DA launches 2019 elections campaign

2018-09-22 15:27

Corruption, crime, jobs, immigration and service delivery will top the DA’s agenda ahead of the upcoming national polls.

Patricia Kopane named as DA Free State premier candidate

2018-09-11 16:09

Patricia Kopane, who is the DA's spokesperson on health, has been the party's Free State leader for the past five years.

Trollip removed so that ANC, UDM, EFF can get hands on metro's money - Maimane

2018-08-28 15:27

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has accused the ANC of trying to get its hands on the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality's money by removing Athol Trollip as mayor.

Don't trust Eskom's Chinese loan until you've seen the terms

2018-08-24 16:09

Government and Eskom are over a barrel. By March this year the power utility's debt had ballooned to R400bn. This is the position from which they "negotiated" a mega-loan from China, writes Mmusi Maimane.

Maimane under siege, labelled 'rudderless' over DA BBBEE position

2018-08-12 10:00

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has come under fire for being a “rudderless” leader because of his failure to come out strongly against people misrepresenting the party’s position on broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE).

It's war in the DA between 'laptop boys' and 'Bruma boys'

2018-08-10 08:27

The DA is at risk of being paralysed by low-intensity warfare between the "laptop boys" – a grouping rallying behind the party's "liberal core" – and the "Bruma boys", writes Adriaan Basson.

Top Africa stories: Zim elections. EFF, ANC congratulate Mnangagwa

2018-08-04 07:30

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he feels "humbled" to have won the country's landmark election, and the ANC and the EFF have congratulated Mnangagwa for winning the country's elections.

Call for the army to be deployed in crime-ridden areas in the city of Cape Town

2018-07-20 15:31

Across South Africa we are losing the fight against crime, and nowhere is this more evident than in Cape Town, writes Mmusi Maimane.

Let's take back our communities from violent criminals

2018-07-04 11:56

The most important job, the first job, of any government is to keep its people safe. The ANC has failed to do this, writes Mmusi Maimane.

DA's Mmusi Maimane is holding out olive branch to Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille

2018-07-01 07:02

DA leader wants to deal with De Lille matter out of court following high court ruling, but party leaders are balking at admitting wrongdoing.


Elections: Holding out for a hero

2018-09-19 06:02

SA needs opposition with a backbone of steel for the upcoming elections, which will be a watershed moment for the country, says Solly Moeng.

Open letter to David Mabuza: 'Clarify your trip to Russia'

2018-09-03 09:58

I have reason to believe that you haven't been completely honest with us about your past interactions with the Guptas, and I would like to afford you the opportunity to come clean, writes Mmusi Maimane to David Mabuza.

Mmusi Maimane: I won't quit

2018-08-26 06:02

DA leader reaffirms his commitment to ‘that dream’ of non-racialism, diversity and inclusion, as well as transformation and BBBEE.

Maimane asks Ramaphosa to declare August 16 a memorial day for Marikana

2018-08-15 14:22

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane is calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to declare August 16 a Marikana Memorial Day, to be commemorated every year.

DA daunted by our ugly past

2018-08-10 09:25

The debates in the DA suggest that the party is unsure about how to deal with the legacy of the past which manifests itself in spatial patterns, income trends and the "first black" phenomenon, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

De Lille resignation: Charges dropped. What now?

2018-08-05 14:42

After almost a year of public infighting, Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille and the DA have reached an agreement that will see her both resign as mayor, and have all internal charges against her dropped.

Maimane sends message of support to Zimbabwean presidential candidate Chamisa

2018-07-30 19:40

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has offered his support to Zimbabwe's opposition MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, who is vying to become the country's president since Robert Mugabe's ousting.

Refugees must live in refugee camps – Lekota

2018-07-11 18:06

Lekota says South Africans who sought refuge in other African countries during apartheid were placed in camps and not allowed "to push out the citizens of those countries".

Why the DA should admit defeat and move on

2018-07-04 09:07

One really has to wonder when the DA will realise that it is time to admit defeat in the Patricia de Lille matter and move on, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Jobs: What we must learn from the Western Cape

2018-07-01 06:02

National government must drop the rhetoric and follow in the province’s footsteps to reverse the soaring level of unemployment, writes Mmusi Maimane.

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