DA row over election of second deputy federal council chair

The election of Natasha Mazzone as the second deputy chairperson of the party's federal council has led to tension

Is the DA ready to challenge for power in 2019 elections?

The Democratic Alliance is potentially in a good position to challenge the ANC for power.

DA says its recall clause will not affect De Lille

The clause grants the organisation the power to compel any public representative to be recalled

READ: Maimane’s #DACongress2018 closing address

Maimane says this congress has reaffirmed the DA's purpose as Democrats is not to fight for a better behaved ANC

Athol Trollip wins contest for DA federal chair

Trollip beat out close competitor Solly Msimanga, while lesser known Annelie Lotriet came in third.

De Lille to seek legal advice after DA approves ‘recall clause’

DA delegates at its federal congress on Sunday agreed to amend the party's constitution to include a "recall clause"

Msimanga still hopeful for DA national leadership position

The Tshwane mayor says he did not join the DA for positions and will continue active participation in whatever capacity he can

DA’s new amendment allows recall of public reps

The legislative change is believed to have been spurred by the challenges the party has faced with embattled Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille.

DA adopts diversity clause, but rejects Maimane’s version

The wording of the clause had been a subject of heated debate with some members raising concerns that it was bordering on introducing quotas

DA wants workers to be free to opt out of national minimum wage

The decision is part of a number of policy resolutions being taken by the party at its two-day congress being held in Tshwane

Mmusi Maimane is willing to give a DA-ANC partnership a try

Maimane says the future of the country’s governance is in coalitions

Maimane is black and proud but says the DA is not black or white

DA leader insists the party is a home for all South Africans, regardless of race.


Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it