Why the DA?

The DA is the most diverse and dynamic party in South Africa. We’re the only party to have grown in every election since 1994. But, more importantly, we’re the only party with a credible, proven plan to create real jobs. Where we govern, we have delivered the country’s best performance scores in education, health, service delivery and clean governance. Everything we do is underpinned by one goal: to fight poverty and create jobs by growing the economy. Find out why more than one in four South Africans are choosing the DA as their political home by browsing the links on the right of this page.


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Why the DA?


Imagine a society in which even a child born into the most desperate poverty can become a brain surgeon, a concert pianist or a sports hero.

Our dream for South Africa is of an open opportunity society in which every person is free, secure and equal, where everyone has the opportunity to improve the quality of their life and pursue their dreams. A society in which every language and culture has equal respect and recognition.

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