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We are committed to #DefeatDayZero

Cape Town currently faces an exceptional situation. It is a scientific fact that we are experiencing the worst drought ever recorded. Let’s ensure that each of us – our families, friends and fellow citizens – unite together to defeat Day Zero. We can. And we must. Visit DefeatDayZero.co.za to get answers to the most frequently…

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DA exploring options against Inxeba censorship

Please find attached a soundbite by the DA Shadow Minister of Communications, Phumzile Van Damme MP. The DA  rejects the Film and Publications Board’s (FPB) Appeal Tribunal’s report on the reasoning behind the decision to reclassify the film Inxeba to a rating of X18. The report has stated that “The target market, which in our…

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Zuma must finally get his day in court

The DA welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to abandon the futile appeal, launched by his predecessor, Jacob Zuma, against the North Gauteng High Court decision which found that the appointment of Adv. Shaun Abrahams was invalid. We can only hope that this will result in the immediate removal of the discredited National Director of Public…

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Your job is to build a Botswana worth handing to your children

The following remarks were delivered by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, at the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Conference in Gaborone, Botswana, today.  Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for the opportunity to address you today. It is an honour and a pleasure for me to speak at a forum such as this, where democracy is strengthened…

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DA requests SIU investigation into sale of Strategic Fuel Stocks

The DA has written to President Cyril Ramaphosa, requesting that he proclaim an urgent Special Investigation Unit (SIU) investigation into the illegal sale of South Africa’s strategic fuel stocks at below-market prices. It is estimated that it would cost South Africa R5.6 billion, at the current exchange rate, to replace the 10.3 million oil barrels…

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Public Protector finds Lynne Brown guilty of misleading Parliament

Following a complaint by the DA, the Public Protector has found Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown guilty of misleading Parliament, when she failed to disclose if there had been any contracts of engagement between Eskom and Gupta-linked, Trillian. The report has now given President Cyril Ramaphosa 14 days to take action against the Minister after…

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Engcobo attack shows that crime is out of control

This statement follows an oversight visit to Engcobo Police Station by DA Shadow Minister of Police, Zakhele Mbhele MP and DA Leader in the Provincial Legislature, Bobby Stevenson MPL. Please find soundbites in English and IsiZulu by Mr Mbhele. Today’s visit to the Engcobo SAPS with the DA Leader in the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature,…

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[INFOGRAPHIC] DA-led Western Cape continues to deliver

Today marked the 11th DA-led Western Cape State of the Province Address, with the Province now in its 9th year of DA governance. From zero clean audits before we took office in 2009, many of departments are now on their way to double figures in the number of consecutive unqualified audits. This year, 11 out…

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Treasury confirms it has not done a full costing on free Higher Education plan

Treasury officials admitted yesterday that they have not done a full costing of former President, Jacob Zuma’s, promises on fee-free Higher Education. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) officials said in January that all the answers on the new policy would be provided in the…

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