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BOKAMOSO | The DA’s Diversity Difference

Last weekend, the Democratic Alliance (DA) held the biggest and most diverse Federal Congress in the party’s history, as some 2000 delegates from every corner of the country met in Tshwane to debate and adopt policy resolutions and constitutional amendments, and to elect a leadership team to carry our vision into 2019 and beyond.  I…

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BOKAMOSO | NMB: How to sabotage a city

Nelson Mandela Bay Metro (Port Elizabeth) has become a sacrificial lamb, strapped to the altar of EFF political expediency and awaiting slaughter. The story of this metro decisively debunks the notion that the EFF fights for the poor in SA. On the contrary, the EFF cares so little for the plight of the poor that…

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BOKAMOSO | Cut the fat, don’t tax the poor

The following remarks were delivered by DA Leader Mmusi Maimane during a march to National Treasury in Tshwane on Tuesday 6 March 2018, to protest the VAT increase. Fellow South Africans We have come here today to say: we reject the increase in VAT to 15%. We reject it outright. We reject this government’s plans…

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BOKAMOSO | Budget 2018/19 perfectly illustrates the reality of populism

Budget 2018/19 brings to mind the popular quote: “insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”. In the name of social justice, the ANC government has clung to populist policies such as restrictive labour legislation, a large public sector wage bill, a high degree of state ownership of the economy,…

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BOKAMOSO | Time for celebration but not complacency

Today is a day to come together as a nation and celebrate. Just two months ago, our country teetered on the edge of a treacherous cliff. We faced the chilling prospect of losing our hard-won constitutional democracy to a band of self-serving crooks who were willing to destroy so much for so many, to gain…

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BOKAMOSO | Drought: Rise, Cape Town, rise!

Visit DefeatDayZero.co.za to get answers to the most frequently asked questions about the drought, download posters to put up at home and work, and sign-up to stay informed. Day Zero has moved from a possibility to a probability. But it is not yet inevitable. The Cape drought crisis has triggered heated emotions and a lot…

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BOKAMOSO | Values only count when they are tested

The wellbeing of Cape Town residents matters a great deal to the DA, and I want to assure South Africans that we are dealing with concerns surrounding Mayor Patricia De Lille’s leadership as swiftly and fairly as possible. We want to achieve the outcome that is best for the people of Cape Town and we…

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