DA showdown: The Iron Lady vs the Bull of Bedford

2019-10-19 07:06

This weekend the latest instalment of the Iron Lady versus the Bull of Bedford is expected to play out when Helen Zille and Athol Trollip vie for the position of federal council chairperson, along with candidates Thomas Walters and Mike Waters.

The two dark horses in the race for DA federal council chair

2019-10-18 06:03

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.

ANALYSIS | Race, redress and liberalism: How the DA lost its way

2019-10-11 06:00

Helen Zille’s return to DA politics is an unabashed challenge to the Mmusi Maimane doctrine. There are stark differences between two prevailing schools of thought in the party. Only one will survive, writes Pieter du Toit.

There's nothing wrong with Helen Zille's return - DA KZN leader

2019-10-08 14:06

There is nothing wrong with Helen Zille's proposed return to DA leadership, KwaZulu-Natal party leader Zwakele Mncwango says,

ELECTIONS BRIEFS: Why the much-vaunted DA shot blanks

2019-05-16 05:00

Two days before last week's election it seemed like the DA might just manage to pull this one out of the fire. But as the numbers started to roll in it soon became clear that Mmusi Maimane's party, the official opposition, was going to have a 'mare.

Police in rural areas are under-resourced - Trollip in Limpopo

2019-01-17 17:29

DA federal chairperson Athol Trollip is on a two-day visit to Limpopo to drum up support for the party ahead of the 2019 general elections.

New NMB Mayor Bobani arrives at offices, but struggles to get in

2018-08-28 12:26

New Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani has arrived at the mayor's offices "ready for business", but had some trouble getting in.

Another motion of no confidence against Athol Trollip

2018-05-10 09:41

The Nelson Mandela Bay special council meeting to hear a motion of no confidence against Mayor Athol Trollip will resume, for the third sitting.

WATCH: Bid to remove Mayor Athol Trollip collapses amid chaos

Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip blames opposition parties for the collapse of the special council meeting, held to remove him. Watch.

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The DA votes: Msimanga looks confident, but 'some crossing fingers for Trollip'

2018-04-07 22:07

The Democratic Alliance will vote for new leaders, complete amendments to its constitution and give proposals for its policies should it come into power following the upcoming general elections in 2019 on the last day of the party's congress.


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

2019-10-18 18:14

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

DA leaders pulled from public debate ahead of federal council vote

2019-10-16 15:23

The DA's presiding officer of federal council elections, Desiree van der Walt, has written to four of the party's candidates to stop to public campaigning for the role.

EXPLAINED | What is the DA's federal council

2019-10-09 08:29

The position the DA's chairperson of the federal council is currently a hot topic after former DA leader and Western Cape premier Helen Zille announced that she will contest this position.

Helen Zille's time has come and gone - Athol Trollip

2019-10-08 06:31

While Helen Zille believes her decision to avail herself for the federal council chairperson position is best for the DA, her contender Athol Trollip says her era is over and done.

DA's Trollip wins defamation claim over farmworker treatment

2019-03-13 21:00

DA Eastern Cape leader Athol Trollip has won a R250 000 in a defamation case against an old friend who turned on him and posted on Facebook that he had been inhumane to his former farmworkers.

Eastern Cape High Court to rule on whether Trollip's removal was legal or not

2018-09-20 05:18

The DA says the procedure that was used to remove Trollip wasn't in accordance with the Municipal Structures Act.

Bobani in, Trollip out after Nelson Mandela Bay motion of no confidence succeeds

2018-08-27 18:08

The DA's Athol Trollip has been removed as mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality without a single DA councillor in the chamber.

Trollip no winner, says Duarte ahead of Workers' Day in Nelson Mandela Bay

2018-04-24 22:44

The ANC is planning to take back the Nelson Mandela Bay metro and is holding a Workers' Day rally in the city, along with alliance partner Cosatu.

WATCH: Voting will take centre stage on day 2 of DA federal congress

Two of the Democratic Alliance's mayors, will go toe to to toe Tshwane on Sunday, fighting it out for the position of Federal Chairperson. Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga and Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip are both in the running.

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It's Solly vs Athol: DA opens congress in Tshwane

2018-04-07 09:31

Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga is seeking to unseat Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip, who in turn is hoping to be re-elected as the opposition party's second-in-command when thousands of delegates cast their votes for the position.

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