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Twitter grills Helen Zille for her controversial colonialism tweet

by: Mihlali Ntsabo - 16 March 2017

Twitter grills Helen Zille for her controversial colonialism tweet

This morning, Helen Zille tweeted that colonialism was not that negative, because we have benefited greatly from it. SMH For those claiming legacy of colonialism was ONLY negative, think of our independent judiciary, transport infrastructure, piped water etc. — Helen Zille (@helenzille) March 16, 2017 Would we have had a transition into specialised health care...

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Meet the young woman lobbying for a second police station in SA’s murder capital, Nyanga

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 14 March 2017

Meet the young woman lobbying for a second police station in SA’s murder capital, Nyanga

“I’m not an activist,” says the soft-spoken Nelisa Ngqulana, as she sits on the couch of her living room in Fish Hoek. “I think of it as, if there’s an issue, I respond as an active citizen.” She may not consider herself an activist but her petition for a second police station in South Africa’s...

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An open letter to Helen Zille on her offensive tweet about the people of Nyanga

by: Teboho Makhetha - 9 December 2016

An open letter to Helen Zille on her offensive tweet about the people of Nyanga

Dear Madam Premier, Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Teboho Makhetha, and I was born in Eastern Cape in a small town called Matatiele. I moved to Cape Town in 2011 for work purposes, and I’ve been living here since. What triggered me to write to you is the tweet below sent from...

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No country for old men

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 16 January 2015

No country for old men

Does parliament have an age problem? There are severals reasons young people don’t take parliament seriously. The language is laced with jargon, opposition parties whistle and yawn at each other and, as we saw last year, there’s the occasional scuffle that ends with MPs throwing their shoes at riot police . But one of the biggest...

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The drama in parliament last week

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 26 November 2014

The drama in parliament last week

Parliament is a circus lately. Anyone who tells you otherwise has either never been there or is blatantly lying to your face. It’s funny; you’d think a place that houses the country’s political dignitaries and is responsible for passing the legislation that runs the country would take that responsibility and put its ideological differences aside...

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On the future of SA youth politics with Mbali Ntuli

by: Tshepang Tlhapane - 3 October 2014

On the future of SA youth politics with Mbali Ntuli

In August, the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Mbali Ntuli stepped down as the party’s youth leader. Despite her resignation – which was accompanied by rumours that she resigned because of her strained relationship with party leader Helen Zille – she remains an influential leader of the DA’s “black caucus” – what the media refers to as...

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Spy tapes revealed

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 7 September 2014

Spy tapes revealed

This is only the end of the beginning,” Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille told a modest crowd of the party’s supporters outside North Gauteng High Court on Thursday. “This day will be written and read about,” she went on. “And you are here to witness it. We have won the battle to have the right...

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How it all started: Spy Tapes timeline

by: Tshepang Tlhapane - 5 September 2014

How it all started: Spy Tapes timeline

“Give us the tapes, give us the tapes, give us the tapes,” chanted Democratic Alliance Leader, Helen Zille and her counterparts outside the Bloemfontein Supreme Court of Appeal on Thursday. The past few days have seen the “spy tapes saga,” as it is popularly referred to, dominate front pages alongside sensational headlines like “Is this...

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Lwandle Inquiry neither Kosher nor Halaal

by: Robyn Frost - 16 July 2014

Lwandle Inquiry neither Kosher nor Halaal

On Tuesday, members of the media gathered at the Western Cape legislature to hear the DA’s position on the Lwandle land eviction incident. This is after over 800 destitute people were forcibly removed from illegally occupying  SANRAL-owned land near Somerset West. A commission of inquiry has been set up to investigate why those people were occupying...

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THE ANC & YOU(TH)

by: Bobontle Mopeloa - 13 June 2014

THE ANC & YOU(TH)

We’ve celebrated 20 years since the fall of apartheid government. And now, with the 2014 election over, we finally get a break from adventurous politicians formulating “masterful” strategies to sway voters. From Helen Zille speaking Xhosa to Jacob Zuma dancing steadfastly to “Indle’lendlala” all the way down to the ironic sight of Julius Malema and...

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