This valuable snapshot of where the DA is at right now – out of the Cape Town mayoral morass and finally focussing on the all-important elections next year, is required reading for anyone trying to get a firmer grip in the ever-changing South African political environment.
The DA has asked central government to deploy soldiers to the Cape Flats to curb violent crime, gangsterism and drugs 13 times in the past six years and last week organised a “SendTheArmyNow” march from Nyanga to Manenberg.
His detractors, and those of the DA, will say that whatever Gareth van Onselen, Head of Politics and Governance at the Institute of Race Relations, (IRR), says must be taken from whence it comes, referring to his historic DA links.
A light has shone briefly in the callous darkness of an uncaring State – held by none other than former deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke in delivering a far-reaching and very specific Life Esidimeni arbitration ruling.
Is Day Zero, when Cape Town runs out of water, fact or fiction? This is the big issue up for debate as Mother City officials and politicians play games with the date on which the city is expected to hit a grave water shortage
For those readers who think Patricia de Lille is something of a national hero for her part in exposing the arms deal that gave us an early heads up on Zuma and his then-incipient army of Zuptoids, reading this will make them think again.
The launch of Maimane’s ‘defeat’ Day Zero campaign came in for a lot of flak amid criticism that it represented too little too late and that the DA was reducing the Cape Town water crisis to a social media campaign.