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Change in Thaba Nchu begins on 1 March 2017

Note to Editor: The following is a speech delivered by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP, while campaigning today ahead of the bi-election in Thaba Nchu, Mangaung on 1 March 2017. My fellow South Africans Next Wednesday you will have the opportunity to elect a new councillor for this ward – Ward 39 in Mangaung. It’s a…

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Cry the beloved country, grieve the lost generation

Note to editors: The following declaration was delivered by the DA Shadow Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Yusuf Cassim MP, in the National Assembly today. The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) remains exactly what it has been created to be – an employment agency for the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) elite and its…

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Esidimeni 100 and counting deserve justice

Note to Editor: The following is a speech delivered by DA Shadow Minister of Health, Dr Wilmot James MP, during Esidimeni debate in Parliament today. Madame Speaker, Let us take a moment to think of the Esidimeni victims and their families who have suffered a terrible and unnecessary loss. Today we must commit to confront…

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A state against the nation

Note to editors: The following speech was delivered by the DA’s Shadow Minister of Energy, Gordon Mackay MP, during the DA’s debate on the ‘Lost Generation’, the millions of young people who are not employed, in education or training, in the National Assembly this afternoon. Ngiyabbonga Sihlalo, In turbulent times it is affirming to remember…

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Madam Speaker, you have broken Parliament

Note to editors: The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by the Deputy Chief Whip of the Democratic Alliance, Mike Waters MP, during the State of the Nation (SONA) Debate in the National Assembly this afternoon. Madam Speaker, If anyone was in doubt as to what is currently wrong with South Africa all they…

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Zuma should fire Dlamini for social grants fiasco

Note to editors: The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by the DA’s Shadow Minister of Social Development, Bridget Masango MP, during the State of the Nation (SONA) Debate in the National Assembly this afternoon. Honourable Speaker, The state of the Department of Social Development can be summed up in the latest headlines: “Beneficiaries…

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South Africa’s youth forgotten by ANC

Note to editors: The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by the DA’s Member in the NCOP, Vusumzi Magwebu MP, during the State of the Nation (SONA) Debate in the National Assembly this afternoon. Hon. Speaker, Hon. Chairperson, members and fellow South Africans. What took place in this House during the State of the…

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