Leon van Wyk elected executive mayor of George

23 May 2020, 3:45 PM
 The George Council, in the Southern Cape,  has elected  a new mayor in a virtual council meeting.
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Leon van Wyk
DA urges Ramaphosa to give regular updates on lockdown 13 May 2020, 7:19 AM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) Interim Leader, John Steenhuisen has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to update the nation on the continued lockdown of the country relating to COVID 19.

President Ramaphosa’s first year in office 12 May 2020, 9:56 PM

This month marks a year since President Cyril Ramaphosa was voted into office. This also marks the first year of his first full term as President.

Parliament to revise its strategic plan depending on effect of COVID-19 12 May 2020, 9:47 PM

Parliament will revise its strategic plan for the 2020/21 financial year, depending on the effect the COVID-19 pandemic will have on the institution's operations and finances. This is according to the Acting Secretary to Parliament, Baby Tyawa.

Court battles for control of Tshwane Metro set to continue 12 May 2020, 7:04 PM

The legal battle for the political control of the Tshwane Metro is set to continue, as the Democratic Alliance (DA) intends to approach the Pretoria High Court this week.

South Africans must brace themselves for a longer period of co-existing with COVID-19: Ramaphosa 11 May 2020, 4:49 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africans must be prepared for a new reality in which the fight against COVID-19 becomes part of citizens' daily existence, for the coming year or more.

DA threatens Stellenbosch University with legal action 11 May 2020, 8:50 AM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has given Stellenbosch University until the end of business on Monday to comply with the Promotion of Access to Information Act or face legal action in court.

DA appeals for Free State government to be transparent about COVID-19 expenditure 11 May 2020, 5:57 AM

The DA in the Free State has appealed for transparency on COVID-19 expenditure after the provincial Finance Department announced that it spent R49 million rand in the fight against COVID-19.

The battle for the City of Tshwane is far from over 11 May 2020, 3:15 AM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will file papers in the Pretoria high court on Monday to ask it to order the judgement to overturn the dissolution of Tshwane Council to be effective immediately.

COPE slams DA’s call to ‘place economy above the lives of people’ 10 May 2020, 5:12 PM

COPE says it’s is irresponsible of the DA to place the economy before the lives of the people.

Political parties at loggerheads over Level 4 lockdown 9 May 2020, 8:03 PM

The display of unity among opposition parties when the lockdown was initially announced is fast dissipating.

DA in the Northern Cape slams provincial authorities for ‘withholding information’ 9 May 2020, 4:00 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Northern Cape has criticised the provincial Health Department for allegedly not being forthcoming with more detailed information regarding COVID-19 statistics in the province.

Mboweni tells Steenhuisen to ‘stay in his lane’ after lockdown comments 9 May 2020, 10:04 AM

Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni has slammed Democratic Alliance (DA) interim leader John Steenhuisen's call for the coronavirus lockdown to be phased out.

Exhibition in Hout Bay to honour Denis Goldberg 9 May 2020, 8:45 AM

Debbie Budlender, who runs the Denis Goldberg House of Hope in Hout Bay, says an exhibition celebrating the life and contributions of the late struggle statwart, will be set up in Hout Bay.

John-Steenhuisen
Lockdown is doing more harm than good: DA 8 May 2020, 9:10 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says the nationwide lockdown is doing more harm than the coronavirus itself in South Africa.  DA Interim Leader John Steenhuisen has called called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to rein in his ministers and says government's ban on the sale of cigarettes doesn't make sense.

FF Plus condemns the release of almost 19 000 prisoners 8 May 2020, 9:05 PM

The Freedom Front Plus (FF-Plus) has condemned the release of 19 000 prisoners on parole, saying it undermines the criminal justice system.

Denis Goldberg
Ramaphosa urges ANC members to follow in Goldberg’s footsteps 8 May 2020, 4:35 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also President of the African National Congress (ANC), has called on the party to follow in the footsteps of struggle stalwart, Denis Goldberg and lead with integrity, especially during this difficult time.

VIDEO: Denis Goldberg Memorial Service under way 8 May 2020, 2:59 PM

A memorial service for anti-apartheid struggle icon Denis Goldberg is under way. It is being streamed live due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

Zooming with Zumas YouTube channel is aimed at eliciting public sympathy: Analyst 8 May 2020, 6:39 AM

The broadcast of conversations between former President Jacob Zuma and his son, Duduzane forms part of a political strategy aimed at, amongst others, eliciting public sympathy and targeting perceived opponents.

We have lost a great man, says Mlangeni about Goldberg 8 May 2020, 4:13 AM

Former Rivonia trialist, Andrew Mlangeni, says it is a pity that the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown regulations overshadow a proper send-off for fellow struggle stalwart, Denis Goldberg.

Gauteng government takes Tshwane Municipality matter to ConCourt 7 May 2020, 9:56 PM

The Gauteng Provincial Government has petitioned the Constitutional Court in its appeal against the Pretoria High Court's decision to set aside the dissolution of the Tshwane Municipality.

National Assembly virtual meeting hacked by pornographic images 7 May 2020, 5:24 PM

The virtual meeting of the National Assembly's Programming Committee had to adjourn for a short time after it was hacked by pornographic images.

Melvin Naik
DA conducts online interviews for George mayoral post 7 May 2020, 1:52 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has started online interviews for the position of mayor of George in the Western Cape.

Union Buildings staff member tests positive to COVID-19 6 May 2020, 4:25 PM

Public and staff access to the Union Buildings is currently limited, following the confirmation that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.

CHANGE calls for reopening of religious gatherings during Level 3 lockdown 6 May 2020, 12:48 PM

The newly formed political party CHANGE has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to allow churches and other religious institutions to open under level three of the lockdown regulations.

Test
DA accuses Free State government of selectively disseminating COVID-19 information 5 May 2020, 6:23 PM

The Democratic Alliance has accused the government of drawing a veil of secrecy on the screening and testing of the COVID-19 in the Free State.

VIDEO: DA discussion on growing unrest and hunger in the Western Cape 5 May 2020, 2:28 PM

The Democratic Alliance discussed the growing unrest and hunger facing the people of the Western Cape under the national lockdown. The party also deliberated on the approach the province has adopted to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. Full discussion is on the video below:

Zuma case postponed 5 May 2020, 11:45 AM

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown and travel restrictions, former president Jacob Zuma's corruption case has been remanded to the 23rd of next month.

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa lauds SA for adhering to lockdown regulations 4 May 2020, 12:39 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has applauded all citizens who have adhered to all regulations since the commencement of the nation wide lockdown.

Denis Goldberg’s online memorial service set for Friday 3 May 2020, 9:01 PM

The family of Denis Goldberg and the Denis Goldberg Legacy Foundation Trust have announced that the memorial service of the struggle stalwart will take place this coming Friday in the afternoon.

Prof Lumumba calls for African Unity 3 May 2020, 7:35 PM

The Pan-Africanist scholar Professor Patrick Lumumba has called on Africans both on the continents and the diaspora to unite.