Gwen Ngwenya returns to powerful DA policy position

2019-11-27 07:12

Sinethemba Amanda Gwen Ngwenya is wrapping up 2019 as the DA's head of policy, a position she resigned from at the beginning of the year.

I will defend DA against 'immature and unhelpful' IRR - Steenhuisen

2019-11-18 18:39

Newly elected interim leader of the DA John Steenhuisen says he'll defend his party against "all-comers", including against the "immature and unhelpful" Institute of Race Relations.

DA divisions rage on as Gwen Ngwenya makes a comeback: 'I went through all the processes', says Zille

2019-11-18 10:44

Former DA policy head Gwen Ngwenya's imminent return to the party is already being seen as a litmus test, in terms of the direction the DA should take, with numerous progressive forces in the party resisting the move.

Colonialism tweet: Mkhwebane 'pleased' with court ruling dismissing Zille application to have report set aside

2019-11-05 16:57

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has welcomed the Gauteng High Court's dismissal of former Western Cape premier Helen Zille's application to have her report on Zille's controversial colonialism tweets reviewed and set aside.

'Definitely not' - Helen Zille says she has no ambition of being DA leader again

2019-10-31 15:58

Newly elected DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille says she has no ambition of leading the party again.

Herman Mashaba denies he was hypocritical on BEE and affirmative action in resignation speech

2019-10-28 09:02

Outgoing Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says there was no hypocrisy in his resignation speech.

Douglas Gibson: South Africa needs the DA

2019-10-28 05:21

It is sad when a party loses talented people. It is sadder still when one has worked for decades to build a party to see it teetering on the brink of a major setback, writes Douglas Gibson.

OPINION: Maimane punished for trying to change the face of the DA

2019-10-27 07:27

Mmusi Maimane, who resigned as leader of the DA on Wednesday, must take responsibility for his short-lived career in the DA, writes TTshidi Madia. But we must also acknowledge that he was punished for trying to change the party from within.

DA to elect interim leader and chair on November 17

2019-10-25 10:01

The DA's Federal Council will meet on November 17 to elect an interim leader and interim chairperson of the party, according to FedCo chair Helen Zille.

Mpumelelo Mkhabela: Did the DA just kill itself in the name of liberalism?

2019-10-25 06:00

The fallout in the DA is a result of the failure by the dominant faction to appreciate concerns of all South Africans and to redirect the fears of whites toward solutions for the country's problems, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.


Ralph Mathekga: DA's classical liberalism borders on classical lunacy

2019-11-19 09:07

It is not normal for a society to be this unequal, hence we cannot adopt a standard or even classical approach to the challenges that we encounter, writes Ralph Mathekga.

John Steenhuisen: 'I'm not a handbag carrier for Helen Zille'

2019-11-18 13:51

The DA's John Steenhuisen speaks to News24 in a live interview, 24 hours after his election as interim leader.

Leon Schreiber: DA walks the talk on accountability

2019-11-07 15:50

The media has over the past decade issued superficial appeals for political leaders to be held accountable. Yet, when the DA does exactly that to its own leaders the reaction from commentators and the media is hysterical, apocalyptic and silly, writes Leon Schreiber

The DA's dilemma: No crisis of colour, it's about leadership, says Zille as battle for top job hots up

2019-10-31 21:43

The problem in the DA was one of leadership, not race, and the party had to get that right, newly elected federal council chairperson Helen Zille told the Cape Town Press Club.

Ralph Mathekga: Does the DA's Danish funding prove it's embracing the centre-right?

2019-10-29 08:51

If the DA aggressively shifts towards the centre-right or market liberalism, this means that it will be left to the EFF and ANC to defend multiracialism and inclusivity, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Daniel Silke: The DA has a chance to reboot. Can it avoid the same old traps?

2019-10-28 08:52

The DA might play it safer among its minority adherents who are more receptive to issues such as BEE and the rise of racial nationalism. But it's precisely this dilemma the party couldn't quite get right these last three years, writes Daniel Silke.

OPINION: Helen Zille's return is a bad omen for South Africa

2019-10-27 22:02

Helen Zille is not only bad news for the DA; she is bad news for South African democracy and its future, writes Tafi Mhaka for Al Jazeera.

DA a 'resilient party of rules and procedure' - Zille

2019-10-25 14:50

The leaderless DA is "a resilient party of rules, structures and procedures", party Federal Council chairperson Helen Zille says.

Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert, Mmusi Maimane and the crisis of liberalism

2019-10-25 06:00

When Frederlik van Zyl Slabbert resigned from the PFP in 1986 he left behind "a bewildered and confused party". When Mmusi Maimane left the PFP's desendant, the DA, 33 years later, it was in a similar state of shock and confusion.

Adriaan Basson: How Helen Zille built and broke the DA

2019-10-25 06:00

Helen Zille grew the DA from a parochial, provincial party into a national powerhouse that doubled its support in a decade. But like many liberation leaders-turned-dictators, Zille couldn't let go of the power. So she took down the house of cards with her, writes Adriaan Basson.

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