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Zuma loses, South Africa wins

Finally, after almost a decade of ducking and diving, and squandering millions of rands of public money on his own legal fees, President Jacob Zuma will now face 783 charges of corruption, fraud and racketeering for stealing the people’s money. The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes the judgment handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal…

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Data For All is a fight we are taking to the ANC government

Support the #Data4All campaign: https://data4all.org.za/ As you read this today, there is a young South African in Cofimvaba that has no way to read this. There is a young person in an informal settlement who has a product to sell but may never access a buyer outside of her ward. There is a job seeker in Orange Farm…

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The DA difference

The following speech was delivered by the DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, at the DA Western Cape Provincial Congress. Fellow Democrats, Provincial Leader and Deputy Leader, Provincial Chair and Deputy Chairs, Delegates, Members, activists and staff, Molweni, Good morning, Goeiemôre, Bagaetso, Let it never be said that we don’t live in interesting times. We are a…

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Willing buyer, willing sellout

The following remarks were made today by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, in Saxonwold, Johannesburg, at protest against State Capture by the Gupta’s and Jacob Zuma. Maimane was joined DA National Spokespersons, Refiloe Nt’sekhe and Phumzile van Damme, and DA Regional Chairperson, Khume Ramulifho. Fellow democrats, Today we are gathered here in Saxonwold to protest the capture of our…

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SAA must be Stabilised, Professionalised and Sold Off

The crisis at South African Airways (SAA) is fast reaching boiling point with debt repayments totaling R6.9 billion due this Saturday, 30 September. Despite this urgent situation, National Treasury has yet to reveal where this enormous amount of money will come from. Our national carrier has become a bottomless pit into which government continues to…

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Don’t let economic exclusion be the heritage of our children too

The following speech was delivered today by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, at the old Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) building in Newtown, Johannesburg. Maimane was joined by DA Gauteng Leader, John Moodey, DA Regional Chairperson, Khume Ramulifho, and DA National Spokesperson, Refiloe Nt’sekhe. My fellow South Africans We are blessed to live in one of the most…

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Those involved in State Capture will be held to account, whether in private sector or government

The following statement was delivered today by Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader, Mmusi Maimane, at a press briefing in Parliament, Cape Town. Maimane was joined by Federal Executive Chairperson, James Selfe, and DA Chief Whip, John Steenhuisen.  I want to begin by welcoming yesterday’s decision by ANC Member of Parliament, Dr Makhosi Khoza, to quit the…

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