DA Leader Maimane to deliver important speech on race & identity

Media Advisory:

Tomorrow, 19 January 2016, Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP, will deliver a speech on race and identity in the DA and in South Africa. This will be an important and personal speech, which will have consequences for all DA structures and members across the country.

The speech will take place as follows:

Venue: Apartheid Museum, Northern Park Way and Gold Reef Rd, Johannesburg

Date: Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Time: 10:00

After the speech, the DA Leader will then engage with the media and opinion-makers on the subject.

Invite to the Mayoral Conference: Growing Good Governance

Media Advisory:

You are cordially invited to The Mayoral Conference: Growing Good Governanceto be held on Monday, 30th November 2015 at the Bayworld Conference Centre.

The conference will take the form on an on the couch governance discussion between former, incumbent and future Mayors.

The panel will consist of DA Mayoral Candidate for NMB, Athol Trollip, Former Executive Mayor of the City of Cape Town, Helen Zille, Executive Mayor of Midvaal, Bongani Baloyi and Executive Mayor of the City of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille.

The conference will be facilitated by DA Chief Whip in the National Assembly, John Steenhuisen MP.

The event will take place as follows:

Venue: Bayworld Conference Centre

Date: 30 November 2015

Time: Conference begins at 8:30am. Registration opens at 7:30am.

There will be opportunities for questions and photographs

DA Mpumalanga to hold solidarity picket outside Balfour Magistrate Court

On Monday, 09 November 2015, the Constituency Chairperson of Dipaleseng, Willem Davel, and DA supporters will hold a solidarity picket outside the Balfour Magistrate Court.

This comes after a teenager was shot dead and another wounded by security guards, in Grootvlei during a service delivery protest last year.

This act of brutally by the security guards is unacceptable as one of the teenagers was a passerby, while the other one took part in the protest but did not pose any danger to the security guards.

Justice must be served. We need an effective justice system that inspires both confidence and belief in all South Africans.

Date: Monday, 09 November 2015

Time: 09:00

Venue: Magistrate Court, Balfour, Dipaleseng, Mpumalanga

GPS Coordinate: E 28.58758; S -26.66341

DA to commemorate the lives of Verdwaal children who starved to death

Media Advisory:

Tomorrow, Wednesday 28 October, the Democratic Alliance in the North West will commemorate the lives of four children who died while desperately looking for food four years ago.

The four Mmupele children – Onkarabile (2), Nkune (6), Sebengu (9) and Mapule (7) their sister from Verdwaal outside Lichtenburg died of starvation and dehydration.

A DA delegation led by Provincial Leader, Joe McGluwa MP and Dr Tutu Faleni MPL, will walk on the same route where these children lost their lives before visiting their family.

Date: Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Time: 14:00

Venue: Thusanang Health Care Centre, 340, Verdwaal 1

There will be opportunities for media interviews and photographs.

DA to welcome Executive members from SANCO in the Sedibeng Region

Media Advisory:

Today, Tuesday 27 October 2015, the Democratic Alliance in Midvaal will officially welcome executive members of SANCO (South African National Civic Organisation) in the Sedibeng Region to the DA.

SANCO is the known fourth Alliance partner of the ANC, SACP and COSATU. These SANCO members are also members of the ANC in the Lakeside area of Midvaal.

The DA’s current Executive Mayor of Midvaal as well as the DA’s Mayoral Candidate for 2016, Cllr. Bongani Baloyi will personally welcome them to the DA.

There will be an opportunity for interviews and photographs

Date: Today, Tuesday 27th October 2015

Time: 10h00

Meeting place: DA Midvaal Office, 13 Loch street, Meyerton.

GPS Coordinates:

GPS Coordinates Decimal Decimal Deg Min & Sec Deg & Decimal Min
Latitude -26.5578° S 26.5578° S 26° 33′ 28.08″ -26° 33.468′
Longitude 28.0138° E 28.0138° E 28° 0′ 49.68″ 28° 0.828′

Gauteng premier and MECs to face questions for oral reply

Media Advisory:

Tomorrow, 27 October 2015, DA members of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature will pose oral questions to Gauteng Premier David Makhura and Members of the Executive Council (MECs).

A number of issues will be covered, including the possible implementation of lifestyle audits for civil servants, progress on job creation programmes, Hammanskraal water quality and public schools’ readiness for 2016.

Click here to view the DA’s questions.

Date: 27 October 2015

Time: 10h00

Venue: Gauteng Provincial Legislature, Johannesburg.

There will be opportunities for interviews and photographs. Members of the media are welcome to attend

Trollip to launch Caring City in Kleinskool

On Monday, 28 September 2015, Athol Trollip will launch the second pillar of the DA’s vision for Nelson Mandela Bay  A Caring City – in Kleinskool, Port Elizabeth.

Trollip will be joined by Port Elizabeth Northern Areas Constituency Leader, Edmund Van Vuuren MPL, and Ward 37 Councillor, Cllr Sydney Smith.

The Northern Areas of Port Elizabeth are constantly faced with illegal dumping, neglected old age homes, crime, drugs, shack fires and general poor service delivery.

Trollip will do oversight at illegal dumpsites and various old age homes, followed by a presentation of the DA’s solutions to these issues so that NMB becomes a A Caring City.

The event will take place as follows:

Venue: TBC, Kleinskool, Port Elizabeth
Date: 28 September 2015
Time: 10:30am

There will be opportunities for interviews and photographs

DA’s Refiloe Nt’sekhe to address Sasekani Village in Limpopo

Tomorrow, 26 September 2015, DA National Spokesperson Refiloe Nt’sekhe will address the community of Ward 24, Tzaneen.

She will discuss the DA’s vision of Freedom, Fairness and Opportunity as well as Vision 2029, ahead of the by-election in the Ward on Wednesday 30 Sept 2015.

DATE:          Saturday 26 September

TIME:           10:30


There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews.

Trollip to be guest of honour at TS Lanherne Academy prizegiving

Media Advisory:

On Saturday, 26 September 2015Athol Trollip will be the guest of honour at the TS Lanherne Academy prizegiving.

The TS Lanherne Academy trains young Nelson Mandela Bay residents, aged between 11 and 18 predominantly from the Northern Areas, in leadership and sea-going skills, discipline, team-building and general technical proficiencies.

13 cadets will be graduating from the academy as they will be writing Matric in the coming months and moving into the work force thereafter.

Trollip will present prizes and address the cadets and their families on the importance of education, employment and family values.

Venue: White Double-Storey Building, Left Side of Beach Road, S-Bend, Humewood
GPS Coordinates: -33.973384, 25.641044
Date: 26 September 2015
Time: 14:00

There will be opportunities for interviews and photographs

Trollip to celebrate Heritage Day in Motherwell

Media Advisory:

The DA will celebrate Heritage Day at Mandela Peace Park, Motherwell, with Athol Trollip delivering his vision for building an arts and culture economy that celebrates diversity and creates jobs.

Mandela Peace Park is an iconic location where Nelson Mandela gave his first speech in the Eastern Cape as President of South Africa.

Athol Trollip will be joined by Ngqura Constituency Leader, Nqaba Bhanga MP and Shadow Deputy Minister of Arts & Culture, Dr Allen Grootboom MP.

There will be various show pieces from local musicians, dancers, poets and rappers.

The event will take place as follows:

Venue: Mandela Peace Park, Tinarha Street, Motherwell NU3
Date: 24 September 2015
Time: 10:00am

There will be opportunities for interviews and photographs.