We work hard every day to improve people's lives

Over a third of the South African population experiences some form of DA governance! From Cape Town in the Western Cape to Modimolle-Mookgophong in Limpopo, that’s 38 municipalities across the country.

"We got clean drinking water...

and a PR councillor helped me apply for an internship, and I am now busy with it."
Chrestinah Maeshi, Modimolle & Mookgophong

Where we Govern Success Stories

More jobs

DA-run Western Cape has the lowest unemployment rate of any province!

Top tourist city

The top tourist city in the world (for seven years in a row) is DA-run Cape Town.

Excellent track-record

DA-run Midvaal just got yet another glowing clean audit from the auditor-general.

MyCiti buses

Cape Town’s MyCiti bus fares are becoming even more affordable with a fare decrease in the wake of COVID-19.

Hundreds of millions in the bank

Our DA-led government got Tshwane’s finances out of the red (a R2-billion deficit) and into the black (with a surplus of money in the bank) after just one year!

Quick in a crisis

R1.14b committed towards COVID-19 response in DA-run Western Cape.

Africa's first plastic road!

First eco-friendly recycled plastic road officially opened in DA-run Kouga!

Cleaner rivers

DA-run Cape Town supports the Litterboom project to keep rivers cleaner.

Top start-up city

DA-run Cape Town ranks as top start-up city in SA.

Food e-vouchers

To make food support easy, DA-run Drakenstein Municipality issued over 2 000 food e-vouchers.

Most innovative African city

In dealing with COVID-19, DA-run Cape Town ranks as the most innovative African city.

Stay in school

More children stay in school to matric in the DA-run Western Cape than in any other province.

11 000 Covid-19 safety kits

11 000 Covid-19 safety kits to rolled out to businesses in DA-run Western Cape.

COVID-19 relief

DA-run Cape Town has reprioritised R12 million for immediate humanitarian relief in Cape Town.

Fastest growing economy

DA-run Western Cape is home to the fastest-growing economy in SA.

Live longer

The province with the highest life expectancy in SA is DA-run Western Cape

Where we Govern

The six pillars of DA governments

Service delivery

DA local governments lead the way in providing quality services to all their residents. We manage government spending well, find innovative solutions to the challenges we face, and make sure that resources go to those that need them most.

Honest government

We are committed to transparent and accountable governance. DA local governments manage public money sensibly and strive to rid the cities and towns we govern of fraud. We have zero tolerance for corruption.


Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of residents gives meaning to freedom. South Africans need to feel safe and be safe in the cities and towns they call home. To do this, we collaborate and innovate to make crime-ridden and deprived communities safer.

Responsive government

A good government is one that is responsive to the needs and concerns of the people it serves. In a DA government, when you speak, we listen. We work with the community to find solutions to the challenges we face and create opportunities.


We are committed to creating communities where our diversity is embraced and celebrated. DA local governments provide residents with safe, reliable and affordable public transport systems so that everyone can benefit from the city and interact in public spaces that reflect our rich heritage.


The ability to work is key to personal dignity.The DA is committed to creating opportunities, like jobs, so that people can improve their lives and provide for their families. To do this we will create a supportive environment where businesses want to invest, grow, and hire more people.

Where we Govern Videos

The Six Pillars of DA Governance

Some of the ways that DA-led governments are fulfilling their vision of bringing opportunity, honest governance, service delivery and responsive governance to the whole of South Africa to ensure that communities are safer and redress is achieved.

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