Tony Leon slams FW de Klerk Foundation for apartheid comment

2020-02-17 08:41

Former DA leader Tony Leon has added his voice to the furore over former president FW de Klerk's assertion that apartheid was not a crime against humanity.

DA will never put Bobani back in power again - Helen Zille

2020-01-28 19:56

The DA will never again put the UDM's Mongameli Bobani in power in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro, DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille has said.

ANALYSIS | Leadership and race: DA review panel a devastating blow for Mmusi Maimane

2019-10-23 07:32

The review panel that looked at the DA’s internal problems have made devastating findings against party leader Mmusi Maimane. It all comes down to two things: poor leadership and uncertainty about race.

Blood in the water: Have the scalps of Boughey and Moakes saved Maimane?

2019-10-18 12:07

The brains-trust behind the DA's 2019 election campaign, Jonathan Moakes and Paul Boughey, have both resigned. Will it be enough of a sacrifice ahead of the party leadership's meeting this weekend? And will Mmusi Maimane use their sacrifice to his advantage?

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.


OPINION: The ties that bind FW de Klerk, the Democratic Party and the DA

2020-02-06 05:00

Constitutionally the Democratic Party was committed to federalism - clearly something the DA should focus on now, given a definite and growing increase in regional sentiment across the country, writes Denis Worrall .

OPINION: Maimane punished for trying to change the face of the DA

2019-10-27 07:27

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.

OPINION: Is DA liberalism marked for death?

2019-10-20 08:10

The DA gradually morphed into a political haven for pseudo liberals who, while accepting of the need to bring people from different races together, still hankered for white domination, writes Tebogo Khaas.

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.

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