ANALYSIS: Without a stronger opposition, South Africa’s democracy is doomed

2020-03-06 06:00

The DA needs to change its strategy. If it doesn’t, I see the EFF governing with the ANC in a coalition government years from now. That will be catastrophic to South Africa and our democracy will be doomed, writes Phumlani M. Majozi.

Mmusi Maimane: Open letter to activists striving for a better SA

2020-02-19 15:21

The political elites and the business elites remain in bed with each other, serving their own narrow interests at the expense of the excluded and marginalised, writes Mmusi Maimane.

Maimane says he does not hate Steenhuisen, despite calling him Judas

2020-02-05 20:29

He does not hate his successor as DA leader, John Steenhuisen, and wishes the party well, former DA leader Mmusi Maimane has said.

No love lost: Mmusi Maimane blasts 'Judas' Steenhuisen

2020-02-01 12:26

Mmusi Maimane has hit back at comments made by interim DA leader John Steenhuisen, who succeeded him as head of the party.

Mmusi Maimane: Matrics passed but the DBE failed the exam

2020-01-09 06:00

We must take charge of our destinies and create solutions for our children. We can’t afford to wait for this government to get its act together – if we do, we’ll be waiting forever.

Politics 2019: From Zuma spy claims to Maimane saying goodbye

2019-12-30 06:04

2019 was a year of intrigue, twists and turns, and power battles in South Africa’s political arena. News24 takes stock of the year that was.

OPINION: No 'white denialism' in the DA, despite what critics say

2019-11-20 11:17

Prof Christi van der Westhuizen's opinion piece "Liberals are failing to wrap their heads around race" amounts to a straw man argument. It criticises the DA for positions that we have never expressed, writes Zakhele Mbhele.

Mcebo Dlamini: Lessons on black consciousness from Mmusi Maimane

2019-10-30 15:11

How do we understand what has happened to Mmusi Maimane from a black consciousness perspective? If we posit that he was a sell-out because he was an active agent in running the affairs of white people, then who is not, asks Mcebo Dlamini.

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.

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.


Mbhazima Shilowa: DA needs to provide alternative policies beyond just criticism of the ANC

2020-02-27 11:05

It is an indictment on opposition parties, the DA in particular, that while there are people who are disappointed with the ANC and its progress in certain areas they do not see the opposition as offering an alternative beyond criticism, writes Mbhazima Shilowa.

Mmusi Maimane's former chief of staff quits DA job

2020-02-06 15:27

Mmusi Maimane's former chief of staff in the DA has quit from his position in the party.

Mabine Seabe: We can no longer afford the ‘politics of politics’

2020-02-03 12:02

In politics, to communicate effectively you need to be able to understand the people of South Africa, which many politicians, young and old, have lost touch with, writes Mabine Seabe.

Parting of ways: Mashaba to start new party, Maimane to focus on movement

2020-01-23 16:28

As Herman Mashaba and Mmusi Maimane take different paths for now, Mashaba is starting a political party to participate in next year's municipal elections, while Maimane is working on a movement to unite South Africans.

Forget what lies behind, says Maimane donning blue in his New Year wish

2019-12-31 22:25

Former DA leader Mmusi Maimane is putting 2019 behind him with a wish for a prosperous 2020 for all.

Adriaan Basson: Could Mashaba be the one to shake-up our politics?

2019-12-09 05:00

The former Johannesburg mayor has 18 months to build a movement and a team to compete in the 2021 municipal elections, writes Adriaan Basson.

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

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.

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.

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''.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.