EFF, DA at odds over Tshwane coalition talks

2020-03-04 17:51

DA interim leader John Steenhuisen says negotiations with several parties, including the EFF, are under way to keep some form of power in the City of Tshwane.

Ralph Mathekga: FW de Klerk debacle further exposes the ANC's moral decline

2020-02-18 02:29

It is not by accident that the decline of the moral stature of the ANC to lead society seems to coincide with increased racial tension, writes Ralph Mathekga.

DA terminates Nkele Molapo's membership for leaking info to EFF's Julius Malema

2020-01-29 09:07

The DA's federal executive has upheld its federal legal commission's decision to boot out Gauteng MPL Nkele Molapo for leaking information to EFF leader Julius Malema.

DA will never put Bobani back in power again - Helen Zille

2020-01-28 19:56

The DA will never again put the UDM's Mongameli Bobani in power in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro, DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille has said.

Helen Zille hits back at Twitter critics and 'fauxrage'

2020-01-13 13:01

DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille says many people are "delighted" that she has been "drawing the line" against what she calls "fauxragers" on social media, a term coined to describe what she believes is fake outrage.

Helen Zille riles up Twitter again, this time for sharing cartoon on land and race generalisations

2019-12-30 13:14

DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille has once again caused a stir on Twitter – this time for posting a cartoon about land, rape and race generalisations.

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.


OPINION: Don't tell me I can't comment on the EFF, I will not stay in my lane

2020-02-19 14:01

Imagine what would have happened in South Africa, if, prior to 1994, those who were told to do so, listened. It is unimaginable, writes Howard Feldman.

Helen Zille closes Twitter account, opens private one for those 'interested in rational debate'

2020-02-17 14:33

DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille has announced that she will be closing her existing Twitter account in exchange for a new private one, as the social media site had been reduced to "a platform for irrationality and mob-lynching".

Helen Zille: I do not want to play politics with the people of Schweizer-Reneke

2020-01-29 07:20

If there is one thing DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille does not want to do, it is playing politics with the people of Schweizer-Reneke.

Zille: There are 'talks about talks' on a new coalition for Nelson Mandela Bay

2020-01-15 18:22

"Talks about talks." This is how DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille has described discussions among opposition parties which have an eye on a new coalition government for the turbulent Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.

Zille slammed for 'insensitive' tweet on land and race generalisations

2019-12-30 18:37

DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille has come in for continued criticism for sharing a cartoon about land and race generalisations on Twitter.

Ramaphosa, state capture and load shedding - the 10 most popular columns of the year

2019-12-22 08:04

Between the national elections, state capture commission revelations, the Rugby World Cup and load shedding, there has been plenty to opine about in 2019. Here are the year's 10 most popular opinions and analyses News24 published.

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.

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