As the Democratic Alliance’s nominations for premiers come to a close this Friday, those who have thrown their hats in to the ring are fine-tuning their motivations to be presented to the party’s selection panel.
It will select the candidates who will be the faces of the organisation’s 2019 election campaign.
This week the Mail & Guardian spoke to the premiership hopefuls in Gauteng and the Northern Cape, the two provinces the DA has deemed “non-negotiable” to win. The party also hopes to retain its control of the Western Cape — and to bring the ANC’s overall support to below 50%.
The province, South Africa’s economic powerhouse, is likely to see a fierce contest within the DA.