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Landslide victories to DA in NMBM and BCM

April 2nd, 2014

The Democratic Alliance romped home to stunning victories in two by-elections, held on Wednesday, 2 April, in Ward 1 in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro and in Ward 4 in the Buffalo City Metro. In NMBM the DA obtained 85,7% of the vote and in BCM 93,12% of the vote. This is a resounding endorsement of the Democratic Alliance’s values. The DA is showing strong growth throughout the province and is …


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Vote for credible leaders who will bring investments and jobs

March 26th, 2014

The DA leadership in the Eastern Cape, including Athol Trolip, Nosimo Balindlela, Veliswa Mvenya and Nqaba Bhanga have been on a campaign tour to Karoo towns this week, including Somerset East and Pearston on Monday and Adelaide and Bedford on Tuesday. Today they will be visiting the Sunday’s River Valley. Below is the message the DA brought to these communities. On 7 May 2014 voters will cast their votes to …


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Eastern Cape budget comment: bloated bureaucracy still hampers province

March 6th, 2014

The Eastern Cape Provincial budget for 2014/15 was tabled by the MEC for Finance and Provincial Planning, Phumulo Masualle, in the Bhisho Legislature this morning. The DA welcomes the emphasis on development and infrastructure but is disappointed than no clear plans were spelt out to deal with the bloated bureaucracy which is currently running at 65% of the total budget. The total cost of employees is R41,171 billion out of …


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We need woema, not Vuna

February 24th, 2014

Troubled Sterkspruit gets top award THE DA notes with shock the department of local government’s Vuna Awards last Wednesday evening where the Senqu Municipality, which includes the violence-torn town of Sterkspruit, was bestowed the “best overall performance” award. Awards were also given to other municipalities, despite not one of the 45 municipalities in the province receiving a clean audit in the last financial year. What we need is woema in …


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Not about publicity but jobs

February 14th, 2014

THE DA’s jobs march was not a publicity stunt (“DA’s publicity stunt worked, says analyst,” Herald February 13), but a dramatic expression by an estimated 8 000 DA marchers to highlight a national crisis. The country needs to march to a different beat particularly when it comes to dealing with the unemployment catastrophe that faces our country. The DA march’s objective was to contrast the difference between the ANC’s offer …


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