A lengthier recession awaits if we don't take drastic measures to save the economy in a Covid-19 world, writes Mbhazima Shilowa.
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A total of 155 DA members will gather its Johannesburg headquarters at the weekend to deliberate on a panel review report on the state of the party as well as to elect a new federal chairperson.
DA federal chairperson candidate Mike Waters says the race for the position is much closer than many people expect.
The attacks on Maimane's ethical standing and character are merely propaganda by those driven by bitterness but most importantly their blatant intolerance for the diversity in the DA, writes John Moodey.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is considering pressing legal charges against DA deputy chief whip Mike Waters for releasing a provisional report to the media, her spokesperson says.
The to and fro between Speaker Baleka Mbete and the DA on the report on individuals who misled Parliament during the ad hoc committee on the SABC board has continued, with DA deputy chief whip Mike Waters saying "Parliament deserves a better Speaker".
Opposition parties have rejected National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete's R37m budget amid a cash crunch that has seen Parliament staff receive a 0% wage increase this year.
Many inside and outside of DA circles believe the race for federal council leader is mainly between two of the party's heavyweights, although some within feel Thomas Walters and Mike Waters may have a fighting chance.
Four senior DA officials will be competing to succeed James Selfe as the chairperson of the federal council.
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and various opposition MPs have exchanged some heated and humorous jibes in Parliament during a question session.
James Aguma's resignation from the SABC will not mean he'll be left off the hook for his part in the institutional breakdown at the public broadcaster, the DA has vowed.
Parliament has rejected as "erroneous and without basis" claims that Speaker Baleka Mbete seeks to quash a probe into allegations that people lied to the ad hoc committee into the SABC board.
The ANC has slammed DA MP Mike Waters for posting a "racist" tweet, labelling the DA as a collection of racists.
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