The claim that democracy fares better in the West than in Africa is a fallacy

The claim that democracy fares better in the West than in Africa is a fallacy
Over the past two decades, the book notes, democracy has blossomed in Africa: in 1990, the continent housed, at most, four democracies. Today, countries in which the government is not … so in countr…
The claim that democracy fares better in the West than in Africa is a fallacy

Democracy isn’t doing much better in the West than it is in Africa, despite our perceptions

Democracy isn’t doing much better in the West than it is in Africa, despite our perceptions
Over the past two decades, the book notes, democracy has blossomed in Africa: in 1990, the continent housed, at most, four democracies. Today, countries in which the government is not at least …
Democracy isn’t doing much better in the West than it is in Africa, despite our perceptions

ANC is Blocking Attempts for Easier Voting for South Africans Abroad, Despite Ramaphosa Video

ANC is Blocking Attempts for Easier Voting for South Africans Abroad, Despite Ramaphosa Video
I watched with great interest, the video that was released by President Ramaphosa yesterday, encouraging South Africans around the world to register and vote in the 2019 South African National … six …
ANC is Blocking Attempts for Easier Voting for South Africans Abroad, Despite Ramaphosa Video

Zimbabwe: High Court Hears Detained Pro-Democracy Campaigners' Freedom Bid As Shutdown Protest Trials Continue

Zimbabwe: High Court Hears Detained Pro-Democracy Campaigners' Freedom Bid As Shutdown Protest Trials Continue
who were arrested last week and charged with subverting constitutional government. The three pro-democracy campaigners and the MDC-Alliance party legislator, namely Obert Masaraure, the President …
Zimbabwe: High Court Hears Detained Pro-Democracy Campaigners' Freedom Bid As Shutdown Protest Trials Continue

South African President Ramaphosa slammed and told to 'keep quiet' after he 'insulted' Zimbabweans

South African President Ramaphosa slammed and told to 'keep quiet' after he 'insulted' Zimbabweans
Sentiments by Ramaphosa come at a time when an opposition political party in his country, the Democratic Alliance, has threatened to take Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa to the International C…
South African President Ramaphosa slammed and told to 'keep quiet' after he 'insulted' Zimbabweans

South African President Ramaphosa slammed and told to keep quiet after he 'insulted' Zimbabweans

South African President Ramaphosa slammed and told to keep quiet after he 'insulted' Zimbabweans
Sentiments by Ramaphosa come at a time when an opposition political party in his country, the Democratic Alliance, has threatened to take Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa to the International C…
South African President Ramaphosa slammed and told to keep quiet after he 'insulted' Zimbabweans

S. Africa’s Democratic Alliance threatens to approach ICC over human rights violations in Zimbabwe

S. Africa’s Democratic Alliance threatens to approach ICC over human rights violations in Zimbabwe
South African main opposition, Democratic Alliance, said that President Cyril Ramaphosa must disclose how he planned to intervene in stopping what it called ongoing human rights violations …
S. Africa’s Democratic Alliance threatens to approach ICC over human rights violations in Zimbabwe

Political parties in South Africa now have to disclose every donation they receive

Political parties in South Africa now have to disclose every donation they receive
Yesterday, the President of South … Democratic Alliance and the radical leftist Economic Freedom Fighters party in the elections. The bill comes into play against the backdrop of numerous judicial i…
Political parties in South Africa now have to disclose every donation they receive

South Sudan embraces old enemy Sudan, now rocked by protests

South Sudan embraces old enemy Sudan, now rocked by protests
That’s partly because Khartoum persuaded South Sudanese rebels it had previously backed to sign. East Africa … seeks democratic transformation in Sudan. “I don’t think they will really support his r…
South Sudan embraces old enemy Sudan, now rocked by protests

Government responds to cash handout concerns among Hongkongers by simplifying process

Government responds to cash handout concerns among Hongkongers by simplifying process
and the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, spoke to James Lau, the secretary for financial services and the treasury, on Wednesday. The cash handout was not originally p…
Government responds to cash handout concerns among Hongkongers by simplifying process

“We’ll make you feel democracy” – says Hlaudi Motsoeneng in very awkward interview [video]

“We’ll make you feel democracy” – says Hlaudi Motsoeneng in very awkward interview
If you don’t know, Motsoeneng is currently campaigning for his political party, the African Content Movement (ACM), which, in his own words, will “take over government … is the only answer to South …
“We’ll make you feel democracy” – says Hlaudi Motsoeneng in very awkward interview

FW de Klerk – claiming space in SA’s democratic history while criticising new forms of racism

FW de Klerk – claiming space in SA’s democratic history while criticising new forms of racism
… apartheid president who went on to serve as a deputy president in the first democratic government, on Wednesday described inequality as democratic South Africa’s biggest failure, closely followed …
FW de Klerk – claiming space in SA’s democratic history while criticising new forms of racism

Southern Africa: Will Dropping Zimbabwe's Sanctions Harm or Help?

Southern Africa: Will Dropping Zimbabwe's Sanctions Harm or Help?
South Africa’s main opposition Democratic Alliance plans to approach the International … Do sanctions affect the government, hell NO, but the same innocent people. For a Zimbabwean to fight …
Southern Africa: Will Dropping Zimbabwe's Sanctions Harm or Help?

ANC wants to take South Africans’ pensions and homes – Solly Malatsi

ANC wants to take South Africans’ pensions and homes – Solly Malatsi
The Democratic … make government the sole owner of all property and land, and citizens would have to rent their homes and land from government for life. Furthermore, in its manifesto the ANC unreser…
ANC wants to take South Africans’ pensions and homes – Solly Malatsi

The ANC is wrong – they do want to take South Africans’ pensions and homes

The ANC is wrong – they do want to take South Africans’ pensions and homes
The Democratic … make government the sole owner of all property and land, and citizens would have to rent their homes and land from government for life. Furthermore, in its manifesto the ANC unreser…
The ANC is wrong – they do want to take South Africans’ pensions and homes

DA: The ANC is wrong – they do want to take South Africans’ pensions and homes

DA: The ANC is wrong – they do want to take South Africans’ pensions and homes
The Democratic … make government the sole owner of all property and land, and citizens would have to rent their homes and land from government for life. Furthermore, in its manifesto the ANC unreser…
DA: The ANC is wrong – they do want to take South Africans’ pensions and homes

South African president signs ‘transparent’ party funding bill

South African president signs ‘transparent’ party funding bill
President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law a bill to regulate public and private funding of political parties as South Africa heads … the main opposition Democratic Alliance and the radical …
South African president signs ‘transparent’ party funding bill

Mnangagwa blames MDC-Alliance for Zimbabwe crisis, deaths at protest

Mnangagwa blames MDC-Alliance for Zimbabwe crisis, deaths at protest
“Government is thus committed to enforcing the relevant law to the fullest, meaning the MDC-Alliance and its allies will be made to fully account for the losses incurred as a result of those demonstra…
Mnangagwa blames MDC-Alliance for Zimbabwe crisis, deaths at protest

South Africa’s youth registering and voting — is there reason amid political madness?

South Africa’s youth registering and voting — is there reason amid political madness?
The youth are notoriously reluctant to take the step to become part of the garbled “adult world” where political parties, elections and government interface. Throughout South Africa’s … Freedom Figh…
South Africa’s youth registering and voting — is there reason amid political madness?

South Africa: Democratic Alliance Doubles Down on Anti-ANC Election Message

South Africa: Democratic Alliance Doubles Down on Anti-ANC Election Message
Cape Town — According to EWN, a billboard commissioned by the Democratic Alliance (DA … a new message – “The ANC doesn’t care about South Africans”. This comes after the controversial display …
South Africa: Democratic Alliance Doubles Down on Anti-ANC Election Message

South Africa: Democratic Alliance Doubles Down on Anti-ANC Election Campaign

South Africa: Democratic Alliance Doubles Down on Anti-ANC Election Campaign
Cape Town — According to EWN, a billboard commissioned by the Democratic Alliance (DA … The ANC does not care about the people of South Africa”. This comes after the controversial display …
South Africa: Democratic Alliance Doubles Down on Anti-ANC Election Campaign

Zuma ally took monthly bribes from S.Africa company, inquiry hears

Zuma ally took monthly bribes from S.Africa company, inquiry hears
Johannesburg (AFP) – A South African former executive on Monday told a corruption … Natasha Mazzone, of the opposition Democratic Alliance party, said a “circle of silence was being broken” around Z…
Zuma ally took monthly bribes from S.Africa company, inquiry hears

ANC government corruption conviction rate reveals that fighting corruption is not a priority

ANC government corruption conviction rate reveals that fighting corruption is not a priority
The Democratic Alliance (DA) can reveal that … The failing ANC government has become utterly complacent and focused only on enriching themselves. A DA run South African Police Service will completel…
ANC government corruption conviction rate reveals that fighting corruption is not a priority

South Africa: Zuma and Motlanthe Join ANC and Alliance Partners At NEC Lekgotla

South Africa: Zuma and Motlanthe Join ANC and Alliance Partners At NEC Lekgotla
The ANC’s national executive committee, its alliance partners and leaders from … There is an economic problem, which needs the assistance of South Africa as soon as possible.”
South Africa: Zuma and Motlanthe Join ANC and Alliance Partners At NEC Lekgotla

DA: ANC government corruption conviction rate reveals that fighting corruption is not a priority

DA: ANC government corruption conviction rate reveals that fighting corruption is not a priority
The Democratic Alliance (DA) can reveal that … The failing ANC government has become utterly complacent and focused only on enriching themselves. A DA run South African Police Service will completel…
DA: ANC government corruption conviction rate reveals that fighting corruption is not a priority

South African Intervention a Silver Bullet for Zimbabwe's Crisis?

South African Intervention a Silver Bullet for Zimbabwe's Crisis?
If President Cyril Ramaphosa fails to stop the “ongoing human rights violations” on Zimbabweans, allegedly by president Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government, opposition party the Democratic Alliance …
South African Intervention a Silver Bullet for Zimbabwe's Crisis?

President Ramaphosa congratulates Felix Tshisekedi as President Elect of the Democratic Republic of Congo

President Ramaphosa congratulates Felix Tshisekedi as President Elect of the Democratic Republic of Congo
His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa has on behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa congratulated Mr Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo as President Elect of the Democratic Republic of Con…
President Ramaphosa congratulates Felix Tshisekedi as President Elect of the Democratic Republic of Congo

South Africa may double power purchases from Congo hydro plant

South Africa may double power purchases from Congo hydro plant
South Africa is mulling committing to doubling the amount of electricity it will buy from a proposed multibillion-dollar hydro power plant in the Democratic Republic of … the Congolese authorities o…
South Africa may double power purchases from Congo hydro plant

SA: President Ramaphosa Congratulates Felix Tshisekedi As President Elect Of The Democratic Republic Of Congo

SA: President Ramaphosa Congratulates Felix Tshisekedi As President Elect Of The Democratic Republic Of Congo
His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa has on behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa congratulated Mr Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo as President Elect of the Democratic Republic of Con…
SA: President Ramaphosa Congratulates Felix Tshisekedi As President Elect Of The Democratic Republic Of Congo

DA to approach ICC if Ramaphosa fails to intervene in Zimbabwe

DA to approach ICC if Ramaphosa fails to intervene in Zimbabwe
The Democratic Alliance has … dawn when Mugabe was ousted, much like South Africa when Jacob Zuma stepped down. Both have proven to be myths,” he added. “The era of comradeship between Ramaphosa’s A…
DA to approach ICC if Ramaphosa fails to intervene in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Now's not the time for more quiet diplomacy – Stevens Mokgalapa

Zimbabwe: Now's not the time for more quiet diplomacy – Stevens Mokgalapa
DA MP says his party will approach ICC if President Ramaphosa fails to act DA to approach the ICC over human rights violations in Zimbabwe if Ramaphosa fails to act The Democratic Alliance (DA … Zim…
Zimbabwe: Now's not the time for more quiet diplomacy – Stevens Mokgalapa

DA writes to Ramaphosa calling for an independent audit on all ANC government contracts with Bosasa

DA writes to Ramaphosa calling for an independent audit on all ANC government contracts with Bosasa
The Democratic … to punish the ANC government at the polls in the coming months,” said Maimane. He said a DA government would bring change that “builds one South Africa for all”.
DA writes to Ramaphosa calling for an independent audit on all ANC government contracts with Bosasa

DA approaches Ramaphosa for audit on all government contracts with Bosasa

DA approaches Ramaphosa for audit on all government contracts with Bosasa
The Democratic Alliance on Sunday called on President Ramaphosa to institute an independent audit on all African National Congress government … direct the South African Police Service (SAPS …
DA approaches Ramaphosa for audit on all government contracts with Bosasa

Massive blow for desperate Mnangagwa as US$1.2 billion South Africa bailout bid flops

Massive blow for desperate Mnangagwa as US.2 billion South Africa bailout bid flops
Desperate senior government officials from Zimbabwe met the South … the African Renaissance & International Co-operation Fund (ARF). The ARF Act was promulgated on January 22 2001 to identify and fu…
Massive blow for desperate Mnangagwa as US.2 billion South Africa bailout bid flops

African Union seeks delay in final announcement of Democratic Republic of Congo vote results

African Union seeks delay in final announcement of Democratic Republic of Congo vote results
The African Union called on Thursday for the final announcement of last month’s disputed presidential elections in the Democratic Republic … includes Angola and South Africa, called for a recount of …
African Union seeks delay in final announcement of Democratic Republic of Congo vote results

South Africa: E-Toll Contract Not Renewed but Extended – Electronic Toll Collection

South Africa: E-Toll Contract Not Renewed but Extended – Electronic Toll Collection
The Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) says its Gauteng e-toll contract with the South African National Roads … This was after the Democratic Alliance charged on Thursday that the ANC misled …
South Africa: E-Toll Contract Not Renewed but Extended – Electronic Toll Collection

Don’t let anyone derail the dream of One South Africa for All

Don’t let anyone derail the dream of One South Africa for All
The following remarks were delivered today by Democratic Alliance … Fellow South Africans Our history in this country is one of pain and segregation. Last month we commemorated the 160-year annivers…
Don’t let anyone derail the dream of One South Africa for All

'Marginalise us at your peril', Western Cape alliance partners tell ANC

'Marginalise us at your peril', Western Cape alliance partners tell ANC
They claim the process and its results disregarded the alliance components reflected an anti-alliance connotation and appeared to be a worrying attempt to marginalise the rural section of the mass dem…
'Marginalise us at your peril', Western Cape alliance partners tell ANC

Bleak picture of human rights on the African continent: HRW …

Bleak picture of human rights on the African continent: HRW …
Citizens in countries such as Sudan, the Democratic … and South Africa is no exception. “There is no comprehensive national strategy to combat high rates of violent crimes against women and that is …
Bleak picture of human rights on the African continent: HRW …

South Africa: Police in Rural Areas Are Under-Resourced – Trollip in Limpopo

South Africa: Police in Rural Areas Are Under-Resourced – Trollip in Limpopo
The Democratic Alliance unleashed … Trollip believes the government has to support the rural economy. He said the best way was to employ people where they stay because most South Africans …
South Africa: Police in Rural Areas Are Under-Resourced – Trollip in Limpopo

The Reserve Bank and the National Democratic Revolutionary Alliance

The Reserve Bank and the National Democratic Revolutionary Alliance
This realignment of political power follows from a meeting last month where the ANC, Cosatu, the SACP, and the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) “reaffirmed the centrality of the Allia…
The Reserve Bank and the National Democratic Revolutionary Alliance

South Africa: DA Defends Mashaba On Sanitary Towels, Foreign Nationals Remarks

South Africa: DA Defends Mashaba On Sanitary Towels, Foreign Nationals Remarks
The Democratic Alliance has denied that Johannesburg Mayor … but have some unintended consequences. “For example, the government does not give recognition to an employer who feeds the employees.
South Africa: DA Defends Mashaba On Sanitary Towels, Foreign Nationals Remarks

“Zimbabwean government will resolve the situation” – South Africa’s response to Zim fuel protests

“Zimbabwean government will resolve the situation” – South Africa’s response to Zim fuel protests
“The current politically instigated, barbaric acts of terrorism being perpetrated by the MDC Alliance under the guise of mass protest should stop forthwith,” Moyo said. Read – Zimbabwe latest: EFF sla…
“Zimbabwean government will resolve the situation” – South Africa’s response to Zim fuel protests

African Union calls on Congo to hold off election result announcement

African Union calls on Congo to hold off election result announcement
The African Union says “serious doubts” remain over Democratic … of the South Africa Development Community (SADC), Zambian President Edgar Lungu suggested a “recount” was needed in DRC – on top of a …
African Union calls on Congo to hold off election result announcement

South Africa on the UN Security Council: Leadership qualities required

South Africa on the UN Security Council: Leadership qualities required
He says this can be seen from the fact that South Africa took a clear stance in the conflicts following the recent elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. “Within the SADC community of stat…
South Africa on the UN Security Council: Leadership qualities required

From the electoral processes to democracy in Africa: Avenues to bridge the gap

From the electoral processes to democracy in Africa: Avenues to bridge the gap
Key elections to watch in 2019 are those in Nigeria and South Africa Nigeria will hold … electoral exercise since transition to democracy in 1999 and an opportunity for Nigerians to undertake peacef…
From the electoral processes to democracy in Africa: Avenues to bridge the gap

Vandalisation of ‘ANC is Killing SA’ billboard will not hide the truth about SA’s body-count under their government

Vandalisation of ‘ANC is Killing SA’ billboard will not hide the truth about SA’s body-count under their government
uncaring and cruel government and how so many other painful and horrific events should never have happened in a democratic South Africa. The vandalism of this billboard cannot hide the fact that the A…
Vandalisation of ‘ANC is Killing SA’ billboard will not hide the truth about SA’s body-count under their government

'We’ve to go in there and restore order': Maimane tells South African govt as army terrorises Zimbabweans

'We’ve to go in there and restore order': Maimane tells South African govt as army terrorises Zimbabweans
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane called on the South Africa to intervene in Zimbabwe where the military and police, under a complete internet shutdown, launched a brutal door-to-door clampdown …
'We’ve to go in there and restore order': Maimane tells South African govt as army terrorises Zimbabweans

ANC To Take On DA Over ‘Killing South Africans’ Accusation

ANC To Take On DA Over ‘Killing South Africans’ Accusation
The African National Congress (ANC) says it will take the Democratic Alliance (DA … its calls for a change in national government under the banner “The ANC is killing us.” With about four months to …
ANC To Take On DA Over ‘Killing South Africans’ Accusation

Maimane urges Ramaphosa to cancel Bosasa contracts with government

Maimane urges Ramaphosa to cancel Bosasa contracts with government
Democratic … contracts with government worth more than R10-billion. Agrizzi testified that the monies were paid in cash, often hand delivered in cash bags. He implicated state-owned companies like S…
Maimane urges Ramaphosa to cancel Bosasa contracts with government

Opposition protests in South Africa to denounce deaths under ruling ANC

Opposition protests in South Africa to denounce deaths under ruling ANC
Some of the thousands of opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) members march through the streets of downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, Jan. 16 … place in May for a protest against the current ANC go…
Opposition protests in South Africa to denounce deaths under ruling ANC

Here’s How the Land Issue Will Impact the Agriculture Industry in 2019

Here’s How the Land Issue Will Impact the Agriculture Industry in 2019
Lack of capital, to be able to buy the farm whether it’s through government … South African economy. Several public hearings were held during 2018 to discuss the land issue and concerns around it. S…
Here’s How the Land Issue Will Impact the Agriculture Industry in 2019

Time to stop South Africa’s state-run electricity firm crippling the country

Time to stop South Africa’s state-run electricity firm crippling the country
a Democratic Alliance member of the South Africa Parliament, deputy chair of the DA federal council and shadow minister of public enterprises. The DA is the official opposition to South Africa’s curre…
Time to stop South Africa’s state-run electricity firm crippling the country

Governor Wike: Nigerians’ll resist federal government’s attempt to truncate nation’s democracy

Governor Wike: Nigerians’ll resist federal government’s attempt to truncate nation’s democracy
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated that Nigerians will resist any attempt by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government to deliberately truncate the nation’s democracy. Gov…
Governor Wike: Nigerians’ll resist federal government’s attempt to truncate nation’s democracy

South Africa: 'ANC Not Serious About Tackling Corruption Head On' – DA in Reaction to ANC Manifesto to Launch

South Africa: 'ANC Not Serious About Tackling Corruption Head On' – DA in Reaction to ANC Manifesto to Launch
The Democratic … that the South African people can hold their president, premiers and mayors directly accountable.Implementing regular lifestyle audits for all politicians and government …
South Africa: 'ANC Not Serious About Tackling Corruption Head On' – DA in Reaction to ANC Manifesto to Launch

Maimane is ‘racist’ and the DA hates African women, says Bathabile Dlamini

Maimane is ‘racist’ and the DA hates African women, says Bathabile Dlamini
accuses the Democratic Alliance (DA) of “blatant disregard for democratic constitutionalism” and attempting to “undermine African leadership”. In the opinion piece, the minister confronts …
Maimane is ‘racist’ and the DA hates African women, says Bathabile Dlamini

Ruling ANC kicks off South Africa election campaign with vow to restore democracy, growth

Ruling ANC kicks off South Africa election campaign with vow to restore democracy, growth
The ANC will face the main opposition Democratic Alliance and the radical leftist Economic Freedom Fighters party in the election. South African President Cyril … a new political party that has not …
Ruling ANC kicks off South Africa election campaign with vow to restore democracy, growth

SADC calls for a recount and negotiations for a government of national unity in DRC

SADC calls for a recount and negotiations for a government of national unity in DRC
The Southern African Development Community — with South Africa’s evident support — has called on the political leaders of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to consider negotiating a government … re…
SADC calls for a recount and negotiations for a government of national unity in DRC

Ruling ANC kicks off S.Africa election campaign with vow to restore democracy, growth

Ruling ANC kicks off S.Africa election campaign with vow to restore democracy, growth
Durban (South Africa … of a new political party that has not been in government,” said Mnguni. “You get a sense that it’s business as usual”. The ANC will face the main opposition Democratic Allianc…
Ruling ANC kicks off S.Africa election campaign with vow to restore democracy, growth

Recruitment of Black Only Doctors in S. Africa Sparks Race Row, Twitter Trembles

Recruitment of Black Only Doctors in S. Africa Sparks Race Row, Twitter Trembles
She was echoed by South Africa’s Democratic Alliance Party spokesman Imran Keeka … This is blatant discrimination and white genocide going on in South Africa. The government is cancerous with corrup…
Recruitment of Black Only Doctors in S. Africa Sparks Race Row, Twitter Trembles

South Africa’s ANC vows to restore democracy, growth, as it kicks off campaign

South Africa’s ANC vows to restore democracy, growth, as it kicks off campaign
South … African economy is forecast to have grown just 0.7 per cent last year, with unemployment remaining at record highs of over 27 per cent. The ANC will face the main opposition Democratic …
South Africa’s ANC vows to restore democracy, growth, as it kicks off campaign

Game row in South Africa as health officials advertise 100 new doctors, but not for white doctors

Game row in South Africa as health officials advertise 100 new doctors, but not for white doctors
A race-row broke out in South Africa after health officials advertised 100 new … Dr. Imran Keeka, a spokesperson for the Democratic Alliance of KwaZulu-Natal Health said a policy that “causes the do…
Game row in South Africa as health officials advertise 100 new doctors, but not for white doctors

Teacher in South Africa suspended after controversial photo of students goes viral

Teacher in South Africa suspended after controversial photo of students goes viral
Teacher in South Africa suspended after controversial photo of students … The opposition political party, the Democratic Alliance, has welcomed the suspension of the teacher. DA provincial leader, J…
Teacher in South Africa suspended after controversial photo of students goes viral