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Together we are moving South Africa forward, as the ANC tries to take us backward

The following remarks were delivered by DA Leader Mmusi Maimane, at a joint press briefing with representatives from the DA’s coalition partners with whom we have formed local governments across South Africa following the 2016 Local Government Elections. Maimane was joined by the ACDP’s Rev. Kenneth Meshoe, COPE’s Mosiuoa Lekota, the UDM’s Bantu Holomisa, the…

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DA lays criminal charges against Brian Molefe

The following remarks were made by DA Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises, Natasha Mazzone MP, after laying criminals charges against Brian Molefe in Cape Town this afternoon. The DA has today laid criminal charges against Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe, based on the prima facie evidence contained in the Public Protector’s report, State of Capture.. The…

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State Capture: DA lays corruption charges against Zuma & Co.

The following remarks were made by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, outside the Rosebank Police Station in Johannesburg today.  The Democratic Alliance (DA) has today laid criminal charges against President Jacob Zuma, and his band of cronies, for their role in aiding, promoting and benefiting from the corrosive project of State Capture in South Africa. President Zuma, the…

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Let’s put our country first

Deputy Speaker Honourable Members Fellow South Africans Bagaetsho Dumelang This is South Africa. A land of contrasts. Where hope overcomes fear. Where light shines through the dark. Where good triumphs over evil. This is South Africa. Where every generation faces its own struggle. The fight against colonialism. The fight against apartheid. We have overcome these struggles….

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DA plan to ensure Shaun Abrahams is the last undesirable NPA head

Note to editors: The following remarks were delivered today at a media briefing by DA Shadow Minister of Justice, Adv. Glynis Breytenbach MP, DA Shadow Minister of Police, Zakhele Mbhele MP, and DA Member on the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence (JSCI), Adv. Hendrik Schmidt MP in Parliament today. This briefing was chaired by the…

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New MPRDA bill will not fix our collapsing mining sector

The following is a speech extract delivered by the DA’s Shadow Minister of Mineral Resources, James Lorimer MP, on the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) in Parliament today.  The Fourth Parliament passed this bill two and a half years ago. We warned then it should not do so, that the bill was gravely…

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Where will President Zuma and his army of deplorables send their children to study once our Universities are ruined?

The following speech was delivered by the DA’s Shadow Minister of Higher Education, Prof Belinda Bozzoli MP, in the National Assembly during the debate on the current Higher Education crisis.  Throughout this crisis, the DA has been steady in its approach: We believe that no poor person should be denied an education because they cannot…

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MTBPS 2016 must prioritise economic growth and job creation

The following remarks were delivered by the DA Shadow Minister of Finance, David Maynier MP, during a press conference held at Parliament today addressing the DA’s expectations ahead of the Finance Minister’s medium-term budget policy statement. The full document from the press conference can be found here. The Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, will deliver the…

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