It should be frowned upon for a minister or proxy to call a CEO of a state entity enquiring about opportunities for comrades, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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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''.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
Social media was abuzz on Wednesday as South Africans reacted to the resignation of Mmusi Maimane as leader of the Democratic Alliance.
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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