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''.

Steven Friedman: 'Imposter syndrome' explains why first black DA leader quit

2019-10-24 11:50

Whether or not Maimane was good at leading the DA, his resignation is important because it highlights one of the core problems of democratic South Africa - the assumption that the only way to do anything is the way white men did it in the past.

DA IN CRISIS | Maimane set to be axed as parliamentary leader after slamming the party

2019-10-24 06:07

Mmusi Maimane, who has resigned as leader of the DA, looks set to be axed as parliamentary leader after his remarks that the party "is not the vehicle best suited to take forward the vision of building one South Africa".

I warned Mmusi Maimane, says De Lille as she wishes him a GOOD time

2019-10-23 21:17

Mmusi Maimane's words announcing that he was stepping down as DA leader were hardly cold when Patricia de Lille, who about a year ago made a similar decision, threw the first punch.


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.

'Don't be discouraged, my big brother' - Malema's message to Maimane

2019-10-24 19:00

Mmusi Maimane may be going through a rough time after stepping down as DA leader and resigning from the party, but he has found apparent support in the form of EFF leader Julius Malema.

Pieter du Toit: Maimane's dramatic resignation could threaten DA's future

2019-10-24 07:01

The DA's future will be determined by what happens in the next 48 hours. The key will be how it navigates the treacherous waters of identity politics. There's no doubt: the party's future is under threat, writes Pieter du Toit.

'The DA is broken' - SA Twitter reacts to Maimane's resignation

2019-10-23 21:32

Social media was abuzz on Wednesday as South Africans reacted to the resignation of Mmusi Maimane as leader of the Democratic Alliance.

Maimane: There's been a consistent attempt to undermine my leadership

2019-10-23 20:05

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has announced his resignation as federal leader of the DA has announced that he is staying on as federal leader of the DA.

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