OPINION: Cronin attack of Zille virtue signalling at its worst

2019-08-17 07:00

There is no connection between Zille and Zuma. Zille is entitled to have an opinion, and her opinion will carry weight as we see the ANC/SACP marching us further down the road of NDR to perfect communism, writes Sara Gon.

Helen Zille misses the point, again

2019-08-13 13:31

The issue here is not about freedom of speech, it's about the methods of applying that freedom of speech, particularly in a quasi-instructive approach that mobilises people to react in a particular manner - huge difference!

Helen Zille on the 'dilemma' the DA faces with controversial Public Protector

2019-07-27 15:53

Former DA leader and Western Cape premier Helen Zille says the DA faces a 'dilemma' with the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

Van Damme to Zille in epic twar over racist V&A Waterfront incident: 'I don’t kowtow to bullies'

2019-06-23 18:04

Former DA leader Helen Zille ignited a twar between her and DA communications spokesperson Phumzile van Damme on Sunday.

Responsibility is key, but the state must play its role

2019-06-10 10:27

There are many reasons why a Zodwa born in Site B, Khayelitsha is already disadvantaged compared to a Stacy born in Constantia. Their lives and opportunities are vastly different and though I believe university education can tip the scales, Zodwa still will need to be a provider for 5-10 hungry family members.

OPINION: The rainbow nation need not be a childish daydream

2019-06-02 18:34

South Africa’s past is something people only seem comfortable to engage with based on how it informs their present. When we went to the polls to vote last month, many South Africans, politicians included, sounded off on inequality, race and privilege, says Khulekani Magubane.

A response to the conundrum that is Helen Zille and the DA

2019-05-30 08:58

Clouded by political excitement caused by consistent electoral gains and the ANC's blunders during the Zuma years, the DA unfortunately went the wrong way.

I never said it was a mistake to transform the DA - Helen Zille

2019-05-27 11:54

Former DA leader Helen Zille says a report implying that she had claimed it was a mistake to transform the party was incorrect.

POLITICS PODCAST: The next chapter in SA politics unfolds

2019-05-24 12:34

This week on POLOTIKI, the spotlight is on the National Assembly as the next chapter in South African politics unfolds. Listen.

The rainbow nation is dead

2019-05-23 05:00

The portrayal of white South Africans as a victimised minority could not be further from the truth and statistics can attest to that. Twenty-five years into democracy, the economy and land are still in the hands of the few, writes Pearl Mncube.


Jeremy Cronin: No excuse for Zille's hatchet-job analysis of state capture

2019-08-14 05:00

It's naïve to simplistically divide the ANC into "good guys" and "bad guys". Things are much more complex than that, writes Jeremy Cronin.

Helen Zille joins Institute for Race Relations

2019-07-28 11:42

Former DA leader and Western Cape premier Helen Zille has joined the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) as a senior policy fellow, writer and analyst, it was announced.

What Helen Zille failed to see while being Western Cape premier

2019-07-25 17:54

Former Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has warned against the rise of identity politics and victimhood as threats to democracy.

On white privilege: Challenge is not to apportion blame, but rather responsibility

2019-06-11 09:03

Zille highlights well the dilemma and challenges associated with getting stuck in a race debate but continually falls back into the same race rhetoric herself.

Helen Zille: What I learnt from tea with Thuli – personal responsibility is key

2019-06-10 05:00

We avoid biting the bullet of personal responsibility in almost every policy arena – from Aids right through to parents, which is why the success of the Marshall Plan has eluded South Africa, writes Helen Zille.

High tea with Thuli Madonsela discussing 'white privilege' and 'black disadvantage'

2019-06-02 07:05

It is undesirable to generalise about entire categories of people. There is a scale of relative privilege and deprivation in South Africa, and in our case, the discrepancies are extreme, writes Helen Zille.

Zille, Madonsela take up tea-time offer to discuss all things privilege

2019-05-27 18:14

Former Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will be engaging in something of a tea-time truce as the pair look set to make good on Zille's invitation to discuss her recent comments on black privilege.

Helen Zille: My biggest mistake

2019-05-27 08:29

The more I worked to diversify the DA, and the more successful the party became, the more our opponents accused us of being a "white party" (with the backing of the usual media chorus), writes Helen Zille.

Phillip Dexter sends lawyer's letter to Helen Zille over 'callous, cruel personal attack'

2019-05-23 13:24

Politician Phillip Dexter has issued a lawyer's letter to former Western Cape premier Helen Zille over what he calls a "callous and cruel" personal dig about his ex-wife and child.

Zille's 'black privilege' tweet referred to DA top brass: 'It's going to stop', says Maimane

2019-05-21 18:03

Former DA leader and outgoing Western Cape Premier Helen Zille will be referred to the party's Federal Executive Council about her controversial "black privilege" tweet.

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