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After 10 years of DA government, what does South Africa look like?

What has the DA national government achieved and how has it changed all South Africans lives for the better?

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Minister Patel must announce a plan to tackle job shedding instead of tinkering with potholes and broken windows

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel’s plan for the state to hire workers on infrastructure “maintenance” projects will do nothing to stop the job-shedding caused by his own government. Earlier this week, the Quarterly Labour Force Survey revealed that the number of people who were unemployed increased by 321 000 from 4.9 million to 5.2 million…

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Militarisation of Parliamentary Protection Services not the answer

The Democratic Alliance strongly condemns the proposed militarisation of the Parliamentary Protection Services; this is not in the interest of a functioning national legislature. We will not support any measures that aim to undermine the freedom of expression afforded to Members of Parliament (MPs) nor will we condone the use of the South African Police…

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Phiyega cannot absolve herself of a lethal SAPS she endorsed

The DA will this week make submissions to President Jacob Zuma motivating that the incumbent National Police Commissioner (NPC), Riah Phiyega, be summoned to an inquiry into her conduct in the death of 44 mine workers at Marikana with a view to her being dishonourably discharged as South Africa’s top cop. The DA believes that…

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DA sends condolences to families of murdered police officers

The DA extends its deepest condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the four police officers killed this week. The four police officers, three from Gauteng and one from Western Cape were brutally killed in the line of duty. Statistics show that in the 2014/2015 financial year 35 on duty and 51 off duty…

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R6.5 mil National Teacher Awards over-expenditure should have funded textbooks, desks and chairs

Minister Motshekga discloses that over R22 million was spent on the March 2015 National Teacher Awards (NTA) ceremony, held at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg. These awards recognise teachers whose ability and commitment makes a difference to the lives of thousands of young South Africans. This is a richly deserved recognition. But an astonishing R6.5 million…

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