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Dan Plato to replace De Lille as Cape Town mayor


Honorary Master
Feb 26, 2011
This quote is about the premier contest, but I imagine the mayoral race was determined in a similar manner:

"The selection panel that gave Winde the nod was made up of 10 members designated by the DA’s federal executive and 10 members designated by the provincial executive, DA federal executive chair James Selfe previously told Daily Maverick.

“The candidates undertook a written assignment which was assessed by an independent adjudicator. They were then asked to present their vision for the province to the panel and interrogated on that vision. They were also asked a series of questions. In addition, their performance assessment as a public representative was taken into consideration. All these elements were combined to produce a score,” Selfe said."
Thanks, that looks like a good selection process.


Expert Member
Apr 1, 2010
it seems the reason Maimane initially nominated himself is that they couldn’t bear the thought of having two white male nominees.
Given how quickly Glynnis was put on the case, I'm now of the opinion that this was a manufactured leak to try find out where the mole was in the organisation. It made no sense for Maimaine to become the WC Premier when there were already other preferred candidates.