Democratic Alliance (DA) News

Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape

South African Opposition Suspends Ex-Leader Over Colonialism Tweets

South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, suspended Helen Zille, its former leader and premier of the Western Cape province.

Mmusi Maimane, Leader of South Africa's Democratic Alliance (DA)

South African opposition leader says coalition will beat ANC in 2019

The leader of South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance, Mmusi Maimane, said on Friday it could win the 2019 election with the help of other parties as the African National Congress becomes increasingly divided under President Jacob Zuma.

Pravi Gordhan, South Africa's former Finance Minister

South Africa's President Zuma sacks Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in major cabinet reshuffle

Major cabinet reshuffle comes as calls for South African president to quit grow.

Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President of South Africa. Photographer: Denzil Maregele/Foto24/Gallo Images via Getty Images

MTN must obey Nigerian laws, says South Africa's Deputy President Ramaphosa

MTN Group Ltd., Africa’s biggest mobile-phone company that’s facing a $5.2 billion fine in Nigeria, must follow the rules in countries where it does business, South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

Dianne Kohler-Barnard, former member of South Africa’s Democratic Alliance

South Africa's opposition expels member Dianne Kohler-Barnard over Facebook post

South Africa’s main opposition party has expelled a prominent member for sharing a Facebook post praising an apartheid leader.

The Democratic Alliance wanted to show it was an inclusive party with the election of Mmusi Maimane as leader.

Is South Africa's Democratic Alliance serious about tackling racism?

South African opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) politician Dianne Kohler Barnard has been demoted after sharing a Facebook post which praised apartheid President PW Botha.

Cyril Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa tops list of candidates for next President of South Africa, according to New World Wealth survey (Infographic)

Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa‘s current Deputy President, is the top candidate for next President of South Africa, with 71% of respondents picking him over other likely candidates.

Mmusi Maimane is the first black leader of South Africa’s Democratic Alliance.

South Africa: What does Mmusi Maimane's win mean for the Democratic Alliance (DA)?

It is a milestone of sorts. For the first time in its democratic history South Africa has an official opposition led by a black person.

Mmusi Maimane, recently elected Party Leader of South Africa's Democratic Alliance (DA)

South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) elects Mmusi Maimane as first black leader

South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), has elected its first black leader, a move the party hopes will widen its appeal. Mmusi Maimane, 34, was clear favourite to succeed outgoing leader Helen Zille.

Mmusi Maimane, Leader of the Opposition (Democratic Alliance) in South Africa's National Assembly

Could Mmusi Maimane become the first black leader of South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA)?

South Africa‘s official opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA) party, is expected to elect its first black leader at a congress starting Saturday, May 9th. The election of a black leader of the DA would be a watershed moment for the predominantly white party.

Mmusi Maimane, Leader of the Opposition (Democratic Alliance) in South Africa's National Assembly and Helen Zille, Party Leader of the Democratic Alliance

Helen Zille's move opens way for black leader of South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance

Helen Zille’s departure as head of South Africa’s main opposition party paves the way for the Democratic Alliance to choose its first black leader to draw voters away from the ruling party before next year’s municipal elections.

Helen Zille, Leader of South Africa's Democratic Alliance (DA) and Premier of the Western Cape

South Africa's opposition leader Helen Zille steps down

South Africa’s opposition leader Helen Zille announced Sunday she would step down from her position at the party congress next month.

A student passes the statue of Cecil John Rhodes at the University of Cape Town. Last week, students threw a bucket of excrement over the statue. Photograph: Schalk van Zuydam/AP

Race and South Africa: The size of an apartheid leader's statue tells you everything you need to know

What is the significance of a former statesman’s statue? This a question that has been doing the rounds in Cape Town in the last couple of weeks.

Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa

Why South Africa's president is right and wrong to blame apartheid for power cuts in 2015

South Africa may be entering its fifth consecutive month of power outages but that hasn’t put President Jacob Zuma above buck-passing.

Frederik de Klerk, the last President of South Africa’s white-minority apartheid government

Cape Town votes to name highway after Frederik de Klerk despite opposition

A Cape Town highway was renamed after the last president of South Africa’s white-minority apartheid government, FW de Klerk, on Wednesday despite fierce opposition.

Vladimir Putin (Left) and Jacob Zuma, presidents of Russia and South Africa, respectively

Geopolitics Key to South Africa's $100 Billion Nuclear Plan

Politics may tip the balance as Russia’s Rosatom Corp. and France’s Areva SA (AREVA) prepare to battle it out for South Africa’s planned nuclear-energy project that could cost $100 billion.

A mixed use high density development stands as part of the Wescape real estate project in Cape Town, South Africa, in this undated handout illustration.

Building a Boston in Cape Town: $13B dream rises from ashes of apartheid

David Pearson has a vision: a new community of 800,000 — bigger than Boston — complete with factories, schools, clinics and a university that will help erase the legacy of apartheid in Cape Town.

Colin Coleman, Head, Investment, Banking Sub-Saharan Africa, Goldman Sachs International

Macro-economic stability has improved dramatically in Africa: Colin Coleman, Head, Investment Banking, Sub-Saharan Africa, Goldman Sachs International (Video)

Colin Coleman, Head of Investment Banking for Sub-Saharan Africa at Goldman Sachs International, says macro-economic stability has improved dramatically in Africa and discusses capital markets on the continent.