Home / Tag Archives: Democratic Alliance

Tag Archives: Democratic Alliance

DA Proposes Smart Lockdown Solution

COVID-19 smart lockdown proposal

Cape Town, 13 April 2020 – The Democratic Alliance (DA) will be submitting their Smart Lockdown working paper to President Cyril Ramaphosa today. The DA’s Policy Unit has been working with healthcare and financial experts, policy specialists, and their Shadow ...

Read More »

South Africans Object to NHI Bill

Doctor taking blood pressure reading from a patients arm

JOHANNESBURG, 25 November 2019 – The Democratic Alliance (DA) submitted 87 000 public objections to Parliament on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill during a press conference today. Objections are set to close this week, on Friday 29 November. Speaking ...

Read More »

SA Government Rewards Incompetence with R2.6bn Bonuses

South African Rand currency

CAPE TOWN, 14 November 2019 – In the 2018/19 financial year, South Africa’s national and provincial governments spent R2.6 billion of public money on bonuses for cadres and millionaire managers. This includes R628 million spent by the national government, and ...

Read More »

R3.5m Geneva Trip Affects 10.2m Unemployed

Michael Cardo - the DA Shadow Minister of Employment and Labour

The South African government spent a whopping R3.5 million on a 12-day trip to Geneva for 35 delegates in June. In this article, Dr Michael Cardo MP – the Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Minister of Employment and Labour, asks how ...

Read More »

Opposition Party Responds to #Sona2019

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa and DA Leader Mmusi Maimane against backdrop of SONA 2019

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 08 February 2019 – Following yesterday’s State of the Nation (SONA) address by President Cyril Ramaphosa, the country’s official opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), issued several thought-provoking, and highly relevant, press releases today. Time is ...

Read More »

Growing the South African Economy For All

CAPE TOWN, 12 September 2018 – The following remarks were delivered by the Leader of the Democratic Alliance, Mmusi Maimane, during an urgent debate on ways to mitigate South Africas’ economic recession in Parliament today.  Honourable Members, The choice we face as ...

Read More »

Women’s Day Message from DAWN

SOUTH AFRICA, 09 August 2018 – Today is National Women’s Day and a public holiday in South Africa. This day commemorates the historic march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria as thousands of women from across the country gathered to ...

Read More »

Western Cape Plans To Reduce Plastic Waste

CAPE TOWN, 13 July 2018 – The Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Minister of Tourism, James Vos, met earlier this week with Western Cape Premier Helen Zille to discuss steps to reduce plastic shopping bag waste. “We are happy to report that the ...

Read More »

James Vos on Water Crisis and Tourism

The prospect of nations running out of water has become more pronounced due to recurrent droughts and climate change. Water shortages are essentially the ‘new normal’, and they pose a serious risk to the valuable tourism sector.  By James Vos MP ...

Read More »

Call to Boycott Gupta-owned Media

The Department of Communication spent close to R1 million on a single Gupta-media breakfast briefing in May last year, a reply to Democratic Alliance (DA) parliamentary questions has revealed. In the response, the Communications Minister, Ayanda Dlodlo confirms that the ...

Read More »

Defend Democracy in Africa: Help #FreeHH

Following our reports; ‘DA Leader Barred From Entering Zambia on Africa Day‘ and ‘Support for Zambian Opposition Leader’s Trial on Africa Day‘ South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader, Mmusi Maimane, delivered the following remarks at a press briefing in Pretoria outside the ...

Read More »

DA Leader Barred From Entering Zambia on Africa Day

Friday 26 May 2017 – In stark contrast to our Africa Day report; ‘Support for Zambian Opposition Leader’s Trial on Africa Day‘ South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader, Mmusi Maimane, has been forcefully prevented from entering the Republic of Zambia, by Zambian ...

Read More »

Support for Zambian Opposition Leader’s Trial on Africa Day

Thursday 25 May 2017 – As we celebrate Africa Day, the leader of the opposition in Zambia faces trumped up criminal charges brought against him by a government intent on reversing the gains of democracy in Zambia and in Southern ...

Read More »

SAA Strike Causes Flight Delays over Peanuts

Wednesday 26 April 2017 – Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has confirmed that several South African Airways (SAA) flights operating from its network of airports across the country have either been cancelled or delayed indefinitely. Header image credit: Jan Bornman, HeraldLive. “We are ...

Read More »

#MalikaneGate: Minister Gigaba’s Man Won’t Shut Up

24 April 2017 – South Africa’s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s new economic adviser Professor Chris Malikane  – an economics professor at the University of the Witwatersrand – says that he will not “keep quite.” Last week the minister claimed his ...

Read More »

SAA Plummets to R4.5 Billion Loss

SAA aircraft in flight

The latest SAA Group Results provided to the Standing Committee on Finance (SCOF) by the South African Airways (SAA) board reveals a staggering loss of R4.5 billion for 2016/17. This new figure of R4.5 billion is significantly higher than the R3.5 ...

Read More »

ACSA & DA Statements on OR Tambo Airport Robbery

Johannesburg, 08 March 2017 – The following statement, released by the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) today, outlines the sequence of events regarding an armed robbery at O. R. Tambo International Airport (ORIA) on Tuesday evening: “At 19h23, a ...

Read More »