De Lille slams anti-gay slur by ANC councillor in Cape Town

Cape Town – An ANC city councillor has been taken to task for describing Cape Town as a “moffie city”. The remarks were reportedly made by Abdulhamied Gabier in Wedmesday’s sitting at the council chambers. Mayor Patricia de Lille said the councillor had laid into Cape Town with a string of insults, among them the … Continue reading

Large parts of NDP lifted from DA policy documents – NUMSA

Union’s CC also raises concerns of growing use of excessive force by SAPS CENTRAL COMMITTEE PRESS STATEMENT 7th March 2013 Numsa Headquarters “People always have been the foolish victims of deception and self-deception in politics, and they always will be until they have learnt to seek out theinterests of some class or other behind all moral, religious, … Continue reading

DA achieves steady growth in by-elections – Mmusi Maimane

Party’s support in Magareng grows to 38.8%, up from 7.5% in 2009 By-election results show steady DA growth The DA made significant inroads in by-elections held yesterday. We contested four wards across the country, holding all three previously DA wards with increased majorities. In an ANC-held ward we contested in Magareng in the Northern Cape … Continue reading

Angie Motshekga responds to SADTU’s call for her to go

Minister says tariffs on page 3 of Collective Agreement No. 1 of 2011 were erroneously inserted   Minister Motshekga finds SADTU‘s call for her resignation regrettable 6 Mar 2013 The Minister of Basic Education is disappointed at the utterances made by the leadership of the South Africa Democratic Teachers Union that she must resign. The … Continue reading

Public funds used to pay for Zuma’s “break” in Mozambique – David Maynier

DA MP says President transported to Bazarato Island by two SAAF Oryx helicopters President Zuma’s “break” in Mozambique must be investigated by the Public Protector I will request the Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, to investigate the use of public funds by President Jacob Zuma for his recent “break” in Mozambique. President Jacob Zuma reportedly … Continue reading

The end of non-racialism?

Dave Steward says ANC rhetoric consistently characterises whites as “the other” In his recent address to the Cape Town Press Club Hlumelo Biko pointed to the increasing tendency within the ANC to “obectivise”, to “other” and to “border” non-black communities – and particularly whites. He warned that this process was not good news for those … Continue reading