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We are committed to #DefeatDayZero

Cape Town currently faces an exceptional situation. It is a scientific fact that we are experiencing the worst drought ever recorded. Let’s ensure that each of us – our families, friends and fellow citizens – unite together to defeat Day Zero. We can. And we must. Visit to get answers to the most frequently…

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Budget 2018: Gigaba can avoid tax increases and make R112 billion available

The following was presented today by the DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP, and DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Finance, Alf Lees MP, ahead of the Main Budget 2018, tomorrow. Please find the Main Budget Preview here. Introduction The fact is that no government can tax itself to prosperity. Tomorrow, Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, will deliver…

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Mahlobo standing firm on Nuclear Deal

At the Energy Portfolio Committee today, Minister Mahlobo sent out a clear signal that he remained committed to the nuclear deal. For example, he rejected studies carried out by the CSIR and Eskom that found that the building of new nuclear power stations would be prohibitively expensive and superfluous. Significantly, Minister Mahlobo refused to agree…

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Together, we have pushed Day Zero back by another month

We are delighted that over the past week, Day Zero has been pushed back by another month to 9 July 2018 – from 4 June. The reduced consumption that continues to be sustained by Capetonians is the primary reason that we are able to celebrate this achievement this week. While we have not yet reached…

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We Can Fix South Africa

The following speech was delivered by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, during today’s debate in Parliament on the State of the Nation Address (SONA). On Friday night, we all stood up to applaud the President after his State of the Nation Address. And I’ll be honest with you. It felt good. It felt good to be…

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NPA must withdraw appeal to the Constitutional Court

The DA notes remarks in the media attributed to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) regarding charges to be laid imminently against former President Jacob Zuma. Zuma faces 783 counts of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money-laundering and the NPA is reportedly lining up 200 witnesses to testify against him. The DA cautiously welcomes this news. The process…

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