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Malema’s incendiary comments should serve as a red flag to us all

BY Mmusi Maimane MP, DA Leader
“We are not calling for the slaughter of white people, at least for now…” Julius Malema’s comments, made on Monday 7 November after appearing in the Newcastle Magistrate’s Court on two charges of violating the Riotous Assemblies Act of 1957 for urging land invasions, are hugely irresponsib...  read more
 November 25, 2016
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MTBPS: Zuma’s politics are derailing Gordhan’s economics

BY Mmusi Maimane MP, DA Leader
Pravin Gordhan’s Medium Term Budget Policy Statement on Wednesday underscores the central role that politics plays in the economy. For all his honourable intentions and fine words, Gordhan did not have a good story to tell about the state of our economy. For all his brave talk, there is not much i...  read more
 October 28, 2016
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The DA continues to lead the fight against state capture

BY Mmusi Maimane MP, DA Leader
Last week I tabled a Motion of No Confidence in President Zuma, to be voted on by the National Assembly before the end of this year. His egregious and damaging attack on Finance Minister Gordhan two weeks ago, in order to replace him with a pliant lackey and thereby gain control of the Treasury...  read more
 October 24, 2016
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It was the worst of weeks, but it’s the spring of hope

BY Mmusi Maimane MP, DA Leader
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…”Charle...  read more
 October 17, 2016
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Two months after LGE2016, it is clear the ANC has taken the low road

BY Mmusi Maimane MP, DA Leader
History will mark the 2016 election as a pivotal moment in SA’s political development. No one foresaw the ANC losing so much of its urban support as to lose control of three powerful metros and fall a full eight percentage points nationally, bringing the party to a point where losing power in 2019...  read more
 September 30, 2016
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Student protests: making the right call in the wrong way

BY Mmusi Maimane MP, DA Leader
Free university education is the ultimate agenda of the #FeesMustFall movement. As attractive as that notion seems, especially given South Africa’s cruel history of repression in education, it is simply not in our country’s nor even our students’ best interests. However, the students are absol...  read more
 September 23, 2016
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Zupta’s nuclear deal: either we end it or it ends 

BY Mmusi Maimane MP, DA Leader
Jacob Zuma’s nuclear deal will be disastrous for South Africa. It will literally bankrupt us, diverting billions of rands from poverty reduction projects, while producing a nuclear white elephant in two decades’ time. But it will make a lot of money for Zuma, the Guptas and ANC cronies in the sh...  read more
 September 16, 2016
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Our job is to stop state capture

BY Mmusi Maimane MP, DA Leader
Honourable MembersToday we are debating the phenomenon of ‘state capture’ in our country.State capture is defined as “a form of systemic corruption in which private interests influence government decision-making to their own advantage”.Now, I think it is important to acknowledge that Pr...  read more
 September 09, 2016
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Stalemate or Checkmate? Zuma’s bold move to capture the Treasury strengthens the case for a realignment of SA politics

BY Mmusi Maimane MP, DA Leader
On Wednesday this week, Brazil’s political landscape was overhauled, with the impeachment of President Rousseff. This brings to an end fourteen years of rule by her Workers Party, their punishment for mismanaging the economy and tolerating corruption. After months of stalemate, Brazil now has the ...  read more
 September 02, 2016
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A different party in a different country with a different future

BY Mmusi Maimane MP, DA Leader
What a time to be alive! In the past three weeks, we have witnessed one of the most radical and important changes our country has seen since 1994. On 3 August 2016, voters put South Africa on a new trajectory. And we reaffirmed that we work as a nation. Our democracy works, and South Africans are l...  read more
 August 26, 2016
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We can win: Get out the DA vote on 3 August

BY Mmusi Maimane MP, DA Leader
This is make or break. The polls are showing that we are neck-and-neck with the ANC in the big metros of Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay. These are SA’s economic powerhouses. It’s going to be close, but we can win these cities. And if we do, we will turn them around like we have tu...  read more
 July 29, 2016
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Save SA: Vote the ANC out on 3 August

BY Mmusi Maimane MP, DA Leader
The ANC is nose-diving. We cannot let South Africa go down with it. It is time to cut loose. This once magnificent party that played a crucial role in bringing about our democracy, is now our greatest liability. Infected by endemic cronyism and corruption, it has lost the capacity and the will to s...  read more
 July 22, 2016
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LGE2016 Manifesto: Vote DA for service delivery

BY Mmusi Maimane MP, DA Leader
Two weeks ago, I visited Mkholombe, an informal settlement of Port Shepstone in Southern KZN. It was distressing. Mkholombe’s eight thousand residents share just three taps. They have not a single toilet, neither flush nor bucket. Sewerage runs down the paths and no formal electricity at all ligh...  read more
 July 18, 2016
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End ANC’s capture of the SABC

BY Mmusi Maimane MP, DA Leader
The recent clampdown on SABC reporting and news coverage is only the obvious end game of years of political capture of the public broadcaster by the ANC. It was more than a bit rich for the ANC this week to criticise Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s latest news censorship, when it has for years deliberately a...  read more
 July 08, 2016
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Nkandla Air must be grounded: SA needs jobs, not jets

BY Mmusi Maimane MP, DA Leader
The ANC government has begun the process to acquire a new luxury presidential jet with an estimated price tag of R4 billion, even while our economy shrinks and our jobs crisis skyrockets to 8.9 million adults without work. South Africa simply cannot afford this jet and we have to stop it before it ...  read more
 July 01, 2016
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Protecting South Africa’s Fragile Democracy

BY Mmusi Maimane MP, DA Leader
Given the prevailing sentiment towards my country at the moment, let me start out by saying that I have never been more positive about the future of South Africa than I am now.  If you have ever visited South Africa, which I hope you have, you may have been to the Cradle of Humankind just nort...  read more
 June 24, 2016
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Change will come through the ballot, not the bullet

BY Mmusi Maimane MP, DA Leader
Good morning to my fellow guests, studio audience and everyone following this discussion on TV, radio and social media. I’d like to thank the Daily Maverick for hosting this event, because it is crucial to speak about the issues facing our country in a mature and respectful manner. It is indeed i...  read more
 June 10, 2016
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LGE2016 manifesto comparison: Corruption-boosting or corruption-busting?

BY Mmusi Maimane MP, DA Leader
On Wednesday, the Auditor-General released his latest report, revealing that R2.2 billion went to unauthorised, fruitless and wasteful expenditure last financial year in the three major ANC-run metros, Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay, while for DA-run Cape Town that amount was zero. The...  read more
 June 06, 2016
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SA's jobs supercrisis demands a bold new strategy

BY Mmusi Maimane MP, DA Leader
There are now 8.9 million jobless people in South Africa, according to the latest StatsSA quarterly labour force report, released this week. This is the highest jobless number ever recorded in our country.It is easy to regard these just as numbers - but we can’t forget that this number represents ...  read more
 May 13, 2016
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Zuma's day in court: better late than never

BY Mmusi Maimane MP, DA Leader
Right now, as you read this newsletter, the president of South Africa stands legally accused of multiple criminal offences.Last Friday, the North Gauteng High Court ruled that the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA’s) decision in early April 2009 to drop charges against Jacob Zuma was irratio...  read more
 May 06, 2016
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