Government has every intention of saving Saldanha steel jobs, says Patel

Government has every intention of saving Saldanha steel jobs, says Patel
Minister of Trade and Industry Ebrahim Patel has told Parliament in a written reply that while Arcelor Mittal South Africa is still planning on closing its Saldanha … it was feared that 900 people …
Government has every intention of saving Saldanha steel jobs, says Patel

South African gov’t urged to address root causes of insecure energy supply

South African gov’t urged to address root causes of insecure energy supply
The opposition Democratic … government’s onerous restrictions, according to Steenhuisen. Eskom must be immediately be split into two entities, one for generation and the other supply, the DA leader …
South African gov’t urged to address root causes of insecure energy supply

South Africa’s Millionaire Ministers Continue 5-Star Lifestyle, Taking SA People for Fools, Says DA

South Africa’s Millionaire Ministers Continue 5-Star Lifestyle, Taking SA People for Fools, Says DA
The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it is “disgusted” after carefully studying South Africa’s revised ministerial handbook… which in effect … Retired Ministers continue to receive 48 business class …
South Africa’s Millionaire Ministers Continue 5-Star Lifestyle, Taking SA People for Fools, Says DA

S. African gov't urged to address root causes of insecure energy supply

S. African gov't urged to address root causes of insecure energy supply
CAPE TOWN, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) — The South African government must address the root causes of insecure energy supply by breaking the monopoly of state-run electricity utility Eskom, the opposition …
S. African gov't urged to address root causes of insecure energy supply

Millionaire Ministers take the people of South Africa for fools

Millionaire Ministers take the people of South Africa for fools
After carefully studying the revised ministerial handbook, the Democratic Alliance (DA) is disgusted that the much-hyped new version … In short: the luxury 5-star lifestyles of the ANC’s rich and …
Millionaire Ministers take the people of South Africa for fools

Business class flights and 5-star hotels – the lifestyles of South Africa’s millionaire ministers

Business class flights and 5-star hotels – the lifestyles of South Africa’s millionaire ministers
After carefully studying the revised ministerial handbook, the Democratic Alliance (DA … cutting some of the major perks offered to government ministers. These perks are over and above the salaries …
Business class flights and 5-star hotels – the lifestyles of South Africa’s millionaire ministers

Six steps National Government could immediately pursue to tackle SA’s energy crisis

Six steps National Government could immediately pursue to tackle SA’s energy crisis
Despite burdensome restrictions by National Government, DA-led governments are innovating in the following ways: South Africa is fast running out of time to reform our energy sector, and in turn …
Six steps National Government could immediately pursue to tackle SA’s energy crisis

South African government ensures energy supply despite worsening electricity crisis

South African government ensures energy supply despite worsening electricity crisis
The South African government on Wednesday ensured energy supply as rolling power blackouts … Before Monday, load shedding had been implemented up to stage four. The opposition Democratic Alliance …
South African government ensures energy supply despite worsening electricity crisis

Government’s plans to resolve electricity crisis too little too late: DA

Government’s plans to resolve electricity crisis too little too late: DA
The Democratic Alliance (DA) says Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe’s statement about government’s planned interventions to resolve the electricity crisis is too little to late. The …
Government’s plans to resolve electricity crisis too little too late: DA

What's needed to fix collapsing coalitions in South Africa's cities

What's needed to fix collapsing coalitions in South Africa's cities
The drama isn’t over in South Africa’s administrative capital. The Democratic Alliance has obtained a court order that suspends Mokgalapa’s removal. And the African National Congress-led Gauteng …
What's needed to fix collapsing coalitions in South Africa's cities

Gordhan, Mantashe out of touch with South Africa's frustration over Eskom – Cosatu

Gordhan, Mantashe out of touch with South Africa's frustration over Eskom – Cosatu
Gwede Mantashe and Pravin Gordhan have demonstrated they do not understand the degree of frustration faced by South … The government in our view must wake up in dealing with this issue,” …
Gordhan, Mantashe out of touch with South Africa's frustration over Eskom – Cosatu

Local council turmoil shows South Africa isn’t very good at coalitions

Local council turmoil shows South Africa isn’t very good at coalitions
From 2016, still the Democratic Alliance doesn’t appreciate … at the cost of sharing and building. South Africa will hold another round of local government elections in 2021.
Local council turmoil shows South Africa isn’t very good at coalitions

What’s needed to fix collapsing coalitions in South Africa’s cities

What’s needed to fix collapsing coalitions in South Africa’s cities
The drama isn’t over in South Africa’s administrative capital. The Democratic Alliance has obtained a court order that suspends Mokgalapa’s removal. And the African National Congress-led Gauteng …
What’s needed to fix collapsing coalitions in South Africa’s cities

ANC Gauteng commends provincial government’s intervention in Tshwane, Joburg

ANC Gauteng commends provincial government’s intervention in Tshwane, Joburg
The African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng on Monday commended the provincial government for taking decisive steps to urgently intervene … beginning with the recalling of Solly Msimanga as …
ANC Gauteng commends provincial government’s intervention in Tshwane, Joburg

The battle for the heart of South Africa’s cities is only just beginning

The battle for the heart of South Africa’s cities is only just beginning
It is important to note that the Democratic Alliance (DA) was never in a formal coalition with the Economic Freedom … As such, the DA governed these two metropoles as a minority government. It had …
The battle for the heart of South Africa’s cities is only just beginning

South African government urged to be quick to address worsening power crisis

South African government urged to be quick to address worsening power crisis
The South African government must take immediate steps to address the worsening power crisis, the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has said. The DA made the appeal after electricity utility Eskom …
South African government urged to be quick to address worsening power crisis

Democratic Alliance party loses control of key S African councils

Democratic Alliance party loses control of key S African councils
South Africa’s Democratic Alliance party has been plunged into its second major … the three metropolitan areas it took over via coalitions following the 2016 local government elections. Last year, …
Democratic Alliance party loses control of key S African councils

DA calls on government to stick to its guns on SAA business rescue, even if it means going against the unions.

DA calls on government to stick to its guns on SAA business rescue, even if it means going against the unions.
The Democratic Alliance (DA … was only effected at the eleventh hour. We hope that ANC government will take a stand against its alliance partner and stick to making tough decisions that are in the …
DA calls on government to stick to its guns on SAA business rescue, even if it means going against the unions.

South African Airways to restructure under ‘business rescue’

South African Airways to restructure under ‘business rescue’
The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA)’s shadow minister for public enterprises, Ghaleb Cachalia, approved the plan, saying: “we hope that ANC government will take a stand … in the best interest of …
South African Airways to restructure under ‘business rescue’

Herman Mashaba launches platform to 'build a South Africa we can all be proud of'

Herman Mashaba launches platform to 'build a South Africa we can all be proud of'
Former Johannesburg mayor and Democratic Alliance (DA) member Herman Mashaba has announced the launch of a new platform “to engage South Africans from all walks of life about how we can build a South …
Herman Mashaba launches platform to 'build a South Africa we can all be proud of'

South Africa moves step closer to land expropriation without payments

South Africa moves step closer to land expropriation without payments
CAPE TOWN, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Proposed changes to South Africa’s constitution to allow land to be expropriated without payment … At least three opposition parties, including the largest, the …
South Africa moves step closer to land expropriation without payments

China’s ‘palate democracy’ may not be to Africa’s taste

China’s ‘palate democracy’ may not be to Africa’s taste
China’s government likes to describe its economic system as ‘socialism with Chinese characteristics’. Which sounds a bit like a euphemism for ‘state capitalism’. One doesn’t hear Chinese officials …
China’s ‘palate democracy’ may not be to Africa’s taste

South African government puts flag carrier SAA into rescue plan to avoid liquidation

South African government puts flag carrier SAA into rescue plan to avoid liquidation
A voluntary but urgent move into a business rescue plan “is the only viable route open to the government to avoid an uncontrolled implosion of the national airline,” Mr. Lubisi said in the statement.
South African government puts flag carrier SAA into rescue plan to avoid liquidation

The most patriotic thing South Africans can do is help shutdown SAA

The most patriotic thing South Africans can do is help shutdown SAA
Over the course of this budget process, the Democratic Alliance has shown three things … Over the next three years, just under 3 million babies will be born in South Africa. They should be born into …
The most patriotic thing South Africans can do is help shutdown SAA

Trillion rand Water ‘Master Plan’ : South Africa does not need another SOE

Trillion rand Water ‘Master Plan’ : South Africa does not need another SOE
The Democratic Alliance (DA) is deeply concerned by the Minister of Human Settlements … on the offices of the Lepelle Northern Water Board in Polokwane is yet another example. Thus, the last thing …
Trillion rand Water ‘Master Plan’ : South Africa does not need another SOE

Outsiders in peace deal a new threat to South Sudan stability: spokesman

Outsiders in peace deal a new threat to South Sudan stability: spokesman
South Sudan government spokesman Michael Makuei said IGAD and the African Union should be pro-active in persuading … The trio represent the South Sudan National Democratic Alliance (SSNDA), the Real …
Outsiders in peace deal a new threat to South Sudan stability: spokesman

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 27 November

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 27 November
Stay informed and up to date with the latest news in South Africa by reviewing all major headlines on … a fierce political battle threatens to disrupt the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) provincial …
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 27 November

'Sell SAA or shut it down': Opposition urges government to take action

'Sell SAA or shut it down': Opposition urges government to take action
Democratic Alliance MP Ghaleb Cachalia raised the heckles of African National Congress MP by describing the continued government support of the airline … those people whose jobs cannot be saved.
'Sell SAA or shut it down': Opposition urges government to take action

S. African gov't urged not to extend another bailout to debt-ridden national carrier

S. African gov't urged not to extend another bailout to debt-ridden national carrier
CAPE TOWN, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) — South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday urged the government not to extend another bailout to debt-ridden South African Airways (SAA) hit hard by …
S. African gov't urged not to extend another bailout to debt-ridden national carrier

Mbeki on South Africa’s foreign policy shortcomings — and his brush with neo-Nazis

Mbeki on South Africa’s foreign policy shortcomings — and his brush with neo-Nazis
Mbeki, who makes public addresses only rarely, was scathing about the lack of clear positions from the South African government on … The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
Mbeki on South Africa’s foreign policy shortcomings — and his brush with neo-Nazis

Champagne flows as landslide democratic win puts pressure on Hong Kong leader

Champagne flows as landslide democratic win puts pressure on Hong Kong leader
Hong Kong’s democrats scored a landslide majority in district council elections, which saw a record turnout after six months of anti-government protests … city’s largest pro-Beijing party, the …
Champagne flows as landslide democratic win puts pressure on Hong Kong leader

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Monday 25 November

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Monday 25 November
Keep up to date with the latest news in South Africa by reviewing our daily overview of major … is likely to upset the apple cart, with the Democratic Alliance (DA) expected to be the biggest losers …
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Monday 25 November

DA is rebuilding, refocusing and reconnecting with the people of South Africa

DA is rebuilding, refocusing and reconnecting with the people of South Africa
Over the past two days, the Democratic Alliance’s Federal Executive (FedEx … refocus and reconnect with the people of South Africa. This will be a collective effort and it is all hands on deck – …
DA is rebuilding, refocusing and reconnecting with the people of South Africa

Zille questions where government will get money to pay SAA salary increases

Zille questions where government will get money to pay SAA salary increases
Democratic Alliance (DA … of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) said on Friday that government had offered to pay the remaining 5.9% wage …
Zille questions where government will get money to pay SAA salary increases

A rising Pete Buttigieg avoided intense scrutiny of his proposals at the Democratic debate — Elizabeth Warren did not

A rising Pete Buttigieg avoided intense scrutiny of his proposals at the Democratic debate — Elizabeth Warren did not
ATLANTA — The final minutes of the fifth Democratic presidential … held a focus group with black South Carolina voters earlier this year. “Nobody on this stage should need a focus group to hear from …
A rising Pete Buttigieg avoided intense scrutiny of his proposals at the Democratic debate — Elizabeth Warren did not

South Africa blocks arms sales to Saudi and UAE in inspection row

South Africa blocks arms sales to Saudi and UAE in inspection row
JOHANNESBURG, Nov 22 (Reuters) – South Africa is blocking … Saudi Arabia is leading an alliance of Arab states, including the UAE, to try to restore the government of Yemeni President Abd …
South Africa blocks arms sales to Saudi and UAE in inspection row

Analysis: As Democratic primary heads toward all-white top tier, debate underscores risks of losing black voters

Analysis: As Democratic primary heads toward all-white top tier, debate underscores risks of losing black voters
Elizabeth Warren and South Bend … touting his long government career. But missing is any candidate of color, at a time when African American and Latino voters have become some of the most important …
Analysis: As Democratic primary heads toward all-white top tier, debate underscores risks of losing black voters

Government ‘pulls wool’ over farmer’s eyes, sells him half of his own land

Government ‘pulls wool’ over farmer’s eyes, sells him half of his own land
The Democratic Alliance (DA … “Unfortunately, the African National Congress (ANC) government has been failing to stick to the principle behind it, which is that land reform must benefit poor South …
Government ‘pulls wool’ over farmer’s eyes, sells him half of his own land

Can South Africa’s Main Opposition Party Overcome Its Internal Divisions?

Can South Africa’s Main Opposition Party Overcome Its Internal Divisions?
South Africa’s largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, or DA, is in turmoil following its … and worked with opposition parties to replace Zuma-era officials in government. Ultimately, …
Can South Africa’s Main Opposition Party Overcome Its Internal Divisions?

Winning Votes for White South African Leader Is an Uphill Battle

Winning Votes for White South African Leader Is an Uphill Battle
The newly elected head of the Democratic Alliance admitted the difficulty of winning over voters as a white South African, even as he insisted … Still, “you can’t stay at government at all costs. If …
Winning Votes for White South African Leader Is an Uphill Battle

Factbox: Warren on defense? What to watch for in the Atlanta U.S. Democratic debate

Factbox: Warren on defense? What to watch for in the Atlanta U.S. Democratic debate
“If anything, she has opened herself to more attacks and more scrutiny,” Joel Payne, a Democratic strategist who worked for Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, said. WILL PETE …
Factbox: Warren on defense? What to watch for in the Atlanta U.S. Democratic debate

Free State government has not assisted residents in disaster drought relief – DA

Free State government has not assisted residents in disaster drought relief – DA
Johannesburg – The main opposition Democratic Alliance on Tuesday accused municipalities in the Free State and the provincial government run by the ruling African National Congress of failing to …
Free State government has not assisted residents in disaster drought relief – DA

South Africa Opposition Leader Says He’s Ready to Work With Ramaphosa

South Africa Opposition Leader Says He’s Ready to Work With Ramaphosa
Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg Sign up to our Next Africa newsletter and follow Bloomberg Africa on Twitter South African President … the newly elected …
South Africa Opposition Leader Says He’s Ready to Work With Ramaphosa

FS government has not assisted residents in disaster drought relief – DA

FS government has not assisted residents in disaster drought relief – DA
The main opposition Democratic Alliance on Tuesday accused municipalities in the Free State and the provincial government run by the ruling African National Congress of failing to assist residents …
FS government has not assisted residents in disaster drought relief – DA

BIO-key Launches 'BIO-key Africa' Subsidiary to Pursue Large, High-Growth Biometric Security Opportunity Across the Continent

BIO-key Launches 'BIO-key Africa' Subsidiary to Pursue Large, High-Growth Biometric Security Opportunity Across the Continent
Dr. Maduawuchi “Steve” Uwazie, a veteran software and technology executive known and respected across Africa, has been named Managing Director to lead the subsidiary. BIO-key Africa will manage …
BIO-key Launches 'BIO-key Africa' Subsidiary to Pursue Large, High-Growth Biometric Security Opportunity Across the Continent

South African opposition reaffirms opposition to amending Constitution for land reform

South African opposition reaffirms opposition to amending Constitution for land reform
South Africa’s opposition on Friday reaffirmed its opposition … “The Constitution is not and has never been a barrier to land reform,” the major opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) said. Friday …
South African opposition reaffirms opposition to amending Constitution for land reform

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Monday 11 November

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Monday 11 November
Stay up to date with the latest news in South Africa by checking out all major headlines on … and Federal Chair, Athol Trollip, the Democratic Alliance (DA) moves towards filling the void left by …
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Monday 11 November

It’s time for National Government to consider partial or full privatisation of SAA

It’s time for National Government to consider partial or full privatisation of SAA
The time has come for National Government to seriously consider South African Airways’ (SAA … put our entire already ailing economy under further distress. The Democratic Alliance (DA) is of the …
It’s time for National Government to consider partial or full privatisation of SAA

Mismanagement threatens water supply more than climate change in South Africa

Mismanagement threatens water supply more than climate change in South Africa
A serious multi-year drought in parts of South Africa’s Northern and Eastern Cape provinces … their predictions all wrong… Zille would just have been echoing the excuses of Democratic Alliance …
Mismanagement threatens water supply more than climate change in South Africa

South Africa’s Democratic Alliance appoints John Steenhuisen as interim leader

South Africa’s Democratic Alliance appoints John Steenhuisen as interim leader
South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA) on Sunday appointed John Steenhuisen as interim leader a month after the country’s main opposition party was thrown into chaos by the sudden resignation of …
South Africa’s Democratic Alliance appoints John Steenhuisen as interim leader

South Africa’s DA Party Picks John Steenhuisen as Interim Leader

South Africa’s DA Party Picks John Steenhuisen as Interim Leader
JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA) on Sunday appointed John Steenhuisen as interim leader a month after the country’s main opposition party was thrown into chaos by the sudden …
South Africa’s DA Party Picks John Steenhuisen as Interim Leader

South Africa's DA party picks veteran Steenhuisen as interim leader

South Africa's DA party picks veteran Steenhuisen as interim leader
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA) on Sunday appointed John Steenhuisen as interim leader a month after the country’s main opposition party was thrown into chaos by the …
South Africa's DA party picks veteran Steenhuisen as interim leader

Race plays an important role in South African politics – Analyst

Race plays an important role in South African politics – Analyst
Political analyst Ongama Mtimka says race plays an important role in South African politics. His statement comes after Democratic Alliance (DA) Parliamentary leader John Steenhuizen said race should …
Race plays an important role in South African politics – Analyst

This is how much money South Africa’s police top brass get paid

This is how much money South Africa’s police top brass get paid
The South African Police Services (SAPS … This information was revealed in a reply to a Democratic Alliance (DA) parliamentary question this week. “It is staggering that R1 billion is being …
This is how much money South Africa’s police top brass get paid

South Africa's liberals are failing to wrap their heads around race

South Africa's liberals are failing to wrap their heads around race
South Africa’s official opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), is reeling from self-inflicted political damage … greater concern with keeping the party as a base for white interests than …
South Africa's liberals are failing to wrap their heads around race

Government urges refugees at UNHCR offices in Pretoria to obey court order to vacate premises

Government urges refugees at UNHCR offices in Pretoria to obey court order to vacate premises
Hundreds are asking to be resettled in another country as they fear xenophobic attacks in South Africa. In a statement issued by the Government Communication … law by the Refugees Act,” Gauteng …
Government urges refugees at UNHCR offices in Pretoria to obey court order to vacate premises

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Friday 15 November

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Friday 15 November
Government has warned … While the South African Weather Service (SAWS) confirmed that the worst has now passed, Durban can still expect showers on Friday. Members of the Democratic Alliance’s …
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Friday 15 November

South Africa’s liberals are failing to wrap their heads around race

South Africa’s liberals are failing to wrap their heads around race
South Africa’s official opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), is reeling from … interests than growing it to a possible future government. It wasn’t always like this.
South Africa’s liberals are failing to wrap their heads around race

Government paid billions in bonuses to cadres and millionaire managers: DA

Government paid billions in bonuses to cadres and millionaire managers: DA
The Democratic … In the national government, Schreiber said that the Department of Water and Sanitation “paid its cadres R101 million in bonuses for destroying South Africa’s water …
Government paid billions in bonuses to cadres and millionaire managers: DA

Time for South Africa to decide on the defence force it wants – Mapisa-Nqakula

Time for South Africa to decide on the defence force it wants – Mapisa-Nqakula
An irate Democratic Alliance (DA) MP maintains it’s time those in charge … alarming rate with a negative impact on capabilities”. Marais is of the opinion South Africa has no option but to accept …
Time for South Africa to decide on the defence force it wants – Mapisa-Nqakula

It’s all about trade and investment — Trump’s ambassador to South Africa, Lana Marks

It’s all about trade and investment — Trump’s ambassador to South Africa, Lana Marks
Her lack of government experience is not a liability either … And now, she said, she felt deeply honoured to have become the US ambassador to SA, to return to a democratic South Africa “and to be …
It’s all about trade and investment — Trump’s ambassador to South Africa, Lana Marks

Alliance political council wants a more unified economic strategy for SA

Alliance political council wants a more unified economic strategy for SA
A holistic approach to the economy as well as strengthening the alliance movement … facing our democratic transition,” read the statement. Sanco, the South African Students Congress (Cosas …
Alliance political council wants a more unified economic strategy for SA

DA: Government cost-cutting should start with the NEF’s R6m CEO

DA: Government cost-cutting should start with the NEF’s R6m CEO
In a statement released by The Democratic Alliance (DA), the party has advised that government cost-cutting should start with the National Empowerment Fund’s (NEF) CEO, Philisiwe Mthethwa, as she is …
DA: Government cost-cutting should start with the NEF’s R6m CEO

Government cost-cutting should begin with the National Empowerment Fund’s R6 million CEO

Government cost-cutting should begin with the National Empowerment Fund’s R6 million CEO
The Democratic Alliance (DA) can reveal that once again, National Empowerment Fund (NEF) CEO, Philisiwe Mthethwa is most likely South Africa’s highest paid civil … showed some success after being …
Government cost-cutting should begin with the National Empowerment Fund’s R6 million CEO

South Africa set to start e-visa system to attract more tourists

South Africa set to start e-visa system to attract more tourists
This policy has stemmed the flow of foreign tourists into South Africa. The latest steps by the government to ease visa restrictions have received positive response. The opposition Democratic Alliance …
South Africa set to start e-visa system to attract more tourists

South Africa needs better politicians, or smarter political alliances

South Africa needs better politicians, or smarter political alliances
At no time since the first democratic administration under Nelson Mandela … We are at a stage now, in South Africa, where alliance members, all hiding in plain sight, are trying to undermine the …
South Africa needs better politicians, or smarter political alliances