ANALYSIS | Race, redress and liberalism: How the DA lost its way

2019-10-11 06:00

Helen Zille’s return to DA politics is an unabashed challenge to the Mmusi Maimane doctrine. There are stark differences between two prevailing schools of thought in the party. Only one will survive, writes Pieter du Toit.

POLOTIKI: ANC, DA bring out the big guns

2019-04-26 10:51

This week on POLOTIKI, it’s crunch time for South Africa’s political parties. The ANC and Democratic Alliance are rolling out their respective heavyweights on the campaign trail.

On the hustings: Tony Leon talks crooks and charlatans, CR's decency and the DA's warts

2019-04-24 14:30

It's been a grim old election campaign, full of crooks and chancers, Tony Leon tells Pieter du Toit.

DA split looms amid serious tensions over race, transformation and policy

2018-05-27 06:01

Party disaffection and its "confused" ideological stance leads senior MPs to consider a "true liberal" political formation.

Tony Leon's father, retired judge Ramon Leon, dies

2018-04-16 17:39

Former DA leader Tony Leon's father, Ramon Leon, died at the weekend, his office has confirmed.

Firm headed by former DA heavyweights to net R650k for Cape Town drought communication

2018-01-16 06:04

A public relations firm headed by former DA leader Tony Leon and communications director Nick Clelland is set to receive over R650 000 from the City of Cape Town.

From Fight Back to #MAGA

2017-02-12 06:06

Former DA leader Tony Leon seems surprised that his former speechwriter, South African-born Joel Pollak, is a prominent President Donald Trump-loving mover and shaker in the US.

ANC's 'lost 3 million voters' will decide 2019 elections - Tony Leon

2016-08-24 12:56

Former DA leader Tony Leon says the ANC has come out the biggest loser in the local government elections and the fight for the party's lost 3 million voters will determine the outcome of the 2019 general elections.

New DA leader must not live in the past - Leon

2015-05-10 10:48

Former DA leader Tony Leon has provided a few guiding words for the soon-to-be announced new leader of the party.

Parliament is not a fashion ramp - Leon

Former DA leader Tony Leon says the EFF can only distract Parliament with their red overalls and berets for a few days. After that, Leon believes, they will have to show their true political abilities.

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Dawie Scholtz's 7 election campaign shockers

2019-05-08 06:10

South Africa heads to the polls today for its sixth democratic elections. News24 and pollster Dawie Scholtz take a trip down memory lane with most shocking and bizarre stories from this year’s election campaigns.

'The higher the ANC total, the greater their corruption' – Tony Leon on DA campaign trail in Gauteng

2019-04-24 18:15

Former DA leader Tony Leon is of the view that if you lower the ANC’s power, there will be less corruption.

Elections the perfect place to punish the ANC, says DA's Tony Leon

2019-04-23 22:57

Former DA leader Tony Leon has said the elections are the perfect place to punish the ANC, countering President Cyril Ramaphosa's pleas to the electorate in KZN to vote ANC.

'Tony Leon was just doing his job' – DA veteran defends former leader's calls for Winnie probe

2018-04-16 22:43

DA veteran Douglas Gibson says calls for the reopening of a murder investigation against Winnie Madikizela-Mandela by former party leader Tony Leon were part of efforts remedy problems related to crime investigations and prosecution during apartheid.

'DA pays Tony Leon R500 000 to tell Capetonians it's not raining' – Cosatu

2018-01-16 20:55

While the ANC stole outside the legal framework, the DA "thieves" in the City of Cape Town within the legal framework, claims the the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

Welcome to the real world, DA

2018-01-14 06:06

Watching the drama that is playing out in the DA, one is tempted to shout: “Welcome to the real world of power politics, guys”, writes Mondli Makhanya.

Drafters of Constitution were a little 'starry-eyed'

2016-12-09 21:58

If the architects of the Constitution could do it all over again, they might constrain the powers of the executive and make public institutions stronger.

Upcoming elections most important since 1994 - Tony Leon

2016-07-06 13:30

The upcoming local government elections are probably the most important since 1994, former DA leader Tony Leon says.

Tony Leon on Mandela's politics

2014-05-29 11:49

In his latest book, Tony Leon discusses the many interactions he had with the country's first democratic president.

Malema's policies could ruin SA - Leon

Former DA leader Tony Leon believes Julius Malema's policies - just like Hugo Chávez's - could ruin South Africa. Watch.

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