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Helen Zille

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Otta Helene Maree, known as Helen Zille, is a South African politician. She has served as the Chairperson of the Federal Council of the Democratic Alliance since 20 October 2019.
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The Madness of Crowds
Gender, Race and Identity
Douglas Murray - Sep 17, 2019
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The challenging and brilliantly-argued new book from the bestselling author of The Strange Death of Europe.In his devastating new book The Madness of Crowds, Douglas Murray examines the twenty-first century's most divisive issues: sexuality, gender, technology and race. He reveals the astonishing new culture wars playing out in our workplaces, univ...
Helen Zille
Dec 16, 2019
1) The past 10 yrs should be designated, negatively, the "decade of the mob," facilitated by social media. It is fitting that the decade ends with Douglas Murray's brilliant book "the Madness of Crowds". And Corbyn's boast that the Twitter mob stood firmly behind him.      source
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Tom Bilyeu
Coalition country
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We are on the cusp of a momentous change.The ANC has governed South Africa for more than two decades but its iron grip is slipping. For the first time since 1994 there is no guarantee that it will retain power. If ANC support drops below 50% in the 2019 elections, the political landscape will be transformed dramatically.Will Mmusi Maimane and Juliu...
Helen Zille
Apr 05, 2018
Just spent the past two hours reading this excellent book on the emergence and future of coalition-building in SA and the key lessons from our experiences so far. Wish this book existed in 2006 when the DA governed Cape Town in a 7-party coalition!      source
Sapiens
A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari - May 15, 2018 (first published in 2011)
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100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be ens...
Helen Zille
Dec 25, 2017
@Savo_Heleta Just a little quote from Yuval Harari's Sapiens, one of the best books I read this year. Someone should have given it to you for Christmas, if you are prepared to look beyond your Fanon blinkers.      source
Enemy of the People
How Jacob Zuma stole South Africa and how the people fought back
Adriaan Basson - Nov 13, 2017
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Enemy of the People is the first definitive account of Zuma's catastrophic misrule, offering eyewitness descriptions and cogent analysis of how South Africa was brought to its knees - and how a people fought back. When Jacob Zuma took over the leadership of the ANC one muggy Polokwane evening in December 2007, he inherited a country where GDP was g...
Helen Zille
Dec 20, 2017
Having just read these two excellent books, it boggles the mind that the Zuma faction can still mobilise 50% of delegates to the ANC conference. Bottom line: they voted for criminality and the destruction of democracy. A huge challenge lies ahead.      source
Presidents Keepers
Oct 29, 2017
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Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw exposes the darkest secret at the heart of Jacob Zuma’s compromised government: a cancerous cabal that eliminates the president’s enemies and purges the law-enforcement agencies of good men and women. As Zuma fights for his political life following the 2017 Gupta emails leak, this cabal – the president’s keeper...
Helen Zille
Dec 20, 2017
Having just read these two excellent books, it boggles the mind that the Zuma faction can still mobilise 50% of delegates to the ANC conference. Bottom line: they voted for criminality and the destruction of democracy. A huge challenge lies ahead.      source
As by fire
The end of the South African university
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When does a university cease to exist? South African universities, very soon, unless drastic action is taken....
Helen Zille
Jun 05, 2017
I agree. It is a profound book, which shows exactly the enormous shift away from the Mandela era. Essential reading.      source