Party’s woes signify historical dilemma of South Africa’s liberals

Party’s woes signify historical dilemma of South Africa’s liberals
The return of Helen Zille, the former leader of South Africa’s official opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), to active politics as chair of the party’s federal executive led to many …
Party’s woes signify historical dilemma of South Africa’s liberals

The Chinese who call South Africa home, despite the violence and xenophobia

The Chinese who call South Africa home, despite the violence and xenophobia
He is also a senior member of the opposition Democratic Alliance, which is the … tiny Mauritius an African success story South Africa is home to more than 260,000 refugees and asylum seekers, …
The Chinese who call South Africa home, despite the violence and xenophobia

DA Wants Mabuza Rebuked Over Refusal To Condemn Anti-gay Laws In Africa

DA Wants Mabuza Rebuked Over Refusal To Condemn Anti-gay Laws In Africa
The Democratic … Africa we will always place human rights and human dignity at the heart of that engagement.” It cannot be this government’s stance to keep quiet in the face of an assault on the …
DA Wants Mabuza Rebuked Over Refusal To Condemn Anti-gay Laws In Africa

Rebuke Mabuza over comments on African LGBTQI+ abuses, DA tells Ramaphosa

Rebuke Mabuza over comments on African LGBTQI+ abuses, DA tells Ramaphosa
Johannesburg – The main opposition Democratic Alliance on Friday asked President Cyril Ramaphosa … rights abuses levelled against members of the LGBTQI+ community across Africa. South Africa’s …
Rebuke Mabuza over comments on African LGBTQI+ abuses, DA tells Ramaphosa

DA to Ramaphosa: Rebuke Mabuza over comments on LGBTQI+ abuses in Africa

DA to Ramaphosa: Rebuke Mabuza over comments on LGBTQI+ abuses in Africa
Johannesburg – The main opposition Democratic Alliance on Friday asked President Cyril Ramaphosa … rights abuses levelled against members of the LGBTQI+ community across Africa. South Africa’s …
DA to Ramaphosa: Rebuke Mabuza over comments on LGBTQI+ abuses in Africa

South Africa's real water crisis: not understanding what's needed

South Africa's real water crisis: not understanding what's needed
A serious multi-year drought in parts of South Africa’s Northern and … Zille would just have been echoing the excuses of Democratic Alliance colleague Patricia de Lille and Nomvula Mokonyane, their …
South Africa's real water crisis: not understanding what's needed

South Africa’s real water crisis: not understanding what’s needed

South Africa’s real water crisis: not understanding what’s needed
A serious multi-year drought in parts of South Africa … echoing the excuses of Democratic Alliance colleague Patricia de Lille and Nomvula Mokonyane, their African National Congress counterpart …
South Africa’s real water crisis: not understanding what’s needed

'I want to make sure the DA truly becomes a home for all South Africans'

'I want to make sure the DA truly becomes a home for all South Africans'
The battle for the Democratic Alliance … South Africans. I have always said that the day I wake up and I am happy with the DA, will be the day that I leave the DA. We must never give up on building …
'I want to make sure the DA truly becomes a home for all South Africans'

Government Wants Prepaid Water Meters Installed In Bid To Tackle Non-Payment Problems

Government Wants Prepaid Water Meters Installed In Bid To Tackle Non-Payment Problems
Government has had enough of South Africans who refuse to pay for water and wants … MPs have called for tougher action against people who are not paying up. The Democratic Alliance’s Leonard Basson …
Government Wants Prepaid Water Meters Installed In Bid To Tackle Non-Payment Problems

DA calls on ANC government not to play politics and Gazette a national drought disaster plan

DA calls on ANC government not to play politics and Gazette a national drought disaster plan
Repeated requests by the Democratic Alliance … our national government has failed to take the steps that are necessary to ensure that we avoid a crisis. The question that every South African should …
DA calls on ANC government not to play politics and Gazette a national drought disaster plan

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Friday 1 November

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Friday 1 November
As the leadership race within the Democratic Alliance (DA) approaches a fever pitch, the African National Congress … Jackson Mthembu called on South Africans to focus on supporting the Springboks.
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Friday 1 November

South Africa: Fallen opposition leader a victim of ‘Ramaphoria’

South Africa: Fallen opposition leader a victim of ‘Ramaphoria’
Maimane announced his resignation as Democratic Alliance (DA) leader last Wednesday, saying he no longer believed the party was the appropriate vehicle to achieve an inclusive South Africa. He was to …
South Africa: Fallen opposition leader a victim of ‘Ramaphoria’

The Democratic Alliance’s Demise Puts South Africa’s Multiparty Democracy at Risk

The Democratic Alliance’s Demise Puts South Africa’s Multiparty Democracy at Risk
Argument: The Democratic Alliance’s Demise Puts South Africa’s Multiparty Democracy at Risk The Democratic Alliance’s … and DA lawmakers have used Parliament itself to hold the ANC-led government …
The Democratic Alliance’s Demise Puts South Africa’s Multiparty Democracy at Risk

South Africa: Eastern Cape Finally Declared a Drought Disaster Area

South Africa: Eastern Cape Finally Declared a Drought Disaster Area
The Democratic Alliance’s Retief Odendaal, who has been campaigning for a disaster declaration for months, said this would allow the national government to make much-needed drought relief funding …
South Africa: Eastern Cape Finally Declared a Drought Disaster Area

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Tuesday 29 October

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Tuesday 29 October
While John Steenhuisen, newly elected Parliamentary Leader of the Democratic Alliance, has thrown his hat into the leadership ring, the battle for Johannesburg, in the wake of Herman Mashaba’s …
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Tuesday 29 October

ANC must be removed from power so ‘progressive’ EFF can take over – Shivambu

ANC must be removed from power so ‘progressive’ EFF can take over – Shivambu
Shivambu said on Twitter that the African National Congress (ANC) “should be removed from power and a progressive government … many South Africans happens when Ramaphosa has built an alliance …
ANC must be removed from power so ‘progressive’ EFF can take over – Shivambu

South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance gets interim leader

South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance gets interim leader
South Africa’s ex-opposition chief whip John Steenhuisen has availed himself as interim leader for the opposition Democratic Alliance. The ex- DA chief whip’s decision follows the resignation of the …
South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance gets interim leader

'Anyone who thinks race is not an issue in South Africa is naive' – Steenhuisen

'Anyone who thinks race is not an issue in South Africa is naive' – Steenhuisen
The Democratic Alliance’s new parliamentary leader John Steenhuisen … luminaries and thought leaders to delve into some of the most pertinent issues facing South Africa. The 702 YES Campaign …
'Anyone who thinks race is not an issue in South Africa is naive' – Steenhuisen

South Africa’s looming water crisis: Drought and dire infrastructure

South Africa’s looming water crisis: Drought and dire infrastructure
South Africa is on the verge of a national water crisis … a disaster and are actively seeking governmental assistance. According to the Democratic Alliance (DA), however, government has failed to …
South Africa’s looming water crisis: Drought and dire infrastructure

John Steenhuisen Elected South African DA’s New Parliamentary Leader

John Steenhuisen Elected South African DA’s New Parliamentary Leader
John Steenhuisen has been elected as the new parliamentary leader of the Democratic Alliance after Mmusi Maimane quit the party late last week, the DA announced on Sunday. Steenhuisen, who was chief …
John Steenhuisen Elected South African DA’s New Parliamentary Leader

John Steenhuisen to head South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance

John Steenhuisen to head South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance
John Steenhuisen has been elected parliamentary leader of South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), South African media say. The DA’s former chief whip was chosen after the …
John Steenhuisen to head South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance

South Africa’s DA Announces John Steenhuisen as Party’s New Parliamentary Leader

South Africa’s DA Announces John Steenhuisen as Party’s New Parliamentary Leader
John Steenhuisen has been confirmed as the new parliamentary leader of the Democratic Alliance after Mmusi Maimane quit the party late last week. Steenhuisen, who was chief whip under Maimane and well …
South Africa’s DA Announces John Steenhuisen as Party’s New Parliamentary Leader

Resignation of South Africa's opposition leader spells trouble for future of non-racial party politics

Resignation of South Africa's opposition leader spells trouble for future of non-racial party politics
On a continent where political parties have mostly either been anti-colonial liberation movements or vehicles created to propel their leaders to power, South Africa’s Democratic Alliance has been an …
Resignation of South Africa's opposition leader spells trouble for future of non-racial party politics

What happened and where to next for the Democratic Alliance – analysis

What happened and where to next for the Democratic Alliance – analysis
In order to understand the significance of what is going on in the Democratic Alliance … third term as African National Congress President. In early 2009 corruption charges against Zuma were dropped …
What happened and where to next for the Democratic Alliance – analysis

South African government urged to reverse drop in foreign tourist arrivals

South African government urged to reverse drop in foreign tourist arrivals
South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has urged the government to reverse a decline in international tourist arrivals. This came after latest figures showed that fewer international …
South African government urged to reverse drop in foreign tourist arrivals

S. African gov’t urged to reverse drop in foreign tourist arrivals

S. African gov’t urged to reverse drop in foreign tourist arrivals
South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has urged the government to reverse a decline in international tourist arrivals. This came after latest figures showed that fewer international …
S. African gov’t urged to reverse drop in foreign tourist arrivals

Mmusi Maimane resigns as Democratic Alliance leader in South Africa

Mmusi Maimane resigns as Democratic Alliance leader in South Africa
The first black leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) quit the party on … Mmusi Maimane gave up his seat in the South African parliament after standing down as national leader and plunging …
Mmusi Maimane resigns as Democratic Alliance leader in South Africa

Mmusi Maimane, The First Black Leader of South Africa's Biggest Opposition Party, Resigns

Mmusi Maimane, The First Black Leader of South Africa's Biggest Opposition Party, Resigns
It’s been resignation after resignation as the Democratic Alliance (DA) collapses into itself. After landing in Cape Town for the African Cup, the national women’s team learned the Kenyan government …
Mmusi Maimane, The First Black Leader of South Africa's Biggest Opposition Party, Resigns

Mmusi Maimane: Leader of main South African opposition party steps down

Mmusi Maimane: Leader of main South African opposition party steps down
Mmusi Maimane has stepped down as the head of South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA) opposition party. Mmusi Maimane, immediate past leader of the SA’s Democratic Alliance Maimane wanted to build a …
Mmusi Maimane: Leader of main South African opposition party steps down

'Imposter syndrome' explains why first black leader of South Africa's main opposition party quit

'Imposter syndrome' explains why first black leader of South Africa's main opposition party quit
The politicians who run South Africa’s official opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA), have probably never heard of “imposter syndrome”. If they had, they might have a better grasp of the problems …
'Imposter syndrome' explains why first black leader of South Africa's main opposition party quit

Mmusi Maimane, The First Black Leader of South Africa's Biggest Opposition Party, Resigned

Mmusi Maimane, The First Black Leader of South Africa's Biggest Opposition Party, Resigned
It’s been resignation after resignation as the Democratic Alliance (DA) collapses into itself. After landing in Cape Town for the African Cup, the national women’s team learned the Kenyan government …
Mmusi Maimane, The First Black Leader of South Africa's Biggest Opposition Party, Resigned

South Africa: 'I Have Worked Tirelessly' – Maimane Resigns from Democratic Alliance, Parliament

South Africa: 'I Have Worked Tirelessly' – Maimane Resigns from Democratic Alliance, Parliament
Cape Town — Mmusi Maimane has resigned from all positions in the Democratic Alliance as well as Parliament … vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons.
South Africa: 'I Have Worked Tirelessly' – Maimane Resigns from Democratic Alliance, Parliament

IFP Leader Buthelezi Honors Mmusi Maimane’s Commitment To Liberty, Democracy

IFP Leader Buthelezi Honors Mmusi Maimane’s Commitment To Liberty, Democracy
praised former Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane for the way he led his party in Parliament. Speaking at a party function for parliamentary journalists on Wednesday night, Buthelezi said …
IFP Leader Buthelezi Honors Mmusi Maimane’s Commitment To Liberty, Democracy

‘Imposter syndrome’ explains why first black leader of South Africa’s main opposition party quit

‘Imposter syndrome’ explains why first black leader of South Africa’s main opposition party quit
The politicians who run South Africa’s official opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA), have probably never heard of “imposter syndrome”. If they had, they might have a better grasp of the …
‘Imposter syndrome’ explains why first black leader of South Africa’s main opposition party quit

Buthelezi honours Maimane’s commitment to liberty & democracy

Buthelezi honours Maimane’s commitment to liberty & democracy
CAPE TOWN – Mangosuthu Buthelezi, president emeritus of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and its parliamentary leader, praised former Democratic Alliance … sure all of South Africa was surprised …
Buthelezi honours Maimane’s commitment to liberty & democracy

South Africa Government stands idle as tourism numbers continue to plunge

South Africa Government stands idle as tourism numbers continue to plunge
The latest data released by StatsSA this week confirms the continuing downward trend for tourism in South Africa … Tourists from other African countries have also decreased cumulatively by 1.4%. The …
South Africa Government stands idle as tourism numbers continue to plunge

South Africa's Mmusi Maimane quits as Democratic Alliance leader

South Africa's Mmusi Maimane quits as Democratic Alliance leader
Mmusi Maimane was elected as the leader of the DA party in 2015 [Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters] Mmusi Maimane has resigned as the leader of South Africa’s main opposition party, becoming the second black …
South Africa's Mmusi Maimane quits as Democratic Alliance leader

The fight for a united, prosperous and reconciled South Africa does not end today

The fight for a united, prosperous and reconciled South Africa does not end today
When I was elected as leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) in May 2015, just over four years ago, I set out to build a strong, diverse, and authentically South African organisation that could remove …
The fight for a united, prosperous and reconciled South Africa does not end today

South Africa: Musi Maimane Resigns as Leader of Opposition Democratic Alliance

South Africa: Musi Maimane Resigns as Leader of Opposition Democratic Alliance
Cape Town — Musi Maimane has resigned from his position as leader of South Africa’s largest opposition party the Democratic Alliance … of governments to government publications and spokespersons.
South Africa: Musi Maimane Resigns as Leader of Opposition Democratic Alliance

Government sitting on its hands as tourism stats continue to spiral and threaten jobs

Government sitting on its hands as tourism stats continue to spiral and threaten jobs
The latest data released by StatsSA this week confirms the continuing downward trend for tourism in South Africa. The data is performance … Tourists from other African countries have also decreased …
Government sitting on its hands as tourism stats continue to spiral and threaten jobs

Department of Public Works incapable of maintaining Government properties

Department of Public Works incapable of maintaining Government properties
In a reply to a Democratic Alliance (DA … it should be converted for affordable housing. South Africa has a major need for “gap housing” which is geared towards middle-income persons who earn too …
Department of Public Works incapable of maintaining Government properties

What you need to know about South Africa approving $4 billion bailout for debt-laden power utility Eskom

What you need to know about South Africa approving billion bailout for debt-laden power utility Eskom
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Crisis-hit South African power company Eskom was handed an additional 59 billion rand … “The bill as it stands is a blank cheque that will blow up the deficit,” the …
What you need to know about South Africa approving billion bailout for debt-laden power utility Eskom

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 23 October

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 23 October
Never miss a beat when it comes to the latest news in South Africa – be sure check out all major headlines … Airbase – confusion continues to reign supreme within the Democratic Alliance. In sports …
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 23 October

South Africa's opposition party, Democratic Alliance in race controversy

South Africa's opposition party, Democratic Alliance in race controversy
Johannesburg’s black mayor Herman Mashaba has resigned over race row in his party the Democratic Alliance. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the bloodless coup in Somalia that saw President Mohamed …
South Africa's opposition party, Democratic Alliance in race controversy

South Africa: Dreaming of a Cape Republic – Secession May Promise Liberal Salvation, but Faces High Hurdles

South Africa: Dreaming of a Cape Republic – Secession May Promise Liberal Salvation, but Faces High Hurdles
Amid growing pessimism about the economic and political prospects of South Africa, liberty-minded … However, the electoral record of the Democratic Alliance (DA) shows this kind of thinking …
South Africa: Dreaming of a Cape Republic – Secession May Promise Liberal Salvation, but Faces High Hurdles

South Africa's Main Opposition Party Shows Signs of Serious Strain

South Africa's Main Opposition Party Shows Signs of Serious Strain
South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, elected a new chairperson … will be in full campaigning mode for the local government elections in 2021. It will therefore need …
South Africa's Main Opposition Party Shows Signs of Serious Strain

South Africa’s main opposition party shows signs of serious strain

South Africa’s main opposition party shows signs of serious strain
South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, elected a new chairperson … will be in full campaigning mode for the local government elections in 2021. It will therefore …
South Africa’s main opposition party shows signs of serious strain

South Africa: Herman Mashaba Resigns from Johannesburg Mayorship, Democratic Alliance

South Africa: Herman Mashaba Resigns from Johannesburg Mayorship, Democratic Alliance
Cape Town — Herman Mashaba will no longer serve as mayor of Johannesburg after resigning as a member of the Democratic Alliance (DA … A statement from the African National Congress (ANC …
South Africa: Herman Mashaba Resigns from Johannesburg Mayorship, Democratic Alliance

South Africa: The Big Meetings That Will Shape SA's Political Landscape

South Africa: The Big Meetings That Will Shape SA's Political Landscape
All the major South … at the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) early congress coming up in 2020, the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) national conference in December 2019 and the African National …
South Africa: The Big Meetings That Will Shape SA's Political Landscape

Return of Old Guard Puts South African Opposition Head on Notice

Return of Old Guard Puts South African Opposition Head on Notice
Mmusi Maimane, the leader of South Africa’s main opposition Democratic Alliance, saw his hold on the party slip as his predecessor Helen Zille was elected head of the party’s Federal Council. Maimane …
Return of Old Guard Puts South African Opposition Head on Notice

Liberalism in South Africa isn’t only for white people—or black people who “want to be white”

Liberalism in South Africa isn’t only for white people—or black people who “want to be white”
This background is essential if we want to understand the current conflict in South Africa’s official opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA), and how it might have to end if liberalism is to survive …
Liberalism in South Africa isn’t only for white people—or black people who “want to be white”

South African opposition leader in the firing line amid claims of smear campaign

South African opposition leader in the firing line amid claims of smear campaign
Mmusi Maimane’s leadership of the Democratic Alliance (DA) has come under serious threat ahead of a crunch party meeting this weekend which will fill a key post in South Africa’s main opposition party …
South African opposition leader in the firing line amid claims of smear campaign

South Africa to increase coal-fired energy, sparking climate outcry

South Africa to increase coal-fired energy, sparking climate outcry
South Africa’s government announced Friday that the … The main opposition party Democratic Alliance said the plan was already outdated and the country needed to decrease its reliance on coal.
South Africa to increase coal-fired energy, sparking climate outcry

S.Africa to increase coal-fired energy, sparking climate outcry

S.Africa to increase coal-fired energy, sparking climate outcry
South Africa’s government announced Friday that the country would … The main opposition party Democratic Alliance said the plan was already outdated and the country needed to decrease its reliance …
S.Africa to increase coal-fired energy, sparking climate outcry

Liberalism in South Africa isn’t only for white people — or black people who want to be white

Liberalism in South Africa isn’t only for white people — or black people who want to be white
Supporters of the Democratic Alliance in South Africa gather earlier this year to listen to the party’s leaders. Epa/Kim Ludbrook Liberalism is meant to be about freedom for all individuals, …
Liberalism in South Africa isn’t only for white people — or black people who want to be white

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Friday 18 October

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Friday 18 October
Eskom’s numerous and varied operational failures, largely unmitigated despite promises from government, keep the threat … The official opposition party of South Africa, the Democratic Alliance (DA), …
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Friday 18 October

South Africa endures second day of power cuts as Eskom generators still out

South Africa endures second day of power cuts as Eskom generators still out
Natasha Mazzone, South African shadow minister of public enterprises at official opposition Democratic Alliance, on Thursday said the government’s “mismanagement” of Eskom was to blame for …
South Africa endures second day of power cuts as Eskom generators still out

Bobani’s government is a ‘crime syndicate’ linked to 16 killings – Maimane

Bobani’s government is a ‘crime syndicate’ linked to 16 killings – Maimane
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane penned … idea of just how dangerous this crime syndicate masquerading as a government is, consider that the R21m drain-cleaning contract that …
Bobani’s government is a ‘crime syndicate’ linked to 16 killings – Maimane