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John Henry Steenhuisen

Date of Birth: 25 March 1976
Place of Birth: Durban


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The centre is holding – for now

On the DA front its parliamentary chief John Steenhuisen and Helen Zille who led the party's negotiating team have a new swagger which could yet be disappointed if they fail to secure some high-powered cabinet posts in the coalition...

A combination of lost digital versions of a draft statement of intent a mislaid laptop and a cracked smartphone meant that the final version with key amendments approved by Cyril Ramaphosa and his allies in the leadership of the African National Congress had not reached Zille in time for her to give the go-ahead to DA leader John Steenhuisen to agree to the GNU deal even as the elective session was under way in parliament...


Choices get starker after the ANC vote crash

But others fear that there will be major push-back from elements in the party who see the DA of Helen Zille and John Steenhuisen as representing white interests and unable to retain black leaders despite its multi-racial rank-and-file (AC Vol 61 No 4 Opposition in flux)...

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A reckoning for the Ramaphosa party

The four major parties in contention are the ANC; the centre-right Democratic Alliance (DA) headed by John Steenhuisen and Helen Zille; Julius Malema's populist EFF; and Zuma's MK party...


Growing dissent pressures ANC from all angles

There is also a divide between those who favour a coalition with Julius Malema's populist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and those who want closer ties with the centrist Democratic Alliance (DA) of John Steenhuisen...


Former ANC business brain may take over Moonshot Pact

His supporters calculate that his anti-apartheid struggle credentials and his business experience would give him more electoral weight than the main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) leader John Steenhuisen who is the prime mover behind the alliance (AC Vol 64 No 23 Contenders brace for electoral upsets)...


Doubts greet the DA's 'moonshot' coalition

Just three days after John Steenhuisen newly re-elected leader of the opposition Democratic Alliance announced a 'moonshot pact' with other parties ahead of the 2024 elections the DA was unable to wrestle any council seats away from the ruling African National Congress in by-elections...


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