Tag: Democratic Alliance

DA wants independent audit at Eskom

In light of the recent and recurring spate of blackouts, the Democratic Alliance, the nation’s official opposition party, has called for an independent forensic audit to uncover what they say are crooked contracts and the people who have contributed to the destruction at the utility. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Ghaleb Cachalia, shadow minister of public enterprises and DA Member of Parliament.

Ivor Sarakinsky: DA crisis? What crisis?

The main opposition party in South Africa has lost three main leaders in its party. Several more members of the party have crossed the floor in KwaZulu-Natal to the leading party, the ANC. The questions that remains on many South Africans minds now, is where to from here for the DA? Joining CNBC Africa for more is Dr Ivor Sarakinsky, Wits School of Governance.

Where to now for the Democratic Alliance?

Yesterday evening South Africa’s main political opposition leader, Mmusi Maimane resigned as the head of the Democratic Alliance. His resignation comes just three days after the Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba announced his resignation from the party. Political Analyst Dr Dale McKinley joins CNBC Africa for more.

DA’s Athol Trollip: It was my time to go

The Democratic Alliance’s Athol Trollip explains his reasons for resigning.

DA Leader Mmusi Maimane explains why he resigned

Mmusi Maimane resigned as leader of the Democratic Alliance in order to continue the fight for this vision he strongly believes in.

Zille in Mashaba out exposes DA’s deep fractures

It took him more than half a century to get into politics and just over three years to get out of it. Businessman, Herman Mashaba, surprised many when he joined the official opposition, the Democratic Alliance on his way to become mayor of Johannesburg, one of Africa’s biggest and richest cities. He tried a number of reforms and survived votes of no-confidence in him and the shaky alliance with the eff. The election of former party leader, Helen Zille to a powerful post signalled the end. CNBC Africa's Karabo Letlhatlha filed this report.

Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba resigns

The leader of one of the biggest and richest cities in Africa has stepped down amid political wrangling. Businessman turned politician Herman Mashaba who surprised many when he went into politics, says he could no longer stomach his position and wanted to go rather than being pushed. Mashaba resigns as a both the mayor of Johannesburg and a DA member, But what happens now to the business projects that he was driving in Johannesburg .CNBC Africa's Karabo Letlhatlha reports.

Is Eskom keeping Ramaphosa in the dark?

Eskom has announced stage 2 load shedding due to an unplanned plant breakage that has affected electricity demand. CNBC Africa is joined by DA MP, Natasha Mazzone for more.