next general elections, a survey has revealed.

Lindiwe Mazibuko for Joburg mayor?

2015-07-19 17:09

When Lindiwe Mazibuko announcedthat she was on her way back to South Africa, talk increased within the DA about nominating her as the party’s candidate for the post of mayor of Johannesburg.

SA should take notes from Greece: Maimane

2015-07-16 22:01

South Africa should take lessons from Greece in order to protect its economy, DA leader Mmusi Maimane says.

Zuma's cattle enjoy a better life - Maimane

2015-07-12 10:00

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has lashed out at the ANC and President Jacob Zuma, saying under Zuma's leadership South Africa has experienced a massive decline in living standards.

Mmusi finds it hard to talk the talk

2015-07-01 17:22

The “Obama of Soweto” Mmusi Maimane was found lacking, his answers not quite as eloquent as usual as he faced the abrasive style of BBC HardTalk interviewer Zeinab Badawi.

Fire Mthethwa, Phiyega over Marikana - Maimane

2015-06-28 14:08

Former Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa and national police commissioner Riah Phiyega should be held accountable and fired over the Marikana killings, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane says.

Marikana police 'planned for bloodshed' – analyst

2015-06-26 17:57

An ISS Africa political analyst says the Farlam Commission’s report on the Marikana massacre shows police ignored their legal responsibility to avoid violence at all costs and "planned for bloodshed".

South Africans can't afford more Eskom tariff increases: Maimane

2015-06-22 17:09

Eskom should not be granted another tariff increase at the expense of consumers who can barely meet their monthly expenses already, DA leader Mmusi Maimane says.

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