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DA commemorates 25th anniversary of Chris Hani’s assassination

The DA joins fellow South Africans in remembering the 25th anniversary of the brutal assassination of anti-apartheid freedom fighter, Chris Hani. Hani was gunned down by Janusz Walus on 10 April 1993. This senseless killing was an attempt to derail our country’s democratic process and almost brought South Africa to the brink of civil war….

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Unemployed not included in discussions over National Minimum Wage

The DA is concerned that the voices of South Africa’s 9.2 million unemployed are not being heard in the ongoing discussions over national minimum wage. On 26 March, Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, admitted that government’s bid to ram through the National Minimum Wage Bill (NMWB) before the 1 May deadline set by President Cyril…

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Cut the fat, don’t tax the poor

The following remarks were delivered by the Leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA), Mmusi Maimane, during a march to National Treasury in Tshwane today. Attached please find the Memorandum that was handed over by the Leader to Treasury on behalf of the DA.  Fellow South Africans We have come here today to say: we reject the…

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Biko taught us the power of an idea

Today 40 years ago, anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko was brutally murdered by a government which saw the power of his ideas as a threat to an unjust system of racial injustice. Biko stood for the idea which said that we are not defined by the colour of our skin or the shape of our nose,…

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Motion for an early election is about putting South Africans first

Please find attached a soundbite by the DA National Spokesperson, Phumzile Van Damme MP. On Tuesday, 5 September, the DA’s motion calling for an early emergency election will be debated in Parliament. An early democratic election, in terms of Section 50 of the Constitution, will provide South Africans with a new opportunity to rid the…

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