South Africa: Mmusi’s Democratic Alliance (1), By Rafiq Raji

South Africa: Mmusi’s Democratic Alliance (1), By Rafiq Raji
Mmusi Maimane, the head of South Africa’s main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) political party … “To be sure, a solid party performance in the 2016 local government elections had led to ANC …
South Africa: Mmusi’s Democratic Alliance (1), By Rafiq Raji

Maimane: South Africa Faces Escalating Unrest if ANC Doesn’t Reform

Maimane: South Africa Faces Escalating Unrest if ANC Doesn’t Reform
Leader of South African opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) Mmusi Maimane speaks during the … “Fighting corruption isn’t reforming … any government must do that,” Maimane said. An ANC …
Maimane: South Africa Faces Escalating Unrest if ANC Doesn’t Reform

South Africa faces escalating unrest if ANC doesn't reform, opposition says

South Africa faces escalating unrest if ANC doesn't reform, opposition says
Mmusi Maimane, head of the Democratic Alliance (DA) party, told reporters when asked whether South Africa faced a violent future … “Fighting corruption isn’t reforming … any government must do …
South Africa faces escalating unrest if ANC doesn't reform, opposition says

South Africa: How Portrayal of Protest in South Africa Denigrates Poor People

South Africa: How Portrayal of Protest in South Africa Denigrates Poor People
Poor people in South Africa often … by the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA). The party insists that the protests have been organised by the governing African National Congress (ANC).
South Africa: How Portrayal of Protest in South Africa Denigrates Poor People

S. Africa’s Democratic Alliance Leader on Election, Blackouts, Debt Ratio, Inflation

S. Africa’s Democratic Alliance Leader on Election, Blackouts, Debt Ratio, Inflation
Apr.18 — South Africa Democratic Alliance Leader Mmusi Maimane discusses South Africa’s election, what he would do regarding blackouts if he won the election, the country’s debt ratio, state-owned …
S. Africa’s Democratic Alliance Leader on Election, Blackouts, Debt Ratio, Inflation

How portrayal of protests in South Africa denigrates poor people

How portrayal of protests in South Africa denigrates poor people
Poor people in South Africa often feel that the … metropolitan areas controlled by the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA). The party insists that the protests have been organised by the governing …
How portrayal of protests in South Africa denigrates poor people

DA references Childish Gambino in new ad targeting young South Africans

DA references Childish Gambino in new ad targeting young South Africans
The Democratic Alliance (DA) released its latest election campaign advert … Unisa’s Prof Makgopa Tshehla discusses how to avoid a repeat of the most expensive mistakes in South Africa’s history. New …
DA references Childish Gambino in new ad targeting young South Africans

Loyal but fed up: South Africans’ patience with ANC running low

Loyal but fed up: South Africans’ patience with ANC running low
But nothing has changed,” sighed Aubrey Kutlawano after attending an election rally by South African President … the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) which holds less than a quarter of …
Loyal but fed up: South Africans’ patience with ANC running low

Loyal but fed up: South Africans' patience with ANC running low

Loyal but fed up: South Africans' patience with ANC running low
Alexandra/Welkom (South Africa) (AFP) – “In 1994 we voted for Nelson Mandela … vote — still far ahead of its nearest competitor, the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) which holds less than a …
Loyal but fed up: South Africans' patience with ANC running low

Maimane tells NW residents 'burning tyres will not change government'

Maimane tells NW residents 'burning tyres will not change government'
RUSTENBURG – Burning tyres and waging violent protests will not bring a change in government … that has possibly benefited from this democracy.” He said all the policies the majority party in South …
Maimane tells NW residents 'burning tyres will not change government'

Farm Attack: Wife Recovering After Husband Murdered in Bela Bela, South Africa

Farm Attack: Wife Recovering After Husband Murdered in Bela Bela, South Africa
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has again called on the South African government to reintroduce specialised units to help prevent crimes such as rural farm attacks. DA Limpopo leader Jacques Smalle said …
Farm Attack: Wife Recovering After Husband Murdered in Bela Bela, South Africa

South Africa: 'It's Vote Buying' – DA Wants IEC to Act Over Ace's Food Money Gift to Resident

South Africa: 'It's Vote Buying' – DA Wants IEC to Act Over Ace's Food Money Gift to Resident
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has asked the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC … ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons.
South Africa: 'It's Vote Buying' – DA Wants IEC to Act Over Ace's Food Money Gift to Resident

Squalid conditions fuel frustration in South African township ahead of election

Squalid conditions fuel frustration in South African township ahead of election
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Johanna Ditsela lives within sight of the gleaming skyscrapers of South … the opposition Democratic Alliance party, which has controlled Johannesburg since 2016, saying: “It …
Squalid conditions fuel frustration in South African township ahead of election

Reuters: South African Township Squalid and Neglected Despite 25 Years of Black Rule

Reuters: South African Township Squalid and Neglected Despite 25 Years of Black Rule
Johanna Ditsela lives in Alexandra within sight of the gleaming skyscrapers of South Africa … the opposition Democratic Alliance party, which has controlled Johannesburg since 2016, saying: “It is …
Reuters: South African Township Squalid and Neglected Despite 25 Years of Black Rule

The ANC government that allowed Gaddafi’s millions to be smuggled in and out will not secure our borders

The ANC government that allowed Gaddafi’s millions to be smuggled in and out will not secure our borders
And it is mostly poor South Africans, and not the rich and powerful in government … help build the kind of South Africa you want to live in. It is only through the power of our collective votes that …
The ANC government that allowed Gaddafi’s millions to be smuggled in and out will not secure our borders

S.African township squalid and neglected despite 25 years of black rule

S.African township squalid and neglected despite 25 years of black rule
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Johanna Ditsela lives within sight of the gleaming skyscrapers of South Africa’s main financial … blamed the opposition Democratic Alliance party, which has controlled …
S.African township squalid and neglected despite 25 years of black rule

Our choice is between the chaos of the ANC and a fresh start under a DA government

Our choice is between the chaos of the ANC and a fresh start under a DA government
Because that’s where the power of our democracy lies. But first give us the chance to prove ourselves. I assure you, a DA government will work harder than anyone else at building one prosperous and …
Our choice is between the chaos of the ANC and a fresh start under a DA government

Africa: Focus On Africa – Trust in Ramaphosa Lifts ANC Prospects Ahead of Elections

Africa: Focus On Africa – Trust in Ramaphosa Lifts ANC Prospects Ahead of Elections
Trust in the presidency of Cyril Ramaphosa has emerged as the biggest determining factor in voter preference for the governing party in South Africa … for the Democratic Alliance dropping …
Africa: Focus On Africa – Trust in Ramaphosa Lifts ANC Prospects Ahead of Elections

RPT-S.African township squalid and neglected despite 25 years of black rule

RPT-S.African township squalid and neglected despite 25 years of black rule
(Repeats Thursday’s story to clients, with no changes to text) * South Africa … blamed the opposition Democratic Alliance party, which has controlled Johannesburg since 2016, saying: “It is upon the …
RPT-S.African township squalid and neglected despite 25 years of black rule

South African township squalid and neglected despite 25 years of black rule

South African township squalid and neglected despite 25 years of black rule
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Johanna Ditsela lives within sight of the gleaming skyscrapers of South … the opposition Democratic Alliance party, which has controlled Johannesburg since 2016, saying: “It …
South African township squalid and neglected despite 25 years of black rule

Focus on Africa: Trust in Ramaphosa lifts ANC prospects ahead of elections

Focus on Africa: Trust in Ramaphosa lifts ANC prospects ahead of elections
Trust in the presidency of Cyril Ramaphosa has emerged as the biggest determining factor in voter preference for the governing party in South Africa … for the Democratic Alliance dropping …
Focus on Africa: Trust in Ramaphosa lifts ANC prospects ahead of elections

‘I gauge democracy with the red flag. The government has failed’

‘I gauge democracy with the red flag. The government has failed’
Since the introduction of democracy in South Africa, citizens voted for the first time in 1994. Amongst the voters was Marriam Mahlangu who has been living on a farm all her life. This year, South …
‘I gauge democracy with the red flag. The government has failed’

Violent Protests Rock South African Cities as Elections Approach

Violent Protests Rock South African Cities as Elections Approach
(Bloomberg) — Several South African cities have been rocked by violent … and have sparked several clashes with police. The Democratic Alliance blamed the ruling African National Congress for …
Violent Protests Rock South African Cities as Elections Approach

The people of Sudan have scored a victory for justice and democracy

The people of Sudan have scored a victory for justice and democracy
The Democratic Alliance (DA) congratulates the people of … In 2016 the Supreme Court of Appeals found that the failure of the South African government to arrest Omar Al-Bashir during a visit to …
The people of Sudan have scored a victory for justice and democracy

DA: The people of Sudan have scored a victory for justice and democracy

DA: The people of Sudan have scored a victory for justice and democracy
The Democratic Alliance (DA) congratulates the people of … In 2016 the Supreme Court of Appeals found that the failure of the South African government to arrest Omar Al-Bashir during a visit to …
DA: The people of Sudan have scored a victory for justice and democracy

Ramaphosa’s ANC seems intent on burning the country to the ground as they lose the support of South Africa

Ramaphosa’s ANC seems intent on burning the country to the ground as they lose the support of South Africa
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has gathered evidence of … We will continue putting South Africa first where the people have placed their trust in a DA government. It is clear that the massive loss of …
Ramaphosa’s ANC seems intent on burning the country to the ground as they lose the support of South Africa

DA: Ramaphosa’s ANC seems intent on burning the country to the ground as they lose the support of South Africa

DA: Ramaphosa’s ANC seems intent on burning the country to the ground as they lose the support of South Africa
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has gathered evidence of … We will continue putting South Africa first where the people have placed their trust in a DA government. It is clear that the massive loss of …
DA: Ramaphosa’s ANC seems intent on burning the country to the ground as they lose the support of South Africa

Give SANDF more money to tighten South Africa's borders, says Msimanga

Give SANDF more money to tighten South Africa's borders, says Msimanga
The Democratic Alliance’s Gauteng premier candidate Solly … he said we are xenophobic. The people of South Africa are now reacting because they are not seeing a government that is acting on these …
Give SANDF more money to tighten South Africa's borders, says Msimanga

Here’s why this year’s election is critical for South Africa

Here’s why this year’s election is critical for South Africa
On 8 May, South Africa will be going to the polls for the sixth time … The ANC would now enter a new era, led by Jacob Zuma. At the same time, the Democratic Alliance (DA) cemented its position as …
Here’s why this year’s election is critical for South Africa

Give SANDF more money to tighten South Africa’s borders, says Msimanga

Give SANDF more money to tighten South Africa’s borders, says Msimanga
The Democratic Alliance’s Gauteng … The people of South Africa are now reacting because they are not seeing a government that is acting on these things. The people are saying we will act …
Give SANDF more money to tighten South Africa’s borders, says Msimanga

These are the cars that South African ministers and deputy ministers are driving

These are the cars that South African ministers and deputy ministers are driving
The cars driven by South Africa’s ministers and and their … Opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, has historically targeted ANC politicians for wasteful expenditure, particularly in …
These are the cars that South African ministers and deputy ministers are driving

South African Elections: How likely are the DA to keep the Western Cape?

South African Elections: How likely are the DA to keep the Western Cape?
The South … of the Democratic Alliance since the elections of 2014 when they took the Cape with a 59% majority of the vote. However, the south-west is going to be the key battleground during this …
South African Elections: How likely are the DA to keep the Western Cape?

Ex South African President May Have Hidden Gaddafi’s Stolen Money

Ex South African President May Have Hidden Gaddafi’s Stolen Money
The official government position, however … In a press release issued on its website Sunday, the Democratic Alliance, South Africa’s main opposition party, said it was “completely unacceptable that …
Ex South African President May Have Hidden Gaddafi’s Stolen Money

DA: Democratic Alliance to table community safety bill in 8 provinces

DA: Democratic Alliance to table community safety bill in 8 provinces
The Democratic Alliance (DA … It has become abundantly clear that the ANC-led national government is incapable of ensuring the effective functioning of the South African Police Service (SAPS). The …
DA: Democratic Alliance to table community safety bill in 8 provinces

South Africa: DA Calls on NPA to Investigate Zuma for Hiding Millions Belonging to Gaddafi

South Africa: DA Calls on NPA to Investigate Zuma for Hiding Millions Belonging to Gaddafi
The Democratic Alliance notes reports in today’s papers … unacceptable that Zuma remains free after aiding the late North African dictator and the NPA must act swiftly on these reports to …
South Africa: DA Calls on NPA to Investigate Zuma for Hiding Millions Belonging to Gaddafi

South Africa Crippled by Rolling Blackouts, Weeks Before an Election

South Africa Crippled by Rolling Blackouts, Weeks Before an Election
PHOLA, South Africa — President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa … Image Members of the main opposition party, Democratic Alliance, protesting against the state-owned utility Eskom in Pretoria last …
South Africa Crippled by Rolling Blackouts, Weeks Before an Election

South Africa’s President Can’t Keep the Lights On, Just as Elections Approach

South Africa’s President Can’t Keep the Lights On, Just as Elections Approach
PHOLA, South Africa — President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa … Image Members of the main opposition party, Democratic Alliance, protesting against the state-owned utility Eskom in Pretoria last …
South Africa’s President Can’t Keep the Lights On, Just as Elections Approach

Government must not turn South Africans into criminals – Msimanga

Government must not turn South Africans into criminals – Msimanga
The government must not turn South African tax-paying citizens into criminals for a system they imposed on them, said Democratic Alliance Gauteng Premier Solly Msimanga while feeding a bonfire …
Government must not turn South Africans into criminals – Msimanga

DA: DA government in North West will enact Community Safety Bill to hold SAPS accountable, fight crime and ensure safety of all

DA: DA government in North West will enact Community Safety Bill to hold SAPS accountable, fight crime and ensure safety of all
The Democratic Alliance (DA) North West Premier … For far too long, the failing ANC government has neglected the safety of communities. The DA will continue to strive to keep South Africans safe …
DA: DA government in North West will enact Community Safety Bill to hold SAPS accountable, fight crime and ensure safety of all

Help us build a Police Service that can keep all South Africans safe

Help us build a Police Service that can keep all South Africans safe
The following remarks were delivered today by Democratic Alliance (DA … of around 58 million people in our country. But not every South African is considered equal by this ANC government. Not even …
Help us build a Police Service that can keep all South Africans safe

Xenophobia: ‘South Africans deserve better from government’, say residents

Xenophobia: ‘South Africans deserve better from government’, say residents
Even the ones who are not from South Africa. Are they not foreigners too?” Wolde said he fled Ethiopia because “the government in our country doesn’t help us and people are always fighting”.
Xenophobia: ‘South Africans deserve better from government’, say residents

Mukoni Ratshitanga: How not to handle migration in South Africa: Lessons from West Africa

Mukoni Ratshitanga: How not to handle migration in South Africa: Lessons from West Africa
The elderly African statesman, who was in South Africa last week to attend … electoral platform by Mashaba’s party, the Democratic Alliance (DA). For while Mashaba was shopping for publicity …
Mukoni Ratshitanga: How not to handle migration in South Africa: Lessons from West Africa

South Africa’s election season rhetoric has sparked fresh xenophobic attacks on African migrants

South Africa’s election season rhetoric has sparked fresh xenophobic attacks on African migrants
Xenophobic violence has erupted in South Africa again, in a cycle that is … same line taken up by the official opposition, the Democratic Alliance. “Securing our borders,” has become a …
South Africa’s election season rhetoric has sparked fresh xenophobic attacks on African migrants

DA: The DA welcomes Moody’s decision to release its report on South Africa

DA: The DA welcomes Moody’s decision to release its report on South Africa
The Democratic Alliance welcomes the fact that Moody’s released … the economy growing and to put a job in every home, a DA national government would change the trajectory of South Africa’s credit …
DA: The DA welcomes Moody’s decision to release its report on South Africa

Parties aren't taking big issues seriously in South Africa's election campaign

Parties aren't taking big issues seriously in South Africa's election campaign
Neither government policy nor business practice … to show that they are tough on immigration. Read more: South Africa’s Democratic Alliance plays populist immigration card This makes economic …
Parties aren't taking big issues seriously in South Africa's election campaign

In photos: Democratic Alliance march to Union Buildings to #KeepTheLightsOn

In photos: Democratic Alliance march to Union Buildings to #KeepTheLightsOn
The Democratic Party (DA … costs of living to finance an entity that is failing to a government without a plan.” Maimane said his party is demanding action and change. He added that the African …
In photos: Democratic Alliance march to Union Buildings to #KeepTheLightsOn

Opposition parties accuse Democratic Alliance of fear-mongering

Opposition parties accuse Democratic Alliance of fear-mongering
While a stronger opposition party certainly would make for a stronger democracy in South Africa, surely the best way to get votes … and that the country is saddled with “a useless ANC government and …
Opposition parties accuse Democratic Alliance of fear-mongering

Thailand’s opposition parties form alliance, demand junta step aside

Thailand’s opposition parties form alliance, demand junta step aside
“We declare that the democratic front which opposes military rule commands the majority in the House,” Keyuraphan told reporters. The largest alliance in the lower house should be given the right to …
Thailand’s opposition parties form alliance, demand junta step aside

EXPLAINER: South Africans go to the polls in May: what you need to know

EXPLAINER: South Africans go to the polls in May: what you need to know
South Africa … if members of the South African Democratic Teachers Union are used as election personnel. This has been cited as a problem given the trade union’s alliance with the governing …
EXPLAINER: South Africans go to the polls in May: what you need to know

DA: Privatising Eskom, increasing competition will avert power grid collapse

DA: Privatising Eskom, increasing competition will avert power grid collapse
Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN JOHANNESBURG – With South Africa facing energy uncertainty, the Democratic Alliance (DA … Maimane said that government needed to act swiftly to address the problems …
DA: Privatising Eskom, increasing competition will avert power grid collapse

Ramaphosa owes South Africans an explanation on Eskom crisis – DA

Ramaphosa owes South Africans an explanation on Eskom crisis – DA
JOHANNESBURG – With South Africans still in the dark on the country’s energy supply, the Democratic Alliance (DA) says President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to provide concrete evidence on what his …
Ramaphosa owes South Africans an explanation on Eskom crisis – DA

South Africa: Ramaphosa Called Out for 'Blatant Lie' to Cape Town Residents On R1.7 Billion Housing Spend, ANC Hits Back

South Africa: Ramaphosa Called Out for 'Blatant Lie' to Cape Town Residents On R1.7 Billion Housing Spend, ANC Hits Back
The Democratic Alliance accused President Cyril Ramaphosa … Here’s @CyrilRamaphosa claiming Western Cape government didn’t spend its housing budget in Delft on Friday. DA says it is a lie …
South Africa: Ramaphosa Called Out for 'Blatant Lie' to Cape Town Residents On R1.7 Billion Housing Spend, ANC Hits Back