Who is Donor in South Africa Opposition Poll Deal?

The election pact between the official opposition Democratic Alliance and Agang SA which fell apart shortly after it was announced was allegedly an initiative of foreign donors.

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  • South Africa:  Foreign Influence in DA-Agang Merger Extremely Concerning (press release)

    African National Congress, 4 February 2014

    In a week of tragicomic melodrama starring the DA and Agang, the African National Congress has noted with deep concern the latest revelations about a mystery international donor ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Ramphele Speaks Out - but Little Is Cleared Up (analysis)

    Daily Maverick, 3 February 2014

    Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele faced the media on Monday to explain what happened after the party's partnership with the Democratic Alliance fell apart on Sunday. We didn't ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Deal With Ramphele Not Rushed

    The Namibian, 4 February 2014

    An agreement between Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele and the Democratic Alliance for her to stand as the party's presidential candidate was not rushed, DA leader Helen Zille said ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Fatal Attraction - Zille and Ramphele's Affair to Remember (analysis)

    Daily Maverick, 3 February 2014

    It took about one hour at a meeting in Johannesburg on Sunday evening for Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille and Agang founder Mamphela Ramphele to part ways. The ... read more »

  • South Africa:  I Made The Right Decision: Ramphele

    South African Press Association, 3 February 2014

    Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele on Monday apologised for the unhappiness caused by her decision not to stand as the DA's presidential candidate, but said she made the right ... read more »

  • South Africa:  SADTU Statement On Zille/Mamphela Split (press release)

    Congress of South African Trade Unions, 3 February 2014

    The latest political somersaulting of Dr Ramphele vindicates us and confirms that she is indeed not fit for any political office. Frankly, we are not surprised by the spectacular ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Election Deal Between Opposition Parties Crumbles

    South African Press Association, 3 February 2014

    Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele has proven she cannot be trusted to see a project to the conclusion, DA leader Helen Zille said on Sunday. read more »

  • Africa:  Opposition Rolls the Dice in South Africa (opinion)

    allAfrica.com, 30 January 2014

    For months now, the focus of political attention in South Africa has been on the left and on the politics of populism. read more »

  • South Africa:  Mamphela Responds to Claims Today (press release)

    Agang South Africa, 31 January 2014

    Dear Citizens, read more »

  • South Africa:  Ramphele Not Fit for Politics (press release)

    Congress of South African Trade Unions, 29 January 2014

    The announcement by the DA to nominate Dr Mamphela Ramphele as its presidential candidate has not come as a surprise to many SADTU members. Dr Ramphele and DA's Helen Zille are ... read more »

  • South Africa:  The Day After - Agang's Many Questions, Few Answers (analysis)

    Daily Maverick, 30 January 2014

    Agang SA is in damage control mode after its leader Mamphela Ramphele surprised the country, and the party, on Monday, announcing she would head the Democratic Alliance's list for ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Analysis - So, Has the Game Changed? It May Very Well Have. (analysis)

    Daily Maverick, 30 January 2014

    In most democracies, you have to be careful when the leader of the main opposition party claims that a certain announcement is a "game-changer" for that state's politics. It is ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Analysis - Realignments in South African Politics (analysis)

    Daily Maverick, 30 January 2014

    Many South Africans long for something new and refreshing in the South African political landscape as a counter to the decadence and violence of the Zuma-led ANC government. That ... read more »

InFocus

An agreement between Agang SA Mamphela Ramphele and Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille for Ramphele to be the official opposition party's presidential candidate has fallen through - five days after it was announced.