The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
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.
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.
He does not hate his successor as DA leader, John Steenhuisen, and wishes the party well, former DA leader Mmusi Maimane has said.
Mmusi Maimane has hit back at comments made by interim DA leader John Steenhuisen, who succeeded him as head of the party.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 in the DA has quit from his position in the party.
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.
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.
Former DA leader Mmusi Maimane is putting 2019 behind him with a wish for a prosperous 2020 for all.
The former Johannesburg mayor has 18 months to build a movement and a team to compete in the 2021 municipal elections, writes Adriaan Basson.
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
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.
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.
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''.
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