Be a snitch, DA says, as country goes into lockdown

2020-03-27 17:39

In a Facebook broadcast, the DA's interim leader John Steenhuisen said several people complained that they had seen people cycling, walking their dogs and gathering in groups.

Coronavirus threat akin to a wartime situation, says DA as it welcomes lockdown

2020-03-23 21:56

The DA has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement of a nationwide lockdown, saying Covid-19 is "the biggest threat our country has faced in its 26 years of democracy".

New administrators for embattled Tshwane ahead of by-elections

2020-03-23 16:00

Gauteng's MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has appointed a team of administrators to run the embattled City of Tshwane ahead of a by-election.

ANALYSIS: We can only defeat Covid-19 and save our economy if we flip the script

2020-03-20 06:00

if the governing party again fails to stand up to these narrow and destructive interests to protect the well-being of South Africans, it will potentially condemn hundreds of thousands of people to preventable deaths and destroy thousands of jobs and businesses, writes John Steenhuisen.

Cogta committee backs dissolution of embattled Tshwane council

2020-03-18 23:22

Parliament's Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs is backing the Gauteng provincial government's bid to dissolve the Tshwane council.

Ntuli and Moodey suspend campaigns for DA leader amid coronavirus outbreak

2020-03-17 14:37

Gauteng DA leader John Moodey and member of the KwaZulu-Natal legislature Mbali Ntuli suspend their campaigns for federal leader of the party.

Coronavirus: Political parties, medical association welcome Ramaphosa's decisive moves

2020-03-16 05:58

President Cyril Ramaphosa's delayed announcement of a travel ban and a national state of disaster has been welcomed by political parties and a professional body of doctors.

DA turns to courts to set aside Tshwane dissolution

2020-03-13 19:20

The DA has filed papers in a bid to have the Gauteng government's decision to place Tshwane under administration set aside, arguing that the dissolution decision was politically motivated.

EFF to appeal Mkhwebane judgment, DA says Ramaphosa still has questions to answer

2020-03-10 20:59

The EFF says it will appeal the scathing North Gauteng High Court judgment in favour of President Cyril Ramaphosa in the investigation by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane into his CR17 campaign.

DA wants Emfuleni under administration for its R2.3bn Eskom debt

2020-03-10 16:54

The DA wants the embattled Emfuleni Municipality to be dissolved, after its assets were seized to foot a massive R2.3 billion debt to Eskom.


Coronavirus: Time to stop the jokes, this is serious - DA and IFP

2020-03-27 17:37

South Africa's first deaths linked to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) are a stark reminder of the seriousness of the threat the country is facing, the DA and IFP have said in reaction to the news.

DA to launch coronavirus information channel

2020-03-23 20:05

DA leader John Steenhuisen is set to launch a dedicated coronavirus information channel.

Tshwane council officially dissolved, under administration, but DA hopes for court reversal

2020-03-21 19:48

The DA-led council in Tshwane is officially dissolved much to the disapproval of the DA, which hopes the decision is overturned in court.

Bruised and desperate DA 'showing signs of a dying horse' - Maile

2020-03-19 19:03

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Lebogang Maile has denied going after the DA in Tshwane for political reasons, saying the party’s lies will be exposed in court.

Coronavirus: SA's political parties agree to sing from same hymn sheet

2020-03-18 14:17

South Africa's political parties have agreed to put aside petty squabbles and work with government to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, which reached 116 confirmed cases by Wednesday.

Coronavirus: DA postpones policy conference, calls special meeting of senior leaders

2020-03-16 13:59

The DA Federal Executive resolves to postpone the party's policy conference due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gauteng health dept has paid R790 000 to 13 suspended employees - DA

2020-03-15 15:20

The Gauteng Department of Health has allegedly paid R790 000 to 13 suspended employees undergoing a disciplinary hearing, according to the DA's Jack Bloom.

Mangaung mayor survives second motion of no confidence

2020-03-11 11:54

Manguang Mayor Olly Mlamleli has survived another motion of no confidence.

Corruption accused Durban city manager must be suspended - DA, IFP

2020-03-10 17:54

Opposition political parties have called for alleged fraudster and corruption accused eThekwini city manager Sipho Nzuza to be suspended.

Another Tshwane council meeting ends before it starts

2020-03-10 15:49

The meeting was postponed without dealing with any business of the day after only 93 out of the 214 councillors attended the sitting. There was no quorum because at least 108 councillors are needed for the meeting to proceed.

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