Helen Zille

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Helen Zille said : "I will not be leader; I will play a background role and I will stay in my lane" External link

businessday Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Helen Zille said : “Since the start of the lockdown, the DA has been busy transferring its systems to digital platforms. By the time we hold the elective congress, almost every major party function will be operating online, and the process of adaptation continues,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 27, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “This proposal will be submitted for scrutiny and ratification at the party’s online Federal Council meeting in July,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 17, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : "We are anticipating that by October we may be on a lower level of lockdown that will allow some movement and may allow meetings of fifty people or fewer," External link

BBCMonitoring Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : "The Minister of Corporative Governance and Traditional Affairs is not even the executive, she is not the president - she is Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, it gives her absolute power to make a set of new laws that fundamentally change people's lives without going back to parliament once" External link

BBCMonitoring Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille added : “Furthermore, we are also challenging the constitutionality of aspects of the Disaster Management Act that concentrate massive law-making powers in the hands of Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the minister of co-operative governance, without any oversight from parliament, and enable her to delegate such powers to other ministers, who are equally unaccountable. They can extend this power indefinitely,” External link

citizen Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : "This violation of fundamental rights requires increased and rigorous oversight, not less" External link

iol Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “We will use this to learn every lesson we can in preparation for a possible virtual policy conference in September — because large gatherings may still be disallowed then,” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “Given that 2021 is an election year, we need to get the turbulence of internal elections behind us this year to focus on the countrywide polls with every ounce of energy we have next year,” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “Our technology experts are researching online voting options that are compatible with our single, transferable vote system, and we are considering ways in which to discuss and resolve debates on amendments to the constitution, among other things. At this stage, I am fairly optimistic that we will pull this off,” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “Our federal head office is going to become a computer screen,” External link

citizen Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Helen Zille said : “We will use this opportunity to trial technology-based conferencing, for identified aspects of the policy discussions. The policy steering committee is busy devising a plan for doing this,” External link

businessday Monday, March 16, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille added ( about Randall Williams ) : “We congratulate Williams on his election as mayoral candidate, and trust that he will serve the people of Tshwane well as Executive Mayor and we commit our support to him unconditionally in the pursuit of creating One South Africa for All,” External link

citizen Monday, February 17, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “7) I apologise for that. But this evil platform, that can find no effective way of filtering out fake accounts, and dealing with hate speech (as constitutionally defined) offers no alternative. Go well if you mean well. I'm out of here,” External link

iol Monday, February 17, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “A partial truth can often be more damaging than a deliberate lie. The only fact on the table here is that we are going to Schweizer-Reneke to report fully and in detail to the interested and affected parties there,” External link

businessday Sunday, January 26, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “The FedEx also resolved that our primary accountability is to the community of Schweizer-Reneke and we will send a delegation to the town to report on the findings and the proposed way forward before making a public statement,” External link

businessday Sunday, January 26, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : "We haven't gotten to the crux of the matter. It's just talks about whether we should be having these discussions at all," External link

businessday Monday, January 20, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille wrote : “This aptly captures the fallacy and racism behind race generalisations,” External link

citizen Thursday, January 2, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “I followed absolutely every process in HR and on the resolutions of federal council and I took it to NMC (national management committee), which is allowed to take decisions and I went through all the processes,” External link

citizen Monday, November 18, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “They are saying I should have consulted the newly elected chairperson; he was very much part of the discussions. But he had not been elected federal chairperson yet, but he was there,” External link

citizen Monday, November 18, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille says : “humanities faculties at SA universities are the last place I would send anyone to broaden their minds” External link

businessday Friday, November 8, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Helen Zille stated : “for those claiming legacy of colonialism was ONLY negative, think of our independent judiciary, transport, infrastructure, piped water etc” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 5, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : "I was a change candidate … I will always be around to represent the values that the DA stands for," External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, October 27, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “Everybody knows the history of my support for Mmusi. And, as he says, we have disagreed at times but I don’t think there is any individual in any political party that does not disagree in some way or another, because we are a democratic organisation and have debates on policy issues,” External link

iol Sunday, October 27, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “I will not be the leader. I will play a background role and stay in my lane,” External link

businessday Friday, October 25, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille remarked : “This is a rather unusual situation,” External link

citizen Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said ( about Steve Biko ) : “But he will remember that while he was making a fortune in business, I was hiding Umkhonto we Sizwe operatives in my house and I was exposing the murder of Steve Biko, so I’m not sure who these right-wingers are who he’s referring to,” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “Let me say this, there are racists of all races in South Africa, I’m not the kind of person who believes that if you’re black you can’t be racist,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said ( about Steve Biko ) : “But he will remember that while he was making a fortune in business, I was hiding Umkhonto we Sizwe operatives in my house and I was exposing the murder of Steve Biko, so I’m not sure who these right-wingers are who he’s referring to,” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:29:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille told ( about Steve Biko ) : “But he will remember that while he was making a fortune in business, I was hiding Umkhonto weSizwe operatives in my house, and I was exposing the murder of Steve Biko, so I’m not sure who these right-wingers are who he’s referring to,” External link

citizen Monday, October 21, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said ( about Patricia de Lille ) : “Patricia De Lille certainly did not leave because of any disagreement she and I had; on the contrary, I was on the record that she was treated unfairly and that I really disagreed with the way party handled the Patricia De Lille case,” External link

citizen Monday, October 21, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “she knew she was going to lose a caucus election, it’s as simple as that” External link

citizen Monday, October 21, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “I know exactly what this role entails. I will stay in my lane. This is a job that coordinates different structures, functions and systems of the DA,” External link

citizen Monday, October 21, 2019 10:07:00 AM EAT

Helen Zille said : “I will not be the leader. I will play a background role and stay in my lane,” External link

businessday Sunday, October 20, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “I am running for chair precisely to work for unity and stability. If elected, my job will be to support the leader. The leader and the relevant executives will give direction. I will co-ordinate implementation.,” External link

iol Wednesday, October 9, 2019 7:40:00 AM EAT

Helen Zille said : “In recent months, the DA has been through a period of turmoil and distress. As a party, it is important for us to reflect, to introspect and to begin the process of reconnecting with voters,” “If elected as Chairperson of the Federal Council, my objective will be to support the leadership in its goal of stabilising the party and getting it back on track” External link

citizen Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “South Africa cannot succeed unless the DA succeeds. I am prepared to work hard and play my part in saving our democracy” External link

dailymaverick Saturday, October 5, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Helen Zille said : “In recent months, the DA has been through a period of turmoil and distress. As a party, it is important for us to reflect, to introspect and to begin the process of reconnecting with voters,” “If elected as Chairperson of the Federal Council, my objective will be to support the leadership in its goal of stabilising the party and getting it back on track” External link

dailymaverick Friday, October 4, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “The point he (Pretorius) was making was that the DA cannot be a race-driven party,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, October 4, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “After careful consideration and consultation, I have submitted nomination forms to contest the position of chair of the DA’s federal council. I did so earlier today, after being approached by various senior leaders throughout the week,” External link

businessday Friday, October 4, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “I love the DA, and the values it represents — freedom, fairness, opportunity and diversity. SA cannot succeed unless the DA succeeds. I am prepared to work hard and to play my part in saving our democracy,” External link

businessday Friday, October 4, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “The point he (Pretorius) was making was that the DA cannot be a race-driven party,” External link

citizen Thursday, October 3, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille stated : “for those claiming legacy of colonialism was ONLY negative, think of our independent judiciary, transport infrastructure, piped water etc” External link

businessday Wednesday, September 4, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille wrote : “specifically urged his followers not to use violence against journalists,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 15, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille stated : “for those claiming legacy of colonialism was ONLY negative, think of our independent judiciary, transport, infrastructure, piped water etc” External link

citizen Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Helen Zille said : “The IRR provides a platform for all concerned South Africans to contribute to this battle of ideas by doing three things – namely, uniting the middle; protecting property rights; and promoting individual freedoms,” External link

businessday Sunday, July 28, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said ( about Patricia de Lille ) : “Patricia de Lille as Minister of Public Works opens real opportunities, especially for Cape Town. For years she (as Mayor) and I tried in vain to secure the release of department of public works land in well-located areas to build affordable housing to overcome the spatial legacy of apartheid. Here is a real chance!” External link

mg Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille writes : “I have only myself to blame. I was the one who mounted and saddled the Tiger. I thought we could manage it. When I dismounted it attacked me. What did I expect?” External link

citizen Monday, May 27, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “Well, Bongani you can read it exactly as I put it and it is right there on PoliticsWeb as a column, very easy to get. So you don’t have to go and read selective quotes and get interpretations from them, you can read what I said in English,” External link

citizen Monday, May 27, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille added : “The thing that really shook us was the question of the race-based politics and falling into the ANC/EFF’s race-based narrative that lost us huge numbers of votes to the right,” External link

citizen Monday, May 27, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille explains : “The bottom line is that without foreign invest- ment we are not going to ex- perience the growth that we need,” “Therefore we are very com- mitted to that and we do ev- erything we can to remove red tape and obstacles for foreign investors” External link

theworldfolio Monday, May 20, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille responded : “Sex the whole day? Uzodinwa, bhuti [you’ll get tired, brother],” External link

citizen Monday, May 20, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille wrote : “Just look at the expression on uBaba’s face. Young privilege se voet” External link

citizen Monday, May 20, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille saying : “please, please, vote for the DA, otherwise, the ANC and the EFF will take the province,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 10, 2019 3:17:00 AM EAT

Helen Zille added : “We are here to celebrate you and your efforts which have won your school this very big prize. Sophumelela means we are succeeding and you are proving that motto to be correct. I encourage you to keep working hard and to never give up,” External link

iol Friday, May 3, 2019 3:44:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “only party that has a premier candidate that leads from the front,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, May 2, 2019 1:31:00 AM EAT

Helen Zille said : “Wesgro, our world-class trade, tourism, and investment promotion agency has secured 299 investments since 2009, attracting R100 billion worth of foreign direct investment and creating over 19,000 jobs in our region,” External link

citizen Saturday, February 16, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Helen Zille said : “In fact, our success rate is up, despite the drought, by a full 10 percentage points since the last time this independent evaluation was done in 2013. Our services to emerging farmers include training courses, mentorship, market access support, and farm development support,” External link

citizen Friday, February 15, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “This support has been particularly meaningful to emerging farmers, many of whom have remained in business due to emergency fodder supplies and many other support measures,” External link

sanews Friday, February 15, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “Wesgro, our world-class trade, tourism and investment promotion agency, has secured 299 investments since 2009, attracting R100 billion worth of foreign direct investment and creating over 19 000 jobs in our region,” External link

sanews Friday, February 15, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : "We continue to add new tourism offerings such as cycle routes, a Mandela Legacy Route, and a new Archaeology and Paleontology route to show the world that humanity did indeed begin in southern Africa," External link

sanews Friday, February 15, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “We have also led by example, having committed R43 million for 14 solar PV installations on provincial government buildings, which will have a projected annual saving of just over R4 million once completed,” External link

sanews Friday, February 15, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT



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Mmusi Maimane said ( about Helen Zille ) : “It has become quite evident that Helen Zille and I hold fundamentally different attitudes about the mission the Democratic Alliance needs to accomplish in 2019‚ and the goals and priorities that flow from this‚” External link

businessday Friday, December 13, 2019 4:58:00 AM EAT

John Steenhuisen replied ( about Helen Zille ) : “I don’t subscribe to the Zille school of politics,” “I’m a liberal, the DA is a liberal party” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Claude Baissac said ( about Helen Zille ) : “The party needs something entirely new. It’s certainly not Helen Zille,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Andre Duvenhage added ( about Helen Zille ) : “He went into the election with that and the party suffered in the national elections and by-elections,” “Since his leadership came into being after Helen Zille, factions within the party became more visible and arranged themselves according to racially ideological groups,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

Andre Duvenhage added ( about Helen Zille ) : “He went into the election with that and the party suffered in the national elections and by-elections,” “Since his leadership came into being after Helen Zille, factions within the party became more visible and arranged themselves according to racially ideological groups,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Helen Zille ) : "The election of Zille as the chairperson of the federal council represents a victory for people in the DA who stand diametrically opposed to my beliefs and value system," External link

theCitizen Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba added ( about Helen Zille ) : “Helen is one those [in] SA I personally hold with the highest esteem. I am proud of her as my fellow [South African]. Period,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Helen Zille ) : "The election of Zille as the chairperson of the federal council represents a victory for people in the DA who stand diametrically opposed to my beliefs and value system," External link

modernghana Monday, October 21, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Helen Zille ) : "The election of Zille as the chairperson of the federal council represents a victory for people in the DA who stand diametrically opposed to my beliefs and value system," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, October 21, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Helen Zille ) : "The election of Zille as the chairperson of the federal council represents a victory for people in the DA who stand diametrically opposed to my beliefs and value system," External link

nation-ke Monday, October 21, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Helen Zille ) : "The election of Zille as the chairperson of the federal council represents a victory for people in the DA who stand diametrically opposed to my beliefs and value system," External link

pulse Monday, October 21, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Helen Zille ) : “Helen has served the party in various positions over the past years, and brings experience and political clout second to none,” External link

citizen Monday, October 21, 2019 10:07:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Helen Zille ) : “It has become quite evident that Helen Zille and I hold fundamentally different attitudes about the mission the Democratic Alliance needs to accomplish in 2019‚ and the goals and priorities that flow from this‚” External link

businessday Saturday, August 31, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Athol Trollip said ( about Helen Zille ) : “To the contrary, actually, she was involved in the campaign right up until the end of the campaign. So, if she was being crushed out of the campaign, she wouldn’t have been participating. Helen Zille participated and promoted the DA across the country; she was an integral part of our campaign,” External link

citizen Monday, June 10, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Ralph Mathekga says ( about Helen Zille ) : “As a leader in government, she kept her cabinet support. Those MECs are very close to her and they still support her, even though she has tweeted things which has sparked some controversy. But she is really a strong leader and a leader will always have controversies. But Zille stood her ground. She did not go where the wind blew her,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, March 4, 2019 7:20:00 PM EAT

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Helen Zille said : "I will not be leader; I will play a background role and I will stay in my lane" External link

businessday Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Helen Zille said : “Since the start of the lockdown, the DA has been busy transferring its systems to digital platforms. By the time we hold the elective congress, almost every major party function will be operating online, and the process of adaptation continues,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 27, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “This proposal will be submitted for scrutiny and ratification at the party’s online Federal Council meeting in July,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 17, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : "We are anticipating that by October we may be on a lower level of lockdown that will allow some movement and may allow meetings of fifty people or fewer," External link

BBCMonitoring Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : "The Minister of Corporative Governance and Traditional Affairs is not even the executive, she is not the president - she is Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, it gives her absolute power to make a set of new laws that fundamentally change people's lives without going back to parliament once" External link

BBCMonitoring Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille added : “Furthermore, we are also challenging the constitutionality of aspects of the Disaster Management Act that concentrate massive law-making powers in the hands of Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the minister of co-operative governance, without any oversight from parliament, and enable her to delegate such powers to other ministers, who are equally unaccountable. They can extend this power indefinitely,” External link

citizen Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : "This violation of fundamental rights requires increased and rigorous oversight, not less" External link

iol Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “We will use this to learn every lesson we can in preparation for a possible virtual policy conference in September — because large gatherings may still be disallowed then,” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “Given that 2021 is an election year, we need to get the turbulence of internal elections behind us this year to focus on the countrywide polls with every ounce of energy we have next year,” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “Our technology experts are researching online voting options that are compatible with our single, transferable vote system, and we are considering ways in which to discuss and resolve debates on amendments to the constitution, among other things. At this stage, I am fairly optimistic that we will pull this off,” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “Our federal head office is going to become a computer screen,” External link

citizen Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Helen Zille said : “We will use this opportunity to trial technology-based conferencing, for identified aspects of the policy discussions. The policy steering committee is busy devising a plan for doing this,” External link

businessday Monday, March 16, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille added ( about Randall Williams ) : “We congratulate Williams on his election as mayoral candidate, and trust that he will serve the people of Tshwane well as Executive Mayor and we commit our support to him unconditionally in the pursuit of creating One South Africa for All,” External link

citizen Monday, February 17, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “7) I apologise for that. But this evil platform, that can find no effective way of filtering out fake accounts, and dealing with hate speech (as constitutionally defined) offers no alternative. Go well if you mean well. I'm out of here,” External link

iol Monday, February 17, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “A partial truth can often be more damaging than a deliberate lie. The only fact on the table here is that we are going to Schweizer-Reneke to report fully and in detail to the interested and affected parties there,” External link

businessday Sunday, January 26, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “The FedEx also resolved that our primary accountability is to the community of Schweizer-Reneke and we will send a delegation to the town to report on the findings and the proposed way forward before making a public statement,” External link

businessday Sunday, January 26, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : "We haven't gotten to the crux of the matter. It's just talks about whether we should be having these discussions at all," External link

businessday Monday, January 20, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille wrote : “This aptly captures the fallacy and racism behind race generalisations,” External link

citizen Thursday, January 2, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “I followed absolutely every process in HR and on the resolutions of federal council and I took it to NMC (national management committee), which is allowed to take decisions and I went through all the processes,” External link

citizen Monday, November 18, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “They are saying I should have consulted the newly elected chairperson; he was very much part of the discussions. But he had not been elected federal chairperson yet, but he was there,” External link

citizen Monday, November 18, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille says : “humanities faculties at SA universities are the last place I would send anyone to broaden their minds” External link

businessday Friday, November 8, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Helen Zille stated : “for those claiming legacy of colonialism was ONLY negative, think of our independent judiciary, transport, infrastructure, piped water etc” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 5, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : "I was a change candidate … I will always be around to represent the values that the DA stands for," External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, October 27, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “Everybody knows the history of my support for Mmusi. And, as he says, we have disagreed at times but I don’t think there is any individual in any political party that does not disagree in some way or another, because we are a democratic organisation and have debates on policy issues,” External link

iol Sunday, October 27, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “I will not be the leader. I will play a background role and stay in my lane,” External link

businessday Friday, October 25, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille remarked : “This is a rather unusual situation,” External link

citizen Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said ( about Steve Biko ) : “But he will remember that while he was making a fortune in business, I was hiding Umkhonto we Sizwe operatives in my house and I was exposing the murder of Steve Biko, so I’m not sure who these right-wingers are who he’s referring to,” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “Let me say this, there are racists of all races in South Africa, I’m not the kind of person who believes that if you’re black you can’t be racist,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said ( about Steve Biko ) : “But he will remember that while he was making a fortune in business, I was hiding Umkhonto we Sizwe operatives in my house and I was exposing the murder of Steve Biko, so I’m not sure who these right-wingers are who he’s referring to,” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:29:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille told ( about Steve Biko ) : “But he will remember that while he was making a fortune in business, I was hiding Umkhonto weSizwe operatives in my house, and I was exposing the murder of Steve Biko, so I’m not sure who these right-wingers are who he’s referring to,” External link

citizen Monday, October 21, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said ( about Patricia de Lille ) : “Patricia De Lille certainly did not leave because of any disagreement she and I had; on the contrary, I was on the record that she was treated unfairly and that I really disagreed with the way party handled the Patricia De Lille case,” External link

citizen Monday, October 21, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “she knew she was going to lose a caucus election, it’s as simple as that” External link

citizen Monday, October 21, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “I know exactly what this role entails. I will stay in my lane. This is a job that coordinates different structures, functions and systems of the DA,” External link

citizen Monday, October 21, 2019 10:07:00 AM EAT

Helen Zille said : “I will not be the leader. I will play a background role and stay in my lane,” External link

businessday Sunday, October 20, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “I am running for chair precisely to work for unity and stability. If elected, my job will be to support the leader. The leader and the relevant executives will give direction. I will co-ordinate implementation.,” External link

iol Wednesday, October 9, 2019 7:40:00 AM EAT

Helen Zille said : “In recent months, the DA has been through a period of turmoil and distress. As a party, it is important for us to reflect, to introspect and to begin the process of reconnecting with voters,” “If elected as Chairperson of the Federal Council, my objective will be to support the leadership in its goal of stabilising the party and getting it back on track” External link

citizen Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “South Africa cannot succeed unless the DA succeeds. I am prepared to work hard and play my part in saving our democracy” External link

dailymaverick Saturday, October 5, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Helen Zille said : “In recent months, the DA has been through a period of turmoil and distress. As a party, it is important for us to reflect, to introspect and to begin the process of reconnecting with voters,” “If elected as Chairperson of the Federal Council, my objective will be to support the leadership in its goal of stabilising the party and getting it back on track” External link

dailymaverick Friday, October 4, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “The point he (Pretorius) was making was that the DA cannot be a race-driven party,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, October 4, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “After careful consideration and consultation, I have submitted nomination forms to contest the position of chair of the DA’s federal council. I did so earlier today, after being approached by various senior leaders throughout the week,” External link

businessday Friday, October 4, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “I love the DA, and the values it represents — freedom, fairness, opportunity and diversity. SA cannot succeed unless the DA succeeds. I am prepared to work hard and to play my part in saving our democracy,” External link

businessday Friday, October 4, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “The point he (Pretorius) was making was that the DA cannot be a race-driven party,” External link

citizen Thursday, October 3, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille stated : “for those claiming legacy of colonialism was ONLY negative, think of our independent judiciary, transport infrastructure, piped water etc” External link

businessday Wednesday, September 4, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille wrote : “specifically urged his followers not to use violence against journalists,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 15, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille stated : “for those claiming legacy of colonialism was ONLY negative, think of our independent judiciary, transport, infrastructure, piped water etc” External link

citizen Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Helen Zille said : “The IRR provides a platform for all concerned South Africans to contribute to this battle of ideas by doing three things – namely, uniting the middle; protecting property rights; and promoting individual freedoms,” External link

businessday Sunday, July 28, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said ( about Patricia de Lille ) : “Patricia de Lille as Minister of Public Works opens real opportunities, especially for Cape Town. For years she (as Mayor) and I tried in vain to secure the release of department of public works land in well-located areas to build affordable housing to overcome the spatial legacy of apartheid. Here is a real chance!” External link

mg Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille writes : “I have only myself to blame. I was the one who mounted and saddled the Tiger. I thought we could manage it. When I dismounted it attacked me. What did I expect?” External link

citizen Monday, May 27, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “Well, Bongani you can read it exactly as I put it and it is right there on PoliticsWeb as a column, very easy to get. So you don’t have to go and read selective quotes and get interpretations from them, you can read what I said in English,” External link

citizen Monday, May 27, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille added : “The thing that really shook us was the question of the race-based politics and falling into the ANC/EFF’s race-based narrative that lost us huge numbers of votes to the right,” External link

citizen Monday, May 27, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille explains : “The bottom line is that without foreign invest- ment we are not going to ex- perience the growth that we need,” “Therefore we are very com- mitted to that and we do ev- erything we can to remove red tape and obstacles for foreign investors” External link

theworldfolio Monday, May 20, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille responded : “Sex the whole day? Uzodinwa, bhuti [you’ll get tired, brother],” External link

citizen Monday, May 20, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille wrote : “Just look at the expression on uBaba’s face. Young privilege se voet” External link

citizen Monday, May 20, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille saying : “please, please, vote for the DA, otherwise, the ANC and the EFF will take the province,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 10, 2019 3:17:00 AM EAT

Helen Zille added : “We are here to celebrate you and your efforts which have won your school this very big prize. Sophumelela means we are succeeding and you are proving that motto to be correct. I encourage you to keep working hard and to never give up,” External link

iol Friday, May 3, 2019 3:44:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “only party that has a premier candidate that leads from the front,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, May 2, 2019 1:31:00 AM EAT

Helen Zille said : “Wesgro, our world-class trade, tourism, and investment promotion agency has secured 299 investments since 2009, attracting R100 billion worth of foreign direct investment and creating over 19,000 jobs in our region,” External link

citizen Saturday, February 16, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Helen Zille said : “In fact, our success rate is up, despite the drought, by a full 10 percentage points since the last time this independent evaluation was done in 2013. Our services to emerging farmers include training courses, mentorship, market access support, and farm development support,” External link

citizen Friday, February 15, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “This support has been particularly meaningful to emerging farmers, many of whom have remained in business due to emergency fodder supplies and many other support measures,” External link

sanews Friday, February 15, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “Wesgro, our world-class trade, tourism and investment promotion agency, has secured 299 investments since 2009, attracting R100 billion worth of foreign direct investment and creating over 19 000 jobs in our region,” External link

sanews Friday, February 15, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : "We continue to add new tourism offerings such as cycle routes, a Mandela Legacy Route, and a new Archaeology and Paleontology route to show the world that humanity did indeed begin in southern Africa," External link

sanews Friday, February 15, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Helen Zille said : “We have also led by example, having committed R43 million for 14 solar PV installations on provincial government buildings, which will have a projected annual saving of just over R4 million once completed,” External link

sanews Friday, February 15, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
premier39.48%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
leader34.55%EN10/04/201704/10/2017
primeira-ministra de western cape0.09%PT09/22/201722/09/2017
chef0.21%FR09/12/201712/09/2017
democratic alliance leader8.36%EN07/22/201722/07/2017
membre0.09%FR01/10/201710/01/2017
reporter0.04%EN09/24/201624/09/2016
young reporter0.04%EN09/24/201624/09/2016
journalist0.04%EN09/20/201620/09/2016
présidente0.21%FR09/05/201605/09/2016
mayor3.13%EN08/24/201624/08/2016
town mayor0.04%EN08/24/201624/08/2016
predecessor0.26%EN08/21/201621/08/2016
former party leader0.04%EN08/09/201609/08/2016
candidate0.69%EN07/11/201611/07/2016
media premier0.09%EN07/06/201606/07/2016
independent media premier0.09%EN07/06/201606/07/2016
principal0.04%EN07/06/201606/07/2016
head0.17%EN05/30/201630/05/2016
former journalist0.26%EN03/17/201517/03/2015
leader0.13%SA09/04/201404/09/2014
premier0.17%SA08/28/201428/08/2014
leader4.03%FR05/09/201409/05/2014
activist0.13%EN05/08/201408/05/2014
leader de la da0.30%FR05/03/201403/05/2014
president0.13%EN03/24/201424/03/2014
présidente de la da1.07%FR02/13/201413/02/2014
chef de la da0.13%FR02/07/201407/02/2014
chef de l' alliance0.13%FR02/03/201403/02/2014
leader of south africa0.56%EN12/07/201307/12/2013
Names Lang Count
Helen ZilleEN45.92%
Helen ZilleFR16.10%
Helen ZillePT9.25%
Helen ZilleDE9.08%
Helen ZilleEU9.08%
Helen ZilleAF9.08%
Hellen ZilleEN0.88%
Hellen ZillePT0.22%
Hellen ZilleFR0.22%
Helen ZilleSA0.09%
HELEN ZILLEEN0.09%


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Mmusi Maimane said ( about Helen Zille ) : “It has become quite evident that Helen Zille and I hold fundamentally different attitudes about the mission the Democratic Alliance needs to accomplish in 2019‚ and the goals and priorities that flow from this‚” External link

businessday Friday, December 13, 2019 4:58:00 AM EAT

John Steenhuisen replied ( about Helen Zille ) : “I don’t subscribe to the Zille school of politics,” “I’m a liberal, the DA is a liberal party” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Claude Baissac said ( about Helen Zille ) : “The party needs something entirely new. It’s certainly not Helen Zille,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Andre Duvenhage added ( about Helen Zille ) : “He went into the election with that and the party suffered in the national elections and by-elections,” “Since his leadership came into being after Helen Zille, factions within the party became more visible and arranged themselves according to racially ideological groups,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

Andre Duvenhage added ( about Helen Zille ) : “He went into the election with that and the party suffered in the national elections and by-elections,” “Since his leadership came into being after Helen Zille, factions within the party became more visible and arranged themselves according to racially ideological groups,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Helen Zille ) : "The election of Zille as the chairperson of the federal council represents a victory for people in the DA who stand diametrically opposed to my beliefs and value system," External link

theCitizen Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba added ( about Helen Zille ) : “Helen is one those [in] SA I personally hold with the highest esteem. I am proud of her as my fellow [South African]. Period,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Helen Zille ) : "The election of Zille as the chairperson of the federal council represents a victory for people in the DA who stand diametrically opposed to my beliefs and value system," External link

modernghana Monday, October 21, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Helen Zille ) : "The election of Zille as the chairperson of the federal council represents a victory for people in the DA who stand diametrically opposed to my beliefs and value system," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, October 21, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Helen Zille ) : "The election of Zille as the chairperson of the federal council represents a victory for people in the DA who stand diametrically opposed to my beliefs and value system," External link

nation-ke Monday, October 21, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba said ( about Helen Zille ) : "The election of Zille as the chairperson of the federal council represents a victory for people in the DA who stand diametrically opposed to my beliefs and value system," External link

pulse Monday, October 21, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Helen Zille ) : “Helen has served the party in various positions over the past years, and brings experience and political clout second to none,” External link

citizen Monday, October 21, 2019 10:07:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Helen Zille ) : “It has become quite evident that Helen Zille and I hold fundamentally different attitudes about the mission the Democratic Alliance needs to accomplish in 2019‚ and the goals and priorities that flow from this‚” External link

businessday Saturday, August 31, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Athol Trollip said ( about Helen Zille ) : “To the contrary, actually, she was involved in the campaign right up until the end of the campaign. So, if she was being crushed out of the campaign, she wouldn’t have been participating. Helen Zille participated and promoted the DA across the country; she was an integral part of our campaign,” External link

citizen Monday, June 10, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Ralph Mathekga says ( about Helen Zille ) : “As a leader in government, she kept her cabinet support. Those MECs are very close to her and they still support her, even though she has tweeted things which has sparked some controversy. But she is really a strong leader and a leader will always have controversies. But Zille stood her ground. She did not go where the wind blew her,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, March 4, 2019 7:20:00 PM EAT