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Someone please save the DA from itself

Enoch Powell famously said: “All political lives, unless they are cut off in midstream at a happy juncture, end in failure, because that is the nature of politics and of human affairs.” Watching the ongoing shenanigans of the DA in … Continue reading

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11 Cape Town councillors face further investigation by DA

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille is not the only councillor in hot water with her party‚ with 11 of her colleagues also facing a probe due to political squabbles in the council. Following a meeting of the DA’s federal executive … Continue reading

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Cosatu calls Tony Leon’s drought communications contract corruption

The Western Cape branch of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Tuesday said the contract worth R650,000 given to former Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Tony Leon’s company by the City of Cape Town to communicate information on … Continue reading

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EFF storms H&M at Mall of Africa‚ yet again

Just as many South Africans were recovering from the drama caused by the Economic Freedom Fighters over the weekend‚ the red berets yet again stormed one of the biggest malls in the country‚ Mall of Africa in Midrand north of … Continue reading

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De Lille crisis reveals DA factionalism and extreme centralisation

  This time last year the DA had reason to be happy with their change of political fortunes. The local government elections of 2016 had seen it take leadership of coalitions or secure cooperation arrangements in Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson … Continue reading

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The DA Could Lose Cape Town Through De Lille’s Mismanagement – Report

An explosive report by the DA’s top structure has stopped short of calling for Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille’s head, but says that “the instability in the City of Cape Town poses a clear and present danger to our … Continue reading

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Welcome to the real world, DA

Mondli Makhanya – Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille (File, Netwerk24) Watching the drama that is playing out in the DA, one is tempted to shout: “Welcome to the real world of power politics, guys.” The DA has been pretending … Continue reading

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