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Today’s Inside Track from the Democratic Alliance

📰 14/10/2020

🇿🇦 DA reveals Federal Congress 2020 theme: Our statement of intent for South Africa

Ahead of the DA’s virtual Federal Congress to elect a new leadership and charter a way forward for the 2021 Local Government Elections and beyond, the DA revealed its Congress theme: ‘Real Hope. Real Change. Now.’

Read it here: https://www.da.org.za/2020/10/da-reveals-federal-congress-2020-theme-our-statement-of-intent-for-south-africa

✈️ IMF makes it clear that SA government should prioritise poverty over SAA

In response to the DA’s letter alerting the IMF to government’s latest SAA bailout, the International Monetary Fund called for the SA-government to invest in reducing poverty instead of sinking money into SOEs that make persistent losses.

Read it here: https://www.da.org.za/2020/10/imf-makes-it-clear-that-sa-government-should-prioritise-poverty-over-saa

👀 Amendments to the Health Act give unvetted powers to the Minister of Health similar to a State of Disaster

The DA warned that Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize’s, late-night changes to regulations on government surveillance just before the state of disaster is due to expire, give the impression of a government desperate to retain power over its citizens.

Read it here: https://www.da.org.za/2020/10/amendments-to-the-health-act-give-unvetted-powers-to-the-minister-of-health-similar-to-a-state-of-disaster

🎬 Economic recovery action plan: implementation is all that counts now

As President Ramaphosa prepares to present his government’s Economic Recovery Action Plan tomorrow, the DA called for proper implementation that delivers results – not more economic destruction and inaction.

Read it here: https://www.da.org.za/2020/10/economic-recovery-action-plan-implementation-is-all-that-counts-now


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