The Democratic Alliance (DA) is the biggest opposition party and the second largest party in South Africa. We are the most diverse and dynamic party, and the only one to have grown in every election since 1994. The DA Received 22.2% of the votes in the National Assembly elections in 2014, and 26.9% in the 2016 Local Government Elections. But, more importantly, we are the only party with a credible, proven plan to create real jobs. Our dream for South Africa is of One Nation with One Future built on Freedom, Fairness and Opportunity for All, living together under the Constitution in peace, security and prosperity, with opportunity and recognition for all the rainbow people.
Since the 2016 Local Government Elections, around 16 million South Africans experience some form of DA governance. In addition to the Western Cape Province, the DA currently governs in 33 municipalities. These include South Africa’s legislative capital, Cape Town; the administrative capital, Tshwane; our economic centre, Johannesburg; and the city named after our democracy’s founding father, Nelson Mandela Bay.
Governing these four metros means that the DA, and its various coalition governments, now controls R139.5 billion worth of public money. We control more money in South Africa’s major cities than the ANC does – and we plan to spend it wisely.
Today, the DA’s leadership is young, dynamic and more diverse than ever. Emerging leaders are ascending the ranks in quantum leaps. Meet the team who are working hard to deliver the dream of One Nation with One Future built on Freedom, Fairness and Opportunity for All. Click on the links to the right.
The DA is working towards creating One Nation with One Future built on Freedom, Fairness and Opportunity for All. Find out more about the key issues we’re focusing on to deliver on the dream of 1994 using the menu on the right.
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Together we can rekindle the dream of 1994. Use the menu on the right to join the DA, get involved in political volunteering on the ground, or to donate to the cause.
Our updated policy platform – the Open Opportunity Society in Action – gives substance to our vision. Each policy put forward by the DA will unpack more precisely the relationship between the state and individuals in that area.