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BOKAMOSO | Let’s unpack unequal opportunity in South Africa

So much of the trouble in South Africa today is that we seem unable to hear each other. Like a disintegrating relationship between two people who used to love each other, our first instinct is to blame, attack, and find fault, rather than listen, empathise and attempt to understand. The difference is that unlike a…

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BOKAMOSO | Home ownership can help unlock real freedom

The following remarks were delivered by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, at a Freedom Day celebration in Soshanguve in Tshwane on Friday. Fellow South Africans We call today Freedom Day because on this day, 24 years ago, we set off on a road that was going to deliver freedom for all our people. On that day…

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BOKAMOSO | Let’s rewrite our future, not our past

In 1962, during his Commencement Address at Yale University, John F Kennedy had this to say about the danger of substituting myths for truths: “The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived and dishonest – but the myth – persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to…

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BOKAMOSO | The DA’s Diversity Difference

Last weekend, the Democratic Alliance (DA) held the biggest and most diverse Federal Congress in the party’s history, as some 2000 delegates from every corner of the country met in Tshwane to debate and adopt policy resolutions and constitutional amendments, and to elect a leadership team to carry our vision into 2019 and beyond.  I…

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BOKAMOSO | NMB: How to sabotage a city

Nelson Mandela Bay Metro (Port Elizabeth) has become a sacrificial lamb, strapped to the altar of EFF political expediency and awaiting slaughter. The story of this metro decisively debunks the notion that the EFF fights for the poor in SA. On the contrary, the EFF cares so little for the plight of the poor that…

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BOKAMOSO | Cut the fat, don’t tax the poor

The following remarks were delivered by DA Leader Mmusi Maimane during a march to National Treasury in Tshwane on Tuesday 6 March 2018, to protest the VAT increase. Fellow South Africans We have come here today to say: we reject the increase in VAT to 15%. We reject it outright. We reject this government’s plans…

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BOKAMOSO | Budget 2018/19 perfectly illustrates the reality of populism

Budget 2018/19 brings to mind the popular quote: “insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”. In the name of social justice, the ANC government has clung to populist policies such as restrictive labour legislation, a large public sector wage bill, a high degree of state ownership of the economy,…

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