ANALYSIS | Race, redress and liberalism: How the DA lost its way

2019-10-11 06:00

Helen Zille’s return to DA politics is an unabashed challenge to the Mmusi Maimane doctrine. There are stark differences between two prevailing schools of thought in the party. Only one will survive, writes Pieter du Toit.

Seriti commission never set up to investigate truth, only to clear names of those implicated - DA

2019-08-21 17:13

The DA has welcomed the High Court judgment on the Seriti commission, saying that the arms deal commission was never set up to investigate the truth, but only to clear the names of those implicated.

James Selfe steps down as DA Federal Executive chair

2019-06-09 17:15

DA federal executive chair James Selfe has stepped down from his position to head up its governance unit, party leader Mmusi Maimane has announced.

DA dealing with objection around a second deputy to James Selfe

2018-04-08 19:30

The Democratic Alliance’s new federal executive may have been elected and announced, but the addition of a second deputy federal council chairperson position is still up in the air.

DA shuts down De Lille's call for public disciplinary hearing

2018-03-19 14:18

The Democratic Alliance has shut down Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille's call for her upcoming disciplinary hearing to be conducted publicly.

The unsung heroes of the Zuma prosecution

2018-03-16 19:28

The two people who fought a brutal battle of nine years to bring Zuma closer to justice were veteran politicians Helen Zille and James Selfe, along with the late attorney Mervyn Smith, writes Adriaan Basson.

Voters are fair and know who to blame - Selfe on DA's challenges

2018-03-12 18:25

DA federal council chairperson James Selfe believes the party's recent challenges in the Western Cape won't necessarily sway citizens in the 2019 elections, as voters are fair and know where to lay blame.

De Lille matter has gone on for too long - Maimane

2018-02-12 15:58

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says the ongoing stand-off between his party and Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille needs to be brought to an end.

De Lille granted extension to give reasons for DA to keep her as mayor

2017-12-18 15:41

The DA says City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has been given until January 5 to make submissions regarding why she should not resign, after her lawyers requested an extension.

Only unused ballots are shredded - Selfe on DA Congress allegations

2017-11-20 14:00

Democratic Alliance federal council chairperson James Selfe has rebuffed claims the party shredded used ballot papers after the conclusion of its Western Cape provincial congress.


DA MP Phumzile van Damme stands her ground as party considers probe into V&A Waterfront 'assault' incident

2019-08-26 15:41

DA MP Phumzile Van Damme says she will not be "sacrificed at the altar" after a media report that the party is looking into a request to probe an alleged racist altercation she was involved in at the V&A Waterfront earlier this year.

DA 'not at all happy' about payment agreement with Tshwane striking municipal workers - report

2019-08-04 17:50

DA governance chief James Selfe says the party is not impressed with the once-off payment agreements made with disgruntled municipal workers of the City of Tshwane.

BEE policy: DA federal chairperson disputes claims by head of policy

2018-08-04 19:41

DA’s federal council chairperson James Selfe has disputed claims that the opposition party has decided to do away with its BEE policy and search for a broader economic empowerment policy.

No time frame for when De Lille hearing will resume

2018-03-26 20:27

While the DA wants to resume its disciplinary hearing against Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille, there are no time frames for the length of time it will take to reconstitute a full panel, DA federal council chairperson James Selfe has said.

Selfe: De Lille hearing to begin on Tuesday

2018-03-17 16:15

The Democratic Alliance's disciplinary hearing against Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille is scheduled to begin on Tuesday.

'Ramaphoria is fast evaporating' - DA

2018-03-12 20:43

DA federal council chairperson James Selfe says his party can take on an ANC-led Cyril Ramaphosa in the coming months, as the euphoria surrounding his election is "fast evaporating".

DA 'perfectly prepared to go into opposition' - Selfe on EFF metro threats

2018-03-12 14:02

DA federal council chairperson James Selfe says the party is prepared to return to the opposition benches in Nelson Mandela Bay if there is no agreement with the EFF on land expropriation.

The axe to fall on De Lille

2018-01-07 06:03

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille could be gone from office as early as next Sunday – and what happens to her is out of her hands.

De Lille is talking 'nonsense' - DA federal council chair

2017-11-30 14:02

The DA’s federal council chairperson, James Selfe, has labelled Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille’s claim that there are attempts within the party to undermine spatial integration as "nonsense".

DA turns to courts over Zuma's legal costs

2017-11-12 13:10

The DA says it has served President Jacob Zuma with papers in order to ascertain the costs of his legal defence in the so called "Spy Tapes" case.

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