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Editorial: Desperately seeking an opposition

All the contenders are deeply flawed, losing support, or both

DA zips lip on shadowy graft case

The party has allegedly ignored reports of kickbacks and claims of sexual harassment to protect a top councillor

Nought as constant as change

Dudu Myeni is out of favour, an interim leader becomes The Permanent One, and Meyiwa’s killers ‘found’

With 79% of votes, Steenhuisen is elected DA leader

It was a landslide victory for John Steenhuisen, who thanked his family and opponent Mbali Ntuli before characteristically tearing into the ANC-led government for its anti-liberal policies, numerous failures, megalomania, and rampant corruption.

Mmusi Maimane doesn’t want DA’s political ‘superstars’

The leader of the new One South Africa Movement says his former party has set itself on a course away from multiracialism after its recent policy conference

No mass DA exodus, for now

Despite growing disgruntlement and a string of high-profile resignations, often by black members, DA rank and file don’t appear to be jumping ship

DA moves to a ‘colour-blind’ future

The official opposition said current ANC policies to undo historic economic injustices have only benefited an elite few

Zille’s tweets threaten her position as DA federal chairperson

Gauteng chairperson, Mike Moriarty, says the party needs stability, not controversy, at its helm

A week of dodging bullets

Sani the barber and uBaba risk their lives, while Helen, Queen of the Karens, fires off another salvo

DA policy conference postponed as Covid-19 regulations kick in

The official opposition party in South Africa was expected to hold its key policy conference in April to outline important strategic interventions to undo the party’s downward electoral slide

Steenhuisen is a shoo-in as DA leader, but he needs help

The biggest challenge for the next leader of the Democratic Alliance will be to get politicians like Mbali Ntuli onside

By-election woes for DA as Tshwane council is binned

The Democratic Alliance is likely to lose Tshwane when residents vote again

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”

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