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New Eskom board should prioritise stability and rooting out

The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes the appointment of the new Eskom board. We congratulate the Acting CEO Mr Phakamani Hadebe and Chairperson Mr Jabu Mabuza, both of whom come with excellent track records and vast financial and business experience. We wish them well in their new positions. That said, the board has a mammoth task…

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Tshwane Mayoral Mansion SOLD to build 52 RDP houses

The City of Tshwane’s mayoral mansion has been sold for R5.1 million from a reserve price of R4.8 million. From this sale, a total of 52 RDP houses inclusive of land and services will be built for those who need it most in the City of Tshwane. The DA-led multiparty administration made it clear when…

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NMB Government Doubles EPWP Job Creation

The ANC has tabled a Motion of No Confidence in Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor, Athol Trollip. Sign the petition to show your support for Mayor Trollip. The DA-led Nelson Mandela Bay Government has created 3533 job opportunities since the beginning of the 2016/17 financial year, with over R10 million spent on wages, training and equipment. Despite…

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Mayor Msimanga to pay for funerals of deceased children

The Msimanga administration will pay for the funerals of the 5 children who were tragically killed by a streetlight in Soshanguve. It is suspected that the defective streetlight was as a result of the vandalism that is inflicted on the City’s infrastructure. Being a caring and responsive administration I felt it right that this DA-led…

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DA welcomes progress being made in Metro Governments

The DA notes and welcomes today’s inaugural Budget Speech by the Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Solly Msimanga. Mayor Msimanga continues to be an excellent example that exemplifies how the DA delivers on our promises to improve service delivery, cut corruption and create jobs. In Tshwane, Major Msimanga has: • Allocated R1.3 billion to maintain and…

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Mashaba’s Joburg SOCA shows impressive progress made

The DA welcomes an impressive Johannesburg State of the City Address delivered today by Mayor Herman Mashaba, which highlights significant progress made by the DA-led Metro government in just nine months, in service of the people of Johannesburg. Mayor Mashaba’s speech exemplifies the DA’s steadfast commitment to good governance, and to turning around the cities…

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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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AG Report: DA-run Western Cape ahead of the rest

The Auditor General’s (AG) report released today has revealed that the DA-run Western Cape has once again come out on top, for the third consecutive year. The AG reported that not one Western Cape department received an adverse audit outcome. Irregular expenditure has also decreased from R124 million to R28 million. This is yet another…

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