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Economic transformation in South Africa

Lecture delivered by Mmusi Maimane, DA Leader, at the Wits University School of Governance on 17 August 2017, hosted in collaboration with the University of Pretoria’s Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn). Programme Director, Prince Mashele Director of the University of Pretoria’s Centre for the Study of Governance Innova-tion, Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti; Director…

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Vote for your hopes, not your fears

The following speech was delivered today by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, in the Motion of No Confidence debate in Parliament.  Madam Speaker. Honourable Members. Comrades. Fighters. Democrats. Fellow citizens of this proud nation. Last week we lost a colleague and a committed Parliamentarian. Those who worked closely with Honourable Timothy Khoza spoke of his big…

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In just one year, the DA has already made progress in Kouga

The following remarks were delivered today by DA Leader Mmusi Maimane at a public meeting in Pellsrus, Kouga, as part of the #Change19 tour. My fellow South Africans, Our country is standing on the brink of the biggest change it has seen since the 1994 elections. People have run out of patience with the ANC…

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Zuma must use Zambia trip to call for HH’s release from prison

The Democratic Alliance (DA) notes President Zuma’s planned trip to Zambia tomorrow, on the invitation of the President of Zambia, Edgar Lungu. President Zuma must use this engagement with President Lungu to raise South Africa’s strong objections to the crisis unfolding in Zambia under Lungu’s watch. In particular, President Zuma should denounce the inhumane treatment…

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One year on, and the DA is making real progress in our Cities

The following statement was delivered today by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, at a press conference at the Jabavu library in Jabavu, Johannesburg. Marking exactly one year since the 2016 Local Government Elections, Maimane highlighted the achievements by DA-led governments in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay over the past year. The Leader was…

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Now is the time to not remain silent, Deputy President Ramaphosa

The following remarks were delivered by DA Leader Mmusi Maimane at an event today where he delivered to Deputy President Ramaphosa a petition signed by 1 million South Africans calling for President Zuma to be fired. My fellow South Africans, People often ask me: “What can ordinary South Africans do to save our country from…

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