Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
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.
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.
We discuss DA chief whip John Steenhuisen's qualification scandal and ask whether the party's support for him amounts to a double standard.
South African parliamentarians have rolled back the clock to 2014 this week, with "pay back the money" chants, fisticuffs and a filibuster.
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.
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.
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.
"The story of land reform in this country is one of utter failure of the ANC government," DA leader Mmusi Maimane has said as the party looks back on President Cyril Ramaphosa's first 100 days in office.
The ANC will be the first to defend DA leader Mmusi Maimane from people in his own party who deny racial inequality, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.
The National Assembly will be in recess for 75 days, after the ANC "pushed through" an amendment of Parliament's programme to allow for a prolonged "constituency" period.
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.
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.
"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 government departments and state entities have accumulated to R72.6bn, according to an analysis by the DA.
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.
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.
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.
Twitter has been having a field day after President Cyril Ramaphosa told DA MP and chief whip John Steenhuisen to shut up in the National Assembly.
The DA says it is time for President Cyril Ramaphosa to "reclaim" the country's intelligence services after allegations that State Security Agency director-general Arthur Fraser interfered with the functions of the Inspector-General of Intelligence.
The Democratic Alliance has called for the axing of Minister Malusi Gigaba, who was recently moved from Minister of Finance back to Home Affairs, after the Constitutional Court refused to hear an appeal to overturn damning findings against him.
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