June 2017


The disquiet of liberals in Maimane’s party

OPINION The ugly legacy of the Maimane-Zille dispute. Grahamstown-based Advocate Izak Smuts – a one time Progressive Federal Party politician – wrote this first for Politicsweb on the Democratic Alliance’s leader Mmusi Maimane’s illiberal response to…




Gauteng premier’s office set on fire

The offices of the Premier of Gauteng David Makhura have been torched, it appears from initial reports. The Cape Messenger reports that the incident has occurred just as the ruling African National Congress’s policy conference kicks…


WC focus falls on raising Clanwilliam dam

The Western Cape provincial government has allocated R73 million to drought-affected farmers. Bronwynne Jooste reports 30 June 2017- To mitigate the impact of the drought on jobs in agriculture, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture has allocated…



SABC journalist under fire has died

The Democratic Alliance has learned with great sadness of the passing of Suna Venter, senior SABC Current Affairs Producer at RSG. DA MP Phumzile van Damme writes 29 June 2017 – We send our deepest condolences…