Our People

Today, the DA’s leadership is young, dynamic and more diverse than ever. Emerging leaders are ascending the ranks in quantum leaps. The majority of our top leadership positions are held by women. Meet the team who are working hard to deliver the dream of 1994 – an Open, Opportunity Society for all. Click on the links to the right.

Our People

National Leaders

The DA’s national leadership is characterised by both diversity and depth of experience. With their roots in the struggle against apartheid and featuring a  proven record of delivery where they govern, the DA’s leadership team are working tirelessly to bring a better life to all South Africans.


Helen Zille

Leader of the Democratic Alliance

Wilmot James

DA Federal Chairperson
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Mmusi Maimane

Parliamentary Leader of the Democratic Alliance
Makashule Gana

Makashule Gana

Deputy Federal Chairperson of the Democratic Alliance

Anchen Dreyer

DA Caucus Chairperson

Mbali Ntuli

Women's Caucus | Education, Social Development

Yusuf Cassim

Shadow Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training
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James Selfe

Chairperson of DA Federal Council

Thomas Walters

Deputy Chairperson of DA Federal Council