Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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The battle for the soul of the DA is far from over, at least on the part of those who call themselves the "progressive" faction within the party.
On November 17, the DA will elect an interim leader to fill the void after Mmusi Maimane's resignation until the party elects a new permanent leader. Three people have thrown their hats in the ring.
Newly elected DA chairperson of the provincial legislatures network, Makashule Gana, has joined the battle to replace Mmusi Maimane as interim leader, with elections set to take place next month.
The DA is deliberating who to put forward as a replacement should Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga step down from his role to focus on the 2019 elections.
The race to become the DA's official candidate for premier of Gauteng has begun in earnest, with one of the party’s provincial legislature members, Makashule Gana, launching his bid to try and win over the hearts of voters.
We need to ask ourselves why the recent #FeesMustFall protests “got amplified” when they have been happening at smaller universities every year, says DA MP Makashule Gana.
A comment by veteran journalist Allister Sparks on apartheid-era prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd has overshadowed outgoing DA leader Helen Zille's "last dance" for the party.
The Democratic Alliance is not only electing a new leader this coming weekend, but also a federal chairperson. News24 looks at the candidates for the latter position.
With a little more than a week to go until nominations for leadership positions in the DA's close, there is still speculation about who will be standing to take over as leader of the party from Helen Zille.
Helen Zille's announcement that she will not stand for re-election as DA leader took many members of the party's federal executive by surprise.
The contender for interim DA leader, Makashule Gana, has urged delegates of his party's federal council to take a more progressive stance on South Africa's "historical albatross" of race, and challenged the party to be less "hypocritical" in attracting black voters.
Western Cape DA leader Bonginkosi Madikizela has joined the battle to become the party's next interim federal leader.
The DA in Gauteng says it is unfazed after former acting CEO of the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP) Leah Manenzhe filed a R500 000 defamation lawsuit against one of its leaders in Gauteng, Makashule Gana.
Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga (pictured) is facing a revolt over his decision to stand as a DA premier candidate, while being labelled a traitor by those close to him.
Ambitious and outspoken, the DA's Makashule Gana wants more inclusive leadership in the opposition.
The day DA MP Makashule Gana wakes up and finds he is happy with the state of the party is the day he will leave.
Makashule Gana's supporters are among the first to arrive to start campaigning for the position of DA federal chairperson.
While Mmusi Maimane and James Wilmot's race for the DA leadership dominates headlines, News24 interviewed all three candidates for the position of federal chairperson, also to be elected this coming weekend.
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