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Carien du Plessis

5 people who could lead the DA – and 2 who couldn’t

12 April 2015 15:25

Now that Democractic Alliance leader Helen Zille will not be standing for re-election next month, who can lead the opposition party? Carien du Plessis looks at possible candidates.

Grace Mugabe shows us she’s not dead yet

12 April 2015 15:00

Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, was all sparkle and laughs at her husband’s side during his official state visit to South Africa this week in a mostly convincing effort to dispel recent rumours that she was gravely ill.

Beyond niceties, Mugabe’s SA visit is all ‘business’

9 April 2015 7:37

On the surface there were warm handshakes and mutual reminiscing about the struggle against apartheid in the bad old days and Cecil John Rhodes latterly, but the main theme of Robert Mugabe’s three-day visit to South Africa this week is business.