Nosimo Balindlela Politician
Nosimo Zisiwe Beauty Balindlela (born 28 November 1949) was the Premier of the Eastern Cape in South Africa from 26 April 2004 until 1 August 2008. In July 2008, Balindlela resigned from her position as premier after pressure from the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress, of which she was a member. Balindlela also subsequently resigned from "active" politics - however she still remained an active ANC PEC member. Both her "sacking" and that of the neighboring Western Cape's ANC premier Ebrahim Rasool were announced on the same day. Her successor, Mbulelo Sogoni, was sworn in on 1 August 2008. She resigned from the ANC on November 4 of that year to join the Congress of the People.
|Date of birth|
|November 28th, 1949|
African National Congress
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The African National Congress is the Republic of South Africa's governing social democratic political party, supported by its Tripartite Alliance with the Congress of South African Trade Unions and the South African Communist Party, since the establishment of multi-racial democracy in April 1994. It defines itself as a "disciplined force of the left". Members founded the organisation as the South African Native National Congress on 8 January 1912 at the Waaihoek Wesleyan Church in Bloemfontein to increase the rights of the black South African population. John Dube, its first president, and poet and author Sol Plaatje were among its founding members. The organisation became the ANC in 1923 and formed a military wing, the Umkhonto we Sizwe in 1961. It has been the ruling party of post-apartheid South Africa on the national level since 1994. It increased its majority in the South African general election. Further increases in 2004, with 69.7% of the votes. In 2009 its share of the vote reduced slightly, but it remained the dominant party with 65.9% of the votes, and decreased again in 2014 when it garnered 62.15%.
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The Democratic Alliance is a South African political party and has been the official opposition at national level since the 1999 general election. It has also been the governing party of the Western Cape Province since the 2009 general election. The DA is broadly centrist, though it has been attributed both centre-left and centre-right policies. The party is consequently a member of the Liberal International and the Africa Liberal Network. The party traces its roots to the anti-apartheid movement of the 1970s and 1980s. During this time, it was known variously as the Progressive Party, the Progressive Reform Party and the Progressive Federal Party, and featured prominent anti-Apartheid activists such as Helen Suzman, Colin Eglin, Harry Schwarz and Frederik van Zyl Slabbert. During the 1990s the party was known as the Democratic Party, and rose from relative obscurity into official opposition. The party was renamed Democratic Alliance in 2000 after the merger with the New National Party and the much smaller Federal Alliance. The NNP had as its forerunner the party of apartheid architects, the National Party.