Where We Govern

The DA has the best track record of delivery where we govern.

In order to stop corruption, create jobs, and deliver better services our governments focus on six key areas: opportunity, responsive government, service delivery, honest government, redress and safety.

Watch stories, below, to learn more about how we deliver for all communities where we govern.

DA Governed Municipalities

Since the 2016 Local Government Elections, around 16 million South Africans experience some form of DA governance. The DA now governs South Africa’s legislative capital, Cape Town; the administrative capital, Tshwane, our economic centre, Johannesburg; and the city named after our democracy’s founding father, Nelson Mandela Bay.

Where We Govern - Democratic Alliance

 

DA-run governments are recognised as among the best in South Africa by national government and a variety of other agencies. While we recognise that where we govern there is still much to be done to redress past imbalances, we are working every day to ensure further progress is being made that improves the lives of all residents where we govern.

These are some of our success stories


THE SIX PILLARS OF DA GOVERNMENTS


Opportunity

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.

WATCH this video to see how we already deliver on this promise where we govern, and the kind of CHANGE we can bring to the communities that vote for us.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Redress

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.

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Safety

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.

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The Western Cape Story

The Western Cape is the only DA-run province in South Africa. Find out more about how our clean governance in the province translates into pro-poor focused budget spending, increased job creation and more effective service delivery in The Western Cape Story: