WATCH | As senior leaders ditch the DA, can the blue machine recover from this knock?

2019-10-24 20:19

In the end there was nowhere to go for Mmusi Maimane, who resigned as leader of the DA on Wednesday afternoon. Here's what you need to know...

Leaderless DA aims to have conference in April 2020

2019-10-24 15:47

The DA is aiming to have its next federal congress in April next year in the wake of resignations which left the party leaderless.

'The DA is broken' - SA Twitter reacts to Maimane's resignation

2019-10-23 21:32

Social media was abuzz on Wednesday as South Africans reacted to the resignation of Mmusi Maimane as leader of the Democratic Alliance.

The curse of the DA's metro mayoral class of 2016

2019-10-22 06:23

When Herman Mashaba announced his resignation as DA councillor and therefore mayor of Johannesburg, it meant that none of the four mayors who took the reins of the four metros the DA governed after the 2016 election - albeit with a little help from their friends in three cases - will serve a full term.

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.


Mbeki's warning as DA scrambles: Don't shatter SA's dream of non-racialism

2019-10-24 19:51

Former president Thabo Mbeki has said he understands that current developments within the DA have to do with the ''continuing challenge of racism in our country''.

Pieter du Toit: Maimane's dramatic resignation could threaten DA's future

2019-10-24 07:01

The DA's future will be determined by what happens in the next 48 hours. The key will be how it navigates the treacherous waters of identity politics. There's no doubt: the party's future is under threat, writes Pieter du Toit.

Maimane: There's been a consistent attempt to undermine my leadership

2019-10-23 20:05

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has announced his resignation as federal leader of the DA has announced that he is staying on as federal leader of the DA.

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.

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