DA eThekwini councillor booted from office

DA PR councillor Lallie Naidoo has been booted from the Phoenix office she rightfully occupies and forced to service the community on the streets in blazing hot temperatures for the past three weeks to make way for ANC councillor My-Pet Bhengu who was deployed there by council speaker Logie Naidoo. Although Naidoo admitted to his […]

Acceptance to stand as the DA’s Presidential Candidate

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The following press statement by Dr Mamphela Ramphele the DA’s Presidential Candidate was distributed at a press conference held in Cape Town today. “I am honoured today to accept the invitation extended by the Democratic Alliance to stand as its Presidential Candidate for the 2014 elections. I believe this decision is in the best interests of […]

Welcoming Dr Mamphela Ramphele as the DA’s Presidential Candidate

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 The following press statement by Helen Zille, Leader of the DA  was distributed at a press conference in Cape Town today.  ”It is with great pleasure and excitement that I can announce that Dr Mamphela Ramphele has accepted the DA’s invitation to stand as our presidential candidate in the 2014 General Election.  I can announce further […]

5 flying squad cars for 600 000 people

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It is worrying that Pietermaritzburg’s flying squad only has 5 functional vehicles at its disposal; as stated in a media report today. There is no way that these vehicles can properly service 45 police stations and a population of 600 000 people. This scenario only serves to benefit criminals in the city while law abiding citizens […]

ANC giving in to anti-Indian groups

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The ANC is giving in to pressure from its members in the Mazibuye African Forum (MAF) and Imbumba Business Forum. It has established two task teams to probe complaints that Indians have become “dominant” in the KZN economy. These claims are racist nonsense and is the first step in a campaign to get Indians excluded […]

ANC giving in to anti-Indian groups

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The ANC is giving in to pressure from its members in the Mazibuye African Forum (MAF) and Imbumba Business Forum. It has established two task teams to probe complaints that Indians have become “dominant” in the KZN economy. These claims are racist nonsense and is the first step in a campaign to get Indians excluded […]

ANC using illegal tactics ahead of KZN Ward 49 by-elections

The  ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has resorted to illegal tactics in Durban’s Ward 49, colluding with a local school principal to promote the party through learners, as a by-election looms. The DA has in its possession a copy of an “achievement certificate” dated 11 January 2014.  The certificate has the names of KZN ANC MPL Omie […]

DA supports NERSA’s decision to halt 900% electricity increase

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The DA welcomes the recent verdict passed by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to reverse the unjust 900% electricity tariffs imposed on the Pietermaritzburg business sector by the Msunduzi Municipality. We fought against these ridiculous electricity increases in council but the ANC-led municipality failed to take heed of the DA’s warnings. Luckily, […]

Youth Speak Out

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In the lead up to our next registration weekend the DA Youth have launched a ‘Speak Out’ campaign. On Saturday, 18 January 2014, we started with meetings of youth in town halls, residences, park grounds etc. and these will be rolled out across the country.  These Speak Out Sessions will be held every week till […]

DA turns uMngeni Finances around after R70M short-term debt

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It is very unusual for any opposition party to turn the finances of a municipality around. That is, however, what the DA in uMngeni have achieved through strong leadership on the interim Finance Committee. Two years ago uMngeni municipal finances were in dire straits. uMngeni had R70 million in short term debt, including a bank […]