Make a donation towards building and expanding the DA

In addition to successfully putting together coalitions, and winning outright in uMngeni, Midvaal and Kouga (among others), the DA made a clean sweep of the mayoral positions in the Gauteng metros of Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane.

This was an unexpected result. We did not ask to lead these governments and we did not solicit the support of the EFF. There was no deal or quid pro quo. It is clear that the EFF did not vote with the DA, so much as against the ANC. They extracted no concessions from us, and they will get no concessions from us, so these governments may not last long.

We got here by sticking to our principles and we will proceed according to our principles, whether we govern for five days or five years.

While we are in government, we are going to get stuck in cancelling corrupt contracts and running strongly pro-poor governments. Mindful that we will be governing under tough conditions, with hostile administrations and massive infrastructure backlogs.

Where we govern in outright or in stable coalitions, we fully intend to work tirelessly to turn these places into shining examples of good governance.

Please help us to build and expand the DA, so that we can take full advantage of the collapse of the ANC and build the South African future we all want.

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Help the DA to keep the lights on

In government:

  • The DA-led City of Cape Town has been building reserves to help reduce the impact of higher stages of rolling blackouts (shielding residents from one stage of load shedding during the first few months of this year.)
  • DA-led municipalities, such as Stellenbosch and Saldanha Bay, are working to be free from Eskom’s monopoly and have begun the process of procuring electricity from independent power producers.
  • In seeking solutions to the energy crisis, DA Johannesburg Mayor, Dr Mpho Phalatse, has hosted an Energy Indaba so that Joburg can work on becoming less reliant on Eskom.
  • DA Ekurhuleni Mayor, Tania Campbell, has also been working to free Ekurhuleni from rolling blackouts. Her team has contracted 46 private producers to generate additional renewable energy for the city.

In Parliament we have been:

  • Calling for a national state of emergency to be declared in the electricity sector.
  • Pushing government to allow for the emergency procurement of new electricity generation from independent power producers, without all the red tape.
  • Pushing the national energy regulator to make it easier for home users and small businesses to install their own electricity generation capacity, with incentives (such as tax rebates).

If our country and our economy are to survive the worsening electricity crisis, we must work together and act now. 

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Help fund court action against ANC cadre deployment corruption

This court action seeks to undo and correct what is the single most damaging ANC crime against the people of South Africa.

Never before has one party taken the internal policy of another party to court but, in this case, we are doing so because the ANC policy of cadre deployment corruption has made its way from the corridors of ANC headquarters into government itself.

Cadre deployment corruption is the ANC’s policy of parachuting devoted ANC friends into jobs in the public service – be it as a municipal official or as a high-ranking Eskom employee – with a very comfortable salary.

These “cadres” are chosen by a cadre deployment committee at ANC headquarters. They are not the best qualified, they did not come through interviews best, nor are they the best fit for these roles, but because they are devoted to the ANC, they get the job and can then do ANC work on the side.

Please consider helping us fund crucial court action to stop this.

We must stop the ANC from implementing their policy of cadre deployment corruption in government and wreaking havoc with the public service, by having it declared unconstitutional and illegal.

Only by replacing cadre deployment with professional, merit-based appointments will we be able to replace South Africa’s failing, politically captured state institutions with capable, independent, professional institutions able to deliver quality services to all. It is a war well worth fighting and one we must win.

Every contribution helps.

Support the DA’s efforts to protect you from the snowballing cost of living

We are working hard to protect those who are struggling.

  • Parliament agreed to urgently debate our demand for the ANC government to slash fuel prices, by cutting the exorbitant 33% tax on fuel, on Wednesday, 15 June.
  • We are drafting a proposal for a new law that will deregulate the fuel sector to encourage competition among fuel wholesalers and retailers.
  • We have launched historic and unprecedented legal action against the ANC itself, to have their long-standing policy of cadre deployment corruption declared unconstitutional and illegal. The era of giving jobs to ANC friends and not all South Africans must end now.

Please donate towards this court and parliamentary action.

Show your support for the DA’s work to keep the lights on

Residents of the Mother City often experience one full load shedding level lower than the rest of the country with the help of the City of Cape Town’s Steenbras Hydro-electric Power Scheme.

And beyond Cape Town, DA municipalities, such as Stellenbosch and Saldanha Bay, are working to be free from Eskom’s monopoly, having begun the process to get power from Independent Power Producers.

In fact, the DA-led Western Cape is set to be the first load shedding-free province in the country!

Please show your support for the DA’s work to keep the lights on by making a donation.

Back the DA’s efforts to create safer communities

The 1 100 additional boots on the ground from the DA-led Cape Town and Western Cape governments pick up some of the slack from the SAPS and collaborate to improve safety.

Significant murder rate decreases were recorded in Kraaifontein at 40.5%, Nyanga 24.1%, Khayelitsha at 21.1%, and Harare at 14.5%, which are all in the Top 30 stations nationally for this category.

In Parliament we have tabled a motion of no confidence in Bheki Cele, a police minister who completely neglected his duty during and after the riots in July 2021 and is at the helm of a DNA evidence backlog that still exceeds 200 000 cases.

South Africans deserve far better.

Please donate towards the DA’s efforts to create safer communities

Make a donation towards helping us realise a far better alternative for our nation

Where the DA governs, we know we must step in where national government has failed – particularly on critical issues such as providing electricity, public transport, and effective policing.

Not least because these things enable job-creating businesses to start and to thrive.

This was DA Leader John Steenhuisen’s focus at his annual True State of the Nation Address because there is a far better alternative to the status quo.

But this alternative can only be shaped by your participation.

Please make a donation towards expanding the Party and the work that we do.

Support court action to open schools fully

The rotational system massively violates children’s constitutional rights to basic education and, for the many learners who rely on free school meals, the system also denies their right to basic nutrition.

In fact, rotational schooling prejudices poor children and their families the most, making existing inequalities even worse.

It will cause long-lasting, possibly irreparable, damage.

Please support the DA’s court action to enable and compel schools to open fully, immediately.

Your support will make all the difference.

Show your support for the DA’s continued fight against job-killing policies

For three and a half years the DA has fought tooth and nail for its values, maintaining that just and equitable land reform is possible without tampering with the Constitution and putting the economy, the rule of law and food security at enormous risk.

Recently in Parliament the DA caucus in the National Assembly spoke in one voice and successfully defeated the disastrous 18th Constitution Amendment Bill, which would have resulted in the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution to allow for expropriation of land without compensation.

This is a victory for South Africa and your property rights!

Please show your support for the DA’s continued fight against job-killing policies such as EWC, BEE and the National Health Insurance scheme by making a donation.

 

Make a donation towards bringing change to South Africa

The facts speak for themselves: the DA governs fewer than 10% of South Africa’s municipalities, but the top five best-performing municipalities are all DA-run.

Please donate towards our campaign to get things done where you live and secure your future.

For the first time ever, the DA has a candidate in every single ward in the country… but winning the hearts and minds of South Africans, who haven’t experienced how much better life is in a DA-run municipality, requires a large outlay on advertising – from TV and radio broadcasts to newspaper adverts, posters, pamphlets and everything in between.

Help us replace the corrupt with the capable, and desperation with hope. Help us vote in the only party that brings all South Africans together, the only party big enough to bring change, and prevent the ANC and EFF from governing your town.

We are after all, the party that gets things done.

Please donate.