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 to ask High Court to compel Zuma to answer on 'spy tapes' costs

2017-11-06 16:42

The Democratic Alliance is approaching the Western Cape High Court to compel President Jacob Zuma to answer a question on the "spy tapes" case.

DA face off with Zuma in two court cases this week

2017-09-11 20:11

The DA will face off with President Jacob Zuma in court this week on two matters – firstly asking the courts to impel Zuma to appoint the inquiry into state capture, and secondly in the latest instalment in the continuing saga of the spy tapes.


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.

We 'probably won't' appeal party funding ruling - DA

2017-09-27 17:10

DA federal council chairperson James Selfe says the party 'probably won't' appeal the Western Cape High Court's ruling that political parties should disclose private funding information.

DA won't tolerate corruption in NMB - Selfe

2017-08-28 15:14

The DA does not want to end the coalition agreement with the UDM in Nelson Mandela Bay, after councillor Mongameli Bobani was ousted as deputy mayor.

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