Servicing the Community

2019 DA Manifesto Launch

The manifesto for change The Manifesto for Change is our contract with South Africa should we be entrusted to govern. In our manifesto, we unpack how a DA-led government will put the South African people first and ensure a better future for our children. Led by a new generation of leaders, only the DA can bring

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Gauteng: ‘Astounding numbers’ from DA internal polling shows the party is closing gap on the ANC

https://www.news24.com/Elections/News/gauteng-astounding-numbers-from-da-internal-polling-shows-the-party-is-closing-gap-on-the-anc-20190430 The DA has moved to within six percentage points of the ANC in Gauteng, with the governing party’s decline in the country’s economic heartland seemingly continuing despite a concerted effort to win back lost voters, according to the DA’s internal polling.  The poll, which News24 has seen, shows support in Gauteng for the three

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State Capture wipes out third of SA’s R4.9-trillion GDP

Put differently: State Capture has wiped out a third of South Africa’s R4.9-trillion gross domestic product, or effectively annihilated four months of all labour and productivity of all South Africans, from hawkers selling sweets outside schools to boardroom jockeys.

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Tragic KZN floods are a call to action on climate breakdown

The tragic floods that have taken the lives of 85 people in KZN should not be seen in isolation. Together with the drought in the Western Cape, the wildfires on the Garden Route and the intense tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth that have hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, they are part of a bigger picture

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These are the best and worst run municipalities in South Africa

Two new independent reports have been published which assess the financial stability, and governance of South Africa’s municipalities. The Municipal Financial Stability Index published by Ratings Afrika, assesses how the country’s municipalities manage their money, and how this impacts service delivery in those areas. The group defines financial stability as the ability to deliver services,

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Tshwane: State of Capital Address 2019

Office of the Executive Mayor CITY OF TSHWANE STATE OF THE CAPITALADDRESS 2019 THEME: Service delivery isthe ONLY priority Madam Speaker; Leader of Council Business; Chief Whip of Council; Members of the Mayoral Committee; Fellow Councillors; Traditional Leaders; Your Excellencies, Ambassadors and High Commissioners; Leaders of the Business Community; Distinguished Guests; Comrades and Friends; Members

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Democratic Alliance (DA) winners in Wednesday’s by-elections

10 April 2019 The DA retained five seats and won one seat from the ANC in Ward 4 in Hessequa Municipality in the Western Cape, where the party’s candidate Gerald Leonard Boezak got 54.93% of the votes cast compared to the party’s 49.03% in the 2016 Municipal Elections. Voter turnout on Wednesday was 67.63%. This means

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DA: Our vision of a united South Africa

While others try to divide, we are working to unite and build. As the DA, we will never abandon the need to build a country that belongs to all who live in it. United in our diversity, we shall stand and overcome our challenges!

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Gauteng DA mayors team up to clean up their cities

Mayors of neighbouring municipalities this week joined City of Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba in the monthly A Re Sebetseng volunteer clean-up campaign. Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa and Midvaal mayor Bongani Baloyi launched an expansion of Joburg’s volunteer campaign to these municipalities. A Re Sebetseng was first launched in Joburg in August 2017. The campaign is

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