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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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BOKAMOSO | 2018: The road ahead

Happy 2018! I hope the festive season was fun and restful, and that you are starting the year with batteries recharged and ready to tackle the challenges of 2018. The road ahead is by no means laid out; we have to chart it and build it. So I’d like to start the year by suggesting…

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BOKAMOSO | Six things we must do to get SA’s children reading

This week we learned that 78% of our Grade 4 children are functionally illiterate. This means 4 out of 5 children aged 9-10 cannot comprehend what they read. The implication for South Africa’s future is chilling. We will never achieve the broad justice, equality and prosperity we seek while the vast majority of our primary…

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BOKAMOSO | Ramaphosa policy is DA-lite

Cyril Ramaphosa gave a lengthy speech recently, setting out the DA’s economic policy. To be fair, he didn’t call it that. He called it A New Deal for Jobs, Growth and Transformation. But there is nothing new about it. The DA has consistently called for economic policy that has jobs and growth at its centre,…

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BOKAMOSO | We must all support a fresh start for Zimbabwe

On Wednesday morning, Zimbabweans woke up to martial law after an overnight military coup that saw Mugabe and many of his cabinet ministers placed under house arrest, while the army took over the state broadcaster and disarmed the police. This is an attempt to stop Mugabe controlling succession through his wife, Grace. The situation is…

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