In search of true democracy in Africa

2017-09-03 06:02

True democrats are not embraced in the nationalist politics of post-liberation movements because governments born out of liberation movements invariably regard political victory as a divine right to rule, writes Mmusi Maimane.

Maimane urges UDM to stick with Nelson Mandela Bay coalition

2017-08-25 10:45

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has urged the United Democratic Movement to reconsider its threat to leave the Nelson Mandela Bay metro coalition.

Maimane wants change, and he wants it now

2017-08-17 16:42

DA leader Mmusi Maimane urged South Africans to imagine a post-ANC South Africa, adding that the party is united behind "smallanyana" skeletons.

Every time JZ wins, the ANC loses

2017-08-13 06:07

There’s no doubt DA leader Mmusi Maimane and the Economic Freedom Fighters’ Julius Malema woke up with huge headaches on Wednesday, writes Rapule Tabane.

Opposition rejects DA's call to dissolve Parliament

2017-08-10 20:23

The DA has accelerated calls for Parliament's dissolution, but some of its opposition partners have rejected the idea.

'We need a new government now' - Maimane

2017-08-09 14:00

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has called for the dissolution of Parliament, saying South Africans have lost trust in the ruling ANC.

South Africa needs a reset button – Maimane

2017-08-03 22:26

Leader of the DA Mmusi Maimane insists that President Jacob Zuma is but one part of the problem facing South Africa.

Do the right thing, Cyril - Maimane hands over petition calling for Zuma to go

2017-08-02 11:56

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has handed over a petition of over 1 million signatures to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's office calling on President Jacob Zuma to be removed.

'Stop using Bell Pottinger' - Maimane to PR firm's clients

2017-07-29 14:02

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has revealed that he has personally been writing letters to clients of embattled British public relations firm Bell Pottinger, asking them to stop using its services.

Maimane pushing for money laundering investigation into Gupta dairy farm project

2017-07-12 16:23

Mmusi Maimane is taking the saga surrounding a dairy farm linked to the Guptas global and will ask the International Monetary Fund and an intergovernmental task force and other corruption watchdogs to investigate suspicions of money laundering.


Maimane's detainment highlighted Zambia's problems - Hichilema

2017-08-31 16:35

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has said the involvement of Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane in his own detainment helped highlight the plight his country is facing.

Maimane: I'll only agree to meet with Zambia's Lungu if he commits to democracy

2017-08-19 13:00

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has said that his party will not meet with Zambian leader Edgar Lungu until he commits to democracy.

Marikana massacre no different to Sharpeville massacre - Amcu

2017-08-16 22:48

The President of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) Joseph Mathunjwa says the 2012 Marikana massacre is no different to the 1960 Sharpeville massacre.

This week in Parliament: 3 unprecedented events

2017-08-11 16:54

Parliament, an institution governed by rules, procedures and precedent, seldom if ever delivers three events in one week that can be described as "unprecedented". But this past week, it did just that.

ANC vindicated by DA's call to dissolve Parliament

2017-08-09 19:23

The ANC's Parliamentary caucus feels vindicated that it defeated the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma in the light of DA leader Mmusi Maimane's call that Parliament be dissolved, which would result in early elections if it were to succeed.

Maimane asks Zuma to show leadership in Zambia

2017-08-04 14:03

On the eve of President Jacob Zuma's visit to Zambia, DA leader Mmusi Maimane has called on him to distance himself from “dictators” like Zambian president Edgar Lungu.

Mashaba unapologetic about stance on foreigners

2017-08-03 18:33

City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba is unapologetic about his views that he will not give his limited resources to build free houses for foreigners.

Govt only cares about wealth of Zuma and Guptas - Maimane

2017-08-01 19:58

The government only cares about the wealth of President Jacob Zuma and the Guptas, and not the welfare of its citizens, DA leader Mmusi Maimane says.

Inside the controversial Gupta Free State dairy farm

Reports that the Gupta family were involved in the project first surfaced in 2013, but the Free State government denied it. The #GuptaLeaks emails has since confirmed their ties to the R570 million dairy project.

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NPA head Shaun Abrahams must be fired, Maimane tells Zuma

2017-07-11 13:25

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has written to President Jacob Zuma, asking that Shaun Abrahams be removed from his post as head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

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