Helen Zille

Helen Zille – DA Federal Council chair

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[…]

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DA headed for showdown as Zille shocks SA

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[…]

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Zille promises to help D6 claimants

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[…]

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‘Time to say goodbye,’ sings Helen Zille

“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[…]

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New D6 community health centre opens

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[…]

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