During the World Aids day, 1st December 2012, I was raped. Then came the why? Why not the police? Well to be completely honest, my family has no tolerance towards blacks. And I knew that my rape, being raped by a black man will make them proud of the continuous behavior they utter.

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Is ‘imposter syndrome’ the reason Maimane quit?

The politicians who run South Africa’s official opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA), have probably never heard of “imposter syndrome”. If they had, they might have a better grasp of the problems which confront their party — and its first black leader might not have been forced to resign.

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Helen Zille grew the DA from a parochial, provincial party into a national powerhouse that doubled its support in a decade. For the first time, the party attracted serious black leaders and expanded its footprint into townships. But like many liberation leaders-turned-dictators, Zille couldn’t let go of the power. So she took down the house of cards with her, writes Adriaan Basson.

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STATEMENT BY FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, THABO MBEKI, ON THE RESIGNATION OF MMUSI MAIMANE, ATHOL TROLLIP AND HERMAN MASHABA FROM SENIOR DA POSITIONS AND THE DA. I have understood from the statements made by the various leaders of the Democratic Alliance (DA), including Mr Mmusi Maimane, that the current developments within […]

Mmusi Maimane resigns from DA and Parliament as DA prepares to tackle FF plus to win its traditional voter base back to DA. My fellow South Africans, When I was elected as leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) in May 2015, just over four years ago, I set out to build a strong, diverse, and […]

Fair and Equitable Society has commenced with legal action against Lebogang Komana who posted a twitter that accuses Judges of taking bribes. He has now deleted the twit.

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Cyril Ramaphosa has thus far proved a surprising President. Many people backed him for the presidency because they believed he was smart, a good negotiator, a seasoned politician and economically savvy. Truth to tell, it was never easy to know whether he was really a good negotiator. He had, after all, led the NUM into its most disastrous strike ever, costing many thousands of its members jobs for no gain at all. And while he was widely celebrated for his role in negotiating the new constitution the fact was that De Klerk had a fixed timetable: he had to have a deal by 1994 when the next election had to take place, while the ANC had no time constraints and just had to hold things up in order to exert unbearable pressure.

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The Economic Freedom Fighters said Judge Willie Seriti, who chaired the commission of inquiry into the controversial arms deal and those who appointed him, must be held liable for the costs after his findings were overturned by the high court in Pretoria on Wednesday.

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