The brains-trust behind the DA's 2019 election campaign, Jonathan Moakes and Paul Boughey, have both resigned. Will it be enough of a sacrifice ahead of the party leadership's meeting this weekend? And will Mmusi Maimane use their sacrifice to his advantage?


ANALYSIS: The inevitable diminishing of Jacob Zuma

Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, and many South Africans feared he would. His appearance this week in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg was just downright sad. Not even Carl Niehaus was there, writes Pieter du Toit.

Steven Friedman: Liberalism in SA isn't only for white people – or black people who want to be white

Black liberalism in South Africa is not a contradiction in terms. A party which expresses it could become an important fixture in the country’s politics, writes Steven Friedman.

Mpumelelo Mkhabela: Zuma's last chance to cross back over the 'firm line'

Zuma proved with remarkable consistency his unflinching desire to cross the "firm line" between freedom fighter and politician. He also showed an ability to stubbornly remain on the other side of the "firm line" with no prospect of crossing back, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

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'He remains a learner and she remains an educator' - parliamentary committee on Bishops teacher sex claims

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Bid to amend Children's Act to ensure the arrest of people who fail to report child abuse

Non-profit organisation Women and Men Against Child Abuse is fighting for the amendment of the Children’s Act to ensure the arrest of any adult who does not report incidents of child abuse they know of.

Matric couple arrested for faking kidnapping and demanding R1m ransom

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Maimane: We can't be content being voice of minorities, need to broaden appeal

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says the party must broaden its appeal to "attract more black South Africans".

Gauteng school employees allegedly forced to eat in converted toilet

The Gauteng education department has instituted an inquiry following claims that black employees at an Ekurhuleni school were forced to eat in a converted toilet.


Kate Middleton's headscarf revives memories of Princess Diana - highlights from the royal visit to Pakistan

Take a look at the Duchess of Cambridge's fashion highlights from the royal trip to Pakistan.


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