Democratic Alliance

DA disagrees over extended lockdown

The DA is in sharp disagreement with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to extend the country’s lockdown. Other political parties mostly welcomed the decision announced on Thursday night. Ramaphosa said the lockdown, which was due to end 16 April would now be in effect until 30 April. The intervention came into[…]

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WILD: Steenhuisen has a mammoth task to quell race claims in DA

The Democratic Alliance is shooting itself in the foot with policies perceived as unsympathetic to black people. This is according to the World Institute of Leadership and Development. The institution said the DA’s new parliamentary leader, John Steenhuisen, has a mammoth task to quell the race claims against the party. READ: Steenhuisen urges those[…]

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Maimane resigns from the DA: Why and what’s next?

Less than 24 hours after his resignation as leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) opposition party in South Africa, Mmusi Maimane has now tendered his resignation from parliament and the party entirely. Joining Maimane in his resignation from leadership on Wednesday was former mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay and party[…]

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BREAKING | Mmusi Maimane resigns from DA and Parliament

Mmusi Maimane has announced his resignation from the DA and as a member of Parliament. In a tweet on Thursday morning, Maimane said it has been the “greatest honour to serve” the country, before he announced his resignation from the party and Parliament. DEVELOPING | DA in crisis: Meetings in[…]

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Helen Zille – DA Federal Council chair

Former Democratic Alliance  (DA) leader Helen Zille is the party’s new Federal Council chairperson. She has beaten three other contenders – Athol Trollip, Thomas Walters and Mike Waters in a highly-contested election. 155 delegates voted over the weekend at a council meeting at the DA’s headquarters in Johannesburg. On Saturday, some[…]

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DA’s JP Smith faces motion of no confidence

Mayoral Committee member for Safety and Security and Democratic Alliance deputy caucus leader in the City of Cape Town, JP Smith, is expected to face a motion of no confidence on Monday. The motion has been brought by two fellow DA councillors, Courtney Van Wyk and Steven Vuba. In a letter[…]

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