DA: Ad ruling a victory for freedom of expression

2014-04-16 22:38

The DA's election adverts will be aired by the SABC following a hearing by the Complaints and Compliance Committee, the Democratic Alliance says.

Maimane: Nkandla funds could have paid for services

2014-04-16 13:44

Security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home were paid for with money meant for housing and basic services in Soweto, DA Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane says.

Rejection of DA ad infringes freedom - legal team

2014-04-15 20:51

The rejection of the DA's adverts by the SABC is an infringement on the freedom of expression, the party's legal team has argued.

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.

SABC bosses protecting their positions - Zille

2014-04-12 19:00

SABC bosses were protecting their positions when they decided not to broadcast an advertisement by the DA, party leader Helen Zille says.

Hundreds of DA supporters march through Soweto

2014-04-12 14:48

Hundreds of DA supporters have marched through the streets of Soweto.

DA can improve life in Soweto - Maimane

2014-04-10 18:13

Heavyweights from the DA took their election campaign to Soweto, promising residents better lives under the DA.

ANC to fight SMS ruling

2014-04-07 17:48

The ANC is to appeal against a court ruling that dismissed its objections to a DA SMS accusing President Jacob Zuma of stealing public money.

DA: Zuma's cows better off than residents

2014-04-06 19:52

President Jacob Zuma's livestock have better living conditions than communities in Tembisa, DA Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane says.

Sassa gives blankets at ANC rally

2014-04-06 10:04

The DA has accused the ANC of abusing state resources for its electoral campaign after a state agency was seen handing out branded blankets and parcels of toiletries at an ANC rally the Free State, says a report.

SMS ruling a victory for freedom of speech - DA

2014-04-04 13:12

The DA has welcomed a court ruling that the SMS in which it accused President Jacob Zuma of stealing public money was fair comment, saying it is a victory for freedom of speech.

DA SMS a factual allegation - ANC

2014-04-02 14:04

The ANC says the SMS sent by the DA saying President Jacob Zuma stole public funds for his Nkandla home inflamed feelings about his character.

People must own land - DA

2014-03-31 14:54

Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane says the DA has an "incredible" record of title deed roll-out where it governs.

Maimane: DA to fight crime and corruption

2014-03-29 18:01

The Democratic Alliance will fight against crime and corruption, the party's Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane says.

ANC: No grounds for charges against Zuma

2014-03-21 14:18

There are no grounds for any criminal charges to be laid against President Jacob Zuma and those filed at police stations are void acts carried out in desperation, the ANC says.

DA, Bekkersdal residents lay charges against ANC

2014-03-18 14:16

The DA and the Bekkersdal Concerned Residents Association have laid criminal charges against the ANC.

ANC laid foundation for future success - Didiza

2014-03-17 21:02

The ANC has in the last 20 years laid a foundation for the country's future successes, party NEC member Thoko Didiza says.

DA short on black candidates

2014-03-16 11:00

The Democratic Alliance is facing a race dilemma over the lack of senior black African candidates on the party’s Western Cape and Gauteng candidate lists, according to a report.

DA still punting e-tolls referendum

2014-03-13 15:43

The DA says it is committed to calling a referendum on e-tolls should it govern Gauteng, despite its application to challenge e-tolling legislation being dismissed.

DA sought 'most competent' candidates

2014-03-10 14:28

DA Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane has submitted his party's candidates list to the IEC, saying the party sought out the best candidates to represent it.

ANC's 45% poll panic

2014-03-09 21:00

The ANC in Gauteng has asked its volunteers to intensify their mobilisation campaign in townships to avoid getting less than 50% of the vote in the polls.

Bank stops political party funding

2014-02-24 16:56

Absa has announced that it has stopped all political donations, a move which will have a negative impact on smaller political parties.

Flying bricks stop DA march

2014-02-12 13:22

The DA's march in central Johannesburg has been stopped after ANC supporters apparently threw bricks at marchers and petrol bombs at police.

'Zuma relaxes while SA burns'

2014-02-09 14:28

President Jacob Zuma is relaxing in Nkandla while the country burns, DA Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane has said.


DA advert case postponed indefinitely

2014-04-16 20:33

A hearing by the Complaints and Compliance Committee on the DA's advertisement complaint case against the SABC has been postponed indefinitely.

DA advert hearing adjourned

2014-04-16 07:27

A hearing by the Complaints and Compliance Committee on the DA's advertisement complaint case against the SABC has been adjourned for the SABC to consult with its legal team.

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.

Icasa to rule on DA ad

2014-04-14 14:38

The Independent Communications Authority of SA is set to rule on a complaint by the DA against the SABC.

ANC granted leave to appeal in SMS case

2014-04-12 17:00

The High Court in Johannesburg has granted the ANC leave to appeal a decision that a DA SMS about President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead was fair comment.

DA can submit amended ad - SABC

2014-04-11 16:21

The SABC has called on the DA to submit an amended version of their "Ayisafani" election advert after it pulled the commercial.

Zille, Maimane campaign in Soweto

2014-04-10 15:33

DA leader Helen Zille and DA Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane held a door-to-door election campaign in Jabulani, Soweto, south of Johannesburg.

Parties spend weekend on campaign trail

2014-04-06 21:10

With 30 days until the national elections, political parties are pushing full steam ahead with their campaigns.

Maimane leads DA jobs march

2014-04-06 14:00

Hundreds of DA supporters have marched in Tembisa, Ekurhuleni, demanding jobs.

Judge erred in SMS ruling - ANC

2014-04-04 19:21

The ANC says acting Judge Mike Hellens erred in dismissing the party's application to stop the DA sending an SMS about Nkandla.

Tony Leon was right

2014-04-04 07:13

The DA's Gauteng premier candidate flip flops on privatisation. What is the party up to, asks Simon Williamson.

DA says Nkandla SMS 'fair comment'

2014-04-02 11:27

The DA says there was nothing untoward in what it said in an SMS sent to voters that public funds were "stolen" to upgrade President Jacob Zuma's private Nkandla residence.

DA promises R1 rent for Gauteng small businesses

2014-03-29 21:03

The DA will rent office space to small businesses in Gauteng for a R1 a year if it wins the province in this year's election, the party's Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane said on Saturday.

Maimane launches DA provincial election manifesto

2014-03-29 13:02

Democratic Alliance Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane has launched the party's provincial election manifesto in Johannesburg.

Election campaign intensifies

2014-03-22 11:56

With 45 days to go before the national elections, political parties have intensified their campaigning.

DA lays charges against Zuma at Nkandla

2014-03-20 20:47

DA national spokesperson Mmusi Maimane has laid a charge of corruption against President Jacob Zuma.

EFF criticises private sector on jobs

2014-03-18 07:32

South Africa's private sector has failed in dealing with unemployment and inequality, according to the Economic Freedom Fighters.

The danger of the DA's revised stance on Mbeki

2014-03-17 07:52

The DA’s message, that things only started going wrong when Jacob Zuma was elected to head the ANC, is ahistoric revisionism at its finest, says Kameel Premhid.

Cops mum on Bekkersdal incident

2014-03-15 07:57

Police have declined to comment on reports that the ANC's VIP security fired live ammunition at Bekkersdal residents.

Gauteng could be next Western Cape - DA

2014-03-13 08:19

Gauteng would have the best story to tell if the DA won the province in the upcoming general elections, the party says.

Hospitals need generators - Maimane

2014-03-10 08:38

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane must act so healthcare facilities in Gauteng did not turn away patients due to power cuts, premier candidate Mmusi Maimane says.

DA to head to court over e-tolls bill

2014-03-02 17:50

The DA will be heading to court this week to have the law that allows e-tolling, declared unconstitutional, says the party.

Chaos, anarchy at DA march

2014-02-12 15:41

The DA’s long-awaited march for “real jobs” in Johannesburg’s CBD ended in chaos with petrol bombs, bricks and stones being flung. But the ANC has denied any blame for the anarchy.

DA march won't end at Luthuli house

2014-02-11 16:33

The DA's march for "real" jobs will not end outside the ANC's headquarters in Johannesburg as initially planned, the party has said.

Maimane: Donor not behind DA-Agang talks

2014-02-04 08:53

The DA’s Mmusi Maimane has denied a report that a donor was behind the merger talks between the DA and Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele.

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