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South Africa

South Africa’s DA Criticizes EFF and MK Party for Advocating Destructive Policies

In South Africa, the DA has criticised the EFF and MK Party for advocating destructive policies like abolishing the constitution and parliamentary sovereignty. They argue that these proposals threaten South Africa's democratic foundations and progress. During a media briefing, party leader John Steenhuisen said the DA's role in the government of national unity is crucial, in opposing these radical forces and ensuring governance that promotes national unity and progress:  

todayJuly 18, 2024 9

South Africa

DA Calls for Culpable Homicide Charges Against Qedani Mahlangu and Makgabo Manemela

In S.A, The DA in Gauteng is calling for former Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu and mental health director Makgabo Manemela to face culpable homicide charges. This comes after the High Court in Pretoria found that the negligent conduct of the two caused the death of some of the 141 victims of the Life Esidimeni tragedy in 2016. The mental health patients were transferred to ill-prepared nongovernmental organisations from Life Esidimeni. […]

todayJuly 11, 2024 11

South Africa

South Africa inaugurates unprecedented unity government

        South Africa's new unity government under President Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in on Wednesday, the first of its kind in the country after 30 years of rule by the ANC. Ahead of the 32 ministers -- from six parties -- making up the cabinet, Paul Mashatile, who has been re-appointed deputy president, was the first to take the oath during the televised ceremony in Cape Town. […]

todayJuly 3, 2024 13


South Africa’s new agricultural leadership should focus on getting things done, not designing new policies

      By Wandile Sihlobo, Stellenbosch University   South Africa’s primary agriculture sector accounts for nearly 3% of GDP and about 8% when considering the value of agro-processing. But it can contribute even more to economic growth that delivers benefits fairly across society and creates jobs. This can’t happen, however, if new policies and plans keep getting introduced. Fortunately, the views of the new agricultural minister, John Steenhuisen, may […]

todayJuly 3, 2024 20

South Africa

South Africa’s new cabinet draws mixed reactions

Following South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of his new cabinet, which consists of the eleven political parties that are part of the government of national unity, we reached out to South African-based political analyst Professor Ntsikelelo Breakfast for comment. Ramaphosa has added two ministries to his cabinet and announced 32 ministers. The Democratic Alliance has been allocated six ministerial posts, with its leader John Steenhuisen appointed Agriculture Minister. Ramaphosa says […]

todayJuly 1, 2024 19

South Africa

S.Africa’s new centre-right government promises unity, action

      South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's new coalition government heralds a pragmatic centre-right shift as opposition parties take control of more than a third of ministries, bringing hope for better governance but also cohesion fears. The African National Congress (ANC), which has governed since the advent of democracy in 1994, keeps 20 of the 32 cabinet positions, including foreign affairs, finance, defence, justice and police. The historied party […]

todayJuly 1, 2024 5

South Africa

DA Assumes Major Role in National Government And Promises Governance Excellence

The DA says it is proud to rise to the challenge and take its place at the seat of national government for the first time. The party has secured six ministries and six deputy ministers in the new cabinet. These include leader John Steenhuisen as minister of Agriculture, Siviwe Gwarube as Basic Education minister and Leon Schreiber as the minister of Home Affairs. Steenhuisen says they are ready to introduce […]

todayJuly 1, 2024 9

South Africa

DA gives S.A president an ultimatum on original cabinet offer or risk collapsing their agreement

In a fast developing story from S.A, the DA has given President Cyril Ramaphosa an ultimatum to adhere to the original cabinet offer or risk collapsing their agreement. News24 reports that Ramaphosa changed his initial offer, swapping the key portfolio of Trade, Industry, and Competition with Tourism, sparking outrage from the DA. The party insists on the original terms, stating they will not compromise or renegotiate further.

todayJune 28, 2024 6

South Africa

Al Jama-ah Joins South Africa’s Government of National Unity to Counter DA Influence

To South Africa where Al Jama-ah has entered the government of national unity in South Africa, aiming to weaken the DA and its allies. The party rejects a DA-led coalition, citing support for Zionist policies and minority rule. It alleges external interference favored the DA in elections. Party leader Ganief Hendricks advocates for a progressive coalition to counter the DA's influence.  

todayJune 25, 2024 8