Traditional Leadership in KZN


The roles, responsibilities and funding of traditional leaders have always drawn controversy, and yet there has lacked any recall and clarity on these issues from legislation and government. The Democratic Alliance is in the process of compiling a Draft Policy document and position on Traditional Leadership in South Africa. We believe that Traditional Leadership should […]



KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, and his department have been found guilty of violating the rights of cancer patients to proper treatment at two of the province’s biggest public hospitals. Sign this petition to join our call for his removal. This comes after a damning report by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) into […]

BOKAMOSO | Let’s find each other again


Please watch the highlights of the speech that was delivered by Mmusi Maimane on Race and Identity in the DA and South Africa , on Tuesday 19 January at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg.

Bokamoso | Water: We need to act on the warning signs


Leonardo da Vinci said “Water is the driving force of all nature”. I would add that it is also the driving force of our food security, our health, our economy, and of our hope for the future. Where there is water, there is hope. When water dries up, hope dries up too. We cannot afford […]

BOKAMOSO | SA needs change that creates jobs


This is my first newsletter of 2016, a year which could be make-or-break for our democracy. I wish you and your family a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous year in this beautiful country of ours. This is an election year, and therefore a year in which each one of us has an important role to […]



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 […]

Bokamoso | Time to liberate ourselves from Zuma’s ANC


  The time has come for South Africans to put our country first and liberate ourselves from Zuma’s ANC. Experience across Africa shows that first we must be liberated, and then we must be liberated from the liberation movement. Eight years after becoming ANC President, Jacob Zuma now presides over an ANC showing all the […]

Bokamoso | President Zuma does not respect our democracy


Abraham Lincoln once said: “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Unfortunately, this is a test our President has failed. Jacob Zuma has been corrupted by power, and every day we are witnessing more and more of his true character. The story that put […]

Bokamoso | Temporary Employment can play an Important Role in Job Creation


In my home language, Setswana, Bokamoso means “The Future”. I have called my weekly newsletter Bokamoso because the DA is determined to build a better future for all South Africans. A future of freedom, fairness and opportunity. This will only be possible if more people have the chance to participate in our economy. The current […]

Bokamoso | The ANC is leading South Africa off the Democratic Path


  I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood and I­ – I took the one less travelled by. And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost In our quest for a society based on freedom, fairness and opportunity, South Africans now face […]