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DA leader Mmusi Maimane has proposed the DA hold its first "policy conference" and has repeated a call for an early elective congress, as a much-anticipated federal council meeting kicks off.
The DA's Makashule Gana says it's crucial that his party's election of a new federal council chairperson doesn't lead to bickering, as South African voters are turned off by party infighting.
Many inside and outside of DA circles believe the race for federal council leader is mainly between two of the party's heavyweights, although some within feel Thomas Walters and Mike Waters may have a fighting chance.
At the 11th-hour, Nelson Mandela Bay council speaker Buyelwa Mafaya has cancelled a motion of no confidence in mayor Mongameli Bobani.
Amid rising speculation that his time is up, Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani has punted himself as a 'very good mayor', downplaying reports that his once close allies want him to get the chop.
Analysts have questioned how helpful it would be for the Democratic Alliance's future to elect former party leader Helen Zille to head its federal council, given the realities it currently faces.
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DA federal chairperson candidate Mike Waters says the race for the position is much closer than many people expect.
DA members must grapple with serious questions regarding the party’s role in the country, says Midvaal Mayor Bongani Baloyi.
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has been asked to quit for the sake of the party, as several leaders have claimed that a right-wing element in the DA is behind a 'smear campaign' against him.
Former DA leader and Western Cape premier Helen Zille has suspended her fellowship with the Institute of Race Relations following her decision to join the contest for the position of chair of the party's federal council.
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Following a spate of public violence against foreign nationals in parts of the country last month, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari have met to discuss relations between two the countries.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane has lambasted some members of his party for turning to external platforms after failing to win internal debates.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane is facing pressure from within his own party over the use of a hired car - paid for by Steinhoff - and his rental of a house in Claremont, Cape Town.
The ANC's national executive committee has decided to discuss Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's proposed economic reforms report at a tripartite alliance summit.
The DA says it has written to State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo and International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor, demanding an urgent answer on the whereabouts top State Security Agency spy Thulani Dlomo.
Former DA leader and current policy fellow at the Institute of Race Relations, Helen Zille, has defended the right of one of the institution's members to pen an opinion piece calling for Mmusi Maimane to resign as leader of the opposition.
President Cyril Ramaphosa's name has cropped up among DA members who feel party leader Mmusi Maimane's time is up - but you're unlikely to see the opposition wooing the ANC's chief anytime soon.
The ANC in the North West will communicate the extent of interventions in the beleaguered province in due course, says the party's interim provincial committee.
Newly-elected IFP president Velenkosini Hlabisa has made reconciling with the ANC one of the party's goals as he takes over from Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the party's founder and long-time former leader.
The DA will submit questions to Premier Sisi Ntombela regarding allegations that former Free State Premier Ace Magashule facilitated payment to the African Transformation Movement.
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