DA welcomes court decision to overturn BEE pre-qualification rule

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) to set aside and declare invalid the 2017 Preferential Procurement Regulations. The appeal case brought forward by a non-profit organization, Sakeliga. In a statement on Wednesday, DA MP Geordin Hill-Lewis described the court ruling as “a victory against BEE corruption”. […]

DA KZN leader Zwakele Mncwango gives ex-chief whip Gibson a tongue-lashing

The Democratic Alliance (DA)’s KwaZulu-Natal leader Zwakele Mncwango has given former chief whip Douglas Gibson a tongue-lashing. This comes after Gibson told Eyewitness News this week Mbali Ntuli contested too early for the organization’s top job and the party should elect John Steenhuisen who he views as matured and experienced. Mncwango said this did not […]

Phumzile Van Damme pens letter to Mbali Ntuli after backing her at DA elective congress

Democratic Alliance (DA) MP Phumzile Van Damme has penned a letter to Mbali Ntuli after supporting her at the party’s elective congress on Saturday, at which Ntuli is running for the party’s presidency against interim leader John Steenhuisen. In the letter, Van Damme wrote: ” I was proud to give you my support today. Your […]

Ex-DA member Nkele Molapo heads to court to review her revoked membership

Former Democratic Alliance (DA) member Nkele Molapo on Monday said she was heading to the courts to review the party’s decision to revoke her membership. The DA’s federal legal council and appeals processes found her guilty of leaking Tshwane caucus information to Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema. She also recently accused interim Gauteng leader […]

DA finally on a good footing since my return, says Helen Zille

A year after returning to active politics as the Democratic Alliance (DA)’s federal council chairperson Helen Zille said the party was finally on a good footing. The DA will hold its first virtual elective conference on Saturday where delegates are expected to choose between interim leader John Steenhuisen and former youth leader Mbali Ntuli to […]

DA wants Hawks spokesperson suspended amid conflict of interest allegations

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for the suspension of Hawks spokesperson, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, after he received R3 million from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) to build a sports centre in Limpopo. The DA had recently questioned the funding to Mulaudzi, considering that the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) had recently handed […]

DA urges Ramaphosa not to extend lockdown

South Africa’s state of disaster, which has been in effect since March, is due to end on Thursday. The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa “to resist the urge” to extend the impending deadline. “South Africa’s prolonged lockdown must end immediately and completely. Indeed, both [the state of emergency and lockdown] should […]

DA hopes to start proceedings to remove Busisiwe Mkhwebane next week

The Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Friday it hoped a parliamentary inquiry into Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fitness for office could start as soon as next week. The party’s comments came after Friday’s judgment by the Western Cape High Court, which dismissed Mkhwebane’s application to stop Parliament from proceeding. Mkhwebane approached the court to stop Parliament from […]

2 former DA leaders on different paths

Former Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane put a stamp on the parting of ways of himself and ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba by officially launching his separate One South Africa (OSA) movement yesterday. Maimane vowed not to associate with any political party, but to support independent candidates at next year’s local government election. This was […]

John Steenhuisen promises better treatment & resources for DA activists

Democratic Alliance (DA) interim leader John Steenhuisen has written to delegates ahead of the party’s elective conference promising better treatment and resources for its activists. Steenhuisein and former DA youth leader Mbali Ntuli are vying for the position of party leader. The interim leader admitted in an internal memo to delegates that the party had […]