federal congress

DA opens congress in Tshwane

While there will be a strong focus on the DA’s policies as its federal congress kicks off in Tshwane on Saturday, there will be some serious contestation as two of its mayors go head to head for the position of federal chairperson. Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga is seeking to unseat[…]

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New DA leader ‘believes in tomorrow’

As Sunday evening approached at the Boardwalk Convention Centre, and delegates trickled out of what was the plenary hall for the DA elective conference, the last of the blue decor was also stripped. The halls and corridors which on Saturday and Sunday was a hive of activity and excitement –[…]

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Maimane elected new DA leader

Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane was elected as the new head of the opposition party, at the party’s congress in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. “And the winer is, your new leader is, Mmusi Maimane” said outgoing federal leader Helen Zille to the roars and shrieks of the crowd. Confetti[…]

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DA files papers against SABC over congress coverage

The Democratic Alliance on Friday filed papers in the South Gauteng High Court against the SABC over its coverage of the party’s federal congress in Port Elizabeth this weekend. “The DA alleged that the SABC withdrawal of its live coverage on public television is both contrary to the public interest[…]

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Maimane taking Gauteng’s vote

More than half of the Gauteng delegates who will be at the DA’s federal congress have backed Mmusi Maimane, giving the parliamentary leader a hefty chunk of the vote from the party’s second-largest province. Of the roughly 1 500 delegates attending next weekend’s congress, 373 come from Gauteng. The party’s[…]

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