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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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Witzenberg train connection on track

I am pleased to announce two exciting rail transport projects in Witzenberg: The first is the activation of a commercial freight transportation train connection from Cape Town to Wolseley, Ceres and Prince Alfred Hamlet, that would carry fruit and other agricultural products. The second is a steam train from Cape Town station that will take…

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UFH forensic report should be brought before Parliament

The DA will today request that the forensic report conducted into affairs at the University of Fort Hare be tabled before the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, so that it can be fully scrutinised and debated. This report has revealed that the institution – which is now financially bankrupt – has illegally been using funds…

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Nuclear deal secrecy continues as release of IAEA report blocked

The DA can confirm that the Department of Energy (DoE) will not be releasing the International Atomic Energy Association’s (IAEA) South Africa report 2013 by the end of August, as promised by Deputy Director-General for Nuclear Energy in the DoE, Zizamele Mbambo In an interview with the Sunday Times yesterday, Mbambo committed to releasing the…

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DA to request access to Prasa train contracts

The DA will today submit an application in terms of section 18 (1) of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) to obtain the tender contract details of the acquisition of the Afro4000 diesel locomotives from the Spanish company, Vossloh Espana. This comes as the preliminary investigative report into the train derailment in Kimberley…

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Don’t blame the private sector for job losses President Zuma

President Jacob Zuma is wrong to imply the private sector is to blame for slow economic growth and job losses in South Africa. Up until now President Zuma has claimed that when it comes to the economy it’s not all “doom and gloom”. However, yesterday he conceded for the first time that the “economy is…

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DA to seek inquiry for Jiba’s fitness to hold office

Note to Editors: The following remarks were delivered by the DA Leader outside the headquarters of the National Prosecuting Authority in Pretoria. He was joined by DA National Spokesperson, Refiloe Nt’sekhe MPL, and DA Shadow Minister of Justice, Adv. Glynnis Breytenbach MP.  The Democratic Alliance has come to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) this morning…

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A truly Independent IEC is democracy’s last line of defence

South Africans have spent a lot of time recently talking about the threat posed by the capture of state institutions and enterprises by President Zuma. The Presidency’s extraordinary powers of appointment, along with a blindly loyal parliamentary caucus, has enabled President Zuma to place dutiful cadres at the helm of a staggering number of influential…

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