The main opposition party in South Africa has lost three main leaders in its party. Several more members of the party have crossed the floor in KwaZulu-Natal to the leading party, the ANC. The questions that remains on many South Africans minds now, is where to from here for the DA? Joining CNBC Africa for more is Dr Ivor Sarakinsky, Wits School of Governance.
It took him more than half a century to get into politics and just over three years to get out of it. Businessman, Herman Mashaba, surprised many when he joined the official opposition, the Democratic Alliance on his way to become mayor of Johannesburg, one of Africa’s biggest and richest cities. He tried a number of reforms and survived votes of no-confidence in him and the shaky alliance with the eff. The election of former party leader, Helen Zille to a powerful post signalled the end. CNBC Africa's Karabo Letlhatlha filed this report.
The leader of one of the biggest and richest cities in Africa has stepped down amid political wrangling. Businessman turned politician Herman Mashaba who surprised many when he went into politics, says he could no longer stomach his position and wanted to go rather than being pushed. Mashaba resigns as a both the mayor of Johannesburg and a DA member, But what happens now to the business projects that he was driving in Johannesburg .CNBC Africa's Karabo Letlhatlha reports.
CNBC Africa's Karabo Letlhatlha caught up with outgoing Minister of Public Service and Administration Ayanda Dlodlo at the inauguration that was held on Saturday, Dlodlo was tasked by Cyril Ramaphosa to reconfigure a new government and administration for the new lean government that president Cyril Ramaphosa wants to see.
For the first time since the birth of democracy, South Africa’s election credibility has been called into question due to the ease of being able to wipe off the indelible ink marks on a voter’s thumb. The company that supplied the ink is Lithotech, a division of Bidvest, to find out what this means for these brands CNBC Africa is joined by Jeremy Sampson, Managing Director, Brand Finance Africa.
The impacts of possible outcomes of elections will have ramifications on the global market outlook and foreign direct investment. Joining CNBC Africa to discuss the country's place in a global market is William Attwell, Practice Leader, Sub-Saharan Africa, Duckerfrontier.
Andile Mngxitama, leader of Black First Land First is of the opinion that BLF had been "robbed". He sees the ANC, DA and EFF as a single party representing White Monopoly Capital in Parliament. He spoke to Karabo Letlahtlha at the IEC.