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DA leader Mmusi Maimane says the party must broaden its appeal to "attract more black South Africans".
It seems unlikely that Mmusi Maimane will stand down as DA leader. He is far more likely to fight for and win this week's election, but the consequences could well be a nasty split along racial lines, setting the DA back for years, writes Douglas Gibson.
Despite Maimane's insistence after the elections that he would be safe in his position as leader of the DA, it was clear as daylight that his days were numbered. The blue hyenas have started circling, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
The Democratic Alliance's federal executive has requested first sight of a review panel's findings on the state of the party before the document is tabled at a federal council meeting next week.
The fact that the DA failed to grow in the elections this year should not discourage the party from pursuing a vision based on inclusivity and tolerance, writes Ralph Mathekga.
The Institute of Race Relations has taken yet another step to influence the direction of the DA, launching a campaign entitled #SaveTheOpposition.
The DA's financial committee has cleared party leader Mmusi Maimane of any wrongdoing following allegations that he drove a car bought by Steinhoff's Markus Jooste and declaring a R4m Claremont home as his own.
Former DA leader and current policy fellow at the Institute of Race Relations, Helen Zille, has defended the right of one of the institution's members to pen an opinion piece calling for Mmusi Maimane to resign as leader of the opposition.
The attacks on Maimane's ethical standing and character are merely propaganda by those driven by bitterness but most importantly their blatant intolerance for the diversity in the DA, writes John Moodey.
What every other commentator has overlooked is that notwithstanding Markus Jooste's generosity, the DA and Mmusi Maimane did not go easy on Steinhoff because of his happy donation, writes Douglas Gibson.
The brains-trust behind the DA's 2019 election campaign, Jonathan Moakes and Paul Boughey, have both resigned. Will it be enough of a sacrifice ahead of the party leadership's meeting this weekend? And will Mmusi Maimane use their sacrifice to his advantage?
Helen Zille’s return to DA politics is an unabashed challenge to the Mmusi Maimane doctrine. There are stark differences between two prevailing schools of thought in the party. Only one will survive, writes Pieter du Toit.
There is nothing wrong with Helen Zille's proposed return to DA leadership, KwaZulu-Natal party leader Zwakele Mncwango says,
The DA's leadership election in 2015 was an unnatural event. Helen Zille's hand was forced when she wasn't ready to leave. Four years later and it's clear she regrets her decision, writes Pieter du Toit.
While Helen Zille believes her decision to avail herself for the federal council chairperson position is best for the DA, her contender Athol Trollip says her era is over and done.
Helen Zille, the former DA leader en until recently premier of the Western Cape, is seeking to make a dramatic return to active politics and has agreed to be nominated for the position of the DA's federal chairperson. She explains to Pieter du Toit that the conflict in the party is one between racial nationalists and democratic liberals.
Is this the beginning of the end for DA leader Mmusi Maimane or will he emerge a stronger political player? News24 sits down with him to discuss growing concerns about his home and a donated vehicle. Listen.
President Cyril Ramaphosa's name has cropped up among DA members who feel party leader Mmusi Maimane's time is up - but you're unlikely to see the opposition wooing the ANC's chief anytime soon.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane is facing pressure from within his own party over the use of a hired car - paid for by Steinhoff - and his rental of a house in Claremont, Cape Town.
Senior DA MP Mike Waters has requested documentary proof that party leader Mmusi Maimane is renting his Claremont home out of his own pocket, the Sunday Times reports.
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