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
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
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
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