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Helen Zille

Helen Zille is the Premier of the Western Cape, a member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament, leader of South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance political party, and a former Mayor of Cape Town.
Zille is a former journalist and anti-apartheid activist, and famously exposed the truth behind the death of Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko while working for the Rand Daily Mail in the late 1970s. She also worked with the Black Sash and other pro-democracy groups during the 1980s. In the political arena, Zille has worked in all three tiers of government—as the Western Cape province's education MEC (1999–2004), as a Member of Parliament (2004–2006), as Mayor of Cape Town (2006–2009), and as Premier of the Western Cape (2009–present).
Zille's work as mayor, and in particular her successes in tackling crime, drug abuse and unemployment in Cape Town, led to her selection as World Mayor of the Year in 2008 - from a field of 820 candidates. She was also chosen as Newsmaker of the year 2006 by the National Press Club in July 2007, and is a former finalist in the South African Woman of the Year Award. Zille speaks English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa as well as ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Helen Zille appointed deputy chair of NCOP
2014-07-08
“We congratulate Ms Helen Zille on her election and believe that this would add value to the NCOP,” said DA MP Elza van Lingen. “Indeed, the NCOP must assert its relevance in the legislative process and improve its stature in the eyes of South Africans ...
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  1. Helen Zille elected Deputy Chair of NCOP - DA
  2. Zille appointed deputy chair of NCOP

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Helen Zille tells dying MF to quit race
2014-07-02
Helen Zille tells dying MF to quit race. Clive Ndou. On the campaign trail in Phoenix, north of Durban, from left KZN DA leader Sizwe Mchunu, DA leader Helen Zille and Hlanganani Gumbi, 1 July 2014, ahead of the by elections taking place on 2 July 2014.
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  1. Zille drums up support for DA
  2. Zille says not to 'waste votes' on small parties
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Don't waste your vote on smaller parties - Helen Zille
2014-07-01
Note to editors: The following remarks were made by DA Leader Helen Zille during by-election campaigning today in Phoenix and Chatsworth, Ethekwini Wards 52 and 73. The seats became vacant after Minority Front councillors defected to the DA. Today we ...
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  1. Don't waste votes on smaller parties

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Helen Zille vs. The New Age: Press Ombudsman's ruling
2014-06-30
This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Michael Mpofu, spokesperson for Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, and those of Phatisani Moyo, news editor of The New Age newspaper. Zille is complaining about a front page story published on 22 ...
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  1. New Age ordered to apologise to Zille

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The New Age ordered to apologise to Zille
2014-06-30
The New Age ordered to apologise to Zille. The New Age has to apologise to Western Cape premier Helen Zille over an article that her provincial cabinet was dominated by white men, the press ombudsman ruled on Monday. Share & Rate this article.
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Fransman lost millions, claims Zille
2014-06-26
Cape Town - Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says millions of rands were spent under then-MEC Marius Fransman for functions and campaigns that did not take place. Zille also told the provincial legislature that based on supporting documents in an ...
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Zille: New land reform proposal won't work
2014-06-24
CAPE TOWN – Land reform policy proposals made by Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti won't work, Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille said on Tuesday. Under the plan, commercial farmers will have to give workers a 50 ...
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  1. DA: New land reform proposals are a recipe for disaster
  2. Restituted land 'has produced tycoons'

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Land: Nkwinti's proposals a departure from the NDP - Helen Zille
2014-06-24
Note to editors: The following remarks were delivered by DA Leader Helen Zille at a press conference in Parliament today. The Democratic Alliance today outlines our position on the new Land Reform Policy Proposals published by Minister Gugile Nkwinti.
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Zille challenges new visa legislation
2014-06-23
Cape town - The Western Cape government could take the national government to court over the new immigration regulations, says Premier Helen Zille. She warned during her State of the Province address at the provincial legislature on Friday that the new ...
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  1. Zille lambasts state over red tape hurdles
  2. EFF says DA has betrayed voters

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