Tag: Helen Zille

Ivor Sarakinsky: DA crisis? What crisis?

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.

Zille in Mashaba out exposes DA’s deep fractures

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.

Cape Town water crisis: crossing state and party lines isn’t the answer

Marius Pieterse, University of the Witwatersrand Mmusi Maimane, the leader of South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, that governs the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Province, now leads...

South Africa declares Western Cape province a drought disaster area

Western Cape premier Helen Zille declared the province a disaster area on Monday and urged residents to manage their water supplies more efficiently as the South African region tries to cope with what she described as the "worst drought since 1904".
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