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
Liberalism is meant to be about freedom for all individuals, regardless of race. But linking liberalism to whiteness as is happening now is not new in South Africa. Most activists who fought for black …
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

Liberalism in South Africa isn’t only for white people – or black people who want to be white
All of this implied that liberalism was not for black people who were proud to be black. This background is essential if we want to understand the current conflict in South Africa’s official …
Liberalism in South Africa isn’t only for white people – or black people who want to be white

A centrist political alliance in South Africa? Yes, but hard to get

A centrist political alliance in South Africa? Yes, but hard to get
Roger Southall has received funding from the National Research Foundation. Is there the possibility that political centrists in South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress (ANC …
A centrist political alliance in South Africa? Yes, but hard to get

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Thursday 17 October

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Thursday 17 October
Stay informed and up to date with the latest news in South Africa by reviewing … The United Democratic Movement (UDM) member was appointed mayor in 2018, after successfully ousting Democratic …
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Thursday 17 October

Government withdraws appeal for state to sell land to Limpopo farmer

Government withdraws appeal for state to sell land to Limpopo farmer
The government … black South Africans’ right to own the land. In fact, they seek to be the sole custodians of the land by keeping emerging black farmers in their control as lifelong tenant farmers.” …
Government withdraws appeal for state to sell land to Limpopo farmer

UN High Commissioner for refugees and SA government discuss refugees and asylum

UN High Commissioner for refugees and SA government discuss refugees and asylum
South Africa is hosting 268,000 refugees and asylum seekers according to government statistics, mainly from Somalia, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Distributed by APO …
UN High Commissioner for refugees and SA government discuss refugees and asylum

South Africa’s First Ever Electric Vehicle Road Trip Ends Off With A Bang

South Africa’s First Ever Electric Vehicle Road Trip Ends Off With A Bang
First electric vehicle road trip (EVRT Africa) powered by ACDC Dynamics and driven by the Department of Transport, Gauteng Provincial Government and African Alliance for Energy Productivity has …
South Africa’s First Ever Electric Vehicle Road Trip Ends Off With A Bang

President Ramaphosa must confirm government will not pay for Jacob Zuma’s latest legal tricks

President Ramaphosa must confirm government will not pay for Jacob Zuma’s latest legal tricks
The Democratic Alliance (DA) notes former President Jacob Zuma’s intention to file an application … corruption and racketeering as it relates to his role in the infamous Arms Deal. For over 10 years …
President Ramaphosa must confirm government will not pay for Jacob Zuma’s latest legal tricks

A turbulent transition: South Africa’s opposition party faces a rocky future

A turbulent transition: South Africa’s opposition party faces a rocky future
The DA is different to South Africa’s governing party … Then from 1989 to 2000 it was called the Democratic Party. In 2000 it merged with other parties to become the DA.
A turbulent transition: South Africa’s opposition party faces a rocky future

Sudan: Peace Talks Between Government and Armed Movements Resume in Juba

Sudan: Peace Talks Between Government and Armed Movements Resume in Juba
Juba — Peace talks between the Sudanese government and a number of armed movements will resume in the South … alliance includes the United Revolutionary Forces Front, the Justice and …
Sudan: Peace Talks Between Government and Armed Movements Resume in Juba

South Africa: Mkhwebane Claims Her Good Work Is Overshadowed By Media Reports Focusing On Big Cases

South Africa: Mkhwebane Claims Her Good Work Is Overshadowed By Media Reports Focusing On Big Cases
“I have also made adverse findings against the City of Tshwane, which is under the control of the Democratic Alliance … opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons.
South Africa: Mkhwebane Claims Her Good Work Is Overshadowed By Media Reports Focusing On Big Cases

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Monday 14 October

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Monday 14 October
Stay up to date with the latest news in South Africa by reviewing all major headlines on Monday 14 October. While fierce factional infighting continues to embattle the Democratic Alliance and party …
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Monday 14 October

South African Government, Opposition Welcome US Sanctions on Gupta Family

South African Government, Opposition Welcome US Sanctions on Gupta Family
The South African government has welcomed the US imposing sanctions … The country’s main Opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) also welcomed the strong action taken by the US to impose …
South African Government, Opposition Welcome US Sanctions on Gupta Family

South African Govt Opposition welcome US sanctions on controversial Gupta family

South African Govt Opposition welcome US sanctions on controversial Gupta family
Johannesburg, Oct 11 (PTI) The South African government has welcomed the US imposing sanctions … The country’s main Opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) also welcomed the strong action …
South African Govt Opposition welcome US sanctions on controversial Gupta family

Government owes local businesses billions and unpaid debts keep rising: DA

Government owes local businesses billions and unpaid debts keep rising: DA
Johannesburg – The Democratic Alliance … and workers of South Africa,” said Schreiber. “This constitutes clear evidence that the public service is nowhere near equipped to run the R256 billion NHI …
Government owes local businesses billions and unpaid debts keep rising: DA

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Friday 11 October

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Friday 11 October
Gumede, and her 15 co-accused, are likely to face firmer action from law enforcement, with the Democratic Alliance (DA … The infamous Gupta family, which entered South Africa illegally and played a …
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Friday 11 October

Home Affairs confirms: No Smart IDs for poor and unemployed South Africans

Home Affairs confirms: No Smart IDs for poor and unemployed South Africans
The Democratic Alliance (DA … Smart ID Cards to indigent and unemployed South Africans. This was revealed to the DA in a Parliamentary reply by the Minister of Home Affairs. The reply further states …
Home Affairs confirms: No Smart IDs for poor and unemployed South Africans

South Africa: Afrophobia Is Growing in South Africa. Why? Its Leaders Are Feeding It.

South Africa: Afrophobia Is Growing in South Africa. Why? Its Leaders Are Feeding It.
Forced off script, the South African president apologised again … leader of the main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), and Mosia Lekota of Congress of the People (Cope) have also manufactured …
South Africa: Afrophobia Is Growing in South Africa. Why? Its Leaders Are Feeding It.

Gauteng government departments owe municipalities over R89m – DA

Gauteng government departments owe municipalities over R89m – DA
Johannesburg – Gauteng provincial government departments owe local municipalities over R89 million in non-payments for utilities, the main opposition Democratic Alliance said on Tuesday. Citing a …
Gauteng government departments owe municipalities over R89m – DA

South Africa: There's Nothing Wrong With Helen Zille's Return – DA KZN Leader

South Africa: There's Nothing Wrong With Helen Zille's Return – DA KZN Leader
There is nothing wrong with Helen Zille’s proposed return to the political fray within the Democratic Alliance … into the run-up to the next local government elections in 2021.
South Africa: There's Nothing Wrong With Helen Zille's Return – DA KZN Leader

DA: Government withdraws appeal for state to sell land to Limpopo farmer

DA: Government withdraws appeal for state to sell land to Limpopo farmer
The government … black South Africans’ right to own the land. In fact, they seek to be the sole custodians of the land by keeping emerging black farmers in their control as lifelong tenant farmers.” …
DA: Government withdraws appeal for state to sell land to Limpopo farmer

African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP): All The Facts You Need To Know About Them

African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP): All The Facts You Need To Know About Them
The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) is a political party in South Africa that is governed … Party won two seats in the national government, making it one of the smallest parties …
African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP): All The Facts You Need To Know About Them

The people of Queenstown deserve a far better government than these deployed cadres

The people of Queenstown deserve a far better government than these deployed cadres
And when you then cast your vote, you can finally hire a government with your vote that will work for you and help build one South Africa for all. Queenstown, along with the rest of South Africa, …
The people of Queenstown deserve a far better government than these deployed cadres

'If DA dies, SA's democracy dies; that is why we need to get it back on track'

'If DA dies, SA's democracy dies; that is why we need to get it back on track'
The Sunday Times has reported that former Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Tony Leon and a delegation … she hopes to get the unity of the party back on track. If the DA dies, South Africa’s democracy …
'If DA dies, SA's democracy dies; that is why we need to get it back on track'

DA denounces R31.9m irregular spending by e-Government department

DA denounces R31.9m irregular spending by e-Government department
JOHANNESBURG – The main opposition Democratic Alliance has slammed the department of e-Government in Gauteng province for incurring more than R31.9 million in irregular expenditure for the 2018/2019 …
DA denounces R31.9m irregular spending by e-Government department

184 Gauteng Health staff have businesses that deal with government – DA

184 Gauteng Health staff have businesses that deal with government – DA
Johannesburg – Altogether 184 staff who work for the Gauteng health department (GHD) have their own private businesses that deal with government departments, including the GHD, the Democratic Alliance …
184 Gauteng Health staff have businesses that deal with government – DA

Land Reform Minister and ANC Government play legal games with Limpopo land claim – DA to seek answers

Land Reform Minister and ANC Government play legal games with Limpopo land claim – DA to seek answers
The Democratic Alliance (DA … President Ramaphosa said earlier this year that his government will embark on an “agricultural revolution” that will empower the South African people to work the land …
Land Reform Minister and ANC Government play legal games with Limpopo land claim – DA to seek answers

DA calls on COGTA Minister to recover R20bn debt owed by government departments to municipalities

DA calls on COGTA Minister to recover R20bn debt owed by government departments to municipalities
The Democratic Alliance (DA … due to ever-increasing debt that is owed to them by various consumers including government departments. In its recent presentation, the South African Local Government …
DA calls on COGTA Minister to recover R20bn debt owed by government departments to municipalities

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Thursday 3 October

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Thursday 3 October
While division amongst the ruling African National Congress (ANC) threatens to sink Finance Minister Mboweni’s revolutionary economic rescue plan, problems in the Democratic Alliance (DA) add further …
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Thursday 3 October

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Thursday 5 September

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Thursday 5 September
Nigeria has warned that it would protect its citizens at all costs, should the government not take harsher action against violent acts of xenophobia. South African Police Minister … this many …
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Thursday 5 September

Information wanted on agreement with South Sudan – Kevin Mileham

Information wanted on agreement with South Sudan – Kevin Mileham
Despite a Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) request from the Democratic Alliance (DA), and various emails and parliamentary questions, South Africa is no closer to learning what was …
Information wanted on agreement with South Sudan – Kevin Mileham

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 2 October

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 2 October
Never miss a beat when it comes to the latest news in South Africa – check in on our … State Capture continues to implicate high-ranking government officials, controversy surrounding Democratic …
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 2 October

DA to oppose attempt to appeal order forcing government to sell land to farmer

DA to oppose attempt to appeal order forcing government to sell land to farmer
Rustenburg – The Democratic Alliance … provincial government after the 1994 democratic election. Steyn said the party believed that land reform was a moral imperative and must be seen as an …
DA to oppose attempt to appeal order forcing government to sell land to farmer

ANC government doesn’t care about giving black farmers land, says DA

ANC government doesn’t care about giving black farmers land, says DA
The Democratic Alliance … slammed government for its decision to appeal both on Twitter and through a statement. “If you ever believed the ANC government cares about giving black South …
ANC government doesn’t care about giving black farmers land, says DA

DA demands detailed information of South Africa’s cloak-and-dagger agreement with South Sudan

DA demands detailed information of South Africa’s cloak-and-dagger agreement with South Sudan
Despite a Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) request from the Democratic Alliance (DA), and various emails and parliamentary questions, South Africa is no closer to learning what was …
DA demands detailed information of South Africa’s cloak-and-dagger agreement with South Sudan

Certificate to Shape Generation of Unskilled South African Youth?

Certificate to Shape Generation of Unskilled South African Youth?
Official opposition party the Democratic Alliance has said that the introduction … Minister Angie Motshekga made an address at the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union congress at the …
Certificate to Shape Generation of Unskilled South African Youth?

DA opposes ANC Government’s attempts to appeal verdict compelling State to sell land to Limpopo farmer

DA opposes ANC Government’s attempts to appeal verdict compelling State to sell land to Limpopo farmer
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has taken note of reports … The DA strongly opposes this decision by the Government as it proves that the ANC does not support black South Africans’ right to ownership …
DA opposes ANC Government’s attempts to appeal verdict compelling State to sell land to Limpopo farmer

Government “sold off” opportunity to protect South Africans from Saudi drone attacks fallout

Government “sold off” opportunity to protect South Africans from Saudi drone attacks fallout
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has taken note of reports … The reality is that until three years ago government, to a certain extent, had resources to mitigate and protect South Africans from shocks …
Government “sold off” opportunity to protect South Africans from Saudi drone attacks fallout

South Africa: 'Generation of Unskilled and Ill-Equipped Youth' Will Come From Grade 9 Certificate – DA

South Africa: 'Generation of Unskilled and Ill-Equipped Youth' Will Come From Grade 9 Certificate – DA
the Democratic Alliance says. In an address to the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) on Thursday, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga outlined plans for the certificate and the …
South Africa: 'Generation of Unskilled and Ill-Equipped Youth' Will Come From Grade 9 Certificate – DA

Alliance partners have raised concerns about Mboweni’s economic plan: Mabe

Alliance partners have raised concerns about Mboweni’s economic plan: Mabe
Sunday is the deadline for the African National Congress (ANC) and its alliance partners, the SA Communist Party (SACP), South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) and SA National Civic …
Alliance partners have raised concerns about Mboweni’s economic plan: Mabe

Alliance partners raise concerns about Mboweni’s economic plan: Mabe

Alliance partners raise concerns about Mboweni’s economic plan: Mabe
Sunday is the deadline for the African National Congress (ANC) and its alliance partners, the SA Communist Party (SACP), South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) and SA National Civic …
Alliance partners raise concerns about Mboweni’s economic plan: Mabe

Meghan Markle meets one of the founding members of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement

Meghan Markle meets one of the founding members of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement
the first non-white leader of the Democratic Alliance party, and Nompendulo Mkhatshwa of the ANC, one of the youngest women ever to serve in Parliament The Duchess of Sussex has met with one of the …
Meghan Markle meets one of the founding members of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement

Duchess Meghan Hosts Private Breakfast with South African Activists

Duchess Meghan Hosts Private Breakfast with South African Activists
Mbali Ntuli is a South African politician and a member of the Democratic Alliance … Shadow Minister of Health and a Democratic Alliance MP. She was previously head of health department in the …
Duchess Meghan Hosts Private Breakfast with South African Activists

Meghan meets pioneer of anti-apartheid movement in South Africa

Meghan meets pioneer of anti-apartheid movement in South Africa
The Duchess of Sussex has met with one of the founding members of South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement in … Lindiwe Mazibuko – the first non-white leader of the Democratic Alliance party – and …
Meghan meets pioneer of anti-apartheid movement in South Africa

Unpacking the Democratic Alliance’s despair in post-election South Africa

Unpacking the Democratic Alliance’s despair in post-election South Africa
The Democratic Alliance (DA), South Africa’s main opposition and by far its most multiracial party, has fallen on hard times of late. Its by-election results read like a misery, its leader is in the …
Unpacking the Democratic Alliance’s despair in post-election South Africa

South Africa: SSA, Dirco Must Provide Answers On Top Spy Thulani Dlomo's Whereabouts – DA

South Africa: SSA, Dirco Must Provide Answers On Top Spy Thulani Dlomo's Whereabouts – DA
The Democratic Alliance says it has written to State … Dlomo is apparently AWOL, as News24 reported on Wednesday. The former South African ambassador to Japan was recalled earlier this year.
South Africa: SSA, Dirco Must Provide Answers On Top Spy Thulani Dlomo's Whereabouts – DA

5 major changes coming to South African schools – including new subjects and early-leaving certificates

5 major changes coming to South African schools – including new subjects and early-leaving certificates
Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, has announced a number of major new changes will be coming to South African schools. Presenting at the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU …
5 major changes coming to South African schools – including new subjects and early-leaving certificates

South African companies, cities join fight against climate crisis

South African companies, cities join fight against climate crisis
South African businesses and municipalities have signed up for a new global initiative – the Alliance for Climate Action – to push … to working hand-in-hand with the South African government to …
South African companies, cities join fight against climate crisis

South Africa's renewables sector growth may be driven by coal's collapse

South Africa's renewables sector growth may be driven by coal's collapse
Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg South Africa may have to embrace green energy sooner than later as its coal-based energy utility continues to implode. This month, the official opposition in parliament, the …
South Africa's renewables sector growth may be driven by coal's collapse

Ramaphosa: If ANC Alliance Remains Dysfunctional, Economy Cannot Be Transformed

Ramaphosa: If ANC Alliance Remains Dysfunctional, Economy Cannot Be Transformed
Ramaphosa was addressing the South African Democratic Teachers … that were now part of government’s goals were realised. “All these things, we will never be able to achieve to address the seven …
Ramaphosa: If ANC Alliance Remains Dysfunctional, Economy Cannot Be Transformed

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Thursday 26 September

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Thursday 26 September
Follow the latest news in South Africa – from sports to politics and everything … The utterances were caught on video and the fallout has the FF+ scrambling. The Democratic Alliance (DA) has …
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Thursday 26 September

African countries need to up their game to embed constitutional democracy

African countries need to up their game to embed constitutional democracy
And South Africa has belatedly set about finding ways to educate people about the country’s constitution. Democracy and constitutionalism … years the South African government has taken serious …
African countries need to up their game to embed constitutional democracy

SA Moves to Mend Relations with Fellow African Countries ahead of Africa Oil & Power Conference

SA Moves to Mend Relations with Fellow African Countries ahead of Africa Oil & Power Conference
A special envoy led by South Africa’s former Minister of Energy, Jeff Radebe, has visited the Presidents of Nigeria, Niger, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic … fellow African …
SA Moves to Mend Relations with Fellow African Countries ahead of Africa Oil & Power Conference

Xenophobia puts South Africa’s moral authority in Africa at risk

Xenophobia puts South Africa’s moral authority in Africa at risk
Unfortunately, because of this, South Africa’s moral authority, which it earned after it became a democracy by playing a prominent role in Africa, is at stake. Hence its government is at pains …
Xenophobia puts South Africa’s moral authority in Africa at risk

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Tuesday 24 September

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Tuesday 24 September
The Democratic Alliance (DA) said of the event: “Commemorating the diversity of South Africa’s many languages and cultures … Public servants to reaffirm commitment to fight against GBV Government …
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Tuesday 24 September

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 11 September

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 11 September
Stay informed and up to date with all the latest news in South Africa by checking … on the recent burnings. The Democratic Alliance’s Albert Fritz has, however, strongly condemned the attacks and …
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 11 September

Ramaphosa seeks solidarity with fellow African states after xenophobia

Ramaphosa seeks solidarity with fellow African states after xenophobia
Johannesburg – South … several heads of state and government across Africa. The team, comprising of Mr Jeff Radebe, Ambassador Kingsley Mamabolo and Dr Khulu Mbatha, will visit Nigeria, Niger, Ghana …
Ramaphosa seeks solidarity with fellow African states after xenophobia

Prince Harry, Meghan and Archie make 1st official tour as family in Africa

Prince Harry, Meghan and Archie make 1st official tour as family in Africa
JOHANNESBURG >> Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, along with their infant son, Archie, are set to take their first official tour as a family, starting Monday in a troubled South Africa whose … the …
Prince Harry, Meghan and Archie make 1st official tour as family in Africa

Government fails again to release Integrated Resource Plan, creating yet more uncertainty

Government fails again to release Integrated Resource Plan, creating yet more uncertainty
The Democratic Alliance (DA) demands that Minister Mantashe immediately release the IRP and take the necessary steps to open up our grid to Independent Power Producers. We need to ensure that South …
Government fails again to release Integrated Resource Plan, creating yet more uncertainty

South Africa’s Former Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe appointed to reassure African counterparts

South Africa’s Former Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe appointed to reassure African counterparts
the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. The group of Presidential Special Envoys will deliver a message of solidarity from South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa to the heads of state as a …
South Africa’s Former Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe appointed to reassure African counterparts

President of the Republic of South Africa v Democratic Alliance and Others (CCT159/18) [2019] ZACC 35

President of the Republic of South Africa v Democratic Alliance and Others (CCT159/18) [2019] ZACC 35
[1] Can the decision of the President of the Republic of South Africa to appoint and dismiss a Minister and his Deputy be reviewed and set aside? Is the President under a rule 53 of the Uniform Rules …
President of the Republic of South Africa v Democratic Alliance and Others (CCT159/18) [2019] ZACC 35

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 18 September

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 18 September
Still, as attested to by Makhathini himself, the compliance does not garauntee further government assistance … parties like the Democratic Alliance (DA) and Freedom Front Plus (FF+) seeks to …
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 18 September

S. African gov't urged to clarify controversial universal healthcare bill

S. African gov't urged to clarify controversial universal healthcare bill
The South African opposition on Tuesday urged the government to clarify its National Healthcare Insurance (NHI) bill which envisages universal healthcare for all South Africans. The opposition …
S. African gov't urged to clarify controversial universal healthcare bill

South Africa: a new narrative could tackle anti-migrant crisis

South Africa: a new narrative could tackle anti-migrant crisis
African migrants have once again been targeted for looting, violence and displacement in South Africa. Not only are the events … Opposition parties, the Economic Freedom Fighters and the Democratic …
South Africa: a new narrative could tackle anti-migrant crisis