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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 DefeatDayZero.co.za to get answers to the most frequently…

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Ramaphosa must commit to Payment Plan to pay business suppliers

One of the tests for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first 100 days in office will be to ensure that more than 100 000 unpaid invoices, worth over R7.7 billion, much of it to small businesses, is paid out as a matter of urgency. The DA will write to both Minister Lindiwe Zulu and President Ramaphosa asking…

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We will fight the anti-poor tax increases on all fronts

The following remarks were made today by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, at a rally in Soshanguve, Tshwane. Maimane was joined by DA Gauteng Leader, John Moodey, and Tshwane Mayor, Solly Msimanga. The national petition launched today can be accessed here. Fellow Democrats The National Budget, tabled in Parliament this past Wednesday by Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba,…

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DA exploring options against Inxeba censorship

Please find attached a soundbite by the DA Shadow Minister of Communications, Phumzile Van Damme MP. The DA  rejects the Film and Publications Board’s (FPB) Appeal Tribunal’s report on the reasoning behind the decision to reclassify the film Inxeba to a rating of X18. The report has stated that “The target market, which in our…

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Zuma must finally get his day in court

The DA welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to abandon the futile appeal, launched by his predecessor, Jacob Zuma, against the North Gauteng High Court decision which found that the appointment of Adv. Shaun Abrahams was invalid. We can only hope that this will result in the immediate removal of the discredited National Director of Public…

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Your job is to build a Botswana worth handing to your children

The following remarks were delivered by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, at the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Conference in Gaborone, Botswana, today.  Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for the opportunity to address you today. It is an honour and a pleasure for me to speak at a forum such as this, where democracy is strengthened…

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