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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.

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.