The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) interim leader John Steenhuisen and its KwaZulu-Natal member of provincial legislature, Mbali Ntuli have been officially nominated as candidates for the position of party leader. The party will be holding its Elective Federal Congress virtually at the end of October. In a statement, the party said[…]
The DA is in sharp disagreement with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to extend the country’s lockdown. Other political parties mostly welcomed the decision announced on Thursday night. Ramaphosa said the lockdown, which was due to end 16 April would now be in effect until 30 April. The intervention came into[…]
The Democratic Alliance is shooting itself in the foot with policies perceived as unsympathetic to black people. This is according to the World Institute of Leadership and Development. The institution said the DA’s new parliamentary leader, John Steenhuisen, has a mammoth task to quell the race claims against the party. READ: Steenhuisen urges those[…]
Less than 24 hours after his resignation as leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) opposition party in South Africa, Mmusi Maimane has now tendered his resignation from parliament and the party entirely. Joining Maimane in his resignation from leadership on Wednesday was former mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay and party[…]
Mmusi Maimane has announced his resignation from the DA and as a member of Parliament. In a tweet on Thursday morning, Maimane said it has been the “greatest honour to serve” the country, before he announced his resignation from the party and Parliament. DEVELOPING | DA in crisis: Meetings in[…]
The DA, which is the country’s biggest opposition party, is facing its biggest crisis yet after Mmusi Maimane resigned as leader on Wednesday, declaring that the party he has led for four years “is not the vehicle best suited to take forward the vision of building one South Africa”. Maimane’s[…]
Herman Mashaba resigned as Johannesburg mayor on Monday. He cited Helen Zille’s election as the DA’s federal council chairperson as one of the reasons for his decision. Before the announcement, Zille told eNCA on Monday that Mashaba had not spoken to her about his decision to resign. “I have learnt that he[…]
Former Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille is the party’s new Federal Council chairperson. She has beaten three other contenders – Athol Trollip, Thomas Walters and Mike Waters in a highly-contested election. 155 delegates voted over the weekend at a council meeting at the DA’s headquarters in Johannesburg. On Saturday, some[…]
Mayoral Committee member for Safety and Security and Democratic Alliance deputy caucus leader in the City of Cape Town, JP Smith, is expected to face a motion of no confidence on Monday. The motion has been brought by two fellow DA councillors, Courtney Van Wyk and Steven Vuba. In a letter[…]
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