There are hundreds if not thousands of public servants who are facing disciplinary action - they did not benefit directly, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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Much of Parliament's time in 2019 was spent rushing through admin work, but it also saw some crazier events, such as an EFF MP caught slapping a policeman, to Minister Pravin Gordhan's podium being stormed during his budget vote speech.
Former DA leader Mmusi Maimane has announced that he has joined the People's Dialogue, which former Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba recently launched, to break down divisions and build a united country.
Newly elected federal council chairperson Helen Zille was equally to blame for the party's losses during the May general elections, former federal chairperson Athol Trollip believes.
DA parliamentary leader John Steenhuisen has thrown his hat in the ring to become the DA's next federal leader.
When Frederlik van Zyl Slabbert resigned from the PFP in 1986 he left behind "a bewildered and confused party". When Mmusi Maimane left the PFP's desendant, the DA, 33 years later, it was in a similar state of shock and confusion.
In the end there was nowhere to go for Mmusi Maimane, who resigned as leader of the DA on Wednesday afternoon. Here's what you need to know...
The DA's parliamentary caucus is expected to hold an election next week to choose its new parliamentary leader after Mmusi Maimane resigned, says DA caucus chairperson and acting parliamentary leader Annelie Lotriet.
Mmusi Maimane says that the ''emancipation of black South Africans is not the enslavement of white South Africans.''
Mmusi Maimane has announced his resignation as DA leader at a press conference in Bruma, Johannesburg, on Wednesday.
Amid speculation over his future, DA leader Mmusi Maimane's bench was notably empty when Deputy President David Mabuza was answering questions in the National Assembly.
The leaders of the country's opposition parties - the DA and EFF - have wished South Africans a Happy New Year, reflecting on 2019 and the year ahead.
Speaking at the Brenthurst Foundation, Mmusi Maimane said: "Institutional politics in our country needs disruption, I think there's a mistrust between citizens and the political infrastructure, and ultimately that will lead us into a crisis of governance".
Newly elected DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille says she has no ambition of leading the party again.
In many countries, politicians fall on their sword on a gratifyingly regular basis. However, in our Rainbow Nation such examples are conspicuous by their absence, writes Rich Mkhondo.
The ascension of Helen Zille should be abandoned if the DA wants to avoid losing more black members and wider support, says political analyst Ralph Mathekga.
The DA is aiming to have its next federal congress in April next year in the wake of resignations which left the party leaderless.
Mmusi Maimane has taken to Twitter to announce that he has resigned from the DA and as a member of Parliament.
Mmusi Maimane announced his resignation as the DA's leader, saying the party is not the vehicle best suited to take forward the vision of building one South Africa for all.
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has decided to resign as federal leader of the DA, several well-placed sources in the party have confirmed to News24.
The events that have unfolded in the DA in the last few weeks have shown that Zille has more influence in the party than Maimane. In a sense, he serves at her pleasure, writes Ralph Mathekga.
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