Cape Town mayor to be elected next month

2018-08-18 15:56

A new Cape Town mayor will be elected by the end of September, the Democratic Alliance, the DA says.

Zondo turns down DA request to cross-examine witnesses at state capture inquiry

2018-08-17 13:33

The chairperson of the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, has turned down the DA's application to access witnesses and directly participate in the proceedings.

ANC Tshwane asks Ramaphosa to get the SIU to probe the DA-run municipality

2018-08-15 21:08

The ANC in Tshwane wants the City to be placed under administration and President Cyril Ramaphosa to assign the Special Investigating Unit to probe allegations of looting there since the DA took over in 2016.

Maimane asks Ramaphosa to declare August 16 a memorial day for Marikana

2018-08-15 14:22

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane is calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to declare August 16 a Marikana Memorial Day, to be commemorated every year.

Maimane under siege, labelled 'rudderless' over DA BBBEE position

2018-08-12 10:00

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has come under fire for being a “rudderless” leader because of his failure to come out strongly against people misrepresenting the party’s position on broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE).

Nelson Mandela Bay's youngest councillor sworn into office

2018-08-11 13:30

The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality has sworn in its youngest councillor, Siyamthanda Luvo Vimbani, who takes up a position as a proportional representative councillor for the Democratic Alliance.

It's war in the DA between 'laptop boys' and 'Bruma boys'

2018-08-10 08:27

The DA is at risk of being paralysed by low-intensity warfare between the "laptop boys" – a grouping rallying behind the party's "liberal core" – and the "Bruma boys", writes Adriaan Basson.

ANC reaffirms commitment to B-BBEE, slams DA for opting to look at alternatives

2018-08-07 16:18

The ANC has labelled the DA’s decision to dump its support for broad-based black economic empowerment as 'extremely disingenuous' and an excuse to resist transformation.

DA leaders pick sides amid confusion over party's decision to ditch BEE policy

2018-08-07 07:35

Senior DA party leaders have attacked each other on public platforms, disagreeing over whether the party had actually taken a decision to scrap the empowerment policy.

De Lille lining up civil litigation against 12 people

2018-08-06 16:14

Outgoing Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille says she is not finished with pursuing legal action against at least 12 individuals she claimed defamed her over the last six months.


The DA has 'hopefully' learnt from their mistakes - Western Cape premier hopeful

2018-08-18 07:05

The Democratic Alliance has "hopefully" learnt from its mistakes ahead of the 2019 national government elections, Western Cape DA premier candidate Alan Winde says.

Trollip survives as opposition walk out over late agendas

2018-08-16 11:14

Motions of no confidence against Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip have failed to materialise, as members of the opposition collapsed the meeting, complaining that they had not received their council agendas in time.

ANC takes Trollip to Public Protector ahead of vote of no confidence

2018-08-15 19:26

The African National Congress says it has lodged five complaints against Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip with Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

Time to focus on 'Ramareality' - Mashaba defends tweet criticising Ramaphosa, praising Trump

2018-08-13 14:19

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has waded into controversy by tweeting a comparison between controversial US President Donald Trump, who is labelled as a 'success', and President Cyril Ramaphosa, dubbed a 'failure' in the side by side images.

BEE is not the enemy

2018-08-12 06:05

Last Saturday, the DA’s policy chief, Gwen Ngwenya, confirmed to News24 that the party was in the process of officially ditching BEE as a tool for redress, writes Mondli Makhanya.

DA daunted by our ugly past

2018-08-10 09:25

The debates in the DA suggest that the party is unsure about how to deal with the legacy of the past which manifests itself in spatial patterns, income trends and the "first black" phenomenon, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Opposition coalition against Trollip gets more time as they bicker over replacement

2018-08-08 15:53

The opposition coalition trying to remove embattled Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip is bickering over who should replace him, threatening the success of their motion of no confidence in him.

Western Cape MEC Madikizela out of the running for Cape Town mayor

2018-08-07 12:48

Western Cape DA leader Bonginkosi Madikizela has taken himself out of the running for Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille's post, saying he is already running for Western Cape premier.

DA wants SABC to air 'packaged video' of Maimane responding to Ramaphosa

2018-08-06 18:24

The DA has given the SABC a deadline to broadcast its "right of reply" to President Cyril Ramaphosa's land expropriation announcement.

De Lille resignation: Charges dropped. What now?

2018-08-05 14:42

After almost a year of public infighting, Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille and the DA have reached an agreement that will see her both resign as mayor, and have all internal charges against her dropped.

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