Helen Zille

Editorial: We need a better party as ANC does birthday rerun

"The ANC’s long history and continued survival is something to marvel at. But celebrating the mere fact of survival is really not enough"

A cultural war waged by a cartoonist

Helen Zille’s favourite cartoonist is a case study of a right-wing con artist inspired by Donald Trump

South Africa’s liberals are failing to wrap their heads around race

The white liberal establishment, both inside and outside the DA, holds onto its race-blindness by distorting the South African idea of “non-racialism”

EFF wants Jozi mayor job, ends DA deal

The decision, made public by EFF president Julius Malema at a briefing in Johannesburg yesterday, effectively ends the coalition

Steenhuisen sweeps to victory as new DA head

John Steenhuisen is the DA’s new interim Federal Leader while Ivan Meyer was elected the new party chairperson on Sunday

Steenhuisen promises team work

The likely interim leader of the DA says he wants to listen to members who may leave following Mmusi Maimane’s resignation

‘Gentleman’ Steenhuisen is a Zille clone

The DA’s John Steenhuisen is reasonable but he shares Helen Zille’s ‘race doesn’t matter’ mantra

Party’s woes signify historical dilemma of South Africa’s liberals

The Democratic Alliance’s problems can be traced back to the politicisation of race, which has persisted even after the dawn of democracy in 1994

Three DA contenders, three visions

John Steenhuisen, Bonginkosi Madikizela and Makashule Gana will contest the position for interim party leader

ANC plays a game of dodgeball

The mayor of Durban avoids almost all the questions whereas Gwede ducks and dives amid his tiger tales

Is ‘imposter syndrome’ the reason Maimane quit?

Mmusi Maimane's resignation highlights a core problem: the assumption that the only way to do anything is the way white men did it in the past

Zille’s reprise is getting weird

With Maimane and Trollip gone, it seems the DA trying to turn back the hands of time to 2015 — or even 1652

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Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income