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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.

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.