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SA Government must defend democracy in Africa and help #FreeHH

The following remarks were delivered by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP, at a press briefing in Pretoria outside the Zambian High Commission to South Africa. Yesterday, on Africa Day, I intended to visit Lusaka to attend the treason trial of my good friend, Mr Hakainde Hichilema, the Leader of the United Party for National Development…

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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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Minister Dlodlo must not become Minister of Propaganda

The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by the DA Shadow Minister of Communications, Phumzile Van Damme MP, during the Budget Vote on Communications. Honourable Chairperson I would like to begin my speech by again welcoming Minister Ayanda Dlodlo to the Communications Ministry. I have said this before, and I will say it again:…

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Minister Mokonyane should be criminally charged

The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by the DA’s Shadow Minister of Water and Sanitation, Leon Basson MP, during the Budget Vote on Water and Sanitation. Chairperson, President Zuma led South Africa into junk status and his Minister, Nomvula Mokonyane, led Water and Sanitation and the Water Trading Entity into a financial quagmire…

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An activist’s prayer

The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by the DA’s Shadow Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation, Tarnia Baker MP, during the Budget Vote on Water and Sanitation. “We cannot merely pray to you, O God, To root out prejudice, For You have already given us eyes With which to see the good in…

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ANC kom nie belofte na om gemeenskapsmedia en diversiteit te bevorder nie

The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Communications, Veronica van Dyk MP, during the Budget Vote on Communications. Honourable Chair, Members of this House Our Government needs to stop investing in corruption. Corruption, maladministration and wasteful expenditure can be traced back to almost every single Communications entity. On…

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ANC has failed to develop sport in poor communities

The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by DA Shadow Minister of Sports and Recreation, Tsepo Mhlongo MP, during the Budget Sport and Recreation. Thank you very much Chairperson. Honourable Members. Asikulumeni ngezomdlalo. The purpose of the Sport and Recreation vote, and I quote “is to transform the delivery of sport and recreation by…

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We would promote sports tourism in a manner that creates jobs

The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Sports and Recreation, Darren Bergman MP, during the Budget Sport and Recreation. Chairperson, Year on year, speech after speech, we speak about the same thing. We all want transformation. We all want to ensure that the citizens of our country can…

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DA extends Ramadan wishes to the Muslim community

On the commencement of the month of Ramadaan, we wish the Muslim Community of South Africa and all Muslims around the world a blessed month. At this time of self-sacrifice where Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, our support is with you. The DA recognises the caring, sharing and giving, which marks this period for…

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136 malnutrition-related child deaths every month

The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by DA Member of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development, Karen Jooste MP, during the Budget Vote on Social Development.     Chairperson Cash transfers today is considered a powerful developmental tool. Its benefits include reducing immediate poverty, increasing the health and educational outcomes of children, stimulating the local…

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