Helen Zille

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Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane, the party’s first black president, stood down on Wednesday. Photograph: Gulshan Khan/AFP via Getty

South Africa’s largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, is struggling to contain damaging fallout from a leadership crisis that has engulfed(...)

 Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane speaks  in Johannesburg, South Africa. File photograph: Kevin Sutherland/EPA

Mmusi Maimane’s leadership of the Democratic Alliance (DA) has come under serious threat ahead of a crunch party meeting this weekend which will fill (...)

 A resident of the Masiphumelele informal settlement collects drinking water from a communal municipal tap in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

A drought in three South African provinces that is threatening to leave Cape Town residential areas without any municipally-supplied water has been de(...)

Tree trunks, which were submersed when the dam was full, stand in the critically low Theewaterskloof Dam in Villiersdorp, South Africa. Cape Town will become the first major city in recent history to run out water. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

South Africa’s most popular urban tourist destination, Cape Town in the Western Cape Province, is on the cusp of becoming the first major coastal city(...)

Western Cape premier Helen Zille, who will face disciplinary proceedings by her political party, Democratic Alliance, on Friday over tweets she made about colonialism. Photograph: Schalk van Zuydam/AP

Western Cape premier Helen Zille, a former leader of South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA), will face disciplinary proceedings on Friday over tweets(...)

Mmusi Maimane  gives his maiden speech following his election in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, today. Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), has said it voted Mmusi Maimane as leader, making him the first black person to h(...)

Outgoing Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille: “These kinds of decisions are a long time coming but in the end they are made suddenly. The time is right.” Photograph: Reuters/Mike Hutchings

The leader of South Africa’s main opposition party said yesterday she was standing down, possibly opening the way for a black candidate to broaden t(...)

Studying by candle light during load shedding in Soweto.  Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africa’s stuttering economy will struggle over the next few years to achieve the growth rate required to tackle its high levels of unemployment (...)

South African president Jacob Zuma. The presidency welcomed the decision by South Africa’s supreme appeals court to release the so-calld ‘spy tapes’ tapes but has said nothing else on the matter. Photograph: Dean Hutton/Bloomberg

South Africa’s main opposition leader Helen Zille said yesterday that secret phone recordings her party acquired through the courts revealed “suffi(...)

After Mandela

Post-election violence in Johannesburg’s township of Alexandra and the government’s more aggressive response in deploying troops against demonstrators(...)

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