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DASO shows growth in University of Forth Hare SRC elections

Yusuf Cassim, DA Youth Chairperson
17 April 2014

The Democratic Alliance Youth would like to congratulate the Democratic Alliance Student Organisation (DASO) at the University of Fort Hare (UFH) on their results for the Student Representative Council (SRC) elections that took place on Tuesday.

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Nkandla: Using culture to defend corruption is insulting
17 April 2014

ANC Chairperson, Baleka Mbethe’s remarks are yet another last-ditch attempt by the ANC to defend President Jacob Zuma and his role in the "Nkandlagate" scandal.

SABC agrees to flight DA’s banned ‘Ayisafani’ adverts immediately
16 April 2014

The DA has received confirmation from the SABC that the flighting of our banned ‘Ayisafani’ television adverts and radio adverts can resume immediately. 

Speaker agrees that Nkandla ad hoc committee should begin work “as soon as possible”
16 April 2014

 The DA has received a response to our urgent correspondence to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Max Sisulu, following the ANC’s delaying of the Nkandla ad hoc committee.

Nkandla ad hoc committee delay: ANC excuses don’t sell
15 April 2014

The Democratic Alliance (DA) remains deeply concerned that the Nkandla ad hoc committee has yet to begin its work because the ANC refuses to timeously submit its names to the Secretary of Parliament.

DA will go to court on ICASA delays
15 April 2014

The Democratic Alliance will today submit an urgent High Court application to compel ICASA to hear the DA’s complaint against the SABC without any further delay, and to give us a decision on the matter immediately. 

UPDATE: DA's censorship complaint to be heard Thursday morning
14 April 2014

This afternoon the Democratic Alliance received a letter from ICASA asking that the hearing relating to the SABC’s decision to censor our television and radio adverts be postponed to Thursday morning at 09h30, ostensibly because the ICASA Complaints Committee is not able to quorate tomorrow morning. 

DA's censorship complaint to be heard tomorrow morning
14 April 2014

The Democratic Alliance submitted a complaint to ICASA on Saturday afternoon, relating to the SABC's decision to censor our television and radio adverts.

Mayor Tau’s good story is not how residents feel on the ground
14 April 2014

Note to editors: Below is the reaction to DA Premier Candidate Mmusi Maimane and Johannesburg Caucus Leader to the State of the City address delivered in Orlando, Soweto, today. 

ANC delaying start of Nkandla ad hoc committee undermines Office of the Speaker
14 April 2014

The DA is outraged by the ANC’s attempts to delay the start of the ad hoc committee, which the Speaker of the National Assembly, Max Sisulu, established last week following my request to investigate the Nkandla scandal.

DA calls for ICASA inquiry into SABC’s election news bias
13 April 2014

Media reports that spotlight escalating ANC bias in SABC news coverage in the run up to the May 7 election prompt me to request that the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) conduct an inquiry into whether the public broadcaster is in breach of its licence conditions and, if so, take the necessary corrective and punitive action.