DA announces its KZN Mayoral Candidates


The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu Natal announced its three mayoral candidates who will contest next year’s local government elections in 2016. The mayoral candidates are Haniff Hoosen, MP, who will stand for the EThekwini Mayoral position, Mergan Chetty, MP, for UMsunduzi, and Councillor Pam Passmoor for Umngeni. The candidates addressed the members of the media […]

Acceptance speech by Pam Passmoor

Acceptance speech by Pam Passmoor The DA Umngeni team has been working hard in the last few years to ensure the municipalities viability. When we win in 2016, we will be able to fully implement our vision of service delivery for all residents. Of course, the rooting out of corruption is near the top of […]


  Speech by MERGAN K CHETTY. MP DA KZN DEPUTY LEADER. DA MAYORAL CANDIDATE FOR MSUNDUZI.   I am humbled and extremely appreciative of the confidence that the Provincial Leadership has in me, by electing me the DA’s Mayoral Candidate for Msunduzi in the upcoming 2016 Local Government election. Msunduzi, similar to the rest of […]

Speech by Haniff Hoosen,MP

  Speech by Haniff Hoosen,MP On the Occasion of the Announcement of the DA’s Mayoral Candidate for Ethekwini 14 December 2015     Fellow Colleagues and Members of the Media Thank you very much for coming. I am pleased to announce that I have accepted nomination as the DA’s mayoral candidate for the eThekwini municipality […]



The events of the past week have been shocking and upsetting for many South Africans. The reckless and irrational decision by President Zuma to fire Nhlanhla Nene has already had drastic effects on our economy. Since Wednesday evening’s decision, the Rand has plummeted to record lows, investor confidence has further dampened and ratings agencies have […]

DA KZN: DA shocked and saddened by untimely death of IFP’s Dr Lionel Mtshali

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Sizwe Mchunu, MPL Leader of the DA in the KZN Legislature   The DA is shocked and saddened by the untimely death of KZN IFP Leader and former KZN Premier, Dr Lionel Mtshali. We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Dr Mtshali at this sad time. We […]

DA successfully welcomes ANC members at Folweni

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Democratic Alliance press statement by Zwakele Mncwango DA KZN Leader   The DA in KwaZulu-Natal welcomed new members with much success at Folweni this morning. These members, who come from the ANC, have chosen the Democratic Alliance as their new political home, as they are fed up with cronyism and corruption in the governing party. The […]

DA KZN: Staff and patients suffering under ‘sauna-like’ conditions at Stanger Hospital


Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   THE DA has been reliably informed that doctors and nurses at Stanger Hospital are working under “sauna-like” conditions with patients “languishing in sweltering conditions” as a result of ongoing problems with air-conditioning. Meanwhile top management are allegedly “chilling in their offices […]

DA Takes On Point Road


On the 10th December 2015, as part of the 16 Days of Activism For No Violence Against Women and Children, the Democratic Alliance Women’s Network (DAWN) took to Mahatma Gandhi Road (Point Road), for a placard demonstration which asks for the municipality to clean up the Pont Road area. DA supporters turned out in droves […]

DA KZN: DoH must include community leaders in HIV/AIDS prevention campaigns


Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   THE DA calls on KZN’s Department of Health (DoH) to urgently include community leaders such as religious and traditional leaders in programmes aimed at creating a better understanding of the many facets of HIV/ AIDS prevention which do not only involve […]