The Democratic Alliance says it will announce its new leader on Sunday afternoon following its first-ever virtual elective congress which will begin on Saturday. This year, the official opposition party lost three provincial leaders with one saying it’s no longer the party he joined 20 years ago. This was preceded[…]
On Tuesday, Education Cabinet Secretary, George Magoha, announced the Kenyan government’s decision to close all schools across the country until the beginning of 2021. In a media release, Magoha stated that “[i]n consultation with the Ministry of Health we have agreed schools to reopen when daily Covid-19 cases reduce consistently[…]
Leader of the One South Africa Movement, Musi Maimane, is calling for teachers and learners to stay home on Friday in protest of government’s decision to reopen schools. Maimane is taking his campaign to see school gates shut in the wake of rising COVID-19 infections to the street, having been[…]
They might not have regularly seen eye-to-eye, but EFF leader Julius Malema and former DA head Mmusi Maimane proved to Mzansi they could overcome their differences. Here is a timeline of how they went from rivals to having a budding “bromance”. Knocking out Maimane At the beginning of 2019, Malema[…]
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[…]
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[…]
DA leader Mmusi Maimane has raised eyebrows after allegations that he drove a Steinhoff-sponsored SUV, despite being warned not to. The claims were published in Rapport. The paper claimed that the car was given to Maimane during the 2016 elections by Markus Jooste, former CEO of Steinhoff. Investments worth billions were lost[…]
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for the establishment of a Sexual Offences Court to deal with gender-based violence. A number of marches have been taking place around the country against the escalating problem. Maimane says gender-based violence is a specialised crime, hence the call for the establishment of the court. “People get arrested for[…]
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