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The ANC is Dead. Long Live South Africa.

Note to editors: the following speech was delivered by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, on Constitution Hill today. The speech centered the realignment of South African politics and the Road to 2019. My fellow South Africans, I stand before you today as a son of Soweto. A father, husband, a patriot. I stand before you as…

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‘Jobs for Cash’: DA requests Public Protector to investigate

Minister Motshekga has made it clear that she does not have the political will to deal with the SADTU ‘Jobs for Cash’ scandal. Yesterday, Minister Motshekga blamed district officials for the selling of teachers’ posts and exonerated SADTU. This flies in the face of the findings contained in her Ministerial Task Team report that sets…

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Asking Ngubane to investigate Eskom document destruction is like setting the fox to watch the hen house

The DA notes with grave concern that Public Enterprises Minister, Lynne Brown, has requested Eskom board chairperson, Ben Ngubane, to investigate allegations that Eskom is destroying crucial documents and correspondence relating to the Brian Molefe fiasco. According to numerous allegations, Ngubane appears to be a compromised individual. Therefore, asking him to investigate this alleged document…

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DA Leader Maimane to attend treason trial of Zambian Opposition Leader Hakainde Hichilema

Tomorrow, Friday 26 May 2017, Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader, Mmusi Maimane, will attend the treason trial of Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, the detained President of Zambia’s largest opposition party – the United Party for National Development (UPND) – in Lusaka, Zambia. As we celebrate Africa Day, the leader of the opposition in Zambia faces trumped up criminal charges…

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DA retains Beaufort West ward with surge in support

The DA has triumphed in yesterday’s by-election in Beaufort West’s Ward 7, retaining the ward and ensuring DA-led governance continues in the municipality. Voters in the Ward 7 by-election came out in their numbers to endorse the DA, growing our support from 46,8% in 2016 to 56,9% in the ward yesterday. This is an endorsement…

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The Minister of Women has failed our women

 The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Women, Terri Stander MP, during the Budget Vote on Women. Honourable Chairperson, If, reflecting on the number of tragic incidents reported on lately, you are asking who has failed our women and why – the answer is seated on that very…

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Bloated Public Administration serves ANC cadres, not the public

Note to Editors: The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by DA Shadow Minister of Public Service and Administration, Desiree van der Walt MP, during the Budget Vote on Public Service and Administration. Honourable Chair and Colleagues, Today I would like to honour the thousands of hard working and dedicated public servants striving to…

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The pachyderm in the room

Note to editors: The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by the DA’s Shadow Deputy Minister of Labour, Michael Bagraim MP, during the Budget Vote on Labour. Chairperson, The Department of Labour has as its primary responsibility two real issues. Firstly, to ensure that decent jobs are created and sustained, and secondly, that fairness,…

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In Zuptastan the Labour Ministry doesn’t care about jobs

Note to editors: The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by the DA’s Shadow Minister of Labour, Ian Ollis MP, during the Budget Vote on Labour. In the post 2008 global economic meltdown, countries have been scrambling to create jobs by any possible means. Except here in Zuptastan in the South. In the USA,…

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