Helen Zille

Gigaba’s R6bn drought relief too little too late: Zille

The R6-billion allocated by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba for drought relief and infrastructure is a drop in the ocean‚ Western Cape Premier Helen Zille said on Thursday. “Although R6-billion is a lot of money‚ divided between five provinces it will hardly touch sides if it is intended both for relief[…]

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University study to probe child killings in WCape

Premier Helen Zille has decided that a university-led study will probe the spate of child murders in the Western Cape. Zille met with child protection NGOs and the Human Rights Commission to discuss the way forward regarding child murders in the province. Close to 40 children have been murdered in[…]

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Zille and housing activists hold ‘fruitful’ meeting

Reclaim the City (RTC) activists met with Premier Helen Zille on August 3 to discuss RTC’s objections to the application by the province for rezoning of the Somerset Precinct. Earlier that day, at about 4am, the RTC members had protested outside her house, GroundUp reported. The Somerset Precinct, situated between[…]

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Zille defeats ANC’s motion of no confidence

The ANC in the Western Cape found itself alone as fellow opposition parties ganged up with the ruling DA to paint it as a failed party as the provincial legislature debated a motion of no confidence against Premier Helen Zille. Instead‚ the legislature ended up resolving to pass a motion[…]

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Zille and Maimane settle: What does it mean?

On Tuesday morning Helen Zille apologised for her controversial tweets on colonialism. Here is everything you need to know about her joint press conference with DA leader Mmusi Maimane. What did Zille apologise for? Zille gave an unqualified and unreserved apology for her tweets on colonialism as well as her[…]

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Zille vacates all decision-making positions in DA

‘I realise the wounds of history that my tweet and subsequent defence of it have opened,’ Zille said. Western Cape Premier Helen Zille apologised to South Africans over her tweets praising colonialism, adding her actions undermined Mmusi Maimane’s party leadership. “I realise the wounds of history that my tweet and[…]

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Helen Zille hits back after DA suspension

Western Cape premier Helen Zille says party leader Mmusi Maimane and the DA’s federal executive “pre-judged” her when arriving at their decision to suspend her from party duties. The Democratic Alliance’s highest decision-making body decided by “an overwhelming majority” to officially suspend Zille on Wednesday until her disciplinary hearing is[…]

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