Patricia de Lille sworn in as WC MEC

By Andy Rice 13 September 2010

Patricia de Lille was sworn in as the Western Cape's MEC for Social Development by Premier Helen Zille. De Lille was previously the leader of the Independent Democrats, but recently sold her party down the river, er, oversaw the party's assimilation into the Democratic Alliance. Marthinus van Schalkwyk at least had the nous to sell the NNP out for a National Cabinet position.  Read more: Sapa, via News24


While we have your attention...

An increasingly rare commodity, quality independent journalism costs money - though not nearly as much as its absence.

Every article, every day, is our contribution to Defending Truth in South Africa. If you would like to join us on this mission, you could do much worse than support Daily Maverick's quest by becoming a Maverick Insider.

Click here to become a Maverick Insider and get a closer look at the Truth.


Project David Mabuza’s Long Walk to Rehabilitation

By Stephen Grootes


SABC’s rescue plan: A lithe and lean, revenue generating people’s machine

Marianne Thamm 4 hours ago

One of the largest carp ever caught on record was done so using the ashes of the fisherman's deceased friend.