While the City of Cape Town remains entangled in crises as expelled mayor, Patricia de Lille, fights to clear her name, the African National Congress says it has noted with concern the party politics within the official opposition. The Democratic Alliance on Tuesday rescinded the membership of the city’s 33rd[…]
The implosion of the marriage of convenience between Patricia de Lille’s Independent Democrats (ID) and the DA was a long time coming because the two are not cut from the same philosophical cloth. This is political analyst Daniel Silke’s assessment of the rift between De Lille and the DA, which[…]
The Democratic Alliance has rescinded the membership of Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille. The party’s Deputy Chairperson of Federal Council made the announcement regarding the matter between the party and the embattled Mayor on Tuesday. Accusations against de Lille include allegations that she acted improperly in reappointing city manager[…]
Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says the court challenge she launched over the DA’s internal “Steenhuisen report” was postponed in the Western Cape High Court on Thursday because the DA apparently refused to hand over the evidence which informed the findings in the report. She was demanding two documents[…]
While there will be a strong focus on the DA’s policies as its federal congress kicks off in Tshwane on Saturday, there will be some serious contestation as two of its mayors go head to head for the position of federal chairperson. Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga is seeking to unseat[…]
Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille says she remains focused on clearing her name through the Democratic Alliance’s disciplinary hearing processes and on governing the City of Cape Town. “Today [Sunday] I received media inquiries about whether I am negotiating an exit with the Democratic Alliance,” she said. She had[…]
State capture casts a pall over the Democratic Alliance’s dim assessment of President Jacob Zuma and his Cabinet for 2017. In what has become a yearly ritual, the DA presented their report card – “an appraisal of the ANC national government’s performance over the past year” – at the Union[…]
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has revealed that more than 1 000 children murders were reported during the 2014 and 2015 financial year. He has responded to a written Parliamentary question. The non-profit organisation Molo Songololo says it is disturbing to see that many perpetrators who are responsible for the high[…]
Mayor Patricia de Lille has clipped the wings of the City of Cape Town’s special investigations unit (SIU) by ordering that it be shut down, a move which has unearthed shocking claims that some city councillors may have been involved in a murder. These claims, as well as rumours of[…]
IPID head Robert McBride, who has been accused of assaulting his daughter, should “do the right thing” and request to be placed on special leave pending the outcome of the charges against him, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Wednesday. McBride was granted R10 000 bail in the Pretoria Magistrate’s[…]
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