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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

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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.

Newsmaker: Helen Zille

The Democratic Alliance and the Independent Democrats have taken the first tentative steps towards a possible coalition at national level.

ID wants strike-free period during Cup

The Independent Democrats on Sunday called on Nedlac to negotiate a "strike free period" during the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

DA: ID conference could bring about significant realignment

An ID conference to be held on the weekend could turn out to be a significant event in the realignment of SA politics, DA leader Helen Zille says.

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