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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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We are in cycles of outrage followed by amnesia and inaction

The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by the DA’s Shadow Deputy Minister of Police, Marius Redelinghuys MP, during the Budget Vote on Police and Independent Police Investigative Directorate. Chairperson, Last year I spoke about the war on women, the war on LGBTI, the war on the independence of state institutions, and the war…

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It’s time for ‘business unusual’, Minister Mbalula

Note to editors: The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by the DA’s Shadow Minister of Police, Zakhele Mbhele MP, during the Budget Vote on Police and Independent Police Investigative Directorate. It is a sad day when the Minister responsible for women, Susan Shabangu, states on Checkpoint that “Whilst Karabo came across as very…

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It is time to address transport issues, not to cover them up!

The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by the DA’s Shadow Minister of Transport, Manny de Freitas MP, during the Budget Vote on Transport. Chairperson As I said in last year’s debate, the Democratic Alliance is, and has always been supportive of any initiative that will get South Africa moving – literally and figuratively….

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The Arts and Culture Department are only empowering the empowered

The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by the DA’s Shadow Minister of Arts and Culture, Winston Rabotapi MP, during the Budget Vote on Arts and Culture. Chairperson It is yet another year and yet another budget vote. We are all sitting here and deliberating, hoping for the best to come out of these…

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The Department of Transport’s fundamentals are not in place

The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by the DA’s Shadow Deputy Minister of Transport, Chris Hunsinger MP, during the Budget Vote on Transport. The core problem with Transport under this ruling government, is not a lack of money, but organisational dysfunction. The distresses that millions of people are facing daily is echoed by…

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Brown must suspend arrogant Eskom Board, and full-scale Parliamentary Inquiry must follow

The DA has today publicly called on the Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown, to immediately suspend the board of Eskom following their shocking and flagrantly arrogant statements at the extraordinary sitting of the Portfolio Committee of Public Enterprises today. They simply refuse to take any responsibility for the governance failures plaguing Eskom. Moreover, while…

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Government Pension Fund at risk to bail out tumbling SOEs

The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Finance, Alf Lees MP, during the Budget Vote on National Treasury. Madam Speaker, Our state-owned entities (SOEs) are fiscal blood-sucking leeches on society. It matters not which entity you look at – there is at best financial wastage or at worst…

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‘Hurricane Zuma’ continues to rain destruction on our economy

The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Dean Macpherson MP, during the Budget Vote on Trade and Industry. Chairperson Today’s Department budget must be viewed in the context of a country that is in serious trouble. Minister Rob Davies will have us believe that this…

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Redressing economic injustice and inequity is a moral imperative

The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by DA Shadow Minister of Trade and Industry, Geordin Hill-Lewis MP, during the Budget Vote on Trade and Industry. Chairperson, Honourable Members, Colleagues, We meet at an uneasy time for our country. There is a very real sense that our miraculous project of building one, united nation,…

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