Democratic Alliance

Threats to arrest motorists are just “bully-boy” tactics: DA

The Democratic Alliance has said the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) is using “bully-boy” tactics to threaten motorists this festive season. In a statement released on Thursday, the party said that RTMC had threatened arrests in areas that contravened legislation. “In lieu of proper road safety initiatives, the RTMC has[…]

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Zille’s announcement met with shock, surprise

Many of the Democratic Alliance’s federal executive members heard the news that party leader Helen Zille was bowing out for the first time on Sunday morning. DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane, who many have speculated will take Zille’s place as head of the party, said he heard the news at[…]

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Tshabalala’s resignation welcomed

Political parties and Parliament’s communications committee on Wednesday welcomed the resignation of SABC board chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala. “Although we would have expected that a resignation was served immediately after allegations were laid against her, we however welcome the decision and wish her well in her future endeavours,” committee chairwoman Joyce[…]

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Hong Kong students on strike for democracy

Thousands of students in Hong Kong have converged on a university campus to demand greater democracy as they started a week-long boycott of classes. They are protesting against Beijing’s decision to reject fully democratic elections in the former British colony. Students from more than 20 universities and colleges gathered for[…]

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DA is funded by Israel: Malema

The Democratic Alliance must be rejected at all costs as it is funded by people from Israel, Julius Malema told supporters on Saturday. “All of us must reject the DA. The DA gets money from Israel,” he said. Malema told supporters who had gathered at Thokoza Park in Soweto for[…]

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