Independent Democrats

De Lille is back for ‘GOOD’

The former Cape Town mayor dismissed concerns over the viability of her new political movement

Cape Town DA urges members to not engage Patty’s party

Members of the Democratic Alliance in Cape Town have been told to focus on their campaign instead of on Patricia de Lille’s new party

Letters to the editor: November 2 to 8

Our readers write in about the Democratic Alliance, the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh and Israel

Rush of suitors woo De Lille

But the feisty mayor of Cape Town is taking it slow — and might even decide to go it alone again

State spending on new jets ‘is simply wrong’

Opposition parties have slammed plans for R1.6-billion is to be spent on two new long-range jets for President Jacob Zuma and his deputy.

Zuma: State of the Nation ‘a huge responsibility’

President Jacob Zuma considers the State of the Nation address to be one of his "most important" speeches, he said ahead of the opening of Parliament.

ANC slammed for condoning jobs below the breadline

The Independent Democrats said it was shocking that the ANC suggested that unemployed people should take any job, even if it paid below the breadline.

ANC shrugs off DA-ID merger

The "swallowing" of the Independent Democrats by the Democratic Alliance is not a threat to the ANC, a spokesperson for the ruling party has said.

DA, ID merge to challenge ANC

The DA said on Saturday it would merge with the Independent Democrats to better challenge the ruling African National Congress in the 2014 election.

‘If we build it, they will vote for it’

Will the much publicised "engagement" between the DA and the ID at the DA Federal Congress last week result in a coalition, merger, or partnership?

De Lille not joining DA yet

Independent Democrats leader Patricia de Lille will not be the star of the show at next month's national congress of the Democratic Alliance.

ANC ‘showing disregard for courts’

The ANC is showing a "dangerous disregard" for the courts by criticising a high court ruling on the "shoot the boer" song, the ID said on Wednesday.


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