Steenhuisen on eve of SONA: Ramaphosa an 'incapable head of an incapable state'

2020-02-12 19:08

DA interim leader John Steenhuisen says he expects to hear spin from President Cyril Ramaphosa when he delivers his State of the Nation Address, and has described him as an "incapable head of an incapable state".

OPINION: No 'white denialism' in the DA, despite what critics say

2019-11-20 11:17

Prof Christi van der Westhuizen's opinion piece "Liberals are failing to wrap their heads around race" amounts to a straw man argument. It criticises the DA for positions that we have never expressed, writes Zakhele Mbhele.

City DA leaders jump ship

2019-10-25 15:07

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday gained from the DA’s unravelling as several DA members from Msunduzi joined the ruling party.

Pieter du Toit: Maimane's dramatic resignation could threaten DA's future

2019-10-24 07:01

The DA's future will be determined by what happens in the next 48 hours. The key will be how it navigates the treacherous waters of identity politics. There's no doubt: the party's future is under threat, writes Pieter du Toit.

10 questions to Helen Zille: 'It's a fight between nationalists and liberals'

2019-10-07 12:48

Helen Zille, the former DA leader en until recently premier of the Western Cape, is seeking to make a dramatic return to active politics and has agreed to be nominated for the position of the DA's federal chairperson. She explains to Pieter du Toit that the conflict in the party is one between racial nationalists and democratic liberals.


2019-07-19 13:35

FOLLOWING the break at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry Into State Capture, former president Jacob Zuma and his legal team agreed to continue with the inquiry.

If Twitter was a country, the EFF would have beaten the ANC in the elections

2019-05-13 10:56

The EFF’s support is hugely exaggerated on social media.

FF Plus thanked SA for the votes – with an image it expropriated without compensation

2019-05-09 19:38

A Cape Town photographer says the party used his extraordinary photo without paying him.


2019-05-09 10:00

THE African National Congress (ANC) is leading all political parties in the 2019 National elections with 54.91% from the 1 949 724 vote counted so far.

Big political parties made promises ahead of the elections, but will this guarantee a better South Africa for women?

2019-05-07 21:01

With the national election results being tallied, South African women and children who have been promised change by big and small political parties alike now wait with bated breath.


Solly Moeng: The DA is at a crossroads - here's how it can move forward

2019-11-21 06:00

Now that the DA has elected a white man as its interim leader, it will find it harder to lead on some crucial, uncomfortable discussions we must have in a still racially polarised South Africa, says Solly Moeng.

Leon Schreiber: DA walks the talk on accountability

2019-11-07 15:50

The media has over the past decade issued superficial appeals for political leaders to be held accountable. Yet, when the DA does exactly that to its own leaders the reaction from commentators and the media is hysterical, apocalyptic and silly, writes Leon Schreiber

Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert, Mmusi Maimane and the crisis of liberalism

2019-10-25 06:00

When Frederlik van Zyl Slabbert resigned from the PFP in 1986 he left behind "a bewildered and confused party". When Mmusi Maimane left the PFP's desendant, the DA, 33 years later, it was in a similar state of shock and confusion.

Blood in the water: Have the scalps of Boughey and Moakes saved Maimane?

2019-10-18 12:07

The brains-trust behind the DA's 2019 election campaign, Jonathan Moakes and Paul Boughey, have both resigned. Will it be enough of a sacrifice ahead of the party leadership's meeting this weekend? And will Mmusi Maimane use their sacrifice to his advantage?

Tshwane Council deliberating on request to rescind appointment of acting city manager

2019-08-20 19:36

A special sitting of the Tshwane Council has spent much of Tuesday behind closed doors deliberating on Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa’s request to rescind the appointment of James Murphy as Acting City Manager.


2019-07-19 10:51

Former president Jacob Zuma's legal team has told the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture that he will be withdrawing from the commission.


2019-05-10 11:15

On the second day of counting the 2019 election votes, the African National Congress is still leading but has dipped below the 50% mark.

These election fraud rumours are going viral - here's what's really going on

2019-05-09 13:19

Business Insider SA looks at which of the various videos and accusations have already been debunked.

These are the provinces with the best – and worst – matric pass rates over the past 10 years

2019-05-07 21:14

The DA-governed Western Cape showed the smallest improvement in its matric pass rate over the past 10 years – though it started the decade in a good spot.

These are the main economic policies for every one of the 48 parties that will appear on your national ballot on Wednesday

2019-05-07 05:40

Policies include subsidising all taxi trips by 50% and scrapping affirmative action.

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