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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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Rural Safety Plan

“Every farmer, farm worker  and rural community deserves to be safe.” Democratic Alliance INTRODUCTION Rural safety is an issue that affects the entire population of rural South Africa. Police stations in rural areas are usually located in such a manner that they are central to the region that they serve, but with service areas often

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Shortage of police holding cells in Centurion a worry

https://www.iol.co.za/pretoria-news/shortage-of-police-holding-cells-in-centurion-a-worry-35255658 PRETORIA NEWS / 18 OCTOBER 2019, 07:17AM / LIAM NGOBENI Pretoria – Only one of five Centurion police stations have holding cells. In an answer to a parliamentary question by the DA, the Minister of Police Bheki Cele said that few criminals could be detained overnight by Centurion police. Speaking to the Pretoria News, DA MP Cilliers Brink

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Under-resourced Erasmia SAPS has only two working vehicles

“After SAPS public meeting was held, we submitted our petitions of Ward 48 Centurion to SAPS. We went further and asked questions and raised the matter of poor services of SAPS in Centurion at Parliament. We will continue driving this issue of poor service delivery on crime in our area.” Cllr Kingsley Wakelin Democratic Alliance

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New nature reserve for Centurion

https://rekordcenturion.co.za/181451/new-nature-reserve-for-centurion/ The Crocodile River Reserve in Centurion is finally declared a protected nature reserve by the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. More than 3 000 hectares of pristine land in Tshwane form the core of this reserve, lying between the Schurveberg Mountain in the north and Renosterskop in the north-west. This declaration by

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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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