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26 April 2017
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25 Apr 2017
DA: Patricia Kopane says Nhleko U-turn on Nkandla upgrade briefing highly suspicious
The DA finds it highly suspicious that the new Minister of Public Works, Nathi Nhleko, mysteriously cancelled a press briefing scheduled for today, to explain the new upgrades and improvements...
24 Apr 2017
Freedom day and the question of non-violence
It is exciting that at this time, when we mark Freedom Day, we are witnessing the revival of mass popular action, manifested in marches and other forms of organised political activity in defence of...
21 Apr 2017
Double standards when it comes to racism, hate speech – Solidarity
There appears to be double standards in South African society when it comes to issues of racism and hate speech, as most of the people who felt the backlash were white perpetrators, trade union...
20 Apr 2017
SCA to hear appeal by Zuma, NPA in spy tapes case jointly
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court of Appeal’s (SCA's) decision to hear the appeal from both President Jacob Zuma and that of the National Prosecuting Authority...
EFF: EFF on speaker's referral of EFF Deputy President to disciplinary Committee
The EFF notes that the Speaker of Parliament, Baleka Mbete has referred the EFF Deputy President, Floyd Shivambu to Disciplinary Committee of Parliament. The Speaker has done this in light of...
DA: James Selfe on spy tapes: NPA and Zuma’s appeal hearing in SCA now consolidated
The DA is pleased that the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has acceded to our request to consolidate the arguments from both the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and President Jacob Zuma into a...
Transformation of SA economy non-negotiable – Ramaphosa
The transformation of South Africa's economy is inevitable, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday evening. He was speaking at the Black Business Council dinner under the theme Economic...
18 Apr 2017
The ANC “succession race” and rebuilding South African democracy
There is something uninspiring in the activities of aspirant and unacknowledged candidates for the ANC succession. They give one little confidence in the idea that the ANC and the country are set...
Protest marches to intensify – Maimane
The wave of protests demanding President Jacob Zuma to step down, led by opposition parties and civil society, is going to be intensified, Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said on...
Maimane leads DA anti-Zuma march in Limpopo
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane on Tuesday led a protest in central Polokwane demanding that President Jacob Zuma be ousted from power. Before 11am, the hundreds of protesters led by...
Opposition parties to march in Limpopo to protest state capture
Opposition parties, headed by Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane, will lead a march against state capture to the Limpopo Provincial Treasury on Tuesday. "[President] Jacob Zuma and the...
13 Apr 2017
DA’s No Confidence petition grows to over 500 000 signatures
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Thursday said its #NoConfidence petition against President Jacob Zuma, whose recent midnight Cabinet reshuffle had ignited a backlash, has exceeded 500 000...
DA: Mmusi Maimane says Zuma lying, again
Reports in today’s Mail & Guardian, referring to an explanatory affidavit submitted by the former National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Adv. Mxolisi Nxasana, allege that Jacob Zuma lied...
Speaker, Zuma file papers in no confidence motion case
Speaker Baleka Mbete and President Jacob Zuma have filed papers in the Constitutional Court responding to an application from the United Democratic Movement on the motion of no confidence. In the...
DA: John Steenhuisen says Speaker agrees to postpone Motion of No Confidence
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has this evening received a letter from the Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, acceding to our requests to postpone the Motion of No Confidence, which was...
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