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DA wishes the Muslim community a blessed Ramadan

I would like to wish the Muslim community in South Africa and around the world a blessed holy month of Ramadan. The DA’s support is with the Muslim community as you fast from sunrise to sunset during this time of goodwill and selflessness. My most heartfelt condolences also go out to the family and loved…

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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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Opening our borders requires proper planning and sound regulation

The DA has noted reports today that President Cyril Ramaphosa has committed to opening South African borders to facilitate the free movement of people, goods and services from continental Africa. Although this is a great initiative to strengthen regional integration and economic growth across our continent, the DA calls on the President to ensure that…

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South Africa must prioritise medical skills development

The following speech was delivered today in the National Assembly today by Haniff Hoosen MP, DA Shadow Minister of Home Affairs, during the debate on accreditation of foreign trained doctors by the HCPSA. Madam speaker The plight of these medical doctors is not a new discovery. This is unfortunately a situation that has been prevailing…

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DA welcomes the withdrawal of mad motion on the South African Reserve Bank

We welcome the news that the mad motion on the “nationalisation” of the South African Reserve Bank has been withdrawn and will not be debated today in Parliament. We have been told by Moody’s, who are currently in the country conducting a review ahead of a possible sovereign credit rating downgrade to “junk status”, that:…

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Let us build SA on a foundation of our values

The following speech was delivered by the Leader of the Democratic Alliance, Mmusi Maimane, at the party’s Mpumalanga Provincial Congress today. Fellow Democrats, It’s wonderful to be here today in this great province. And it truly is an honour to address you, the hard-working, totally committed men and women who serve our party so selflessly….

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