Helen Zille
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"Otta Helene" ""Helen"" "Zille" is the Premier of the Western Cape, a member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament, leader of South Africa/South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (South Africa)/Democratic Alliance political party, and a former Mayor of Cape Town.

Zille is a former journalist and anti-history of South Africa in the apartheid era/apartheid activism/activist, and was one of the journalists who exposed the truth behind the death of Black Consciousness Movement/Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko while working for the Rand Daily Mail in the late 1970s. She also worked with the Black Sash and other pro-democracy groups during the 1980s. In the political arena, Zille has worked in all three tiers of government – as the Western Cape province's education Member of the Executive Council/MEC (1999–2004), as a Parliament of South Africa/Member of Parliament (2004–2006), as Mayor of Cape Town (2006–2009), and as Premier of the Western Cape (2009–present).

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