Helen Zille

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Feb 22nd, 2013
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“WE ARE not here to occupy a space that is already occupied,” says Dr Mamphela Ramphele, a day after launching Agang (meaning “to build” in the language of the Sotho), a political party that will contest South Africa’s next elections. Dr Ramphele is admired as a heroine of the fight against apartheid...
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Dec 3rd, 2012
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RW Johnson says short term compromise will lead to long term disaster for party The Democratic Alliance (DA) is a unique opposition party in Africa: white- led, multi-racial and steadily gaining. From a base of 1.7% in the 1994 parliamentary election, it improved its position to 16.7% in 2009, and in...
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Aug 6th, 2012
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Earlier this summer, commentator Al Gini had the opportunity to spend six weeks in South Africa. He’s put together a few reflective pieces on his experiences there, which we’ll run this week. Benjamin Franklin once observed that democracy may be the most humane and egalitarian form of gov...
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Jul 5th, 2012
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I am pleased to be addressing the National Social Cohesion Summit, the theme of which is ‘creating a caring and proud society’, because I believe that we need more care and compassion in our society. And we need to take more pride in discharging our responsibilities, whether as members of gover...
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May 22nd, 2012
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Two men on Tuesday vandalised a portrait of President Jacob Zuma posing as Lenin with his genitals… Two men on Tuesday vandalised a portrait of President Jacob Zuma posing as Lenin with his genitals exposed in a Johannesburg gallery, as a court battle over the painting got under way. The face, ...
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May 14th, 2012
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The ANC says it is fully aware that it has to up its game because “apartheid” will soon no longer hold water as an excuse for poor service. KwaZulu-Natal secretary Sihle Zikalala told the media that SA was fast approaching the end of the second decade of democracy. If there was no service or transfor...
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May 11th, 2012
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Western Cape Premier Helen Zille was asked in the provincial legislature why she hated black people so much, Beeld reported on Friday. Speaker Richard Majola banned ANC MPL Patrick McKenzie from asking Zille on Thursday: “Premier, why do you hate black people so much?” McKenzie asked why ...
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May 2nd, 2012
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President Jacob Zuma marked Workers’ Day with an appeal for greater unity within the ruling ANC, Cosatu and SACP alliance – while opposition DA leader Helen Zille blamed the labour federation for blocking plans that would create more jobs. Politicians and union leaders all claimed ordinary workers as...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 17th, 2012
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Khaya Dlanga I can’t help but think that I may have had something to do with the president’s latest wedding. Perhaps I should take responsibility to the taxpayers because you dear taxpayer will be maintaining the lifestyle of the president’s newest wife. You’re also paying for the lifestyle of his ot...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 9th, 2012
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There seems to be no end in sight to the legal woes of suspended ANC Youth League president Julius Malema and league spokesman Floyd Shivambu. Today DA leader Helen Zille will drag them into the Cape Town High Court alleging defamation. Jordan Hill-Lewis, Zille’s chief of staff, said the party ...