The opposition leader admits to having ‘disagreed fundamentally’ with former IRR research fellow Helen Zille, who is now running for the role of DA federal chair.
A statement from Buyelwa Mafaya’s office said she had to ‘make the difficult decision to postpone’ the special and ordinary meetings ‘due to imminent threats against councillors’.
IFP’s Gauteng chair Bonginkosi Dhlamini says the party in the province is a serious political player which provides quality rather than quantity of leadership.
Waters rejected the notion that in South Africa race was a proxy for poverty, and wants the party to engage with voters.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane is under pressure from critics in the party.
DA infighting is not about race, analysts say
The May election results and by-elections outcomes ‘had exposed the factionalism under the surface in the party’.

A turbulent transition: Why the DA faces a rocky future

Elections are moments of reckoning. They can either project a party on to a new trajectory or force a party into introspection.

DA MP resigns from Stellies Institutional Forum after ConCourt battle over language policy

He attributes his resignation to his inability to be part of an immoral process where thousands of students will be robbed of the same opportunities he had.

DA bans Zille, Waters, Trollip, Walters from debating each other on television

The ‘battle for the DA’ was meant to take place tonight, but has been cancelled by order of the party’s head of federal council elections.

Shivambu denies ‘flip-flopping’ after EFF withdraws support for removal of NMB mayor Bobani

The ANC and DA could remove Bobani if they vote together, but it’s unclear if they will despite both parties stating they want him gone.

Parties battle for control of Nelson Mandela Bay

The EFF has resolved earlier this year to cut all its informal partnerships with the DA and ANC.

Zuma’s latest court appearance draws only low-level support

Zuma’s latest court appearance draws only low-level support

Breaking into a popular ANC freedom struggle song ‘Senzeni na?’ (what have we done?), Zuma depicted himself as a victim of SA’s criminal justice system.

Zuma is back to his old tricks

Zuma is back to his old tricks

An analyst says the former president is ‘like a glue on the sole of the ANC shoe’ and his continuing delaying tactics in court show his determination to stick around.

Gumede warns ANC leaders against influencing eThekwini conference

Gumede is embroiled in a mountain of legal battles after she was charged with fraud and corruption in connection with a R208 million tender.

DA wants Ramaphosa to confirm state will not foot Zuma’s ‘latest legal tricks’

The party says it wants an update to the process made by the state in recouping public money used over the last decade to fund the former president’s legal fees.

ANC in committed bid to revive defunct youth league

ANC in committed bid to revive defunct youth league

The ANCYL was liquidated in July 2018 after failing to pay legal costs of a 2010 defamation case brought by former DA leader Helen Zille.

DA Cape Town motion of no confidence against JP Smith suspended

Smith was, according to a letter calling for the motion, accused of ‘destructive behaviour’ and driving disunity within the caucus.

Cash-strapped ANC could foot the bill for bankrupt youth league’s conference

The cost for conferences, which bring together members from across the country, could run into millions as operational, hotel and food bills pile up.

Mkhwebane backs EFF in IGI case, says classified ‘rogue unit’ report should be public

The report itself is highly controversial, as it is largely based on information from State Security Agency operatives implicated in discrediting Sars officials.

‘Rogue unit’ journalist Rampedi launches petition for judicial inquiry into ‘media capture’ by ‘cabals’

The Sunday Independent journalist has been on the warpath since the narrative about an illegal unit at Sars has made a comeback.

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