EFF, DA ready to tackle South Africa's 2020 challenges

2019-12-31 19:13

The leaders of the country's opposition parties - the DA and EFF - have wished South Africans a Happy New Year, reflecting on 2019 and the year ahead.

Here are the people contesting the DA's interim leadership

2019-11-03 08:23

On November 17, the DA will elect an interim leader to fill the void after Mmusi Maimane's resignation until the party elects a new permanent leader. Three people have thrown their hats in the ring.

Daniel Silke: The DA has a chance to reboot. Can it avoid the same old traps?

2019-10-28 08:52

The DA might play it safer among its minority adherents who are more receptive to issues such as BEE and the rise of racial nationalism. But it's precisely this dilemma the party couldn't quite get right these last three years, writes Daniel Silke.

Douglas Gibson: DA election this week to make or break the party

2019-10-14 05:00

It seems unlikely that Mmusi Maimane will stand down as DA leader. He is far more likely to fight for and win this week's election, but the consequences could well be a nasty split along racial lines, setting the DA back for years, writes Douglas Gibson.

Steenhuisen calls on Ramaphosa for 'concomitant action' against corruption

2019-02-13 07:22

DA chief whip John Steenhuisen has invoked President Cyril Ramaphosa's controversial email about the Marikana mining strike to call for "concomitant action" against crime.

PODCAST: Steenhuisen a few marks short, no peace for Malema and Gordhan

2018-11-30 12:35

We discuss DA chief whip John Steenhuisen's qualification scandal and ask whether the party's support for him amounts to a double standard.

Parliament this week: Fisticuffs, filibustering and an erect pinky

2018-11-09 23:06

South African parliamentarians have rolled back the clock to 2014 this week, with "pay back the money" chants, fisticuffs and a filibuster.

DA to report Vincent Smith to ethics committee over alleged Bosasa payments

2018-09-02 14:22

The DA will report senior ANC MP Vincent Smith to Parliament's ethics committee following a Sunday report that Smith allegedly received payments from facilities company Bosasa.

DA slams De Lille after review of Steenhuisen report postponed

2018-06-28 17:59

The DA says it will not divulge the names of the people who are sources of some of the evidence the party claims it has against De Lille because it is protecting whistleblowers.

Mkhwebane's critics must prove 'incompetence' – Mthembu

2018-06-14 19:05

The ANC chief whip has questioned the onslaught of criticism heaped on the Public Protector following high-profile court judgments against some of her reports.

WATCH | In studio with the DA's interim leader John Steenhuisen

The DA's newly elected interim federal leader John Steenhuisen has promised to turn the party's election setback into the biggest comeback in political history. Watch as News24's Tshidi Madia speaks to him live in studio.

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Steenhuisen appoints Mazzone as DA's chief whip in Parliament

2019-10-31 12:11

DA parliamentary leader John Steenhuisen appointed Natasha Mazzone as his chief whip at the party's caucus meeting on Thursday morning.

DA to elect new parliamentary leader next week, Steenhuisen no longer chief whip - for now

2019-10-24 11:43

The DA's parliamentary caucus is expected to hold an election next week to choose its new parliamentary leader after Mmusi Maimane resigned, says DA caucus chairperson and acting parliamentary leader Annelie Lotriet.

DA to oppose ANC's 'rogues gallery' of chairperson nominees in Parliament

2019-07-01 16:13

The DA will attempt to scupper what it considers to be a "rogues gallery" of ANC candidates to chair parliamentary committees by laying formal complaints with Parliament's Ethics Committee, nominating their own candidates and supporting other opposition parties' candidates.

DA not basking in the New Dawn in its 2018 review

2018-12-10 18:45

There is no good ANC and a bad ANC, there is only the ANC. This is the message DA leader Mmusi Maimane and chief whip John Steenhuisen have as they review President Cyril Ramaphosa's and Parliament's 2018 performance.

Steenhuisen: No degree needed to see through EFF's smokescreen

2018-11-27 19:57

"You don't need a degree to see the EFF for what it is: an elitist clique that steals from the poor and downtrodden," DA chief whip John Steenhuisen has told the National Assembly.

Irregular expenditure by govt departments and state entities accumulate to R72.6bn - report

2018-10-07 12:12

Irregular expenditure by government departments and state entities have accumulated to R72.6bn, according to an analysis by the DA.

#StateCapture: Time to put some heads on spikes - Steenhuisen

2018-08-23 13:05

Although optimistic about the Zondo Commission’s Inquiry into State Capture, the Democratic Alliance fears that there will be a lack of consequences for offenders.

'Learn to read better' - De Lille, Steenhuisen in Twitter spat

2018-06-21 20:51

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille and DA chief whip John Steenhuisen have found themselves exchanging words over Twitter, following comments Steenhuisen allegedly made in a newspaper.

Calls for unity in otherwise acrimonious Presidency budget debate

2018-05-23 22:31

Some participants in the debate on the Presidency's budget rose above the acrimonious partisanship characteristic of the fifth Parliament to call for unity that will benefit the whole country.

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