It was the council's last meeting before the elections, which President Cyril Ramaphosa announced will take place on May 8, and the DA leader is in a bullish mood.
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Party leader Mmusi Maimane briefed the media on the outcomes of the DA's federal council meeting held in Cape town this weekend.
Political analyst Daniel Silke said the DA's performance at the polls would most likely be what determines Mmusi Maimane’s future as leader.
On this day in 1990, the late statesman Nelson Mandela was released from Victor Verster Prison in the Western Cape, after 27 years behind bars for his fight against Apartheid.
In his address to members of the diplomatic corps, party representatives and members of the media, Maimane covered most of his recent criticisms of the ANC – that South Africa doesn't need a new bus driver, but a new bus, and that liberation movem...
Addressing the media in Cape Town on Sunday morning, a visibly buoyant Maimane said the DA's Federal Council unanimously adopted the party’s manifesto which will officially be launched on February 23 at the Rand Stadium in Johannesburg.
Smalle accused the current provincial government, under Premier Stan Mathabatha, of maladministration and leaving finances of the province prone to "looting" by some officials and MECs.
The manifesto, which was announced by DA leader Mmusi Maimane on Sunday, has redress as a pillar and states that race is a proxy for disadvantage in South Africa.
The provincial secretary also said he had taken note of comments made by the red berets' leader, Julius Malema, who has often claimed to his supporters that the ANC had asked to discuss the capital city with the EFF.
President Cyril Ramaphosa refused to release the contract between his son and facilities management company Bosasa, which the DA requested in an application lodged in terms of Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA).
It refuses to operate within the system of governance to which it has been born and has again threatened to disrupt the opening of Parliament because of the Ramaphosa clan's link with the corruption tainted company Bosasa.
In the short time we have led governments in the Metros of Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay we have made huge strides in cleaning out the rot and prioritising service delivery.
CAPE TOWN – Political parties couldn't resist doing some electioneering at Thursday night’s opening of Parliament where President Cyril Ramaphosa finally revealed the date for this year's elections as 8 May.
Last year, in an answer to DA leader Mmusi Maimane in a question session in the National Assembly, Ramaphosa said his son Andile had received money from Bosasa for services rendered in terms of a consultancy contract.
There are growing concerns that the 2019 elections will be marred by violence, in Rivers State, for example, between supporters of incumbent Governor Nyesom Wike of the PDP and his APC competitor, Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation – w...
In his address to parliament last year, two days after Jacob Zuma had resigned from office, Ramaphosa vowed a "new dawn", promising economic revival and to fight endemic corruption, earning him plaudits even from the opposition benches.
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane delivered an alternative state-of-the-nation (Sona) address a day before President Cyril Ramaphosa tabled the actual speech in Parliament.
The run-up to his second – and his last, if a rather hopeful DA leader Mmusi Maimane is to be believed – had a shadow cast over it: devastating allegations of graft involving several ministers and members of his party and a company – Bosasa – who ...
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's final State of the Province Address ended in a standing ovation from DA MPLs and empty ANC benches on Friday.
It was clear during Tuesday's debate on President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address (SONA) that opposition MPs wrote their speeches while the country was experiencing rolling blackouts.
The former vice president, who said that his party handed over the country to the APC intact, pointed out that Nigeria had remained a ghost of itself due to the maladministration and display of leadership incompetence by the Buhari’s government.