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Western Cape Provincial Congress address

Note to Editors: The following speech was delivered by DA Parliamentary Leader Mmusi Maimane MP, at the party’s Western Cape Congress in Cape Town. My fellow democrats, It is a great honour to address you this morning. I have always found Cape Town to be a beautiful city, but since taking up my role in…

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DA to file PAIA appeal for IPID report into Phiyega

The DA has today filed an appeal under the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) to gain access to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate’s (IPID) report into the conduct of the National Police Commissioner (NPC), Riah Phiyega. This is to determine whether or not the IPID did indeed find that she defeated the ends…

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SA scoops sustainable tourism award but there is still a lot to do

The DA welcomes the announcement by Responsible Travel that South Africa is ranked number one in the world for its commitment to responsible tourism. Responsible Travel has published its findings of tourist boards graded by their individual commitments to responsible tourism as published on their websites.   This is fantastic news for South Africa as…

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Xenophobia: We cannot allow our humanity to slip away

Note to Editors: The following speech was delivered by the DA Parliamentary Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP, during a National Assembly debate on the recent spate of xenophobic attacks.     Madam Speaker   Honourable Members   Over the past two weeks, South Africa has once again witnessed a wave of xenophobic attacks across our country,…

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Spy Tapes: Zuma’s affidavit is totally irrational

President Jacob Zuma and Mr Michael Hulley – his legal counsel, as the Third Respondent, have filed their opposing affidavit in the review application into the dropping of the 783 counts of corruption, fraud and racketeering levelled against President Zuma. The DA’s preliminary reading of the President’s affidavit shows that this decision is based on…

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University quality assurance body rendered toothless by Minister

I will write to the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, to request that he not render the Council for Higher Education (CHE) toothless by narrowing their oversight function over South African Universities.   In a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training yesterday it was revealed that the…

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