'They must touch me!': The big - and strange - moments in Parliament in 2019

2020-01-03 06:00

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.

Mmusi Maimane joins Mashaba's People's Dialogue to 'build one South Africa for all'

2019-12-11 10:26

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.

Zille's tweets blamed for DA's loss at the polls, says Trollip

2019-11-01 19:06

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.

Steenhuisen throws hat in ring for DA leader: 'I think I've got something to offer'

2019-10-28 15:48

DA parliamentary leader John Steenhuisen has thrown his hat in the ring to become the DA's next federal leader.

Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert, Mmusi Maimane and the crisis of liberalism

2019-10-25 06:00

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.

WATCH | As senior leaders ditch the DA, can the blue machine recover from this knock?

2019-10-24 20:19

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...

DA to elect new parliamentary leader next week, Steenhuisen no longer chief whip - for now

2019-10-24 11:43

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.

DA cowards, colonialism and colour: 8 quotes from Mmusi Maimane's resignation

2019-10-23 20:28

Mmusi Maimane says that the ''emancipation of black South Africans is not the enslavement of white South Africans.''

WATCH | Mmusi Maimane resigns as DA leader

Mmusi Maimane has announced his resignation as DA leader at a press conference in Bruma, Johannesburg, on Wednesday.

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'Where's Maimane?' ANC MPs heckle during National Assembly sitting

2019-10-22 20:12

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.


EFF, DA ready to tackle South Africa's 2020 challenges

2019-12-31 19:13

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.

Maimane: SA heading toward a 'crisis of governance'

2019-11-12 19:32

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".

'Definitely not' - Helen Zille says she has no ambition of being DA leader again

2019-10-31 15:58

Newly elected DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille says she has no ambition of leading the party again.

OPINION: Could Maimane's resignation spark a health of democracy?

2019-10-27 09:50

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 DA's demise? Why the blue machine should drop the Zille project

2019-10-24 22:10

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.

Leaderless DA aims to have conference in April 2020

2019-10-24 15:47

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 resigns from DA and Parliament

2019-10-24 09:52

Mmusi Maimane has taken to Twitter to announce that he has resigned from the DA and as a member of Parliament.

FULL STATEMENT | Mmusi Maimane's final words as opposition leader: 'DA not suited to build One South Africa for All'

2019-10-23 18:38

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.

Mmusi Maimane will resign as DA leader

2019-10-23 13:03

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.

Ralph Mathekga: Zille's election could be Maimane's lifeline... for now

2019-10-22 07:02

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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