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.

Ramaphosa's first 100 days: DA says the president 'tap danced' around land reform

2018-05-21 16:22

"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.

Ramaphosa says he will defend Maimane against his own party

2018-05-08 19:50

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.

ANC 'shuts down' National Assembly for 75 days

2018-03-29 11:48

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.


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.

Twitter reacts as Ramaphosa tells Steenhuisen to 'shut up'

2018-05-08 21:15

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.

Ramaphosa must suspend SSA's Fraser after interference claims - DA

2018-04-11 16:22

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.

DA: Gigaba must go

2018-03-10 13:43

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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