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[…]
The newly-elected Democratic Alliance‘s Federal Council Chairperson, Helen Zille says they will meet on Thursday to discuss seeking legal advice on the way forward for the party. She has conceded that the resignations of two party leaders come as a shock. This is after Mmusi Maimane resigned as the DA’s leader[…]
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[…]
As pressure mounts for him to be removed as leader and opposing camps gear up for a divisive and damaging clash, Maimane warns attempts to turn the DA into a ‘narrow, minority party’ would be dangerous for the country Former DA leader Helen Zille’s announcement that she would be contesting[…]
District Six claimants have called for Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to explain herself after her department failed to adhere to the Land Claims Court ruling that they must deliver a “holistic” development plan for the area. At a meeting held at the CPUT campus in District[…]
“Time to say goodbye…” Helen Zille sang, her voice trailing off as she got to the unfamiliar, Italian part of Andrea Bocelli’s song. She came to the podium jiving and singing along to Brenda Fassie’s ‘Vulindlela’ in the Bellville Velodrome on Saturday, where she, as outgoing premier, addressed the rally[…]
The Western Cape Cabinet has approved a R3bn development where Conradie Hospital in Cape Town used to be. Premier Helen Zille made the announcement during a press briefing this week. The development, known as the “Conradie Better Living Model”, is a step at redressing “apartheid urban space”, Zille said. It[…]
The Western Cape government has demanded that Police Minister Bheki Cele deploy extra police officers and reservists to the province within six months to stop a wave of crime, gangsterism, and attacks on trains. In a joint provincial cabinet statement, Premier Helen Zille said the Western Cape government and the[…]
After months of hard work, finally the ribbon was cut to officially unveil the District Six Community Day Centre (CDC) on Wednesday. Premier Helen Zille and Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo did the honours at the special event, attended by members of the District Six community. The R104 million four-storey District[…]
The Public Protector has found that a tweet about colonialism by Western Cape Premier Helen Zille is in violation of the Constitution. In a report released on Monday, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane said that Zille’s conduct was tantamount to improper conduct in terms of the Constitution, as well as violating[…]
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