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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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Private Members’ Bill will add to SCA’s Sanral victory

Today’s Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruling setting aside South African National Roads Agency’s (Sanral) appeal to have decision making autonomy on the construction of etolls in the N1 wine-route is not only a victory for the Western Cape but for all South Africans. This is a victory against the injustice of etolls that have…

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South Africa chose hope over fear

The following speech was delivered by the DA Leader in the National Assembly during a debate of national public importance on the 2016 Local Government Elections. First of all, let me thank the Chief Whip of the Majority Party for tabling this important motion for debate, in what must be a very difficult time for…

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It’s now time to get Johannesburg working again

I am honoured and deeply humbled to be elected as the new Executive Mayor of Johannesburg. The residents of our city called out for change that would once again get Johannesburg working again. It is a mandate we dare not fail to deliver on. It is important to note that no single party holds a…

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