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.

ANALYSIS | Elevated too early, Mmusi Maimane struggled to shape a new vision for the DA

2019-10-23 19:11

Despite his meteoric rise in the party, elevated from newly joined ordinary member to parliamentary leader in less than four years, Mmusi Maimane was another victim of the organisation's obsession with identifying and fast-tracking talented black politicians into senior positions.

DA calls for Cogta intervention following 'undemocratic and disturbing recurring events' in eThekwini

2019-06-27 21:39

The DA has called for urgent intervention by Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, following "undemocratic and disturbing recurring events" in the eThekwini Municipality.

DA campaigns to extend Western Cape coastal patrols

2019-04-01 19:08

The DA wants to build partnerships between the Western Cape government and coastal municipalities to establish coastal patrol units to secure beachfront waters against poachers and drug-smugglers.

DA goes digital in tracking performance

2017-06-25 17:55

The Democratic Alliance will be holding its public representatives accountable using an online digital application, its leader Mmusi Maimane has said.

DA walks out of gender violence debate over 'JZ 783' comment

2016-11-22 13:34

A Parliamentary debate on 16 days of activism against gender violence and child abuse has descended into a shouting match, after Speaker Baleka Mbete ordered a DA MP to leave the House for saying "JZ 783".

Mmusi Maimane dominates newspaper front pages

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane was elected as the new head of the opposition party; today's newspapers focus on Maimane's victory.

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Mboweni's promise to slash govt wage bill all talk and no action – DA

2019-10-30 19:26

The ANC was broadly positive, saying the mid-term budget "captures the ANC's 2019 Manifesto commitments".

DA CEO steps down days before federal council showdown

2019-10-17 15:55

DA CEO Paul Boughey has announced that he will be stepping down from the role in coming days.

Here's the DA's 'shadow cabinet'

2019-06-05 16:14

The DA has announced its team of spokespersons – or its "shadow cabinet", as the party likes to call it – with marching orders from party leader Mmusi Maimane to hold the executive to account at every turn.

Listeriosis: Motsoaledi offers to help victims litigate, as MPs argue over blame

2018-03-08 18:43

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says his department will offer to help victims and their families of the listeriosis outbreak with potential litigation if they decide to take the matter further.

ANC-DA coalition collapses in small town

2017-03-12 06:01

The only ANC-DA coalition government in South Africa, in a little-known municipality in the Western Cape, has fallen apart after the ANC expelled its mayor and deputy mayor in the area.

Mkhwebane 'too sensitive' about spy claims - DA

2016-10-20 19:05

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is being too sensitive about claims that she worked as a spy, the DA said.

DA wins Zuma 'thief' SMS court battle

2015-01-19 10:55

The DA was within its rights when it said in an SMS that President Jacob Zuma had stolen money, the Constitutional Court has ruled.

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