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DA condemns Islamophobic hate speech and incitement

The Democratic Alliance strongly condemns the Islamophobic message reportedly posted on Facebook by Liam Christian Ferreira. In his post, Mr Ferreira reportedly calls Muslims bastards and calls for the burning of Mosques. This language has no place in our constitutional democracy, where the principles of freedom, equality and dignity are paramount. Furthermore, the incitement to burn down places…

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DASO condemns anti-Semitic hate speech at Wits University

The Democratic Alliance Students Organisation strongly condemns anti-Semitic messages spray-painted onto boards at the University of the Witwatersrand. This language has no place in our constitutional democracy, where the principles of freedom, equality and dignity are paramount. We call on the University to initiate a full investigation into the matter, and to submit evidence to…

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#FundOurUniversities: DA to peacefully march to Parliament to demand action by Zuma’s government

The DA will tomorrow march peacefully to Parliament to demand that President Jacob Zuma’s government provide more funding to higher education. Our nation faces a serious crisis. The illegal and violent action of a few have forced campus shut-downs, while not enough funding exists to support poor students and the “missing middle”. Chronic under-funding and…

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DA to proceed with laying of criminal charges against Collen Maine

The DA welcomes the ANC’s decision to instruct ANCYL President (better referred to as Zuma’s Defence League leader), Collen Maine, to withdraw his dangerous, unlawful and irresponsible comments. However, this does not negate the criminality of his conduct, and we will accordingly proceed with laying criminal charges against Mr Maine with the South African Police…

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DA to lay criminal charges against Collen Maine

The DA Youth will be laying criminal charges against Collen Maine, the president of the ANC Youth League – also known as the ‘Zuma Defence League’ – for inciting violence, after he called on MK veterans to take up arms for President Jacob Zuma. Maine made the call at a pro-Zuma march organised by the…

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DASO urges students to focus attention on funding for poor students

We welcome the fact that the Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, has responded to the call from DASO to ensure that poor students and the missing middle are not forced to pay any fee increases in the short term. We echo the call made by the DA Shadow Minister of Higher Education, Belinda Bozzoli…

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DASO opposed to university shut-downs

The Democratic Alliance Student Organisation (DASO) is strongly opposed to campus shut-downs by student organisations. Such a move will only make the situation worse for all students, especially those from poor backgrounds, by disrupting valuable academic teaching and support. It will also do nothing to solve the problem. The continued funding crisis we find ourselves…

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