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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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Prasa’s Mtimkulu owes back every cent he earned fraudulently

It is greatly regrettable that Daniel Mtimkulu, the former Head of Engineering Services at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has resigned before his suspension and the investigation into his qualifications could be put into effect. However, the DA is pleased with the swift action taken by the Prasa board to lay criminal…

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PE protests are the reaction of a side-lined community

The DA condemns acts of violence by police and criminal elements who exploited today’s protests and which have led to serious injuries among learners and parents in the Port Elizabeth northern areas. The Police have reacted with violent force against a community that is expressing its deep and profound desperation for the state of education…

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Urgent action is needed to save jobs in mining

The government needs to take urgent steps to save South Africa’s mining industry from deep crisis. The latest announcements that Anglo American plans to cut a third of its workforce and that Lonmin has increased the number of jobs it plans to cut, show the industry is in dire straits, with prices across South Africa’s…

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Evidence warrants immediate suspension of SAA board Chairperson Dudu Myeni

I will today write to the Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, calling on him to immediately suspend the Chairperson of South African Airways (SAA) Dudu Myeni, and institute a full-scale independent investigation into Myeni’s tenure as SAA board chairperson. Since her appointment last year, Myeni’s tenure has been riddled with controversy, as she has been…

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Gauteng iPad scheme risks being another Limpopo textbook disaster

EduSolutions, the company responsible for the 2012 Limpopo textbook crisis, has been awarded a contract to deliver tablets, laptops and e-learning materials to schools in Gauteng at a cost of R200 million. Given EduSolutions’ questionable history, this should raise loud alarm bells. The DA will therefore submit Parliamentary questions to ask: What penalties are in…

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DA Federal Council: Our focus is on the Union Buildings

This weekend, the Democratic Alliance (DA) Federal Council sat for the first time since the DA’s Federal Congress in May. The Federal Council is the highest decision-making structure and policy-making and governing body of the DA between Federal Congresses. It meets three times a year. Since the Federal Congress in May, we have held in…

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DA challenges Muthambi to denounce Chinese media laws

Now that Communications Minister Faith Muthambi’s five-day visit to China is drawing to a close, we challenge her to publicly denounce China’s repressive media laws. If she does not, the South African public will assume that she supports the media policies of a country ranked 176 out of 180 on the World Press Freedom Index….

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