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Support Ramaphosa and we will not see a downgrade – Gordhan

By: News24Wire      24th November 2017 Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Thursday endorsed Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, saying he should be given a chance to implement his "New Deal" proposal. "If we support Ramaphosa I can guarantee you we will not see a downgrade," said Gordhan. 

Maimane says govt must stop bailing out SAA

By: African News Agency      23rd October 2017 Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane, said on Monday that government could not afford to “throw billions” of rand at the loss-making national carrier, South African Airways (SAA), while four children a day die of starvation in the country. “Why keep subsidising the comparatively wealthy... 

Resources Watch  

     12th October 2017 This week: Chamber of Mines stands by its decision to boycott gala dinner; Rip up charter, provide tax incentives, back junior miners, says Maimane And, ANC will heed Joburg Indaba call for removal of Minerals Minister, says Mkhize 

Improving miners’ lives best way of honouring Marikana victims – Zuma

By: African News Agency      9th October 2017 President Jacob Zuma has said he would not declare a commemorative day to mark the killing of miners at Marikana five years ago, as the most effective way of honouring the victims was to take practical steps to improve the lives of mining communities. Zuma was responding to a written... 

Rip up charter, provide tax incentives, back junior miners – Maimane 

By: Martin Creamer     4th October 2017 Mining Charter Three should be ripped up, proper tax incentives introduced and junior mining enterprises supported to restore investment in the mining industry, which is a stimulator of the South African economy as a whole, Opposition Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said on Wednesday.... 

Business supports marches planned for next week

By: Sane Dhlamini     3rd August 2017 Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) has come out in support of the national action and planned marches around Parliament by various groupings, set to take place next Tuesday between 12:00 and 14:00, amid MPs much-anticipated voting in the motion of no confidence bought against President Jacob... 

Business should stay out of governing – Zwane on Mining Charter 

By: News24Wire      4th July 2017 Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has defended the new Mining Charter. Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the ANC's National Policy Conference in Johannesburg, Zwane said "business should do business" and leave governing and legislative decision-making to government. 

Zille’s antics a big disservice to the DA  

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     16th June 2017 There is an interesting irony about the tension between Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane and his predecessor, Helen Zille. The irony lies less in the fact that Zille mentored Maimane but is more about how Zille changed the DA. Maimane, as the first black leader of the party, is a... 

DA opens criminal case against Zuma, 11 others

By: News24Wire      30th May 2017 The Democratic Alliance (DA) opened a criminal case against President Jacob Zuma and 11 others at the Cape Town Central Police Station on Tuesday. Accompanied by fellow MP and ex-prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach, as well as MP Kevin Mileham, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said their "preliminary... 

DA asks Speaker to appoint ad hoc committee on State capture

By: African News Agency      29th May 2017 The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday asked Speaker Baleka Mbete to appoint an ad hoc parliamentary committee to probe ties between President Jacob Zuma, Cabinet ministers and the politically-connected Gutpa family, party leader Mmusi Maimane said on Monday. “Parliament is mandated by the... 

DA wants National Treasury to blacklist companies involved with Nkandla upgrades

By: African News Agency      25th April 2017 The leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) Mmusi Maimane on Tuesday said not a single one of the 14 companies involved in the scandalous upgrades at Nkandla has been blacklisted, or “placed on the restricted supplier database”. “The Minister of Public Works Nathi Nhleko has revealed that 8 of the... 

Calls for Zuma’s head increase after S&P downgrades South Africa to junk status

By: African News Agency      4th April 2017 Pressure mounted on President Jacob Zuma to resign on Monday night as political parties laid South Africa’s downgrade to junk status by Standard and Poor’s (S&P) squarely at his feet. The country’s biggest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), described the downgrade as a vote of no... 

DA asks Mbete for urgent sitting over reshuffle

By: News24Wire      31st March 2017 Democratic Alliance (DA) chief whip John Steenhuisen has written to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to ask for a debate of a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. Parliament goes on recess for the Easter holidays on Friday, and only resumes in May. 

Fired ministers not lost to ANC – Duarte

By: News24Wire      31st March 2017 While they may not agree with President Jacob Zuma's choices, the African National Congress (ANC) must still rally behind new and old Cabinet ministers, party deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte said on Friday. "Congratulations to all the new ministers appointed by the President. Ministers who... 

DA seeks urgent interdict to stop swearing-in of Zuma’s new ministers

By: African News Agency      31st March 2017 Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane on Friday said his party was filing papers in the Western Cape High Court to seek an urgent interdict to stop the swearing in of new ministers as the furore around the cabinet reshuffle gathers momentum. President Jacob Zuma announced a Cabinet... 

Maimane calls for Parliament to defend Constitution, fire Zuma after Gordhan axed

By: African News Agency      31st March 2017 Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane called for South Africans to stand together and defend the Constitutional Democracy of the country after President Jacob Zuma axed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebesi Jonas. “The President has once again shown that he has no interest in... 

Foreign policy rows all about the changing balance of power  

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     17th February 2017 The year began with two rows on foreign policy. The first was about a visit to Taiwan by Solly Msimang in his capacity as the executive mayor of Tshwane. The second, which riled the African National Congress (ANC) even more, was about a visit to Israel by Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi... 

Zuma to face fifth motion of no confidence on Thursday 

By: African News Agency      8th November 2016 President Jacob Zuma will on Thursday face his fifth motion of no confidence since 2012 after Speaker Baleke Mbete agreed to a debate called for by the Democratic Alliance. “I wish to inform you that the motion is scheduled for 10 November 2016,” her office confirmed in a letter to DA chief whip... 

Another open letter to Mmusi Maimane

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     7th October 2016 Recently, I read an article about the nuclear power deal. In the article, Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane states: "Jacob Zuma’s nuclear deal will be disastrous for South Africa. It will literally bankrupt us, diverting billions of rands from poverty reduction projects, while... 

DA set to square off with Cabinet in high court over Dudu Myeni’s reappointment to SAA

By: African News Agency      5th September 2016 The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday announced it would be taking a decision by Cabinet to reappoint Dudu Myeni as South African Airways board chairwoman on review in the Western Cape High Court. “The DA is of the strong opinion that there is a prima facie case to be made that Ms Myeni’s... 

Open letter to DA leader

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     2nd September 2016 Dear Mmusi Maimane When Creamer Media publishing editor Martin Creamer and I agreed that I would write this column, he said the column must not be smutty and it is not recommended that I write about politics. 

Maimane presses Madonsela on Gupta probe 

By: African News Agency      29th August 2016 The Democratic Alliance (DA) has demanded a progress report from Public Protector Thuli Madonsela on her investigation into the allegations of State capture by the Gupta family, party leader Mmusi Maimane said on Monday. “I have today written to the Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, requesting a... 

DA launches petition against purchase of presidential jet

By: News24Wire      20th June 2016 The Democratic Alliance (DA) has launched an online petition against the purchase of a presidential jet, the party said on Saturday. In a speech prepared for delivery at a youth event in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said South Africa was experiencing a "chronic jobs crisis" and... 

DA submits PAIA application for presidential jet maintenance records 

By: News24Wire      13th June 2016 The Democratic Alliance has submitted a Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) application for the presidential jet's maintenance records. DA leader Mmusi Maimane on Monday said, since the defence department was set on buying a new presidential jet, the decision needed to be scrutinised. 

DA launches innovative app to 'revolutionise door-to-door campaigning' ahead of elections  

By: Sane Dhlamini     11th April 2016 Opposition party the Democratic Alliance (DA) launched its Activist App in Johannesburg on Monday, to empower DA members and activists to be more involved and to urge them to volunteer to help advance the party’s cause ahead of the 2016 local government elections. Speaking at the launch, DA... 

Casspir sheds apartheid notoriety 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th April 2016 South African defence vehicle systems company, Denel Land Systems, is marketing its new generation of mine-protected armoured personnel carriers – the Casspir NG 2000 – as a multirole vehicular platform to suit peacekeeping, demining and support operations in war-torn regions. Dylan Slater tells... 

Motion to remove Zuma fails

By: News24Wire      6th April 2016 The National Assembly has voted against removing President Jacob Zuma from office. Following a spirited debate, 233 members voted against the motion, 143 voted in favour and there were no abstentions. MPs on Tuesday debated the removal of Zuma, after a motion filed by Democratic Alliance leader... 

How many fake victories will you claim, Maimane asks ANC 

By: News24Wire      5th April 2016 The Democratic Alliance (DA) knows that the ruling party will vote to keep President Jacob Zuma, party leader Mmusi Maimane said on Tuesday. Speaking during the debate to remove Zuma in the National Assembly, Maimane said the African National Congress's vital signs were not looking good. He said... 

Concourt judgment a significant moment for the country – Maimane  

By: Sane Dhlamini     1st April 2016 Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said Thursday marked a significant moment in South Africa’s democracy following the Constitutional Court’s judgment in the Nkandla saga. The Constitutional Court ruled that President Jacob Zuma was liable to pay some of the money spent on upgrades at... 

Hawks to investigate Guptas, Duduzane Zuma

By: News24Wire      24th March 2016 The Hawks will be investigating the Gupta family as well as President Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane, they said on Wednesday. Hawks spokesperson Robert Netshiunda said the case opened by the Democratic Alliance (DA) last week had been received by the crime fighting unit on Tuesday. 

DA asks Madonsela to probe Zuma over ties with Guptas

By: African News Agency      18th March 2016 The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Friday urged Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to launch an investigation into alleged abuse of power on the part of President Jacob Zuma, following claims this week that he had allowed the Gupta family to pick cabinet ministers. “These revelations directly... 

Zuma sidesteps questions on Guptas, Maimane ejected from sitting 

By: African News Agency      17th March 2016 President Jacob Zuma on Thursday batted away questions on the Gupta family’s alleged meddling in ministerial appointments with a chuckle and a vague denial. Zuma asked by opposition leader Mmusi Maimane about Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas’s confirmation that he was offered the post of... 

Investigate the Guptas - opposition parties

By: News24Wire      17th March 2016 Following revelations that the Guptas were allegedly influencing government appointments, the African National Congress (ANC) needed to consider whether President Jacob Zuma resigned or the party recalled him, Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said on Wednesday. In a notice of motion... 

Zuma to face tough questions over Nene

By: News24Wire      14th March 2016 President Jacob Zuma will have to answer for his decision to sack former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene in Parliament this week. The president removed Nene from his post in December, replacing him with backbencher David Van Rooyen, who was later redeployed to Cooperative Governance and... 

Zuma motion of no confidence about jobless South Africans – Maimane

By: News24Wire      1st March 2016 The motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma is about jobless South Africans, Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said on Tuesday. Parliament is set to debate the motion for the second time in less than a year on Tuesday afternoon. 

Legislative certainty needed for S Africa to attract investment – Maimane

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th February 2016 Instability over the implementation of legislation is exacerbating uncertainty around policies – something South Africa can ill-afford as it tries to retain its attractiveness as an investment destination. There was an absolute need for predictability and stability around South Africa’s... 

ANC weighing pros and cons of long campaign for municipal elections 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     12th February 2016 The African National congress (ANC) launches its local government election manifesto on April 16. Obviously, the elections will definitely not take place in May. Remember that the term of local government ends in May and that the elections must be held within 90 days after the end of the term.... 

Mmusi Maimane leads jobs march in Johannesburg

By: African News Agency      27th January 2016 Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane will on Wednesday lead a jobs march through the Johannesburg central business district, his party said in a statement. The march will begin at the Westgate Transport Hub, Corner of Anderson Street and Pat Mbatha Busway. 

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