DA welcomes travel ban

2014-08-21 22:21

The Democratic Alliance has welcomed the travel ban for non-South Africans from countries affected by the Ebola virus outbreak.

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.

Zuma scores an F on DA, ID report card

2014-01-15 14:52

President Jacob Zuma has scored another F on the 2013 Cabinet report card released by the DA and ID. Many of his Cabinet also received very low scores.

No DA roses for Zuma

2013-02-13 14:40

President Jacob Zuma is set to deliver his State of the Nation address this year on Valentine's Day, but the DA has made it clear they are not planning to send him any roses.

Zille claims Guptas pressured DA

2013-01-30 17:25

The New Age newspaper heavyweights tried to dissuade the DA from asking parliamentary questions on the paper's funding, party leader Helen Zille claims.

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 results announced

2012-11-25 16:03

Wilmot James has been elected DA federal chairperson, with Mmusi Maimane, Anchen Dreyer and Makashule Gana as his deputies.

DA, Fedusa agree on wage subsidy

2012-06-21 19:49

The youth wage subsidy must be introduced urgently to relieve unemployment among young people, the DA and Fedusa say.

Opposition unites against info bill

2012-03-17 20:30

History has been made with opposition parties uniting to protest against the information bill, says the IFP.

Committee blocks arms deal report

2012-03-07 14:35

The DA has accused a parliamentary committee of trying to protect the trade and industry department by voting to keep secret a report about the arms deal.

DA welcomes Lotto probe

2012-02-12 22:58

A probe by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela into the national lotteries board will be the first step in ensuring lottery funds are used for poverty alleviation, the DA says.

DA - Motshekga criticism of NDP 'wrong'

2011-12-02 22:39

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and Sadtu's criticism about the national development plan's recommendations to improve education are wrong, the DA says.

ANC won't back parliamentary institute

2011-11-03 22:34

The ANC will not recognise the proposed Parliamentary Institute of SA, says Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga.

DA chairperson rubbishes ANCYL claim

2011-07-28 18:53

Democratic Alliance federal chairperson Wilmot James gave up his directorship at Media24, and left the Sanlam board when he joined politics, he says.

Get rid of bad teachers - DA

2011-04-13 18:16

The education department should rid itself of teachers who are not capable of offering pupils a quality education, DA MP Wilmot James has suggested.

DA lays charges against Shaik

2011-03-28 22:43

The DA has laid charges against convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik after reports that he is still listed as a director of a company that was involved in South Africa's arms deal.

Indians 'bargaining' their way up - Manyi

2011-03-02 15:40

In a recording of remarks Jimmy Manyi made about Indian South Africans he claims "Indians have bargained their way to the top", but says the remarks were made in jest.

State lets crooks handle education - DA

2010-11-09 21:24

Wilmot James of the Democratic Alliance says the state is recycling crooks to look after education.

Teaching an essential service - DA

2010-10-11 12:26

The DA has renewed its call for teaching to be declared an essential service and urged teachers belonging to Sadtu to resign from the union.

DA not a party for minorities - Zille

2010-07-24 16:06

The DA is not a party for minorities, and is "the most multiracial party in the country", party leader Helen Zille has told a federal congress.

ANCYL faces hate speech charge

2009-10-27 13:08

The DA has laid a hate speech complaint against ANCYL Free State chairperson Thebe Meeko over comments he reportedly made about UFS vice chancellor Jonathan Jansen.


Free State health a moral failure - DA

2014-07-21 19:14

The DA in the Free State has described the province's health system as a "moral and constitutional failure".

Ramphele to stand as DA's presidential candidate

2014-01-28 10:14

DA leader Helen Zille has announced that Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele will stand as the DA's presidential candidate in the 2014 general election.

NEF defends funding Dlomo's luxury store

2013-08-01 11:30

The National Empowerment Fund supports its decision to grant R34.1m for a luxury store co-owned by Khanyi Dhlomo, saying the retail sector needs transformation.

New Age denies pressuring DA

2013-01-30 21:09

A meeting between DA MP and federal chairperson Wilmot James and The New Age editors was a constructive, broad-ranging discussion, the newspaper says.

DA gives Zuma an F - again

2012-12-06 14:37

The DA has given President Jacob Zuma an F again this year, with Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson at the bottom of the class.

Zille welcomes criticism

2012-11-25 17:54

DA leader Helen Zille says people are welcome to be critical of her leadership.

IFP: Zuma should have addressed miners

2012-08-20 20:31

President Jacob Zuma should have addressed the striking workers at Lonmin himself when he visited the mine, the IFP says.

Info bill papers over criminal state - DA

2012-05-12 22:00

The ANC has turned from a party of liberation into one that facilitated a criminal state, Democratic Alliance MP Wilmot James has said at at a rally against the protection of state information bill.

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.

Education system a crisis: DA

2012-02-15 17:49

Education should be declared a crisis and the school system revamped, says the Democratic Alliance.

Western Cape has best matric pass rate

2012-01-04 22:18

The Western Cape has achieved the country's top matric pass rate of 82.9% - up from 76.8% in 2010.

DA launches growth project

2011-11-10 19:29

The Democratic Alliance launched the first phase of its "8% growth project".

Mantashe defends ANC cadre deployment

2011-09-14 20:07

There was nothing wrong with the highly criticised system of cadre deployment, African National Congress secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

Gauteng premier takes swipe at Midvaal

2011-05-10 22:56

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane has taken a swipe at the DA-led Midvaal municipality as she released a report on the performance of local government from 2006 to 2011.

Crime unit to investigate Shaik - DA

2011-03-30 21:11

The commercial crimes unit at the Johannesburg Central Police Station will investigate convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik's alleged breach of the Companies Act, the DA says.

ANC has abandoned non-racialism - DA

2011-03-08 23:16

The ANC's defence of government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi is proof the ruling party has abandoned non-racialism, the DA says.

Indians 'bargaining' their way up - Manyi

2011-03-02 15:40

In a recording of remarks Jimmy Manyi made about Indian South Africans he claims "Indians have bargained their way to the top", but says the remarks were made in jest.

DA delivers information bill petition

2010-10-12 21:31

The Democratic Alliance has delivered a petition containing 28 710 signatures protesting the draft protection of information bill to Tuynhuys.

DA backs Motshekga on exam stance

2010-09-15 20:03

The DA has welcomed Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga's stance that pupils who boycott preliminary exams will not get free marks worth 25% of their final grade.

ANCYL faces hate speech charge..

2009-10-27 13:08

The DA has laid a hate speech complaint against ANCYL Free State chairperson Thebe Meeko over comments he reportedly made about UFS vice chancellor Jonathan Jansen.

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