Busisiwe Mkhwebane – the corruption fighter taking on South Africa's president

Busisiwe Mkhwebane – the corruption fighter taking on South Africa's president
South Africa’s corruption watchdog is making headlines for all … Only the official opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA), was against her nomination, accusing her of being a spy and on the state …
Busisiwe Mkhwebane – the corruption fighter taking on South Africa's president

While national government drags its feet, the DA is taking the fight to criminals

While national government drags its feet, the DA is taking the fight to criminals
The following remarks were delivered today by Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader … address the four U’s that currently hamper the fight against crime across South Africa. These are under-training, …
While national government drags its feet, the DA is taking the fight to criminals

German national Michael Duerr owns 0.5% – not 57.5% – of South Africa’s Reserve Bank

German national Michael Duerr owns 0.5% – not 57.5% – of South Africa’s Reserve Bank
In the game of South African politics … The ruling African National Congress is in favour of nationalising the bank, as is the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters party. But the Democratic Alliance …
German national Michael Duerr owns 0.5% – not 57.5% – of South Africa’s Reserve Bank

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Monday 22 July

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Monday 22 July
For the latest news in South Africa, take a look at the major headlines and events … Ramaphosa to leave office… at least until the matter is concluded. The Democratic Alliance (DA) says that the …
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Monday 22 July

Ramaphosa Broke Ethics Code, South African Graft Ombudsman Says

Ramaphosa Broke Ethics Code, South African Graft Ombudsman Says
(Bloomberg) — South Africa’s anti-graft ombudsman ruled that President … of the criticism is aimed at undermining her investigations. The main opposition Democratic Alliance, which lodged the …
Ramaphosa Broke Ethics Code, South African Graft Ombudsman Says

South Africa corruption inquiry: Zuma to cooperate with written statements

South Africa corruption inquiry: Zuma to cooperate with written statements
South Africa’s deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo on Wednesday … Natasha Mazzone, a senior lawmaker with the opposition Democratic Alliance party, said Zuma was trying to whitewash serious …
South Africa corruption inquiry: Zuma to cooperate with written statements

South Africa: 'I'm Not Respecting Afrikaans, It's My Democratic Right' – EFF MP to Ff+

South Africa: 'I'm Not Respecting Afrikaans, It's My Democratic Right' – EFF MP to Ff+
Democratic Alliance chief whip John Steenhuisen then … We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. …
South Africa: 'I'm Not Respecting Afrikaans, It's My Democratic Right' – EFF MP to Ff+

ACDP says SA has highest debt to GDP increase in sub-Saharan Africa

ACDP says SA has highest debt to GDP increase in sub-Saharan Africa
… African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) leader Reverend Kenneth Meshoe said on Wednesday that South Africa had the highest debt to GDP ratio in sub-Saharan Africa, which urgently needed to be …
ACDP says SA has highest debt to GDP increase in sub-Saharan Africa

South Africa: commission of inquiry adjourned after Zuma cries foul

South Africa: commission of inquiry adjourned after Zuma cries foul
South Africa’s deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo on Wednesday … Natasha Mazzone, a senior lawmaker with the opposition Democratic Alliance party, said Zuma was trying to whitewash serious …
South Africa: commission of inquiry adjourned after Zuma cries foul

South Africa: Zuma denies interfering with Transnet CEO appointment

South Africa: Zuma denies interfering with Transnet CEO appointment
The Guptas, who left South Africa around the time Zuma was ousted … Natasha Mazzone, a senior lawmaker with the opposition Democratic Alliance party, said Zuma was trying to whitewash serious …
South Africa: Zuma denies interfering with Transnet CEO appointment

Government considers strengthening Land Bank to support black farmers

Government considers strengthening Land Bank to support black farmers
“Currently, we are working with Statistics South Africa to develop a farmer register that will … on a time bomb and that ‘the land issue’ must be resolved. The Democratic Alliance supports land …
Government considers strengthening Land Bank to support black farmers

Johnny Clegg, South African musician and activist, dies aged 66

Johnny Clegg, South African musician and activist, dies aged 66
One of South Africa’s most celebrated musicians, Johnny Clegg, has died at the age of 66, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Known as the “white Zulu”, he was a vocal critic of the apartheid …
Johnny Clegg, South African musician and activist, dies aged 66

South Africa's Zuma tells corruption inquiry there is conspiracy against him

South Africa's Zuma tells corruption inquiry there is conspiracy against him
Defiant at inquiry, South Africa’s Zuma denies breaking law with business brothers … Natasha Mazzone, a senior lawmaker with the opposition Democratic Alliance party, said Zuma was trying to …
South Africa's Zuma tells corruption inquiry there is conspiracy against him

Zuma tells South Africa corruption inquiry he is victim of foreign plot

Zuma tells South Africa corruption inquiry he is victim of foreign plot
Photograph: Wikus de Wet/AP South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma has told … Natasha Mazzone, a senior parliamentarian with the opposition Democratic Alliance party, said Zuma was trying to …
Zuma tells South Africa corruption inquiry he is victim of foreign plot

South Africa: More Than 700 Firearms Missing, Stolen or Unaccounted for in Ekurhuleni – DA

South Africa: More Than 700 Firearms Missing, Stolen or Unaccounted for in Ekurhuleni – DA
armoury audit report”, which the Democratic Alliance (DA) says it has in its possession. “The long overdue armoury audit into the EMPD highlights the gross incompetence of the head of the armoury …
South Africa: More Than 700 Firearms Missing, Stolen or Unaccounted for in Ekurhuleni – DA

Defiant at inquiry, South Africa's Zuma denies breaking law with business brothers

Defiant at inquiry, South Africa's Zuma denies breaking law with business brothers
JOHANNESBURG, July 15 (Reuters) – Former South African President Jacob Zuma … Natasha Mazzone, a senior lawmaker with the opposition Democratic Alliance party, said Zuma was trying to whitewash …
Defiant at inquiry, South Africa's Zuma denies breaking law with business brothers

South Africa's ex-president Zuma bemoans 'conspiracy to eliminate him'

South Africa's ex-president Zuma bemoans 'conspiracy to eliminate him'
South Africa’s ex-president, Jacob Zuma is now defending himself … The main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), has been a long-time critic of the turpitudes of the Zuma regime and …
South Africa's ex-president Zuma bemoans 'conspiracy to eliminate him'

South Africa's ex-president Zuma testifies at state capture commission

South Africa's ex-president Zuma testifies at state capture commission
South Africa’s ex-president, Jacob Zuma is now defending himself … The main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), has been a long-time critic of the turpitudes of the Zuma regime and …
South Africa's ex-president Zuma testifies at state capture commission

South Africa: DA Wants Koloane to Be Recalled As Ambassador After State Capture Testimony

South Africa: DA Wants Koloane to Be Recalled As Ambassador After State Capture Testimony
The Democratic Alliance (DA) wants South Africa’s ambassador to the Netherlands, Bruce Koloane, to be recalled after his “incriminating testimony” at the judicial commission of inquiry into state …
South Africa: DA Wants Koloane to Be Recalled As Ambassador After State Capture Testimony

Democratic Alliance calls NHI Bill a “disastrous piece of legislation”

Democratic Alliance calls NHI Bill a “disastrous piece of legislation”
Health spokesperson for the Democratic Alliance (DA) Siviwe Gwarube told parliament that the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill is a work of fantasy rather than a plan to rescue South Africa’s …
Democratic Alliance calls NHI Bill a “disastrous piece of legislation”

Severe delays in issuing documents a service delivery failure at South African missions abroad

Severe delays in issuing documents a service delivery failure at South African missions abroad
On Tuesday, the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Shadow Minister for International … conducted an oversight visit to the South African Home Affairs offices in London following long-standing complaints …
Severe delays in issuing documents a service delivery failure at South African missions abroad

South Africa: Cele, Sitole Brief Officers Before Start of Cape Flats Anti-Gang Operation

South Africa: Cele, Sitole Brief Officers Before Start of Cape Flats Anti-Gang Operation
On Thursday, Cele, speaking during his budget speech in Parliament, announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa had approved the deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF …
South Africa: Cele, Sitole Brief Officers Before Start of Cape Flats Anti-Gang Operation

South Africa needs National Health Insurance (NHI) but the cost is astronomical

South Africa needs National Health Insurance (NHI) but the cost is astronomical
The NHI Bill is meant to realise universal health coverage in South Africa. The Bill provides for the creation of the NHI Fund, which will report to the Health Minister. If the Bill passes, Government …
South Africa needs National Health Insurance (NHI) but the cost is astronomical

Severe delays in issuing documents a service delivery failure at South African consulates

Severe delays in issuing documents a service delivery failure at South African consulates
On Tuesday, the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Shadow Minister for International … conducted an oversight visit to the South African consulate offices in London following long-standing complaints over …
Severe delays in issuing documents a service delivery failure at South African consulates

Spat over toll roads in South Africa shows poor people don't count

Spat over toll roads in South Africa shows poor people don't count
The Gauteng African National Congress (ANC), which Makhura leads, has responded to a backlash against the tolls by urging that they be removed. The national government … Congress of South African …
Spat over toll roads in South Africa shows poor people don't count

DA welcomes Mayor Mashaba’s action against prolonged Eskom power cuts in Johannesburg

DA welcomes Mayor Mashaba’s action against prolonged Eskom power cuts in Johannesburg
The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba, requesting an urgent meeting with Eskom following a series of unjustifiable and prolonged power cuts in areas such as …
DA welcomes Mayor Mashaba’s action against prolonged Eskom power cuts in Johannesburg

Van Damme urges Minister to protect role SABC plays in democracy

Van Damme urges Minister to protect role SABC plays in democracy
Democratic Alliance (DA) Member of Parliament Phumzile Van Damme says the majority of South Africans who depend on the South African Broadcasting Corporation … is to receive interim financial relief …
Van Damme urges Minister to protect role SABC plays in democracy

Patient at South African Hospital Was Asked for Cellphone Torch During Op, Says DA

Patient at South African Hospital Was Asked for Cellphone Torch During Op, Says DA
A woman giving birth at an infamous KwaZulu-Natal hospital was asked for her cell phone to use its torch during the procedure because the facility’s lighting did not work, the Democratic Alliance has …
Patient at South African Hospital Was Asked for Cellphone Torch During Op, Says DA

Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong cancels annual dinner amid plans by extradition bill protesters to gatecrash it

Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong cancels annual dinner amid plans by extradition bill protesters to gatecrash it
The reception to celebrate the 27th anniversary of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB), was originally scheduled to be held at Exchange Square in Central on …
Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong cancels annual dinner amid plans by extradition bill protesters to gatecrash it

EFF Divorce from DA in Major South African Metros a Good Thing, Say Pundits

EFF Divorce from DA in Major South African Metros a Good Thing, Say Pundits
The Economic Freedom Fighters’ decision to no longer vote with the Democratic Alliance in the cities of Johannesburg and Tshwane threatens the collapse of both. But several journalists and editorial …
EFF Divorce from DA in Major South African Metros a Good Thing, Say Pundits

U.S. dream pulls African migrants in record numbers across Latin America

U.S. dream pulls African migrants in record numbers across Latin America
TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) – Marilyne Tatang, 23, crossed nine borders in two months to reach Mexico from the West African nation of Cameroon … a record number of fellow Africans are flying to …
U.S. dream pulls African migrants in record numbers across Latin America

SA must take lead in 4th industrial revolution in Africa – Makhura

SA must take lead in 4th industrial revolution in Africa – Makhura
Africa cannot be left behind. We cannot be left out,” Makhura told the 4th Industrial Revolution SA (4IRSA) digital economy summit being hosted by an alliance from the public and private sectors, …
SA must take lead in 4th industrial revolution in Africa – Makhura

ANALYSIS: Disrupted world order brings urgency to South Africa's seat on the Security Council

ANALYSIS: Disrupted world order brings urgency to South Africa's seat on the Security Council
This was tested earlier this year when election results in the Democratic … government based on the results released by the electoral authorities. China and Russia were aligned with South Africa …
ANALYSIS: Disrupted world order brings urgency to South Africa's seat on the Security Council

DA tiptoes through minefield of identity politics while trying to remain the liberal standard-bearer

DA tiptoes through minefield of identity politics while trying to remain the liberal standard-bearer
The Democratic Alliance has not betrayed the … was still mainly a white party and so culturally a comfortable fit for South Africa’s white minority uneasy with a new black African majority …
DA tiptoes through minefield of identity politics while trying to remain the liberal standard-bearer

Mkhize tells Parliament that government will proceed with NHI despite failed pilots and no precise costing done

Mkhize tells Parliament that government will proceed with NHI despite failed pilots and no precise costing done
The ANC government is determined to nationalise our healthcare which will be the final nail on the coffin of an ailing health system. The Democratic Alliance (DA … plan that will ensure that every …
Mkhize tells Parliament that government will proceed with NHI despite failed pilots and no precise costing done

Creecy confirms government is reviewing policy related to singe-use plastic

Creecy confirms government is reviewing policy related to singe-use plastic
This was in response to a question by Democratic Alliance MP Annerie Weber, who asked whether the Minister intended to ban the use of singe-use plastic in South Africa. Creecy said it was a matter of …
Creecy confirms government is reviewing policy related to singe-use plastic

Strong men vs strong institutions: Strengthening democracy in Africa

Strong men vs strong institutions: Strengthening democracy in Africa
Democracy has been defined as a government by the people … A credible instance of the independence of the judiciary is the South African example, where the Constitutional Court of South Africa ruled …
Strong men vs strong institutions: Strengthening democracy in Africa

South African businesses and their role in creating sustainable peace and stable economy

South African businesses and their role in creating sustainable peace and stable economy
My thesis that I will be presenting today is that South African business … commitment to a non-racial democracy and to continue consultation with all interest groups and democratic movements …
South African businesses and their role in creating sustainable peace and stable economy

UNHCR experiences of enabling continuity of acute malnutrition care in the East, Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region

UNHCR experiences of enabling continuity of acute malnutrition care in the East, Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region
UNHCR coordinates with relevant government ministries … large influxes of refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Somalia, Burundi, Central Africa Republic, Sudan, Eretria and Rwanda. …
UNHCR experiences of enabling continuity of acute malnutrition care in the East, Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region

Amidst instability, Ethiopia’s Abiy wants to strengthen the ruling alliance

Amidst instability, Ethiopia’s Abiy wants to strengthen the ruling alliance
The government claims only 20 parties responded to the process that began in April. Abiy’s democratic reforms granted many opposition parties formal recognition, thus challenging the dominance …
Amidst instability, Ethiopia’s Abiy wants to strengthen the ruling alliance

In South Africa, towns are imploding as water proves scarce and infrastructure suffers

In South Africa, towns are imploding as water proves scarce and infrastructure suffers
Makhanda, South Africa … is dominated by the African National Congress party that also runs the country. However, the council now is barely functioning. Last week, Nicole Graham, the leader of the …
In South Africa, towns are imploding as water proves scarce and infrastructure suffers

DA pressure will see ‘revised’ Ministerial Handbook being subjected to parliamentary scrutiny

DA pressure will see ‘revised’ Ministerial Handbook being subjected to parliamentary scrutiny
The Democratic Alliance (DA … like those introduced by the Western Cape Government more than ten years ago. South Africa cannot afford public money to be spent on the luxury lives of the executives …
DA pressure will see ‘revised’ Ministerial Handbook being subjected to parliamentary scrutiny

New changes could seriously damage private security in South Africa

New changes could seriously damage private security in South Africa
The Democratic Alliance has warned that the proposed changes to the Private Security Industry Regulation Act could cause serious damage to South Africa’s private security industry. At the end of …
New changes could seriously damage private security in South Africa

South African parliament elects new committee heads despite opposition

South African parliament elects new committee heads despite opposition
CAPE TOWN, July 2 (Reuters) – South Africa’s ruling … the head of the ANC and government,” said Bongani Bongo, elected to chair the home affairs committee over a rival candidate from the main …
South African parliament elects new committee heads despite opposition

Africa: Youth Alliance Affirms Its Support to African – Ethiopian Initiative

Africa: Youth Alliance Affirms Its Support to African – Ethiopian Initiative
Khartoum — Sudan Youth Alliance has announced its support to the joint African – Ethiopian … sustainability of democracy and establishing a civilian government. Chairman of Sudan Youth …
Africa: Youth Alliance Affirms Its Support to African – Ethiopian Initiative

Africa Oil Week – Focus on Role of Oil, Gas in South Africa’s (SA) Future Energy Mix

Africa Oil Week – Focus on Role of Oil, Gas in South Africa’s (SA) Future Energy Mix
CNBC Africa … of the South African Oil and Gas Alliance (SAOGA) will moderate two panel discussions during the day. One will explore the potential for development of South Africa’s unconventional …
Africa Oil Week – Focus on Role of Oil, Gas in South Africa’s (SA) Future Energy Mix

South Africa’s foreign investment prospects are on life support

South Africa’s foreign investment prospects are on life support
This is sad considering that the opportunity exists for us to showcase a successful young democracy which is learning from its mistakes and the injustices of the past. Securing permanent seats for …
South Africa’s foreign investment prospects are on life support

South Africa: DA Drives Petition Calling On President Ramaphosa to Act On Farm & Rural Attacks

South Africa: DA Drives Petition Calling On President Ramaphosa to Act On Farm & Rural Attacks
The Democratic Alliance is driving a petition to urge … At the end of 2018, there were 29 000 reported cases of livestock theft in South Africa. This is costing us billions, and is taking …
South Africa: DA Drives Petition Calling On President Ramaphosa to Act On Farm & Rural Attacks

Steven Friedman: Forget about leaders, democracy is strengthened when people act together

Steven Friedman: Forget about leaders, democracy is strengthened when people act together
Democracy’s … together to ensure that government serves them, writes Steven Friedman. It is common to complain that the biggest problem facing Africa in general and South Africa in particular …
Steven Friedman: Forget about leaders, democracy is strengthened when people act together

South Africa: Ramaphosa Responds to Mkhwebane's Notice of Investigation

South Africa: Ramaphosa Responds to Mkhwebane's Notice of Investigation
to Ramaphosa’s bid to become president of the African National Congress. Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane laid the complaint with the Public Protector, saying: “The nature of the payment …
South Africa: Ramaphosa Responds to Mkhwebane's Notice of Investigation

EU to provide 40 billion euros in grants to help create jobs in Africa

EU to provide 40 billion euros in grants to help create jobs in Africa
“To support this, a massive support of 40 billion Euros of grants under the new Africa-European Alliance for Jobs and Growth is proposed … The theme of the forum, which was organized by the ECA, the …
EU to provide 40 billion euros in grants to help create jobs in Africa

Environmental Injustice in South Durban: Community caught between toxic polluters and climate shocks

Environmental Injustice in South Durban: Community caught between toxic polluters and climate shocks
Due to the tactics used by developers, the South Durban community is faced with similar environmental injustice in the current democratic era as what … inaction by our South African government …
Environmental Injustice in South Durban: Community caught between toxic polluters and climate shocks

South Africa: Study Shows Young South Africans Have No Faith in Democracy and Politicians

South Africa: Study Shows Young South Africans Have No Faith in Democracy and Politicians
On the eve of South … a loss of faith in democracy. The findings were drawn from a survey conducted in the fourth quarter of 2018. The study asked to what extent are government performance …
South Africa: Study Shows Young South Africans Have No Faith in Democracy and Politicians

In photos: Democratic Alliance marches to Union Buildings to #KeepTheLightsOn

In photos: Democratic Alliance marches to Union Buildings to #KeepTheLightsOn
The Democratic … important for South Africans to choose a government that puts citizens first! Gauteng will be BLUE.” / Image via Twitter: @Our_DA Maimane said his party is demanding action and …
In photos: Democratic Alliance marches to Union Buildings to #KeepTheLightsOn

South Africa: Game of Thrones, Cederberg Style – ANC Seizes Local Council As DA Man Defects

South Africa: Game of Thrones, Cederberg Style – ANC Seizes Local Council As DA Man Defects
The ANC’s Danville Smith, MPL and shadow MEC for Local Government … the ANC five seats and a local party, the Alliance of Democratic Congress (ADC) had one seat in the 11-seat municipality. …
South Africa: Game of Thrones, Cederberg Style – ANC Seizes Local Council As DA Man Defects

OUTA: Local Municipalities demise is South Africa’s biggest threat

OUTA: Local Municipalities demise is South Africa’s biggest threat
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) is not surprised at the Auditor General of South Africa’s (AGSA) report that governance in local Government has continued to decline to levels never …
OUTA: Local Municipalities demise is South Africa’s biggest threat

Brand Summit South Africa calls for govt to ‘talk with one voice’ to promote SA

Brand Summit South Africa calls for govt to ‘talk with one voice’ to promote SA
the state of the nation speech did not go enough in [to] sending the message out that the president is in control of things and that his government … how the democratic South Africa was not …
Brand Summit South Africa calls for govt to ‘talk with one voice’ to promote SA