UPDATE 2-South Africa to roll out sweeping health reform in stages

UPDATE 2-South Africa to roll out sweeping health reform in stages
PRETORIA, Aug 23 (Reuters) – A proposed move to universal health coverage in South Africa will be rolled out in stages … The country’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, opposes NHI, …
UPDATE 2-South Africa to roll out sweeping health reform in stages

Government 'irrevocably committed' to NHI, Cyril Ramaphosa tells Parliament

Government 'irrevocably committed' to NHI, Cyril Ramaphosa tells Parliament
Parliament – Government would not change its mind on rolling out … stock exchange when the NHI bill was introduced in Parliament for processing. The Democratic Alliance and other parties are …
Government 'irrevocably committed' to NHI, Cyril Ramaphosa tells Parliament

Is honeymoon over for DA-led minority coalition government in Joburg?

Is honeymoon over for DA-led minority coalition government in Joburg?
Three years in, the honeymoon of the DA-led minority coalition government … African Christian Democratic Party and COPE hold one each. The remaining seats are held by the African Independent …
Is honeymoon over for DA-led minority coalition government in Joburg?

Democratic Alliance (DA) Young Leaders Programme 2020 for young South Africans

Democratic Alliance (DA) Young Leaders Programme 2020 for young South Africans
This South Africa is dynamic and innovative, with a growing, inclusive economy and capable government which defends the Constitution and ensures equal opportunity for all – regardless of where they …
Democratic Alliance (DA) Young Leaders Programme 2020 for young South Africans

Zim foreign minister defends crackdown on anti-government protesters

Zim foreign minister defends crackdown on anti-government protesters
JOHANNESBURG – Sibusiso Moyo, Zimbabwe’s minister of foreign affairs and international trade, has defended his government’s crackdown … organised by the opposition Movement for Democratic Change …
Zim foreign minister defends crackdown on anti-government protesters

South Africa: Debt Relief Law a Cause for Concern for South Africa's Banks?

South Africa: Debt Relief Law a Cause for Concern for South Africa's Banks?
The banking sector, which opposed the bill along with clothing retailers who provide credit and the Democratic Alliance … of the Banking Association of South Africa, said: “It’s disappointing …
South Africa: Debt Relief Law a Cause for Concern for South Africa's Banks?

South Africa: Debt Relief Law a Cause for Concern to South Africa's Banks?

South Africa: Debt Relief Law a Cause for Concern to South Africa's Banks?
The banking sector, which opposed the bill along with clothing retailers who provide credit and the Democratic Alliance … of the Banking Association of South Africa, said: “It’s disappointing …
South Africa: Debt Relief Law a Cause for Concern to South Africa's Banks?

South Africa – Pretend Marxist Neo-Chiefs Practice Destructive Capitalism

South Africa – Pretend Marxist Neo-Chiefs Practice Destructive Capitalism
If real trouble strikes in the Persian Gulf and with Iran, the route around the Horn of Africa passing South Africa, may become of strategic … It still won 57.51 percent of the vote. – The DA …
South Africa – Pretend Marxist Neo-Chiefs Practice Destructive Capitalism

ANC is a government for white monopoly capital, not for the people – AMCU's Joseph Mathunjwa

ANC is a government for white monopoly capital, not for the people – AMCU's Joseph Mathunjwa
“This government is destroying communities. We get sold the aroma of democracy while … it is because they are alliance partners of Confederation of South Africa Trade Unions (Cosatu) and …
ANC is a government for white monopoly capital, not for the people – AMCU's Joseph Mathunjwa

Political interference secures Amajita a spot at All Africa Games

Political interference secures Amajita a spot at All Africa Games
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has taken note of a dispute between the South African Sport Confederation and Olympic … the two parties resolve the matter through the proper channels, government …
Political interference secures Amajita a spot at All Africa Games

South Africa’s Public Protector Hit with Second Punitive Costs Order

South Africa’s Public Protector Hit with Second Punitive Costs Order
REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo Pretoria High Court Judge Ronel Tolmay ordered the Public Protector’s office to pay 85% of the costs of the Democratic Alliance and … “state capture” in South …
South Africa’s Public Protector Hit with Second Punitive Costs Order

South Sudan: Latest images reveal a global hotspot for biodiversity

South Sudan: Latest images reveal a global hotspot for biodiversity
In 1979 the government … Citizen Science Alliance. This region of South Sudan has historically fallen within a regional wildlife trafficking corridor from Central to North Africa, so to enforce …
South Sudan: Latest images reveal a global hotspot for biodiversity

South Africa's 2019 poll showed dangerous signs of 'insiders' and 'outsiders'

South Africa's 2019 poll showed dangerous signs of 'insiders' and 'outsiders'
The general election in South Africa in May … and trust in the governing African National Congress (ANC) continued to decline. It now stands at its lowest point since 1994. The main opposition …
South Africa's 2019 poll showed dangerous signs of 'insiders' and 'outsiders'

Court Orders South Africa's Mkhwebane to Pay Costs in Estina Case

Court Orders South Africa's Mkhwebane to Pay Costs in Estina Case
The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ruled that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane failed the people of South … the Democratic Alliance and Council for the Advancement of the South African …
Court Orders South Africa's Mkhwebane to Pay Costs in Estina Case

South Africa's Public Protector hit with second punitive costs order

South Africa's Public Protector hit with second punitive costs order
Pretoria High Court Judge Ronel Tolmay ordered the Public Protector’s office to pay 85% of the costs of the Democratic Alliance and the Council … cases of “state capture” in South Africa. Estina …
South Africa's Public Protector hit with second punitive costs order

NHI South Africa: Plan to fight state take-over of doctors expected today

NHI South Africa: Plan to fight state take-over of doctors expected today
This afternoon, Democratic Alliance … form threatens to not only collapse South Africa’s health sector, but places the country’s entire economy at risk. The NHI is a very important and controversial …
NHI South Africa: Plan to fight state take-over of doctors expected today

Focus on Africa: Kenyatta-Odinga alliance casts dark shadow over Ruto’s presidential ambitions

Focus on Africa: Kenyatta-Odinga alliance casts dark shadow over Ruto’s presidential ambitions
These reportedly include Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper Democratic Movement, Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani National Congress, Moses Wetang’ula’s Ford-Kenya, and Gideon Moi’s Kenyan African National … at least …
Focus on Africa: Kenyatta-Odinga alliance casts dark shadow over Ruto’s presidential ambitions

WATCH: R2 coin celebrating 25 years of democracy features a minibus taxi

WATCH: R2 coin celebrating 25 years of democracy features a minibus taxi
Freedom of movement and residence was heavily restricted by the apartheid government in its pursuit … At the unveiling, Tumi Tsehlo, the South African Mint managing director, said: “Our struggle for …
WATCH: R2 coin celebrating 25 years of democracy features a minibus taxi

DA Leader Maimane pays tribute to South African women on Women’s Day

DA Leader Maimane pays tribute to South African women on Women’s Day
On behalf of the Democratic Alliance (DA) I would like to pay tribute to all the women in our nation and wish them a very special Women’s Day. We dare never forget as a country the contribution that …
DA Leader Maimane pays tribute to South African women on Women’s Day

South Africa is running out of time to fixing its ailing finances

South Africa is running out of time to fixing its ailing finances
South Africa … date to the era in which the African National Congress (ANC) government adopted the Growth, Employment and Redistribution (GEAR) strategy – which was opposed and resented by left-wing …
South Africa is running out of time to fixing its ailing finances

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Friday 9 August

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Friday 9 August
Numerous events centred on Women’s Day will, today, take place across South Africa. Government has planned several campaigns … In our first feature, Buhle Lindwa chats to the Democratic Alliance’s …
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Friday 9 August

UPDATE 1-S Africa puts initial universal healthcare cost at $17 bln

UPDATE 1-S Africa puts initial universal healthcare cost at bln
PRETORIA, Aug 8 (Reuters) – South Africa published its draft National Health Insurance … It is unclear how long the legislative process will take, with the main opposition party Democratic Alliance …
UPDATE 1-S Africa puts initial universal healthcare cost at bln

South Africa pupils 'Xuéhuì shuō zhēn de hěn hǎo de zhōngwén'

South Africa pupils 'Xuéhuì shuō zhēn de hěn hǎo de zhōngwén'
South African government urged to tighten labour law to address job … known as the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), must be stopped, the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) said. The DA made the …
South Africa pupils 'Xuéhuì shuō zhēn de hěn hǎo de zhōngwén'

South Africa’s economy is in a perilous state and is running out of time to get fixed

South Africa’s economy is in a perilous state and is running out of time to get fixed
South … the African National Congress (ANC) government adopted the Growth, Employment and Redistribution (GEAR) strategy—which was opposed and resented by left-wing parts of the ANC alliance. …
South Africa’s economy is in a perilous state and is running out of time to get fixed

South Africa's economy, rising debt, no jobs and political crisis

South Africa's economy, rising debt, no jobs and political crisis
South Africa’s … date to the era in which the African National Congress (ANC) government adopted the Growth, Employment and Redistribution (GEAR) strategy—which was opposed and resented by left-wing …
South Africa's economy, rising debt, no jobs and political crisis

South Africa's finances are in bad shape. It's running out of time to fix them

South Africa's finances are in bad shape. It's running out of time to fix them
South Africa … date to the era in which the African National Congress (ANC) government adopted the Growth, Employment and Redistribution (GEAR) strategy – which was opposed and resented by left-wing …
South Africa's finances are in bad shape. It's running out of time to fix them

Sexual harassment claims against Algerian Ambassador to South Africa

Sexual harassment claims against Algerian Ambassador to South Africa
On July 26 2019 The South African Democratic Alliance (DA) submitted an urgent Parliamentary … the wheels of justice have come to a grinding halt and the South African government has prioritized …
Sexual harassment claims against Algerian Ambassador to South Africa

Ramaphosa Stands Ground in South Africa Campaign Funding Scandal

Ramaphosa Stands Ground in South Africa Campaign Funding Scandal
(Bloomberg) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is standing his … investigation into the president at the request of the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, which questioned …
Ramaphosa Stands Ground in South Africa Campaign Funding Scandal

Why new South African law won’t end the toxic mix of money and politics

Why new South African law won’t end the toxic mix of money and politics
In any democracy, such secrecy should trigger fears that government decisions will reflect not what voters want but what large donors require. In South Africa, the fear is particularly justified …
Why new South African law won’t end the toxic mix of money and politics

Limpopo government fails to build 50% of promised houses, says DA

Limpopo government fails to build 50% of promised houses, says DA
Johannesburg – The Limpopo branch of the main opposition Democratic Alliance said on Monday it was disappointed that the department of cooperative governance, housing and traditional affairs in the …
Limpopo government fails to build 50% of promised houses, says DA

South African democracy dies, Fascist Populism rises, and What Happens Next

South African democracy dies, Fascist Populism rises, and What Happens Next
In South Africa, the site of democracy’s demise is … mostly because the EFF and the Democratic Alliance are equally guilty when it comes to raising scads of dark money for mysterious purposes. But …
South African democracy dies, Fascist Populism rises, and What Happens Next

Trump’s attacks on black people are not random outbursts — they’re part of a strategy to destroy democracy

Trump’s attacks on black people are not random outbursts — they’re part of a strategy to destroy democracy
All the Democratic candidates who hope to run against Trump condemned … Consider Barry Martin, an honorary white black dancer who toured South Africa in 1983 and was in a single-car accident while …
Trump’s attacks on black people are not random outbursts — they’re part of a strategy to destroy democracy

Women’s Month: fighting gender violence, and gender inequality must intensify!

Women’s Month: fighting gender violence, and gender inequality must intensify!
25 years since the dawn of democracy, South African women are still suffering. For years, women have been subjected to sexual exploitation by powerful men in return for jobs, school marks and houses. …
Women’s Month: fighting gender violence, and gender inequality must intensify!

Invisible party funding the 'Achilles heel' of SA democracy, IEC hearing told

Invisible party funding the 'Achilles heel' of SA democracy, IEC hearing told
The invisibility and anonymity of political party funding and funders is the “Achilles heel” of South Africa’s constitutional democracy, the public hearing … implemented in its final form before …
Invisible party funding the 'Achilles heel' of SA democracy, IEC hearing told

Invisible party funding is Achilles heel of SA democracy, IEC hearing told

Invisible party funding is Achilles heel of SA democracy, IEC hearing told
The invisibility and anonymity of political party funding and funders is the “Achilles heel” of South Africa’s constitutional democracy … form before local government elections in 2021. …
Invisible party funding is Achilles heel of SA democracy, IEC hearing told

South Africa land reform: a delicate balance between history and economy

South Africa land reform: a delicate balance between history and economy
“What they will get is property to rent which is not what the Democratic Alliance would like … is a particularly weak area of the South African government and it needs to be strengthened. ” …
South Africa land reform: a delicate balance between history and economy

South Africa election results: How the country voted from 1994 to 2019

South Africa election results: How the country voted from 1994 to 2019
South Africans go to the polls on Wednesday for the country’s sixth democratic general election since the end of apartheid in 1994. LIVE: South Africa’s 2019 Election … the black majority became …
South Africa election results: How the country voted from 1994 to 2019

‘The only way to achieve economic recovery is by cutting down government’

‘The only way to achieve economic recovery is by cutting down government’
The Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape says the only way to achieve economic recovery in South Africa is by cutting down the bloated national government. The DA’s comment follows the release of …
‘The only way to achieve economic recovery is by cutting down government’

South African Gov't slammed for failing to address stadium tragedy

South African Gov't slammed for failing to address stadium tragedy
Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday slammed government’s failure to properly investigate a stampede at Soweto’s FNB Stadium exactly two years …
South African Gov't slammed for failing to address stadium tragedy

Former South African opposition leader Zille joins free market think tank

Former South African opposition leader Zille joins free market think tank
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The former head of South Africa’s official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party and ex-premier of the Western Cape province, Helen Zille, will join think tank the …
Former South African opposition leader Zille joins free market think tank

South Africa is in a mess — it’s time for coalition politics

South Africa is in a mess — it’s time for coalition politics
The land question in South Africa must be addressed and there’s no question about that. The government must … some of them unthinkable. The Democratic Party (DP) and New National Party (NNP) formed …
South Africa is in a mess — it’s time for coalition politics

Is Bosasa the Start of South African Party Funding Revelations?

Is Bosasa the Start of South African Party Funding Revelations?
Democratic Alliance chief whip John Steenhuisen has … regulations for the Political Party Funding Act due to be held. South Africa: EFF Party Funding in Spotlight After Ramaphosa, Bosasa Controversy …
Is Bosasa the Start of South African Party Funding Revelations?

OPINION: On Putin, the end of liberalism and the dangerous figures in SA's democracy

OPINION: On Putin, the end of liberalism and the dangerous figures in SA's democracy
South Africa’s expansive social welfare system is an essential social democratic buffer for all those millions of people who do not benefit from the neo-liberal aspects of government policy. …
OPINION: On Putin, the end of liberalism and the dangerous figures in SA's democracy

On Putin, the end of liberalism and the dangerous figures in SA's democracy

On Putin, the end of liberalism and the dangerous figures in SA's democracy
South Africa’s expansive social welfare system is an essential social democratic buffer for all those millions of people who do not benefit from the neo-liberal aspects of government policy. But more …
On Putin, the end of liberalism and the dangerous figures in SA's democracy

South Africa: Ramaphosa Takes Public Protector to Court Over Accusations of Lying

South Africa: Ramaphosa Takes Public Protector to Court Over Accusations of Lying
The South African newspapers are all about President … Mmusi Maimane, leader of the main opposition Democratic Alliance says the constitutional court judgment against Mkhwebane strengthens …
South Africa: Ramaphosa Takes Public Protector to Court Over Accusations of Lying

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Thursday 25 July

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Thursday 25 July
Here’s a look at the latest news in South Africa, with major events making headlines on … Zille was the Mayor of Cape Town, from 2006 to 2009, and she was the leader of the Democratic Alliance from …
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Thursday 25 July

Head of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Body Asked to Leave Over “Unstable” Environment

Head of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Body Asked to Leave Over “Unstable” Environment
The head of the Independent Power Producers Office, Karen Breytenbach, who has overseen more than R200 billion invested in renewable projects in South Africa since 2011 … personnel negatively.” The …
Head of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Body Asked to Leave Over “Unstable” Environment

Democratic Alliance disappointed by uncooperative Lebogang Maile

Democratic Alliance disappointed by uncooperative Lebogang Maile
Gauteng MEC for human settlements and Cogta Lebogang Maile’s failure to cooperate during the South African Human Rights Commission … according to the Democratic Alliance (DA). Maile appeared before …
Democratic Alliance disappointed by uncooperative Lebogang Maile

Our Burning Planet: South Africa’s Carbon Democracy is going over the cliff

Our Burning Planet: South Africa’s Carbon Democracy is going over the cliff
The new post-apartheid middle class is centrally implicated in the degeneration of South Africa’s democracy. To understand this, we have to understand how the ANC-led Alliance turned … the brazen …
Our Burning Planet: South Africa’s Carbon Democracy is going over the cliff

Our budget needs to reflect change, growth and prosperity for all South Africans

Our budget needs to reflect change, growth and prosperity for all South Africans
On behalf of the Democratic Alliance (DA), I thank all of … ensuring that the budget priorities of our government are inclusive of building a better South Africa for all our citizens. …
Our budget needs to reflect change, growth and prosperity for all South Africans

Democracy in Africa: success stories that have defied all the odds

Democracy in Africa: success stories that have defied all the odds
But, it actually has some of the most remarkable and important stories of democratic struggle. Countries such as Benin, Botswana, Ghana, Namibia, Mauritius, Senegal and South Africa have not … …
Democracy in Africa: success stories that have defied all the odds

South Africa’s anti-corruption chief Busisiwe Mkhwebane lied under oath

South Africa’s anti-corruption chief Busisiwe Mkhwebane lied under oath
South Africa’s highest court has ruled that … following a complaint from the Democratic Alliance opposition party. Mr Ramaphosa said on Sunday he would be mounting a legal challenge. …
South Africa’s anti-corruption chief Busisiwe Mkhwebane lied under oath

South Africa's anti-corruption chief Busisiwe Mkhwebane lied under oath

South Africa's anti-corruption chief Busisiwe Mkhwebane lied under oath
South Africa’s highest court has ruled that a top state official … following a complaint from the Democratic Alliance opposition party. Mr Ramaphosa said on Sunday he would be mounting a legal …
South Africa's anti-corruption chief Busisiwe Mkhwebane lied under oath

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