Maimane ends Vision 2029 Tour in the Northern Cape

Media Advisory:

This weekend, 07 – 08 November 2015, Democratic Alliance Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP, will be in the Northern Cape on the final leg of the national Vision 2029 Tour.

Vision 2029 is the DA’s programme of action for building a better South Africa through 10 years of a DA National government, from 2019 – 2029. It is also an expansion of the Party’s Values Charter based on the values of Freedom, Fairness and Opportunity.

Maimane will conduct door-to-door visits, walkabouts and public meetings, where he will engage with the community about the DA’s vision for South Africa.

The Tour, now on its final leg, has so far engaged with communities in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Limpopo, Western Cape, Free State, North West, the Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga

Maimane will be joined by, DA Northern Cape Provincial Leader, Andrew Louw MPL and the Northern Cape Provincial Chairperson, Harold McGluwa MPL.

The tour will take place as follows:

Saturday, 07 November 2015

Event Type: Door-to-door

Time: 10:00

Venue: 39 Van Rooy Street; 10 Abraham Street; 53 Daniel Jansen Street, Upington

 

Event Type: Public Meeting

Time: 11:00

Venue: Morning Glory Park, Corner of Stoffel and Daniel Jansen Streets, Upington

 

Event Type: Meet and greet

Time: 13:30

Venue: Sanddrif Street, Keimos

 

Event Type: Public Meeting

Time: 15:00

Venue: Rugby Stadium, Main Road, Kenhardt

 

Sunday, 08 November 2015 

Event Type: Door-to-door

Time: 10:30

Venue: 177 Kruger Street, White City; 4 Aandblom Street, White City, Calvinia

 

Event Type: Public Meeting

Time: 11:00

Venue: Hantam Kraal Stadium, Calvinia

There will be opportunities for interviews and photographs at each event.

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Vision 2029: Hope for a better Mpumalanga begins with you

By Mmusi Maimane MP, Leader of the Democratic Alliance:

The following remarks were made by the DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP, at a public meeting in Majembeni, Bushbuckridge. The public meeting formed part of the Mpumalanga leg of the national Vision 2029 Tour. The Leader was joined by DA National Spokesperson, Phumzile Van Damme MP, DA Mpumalanga Provincial Leader, James Masango MPL and DA Mpumalanga Provincial Chairperson, Jane Sithole MPL

My fellow South Africans,

It has been wonderful travelling through Mpumalanga this weekend.

Your province is unbelievably beautiful. Its forests and mountains, valleys and rivers are magnificent. And it is truly a province of great attractions.

Not far from us today is the Kruger National Park, the world’s most famous game reserve. And Mpumalanga has the world’s third-deepest canyon, the Blyde River Canyon. And the world’s oldest caves, the Sudwala Caves.

Mpumalanga – this place where the sun rises – has so much potential. Your province is extremely fertile, able to produce a huge variety of fruits and other crops. And it is extremely rich in natural resources. Emalahleni is the biggest coal producer in Africa. And this province has some of the biggest power stations in the Southern Hemisphere.

Although a relatively small province in geography, Mpumalanga’s economy has great potential. It is a place where opportunities could be created for all its citizens. A province that should be prosperous and thriving.

Yet Mpumalanga’s potential is being held back by the performance of its government, led by Premier DD Mabuza who displays an extreme disregard for his people.
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He presides over a provincial government that is extremely incompetent. They answer to him, not to you, the people. They serve him and themselves, not you, the people.

This is why you, the people of Mpumalanga, are not being delivered even the most basic of services.

This is the Energy Mecca of Africa, and yet over 340 000 people in Mpumalanga don’t have access to electricity at all.

We have a Constitution here in South Africa. It’s the most important document our country has ever produced. It is printed in a little book that fits in your pocket. I carry one with me wherever I go. And it is so important because it explains exactly how our country is meant to be run.

Our Constitution doesn’t change. It doesn’t matter who sits in the president’s office, or which party governs which provinces – the Constitution is a constant reminder of what the government’s responsibilities are, and what your rights are.

At the DA, we fight very hard to protect this Constitution, because the Constitution is the only thing that can protect us, the people of South Africa, from a bad government.

Of all the rights guaranteed in the Constitution, one right stands out as the most basic and fundamental of them all: the right to water. Our Constitution says that every person in South Africa is guaranteed the right to be able to access clean water.

And yet, there are many communities in this province who have had to go for months on end without water.

I am told that there is a well within walking distance from here where the people of this community must fetch their water, putting their families’ lives at risk through exposure to disease. Citizens should not be forced to live like this.

We call things like water, sanitation and electricity “basic services” because those are the things a government must get right first. These are the non-negotiable things a government must provide.

Your government here – and in many municipalities throughout Mpumalanga doesn’t do this. And do you know why they don’t do it? It is because they follow the example of your premier, DD Mabuza. And he, in turn, follows the example of our president, Jacob Zuma.

These men use their positions of power to look after themselves first, their families second and their friends third. Communities such as yours – the people they were elected to serve – are just not their priority.

Premier Mabuza runs this province like it’s his own little kingdom. He is untouchable inside the ANC, and so he does just what he wants here. Those who stand up to him get themselves fired.

He has been linked to many charges of corruption here in Mpumalanga, with some of these allegations going back to when he was the MEC for agriculture. He and his cronies are accused of buying up land and then selling it back to the government for up to ten times the price.

For people like DD Mabuza, the position of Premier is not about leading and serving the people of the province. For him it’s about using his position of power to enrich himself.

When leaders are corrupt, they steal money which should be used to deliver water, electricity to all. This is not fair.

When leaders are corrupt, public servants in municipalities tend to start behaving the same way as leaders higher up. They think, if DD Mabuza can do it, then so can we. So they also steal the money which is meant for service delivery. And they also give jobs and contracts in return for money and political favours. This is not fair.

The sad thing about this is that corruption kills not only service delivery, but also economic activity. How can an economy function without water and electricity?

When you kill economic activity, you kill job opportunities. DD Mabuza has stolen not only your money, but your jobs. And opportunities.  And therefore he has stolen hope. Hope for a better future.

President Zuma knows exactly what DD Mabuza is doing in Mpumalanga. But he is not going to do anything about it. Because he needs DD Mabuza’s political support.

President Zuma has sold Mpumalanga to DD Mabuza. DD Mabuza and the other two members of the “Premier League” – Ace Magashule of the Free State and Supra Mahumapelo of the North West – give President Zuma the political support he needs to stay in power and out of jail.

No, President Zuma cannot help you. There is only one person who can help you now and that is you. In the local elections next year, you can begin the process of firing DD Mabuza by voting him out of power.

We need a new beginning in Mpumalanga. A new day filled with hope for a better tomorrow. We need the sun to rise on Mpumalanga again.

DD Mabuza is not the kind of man you want to lead your province, and the only way to replace him is with your vote.

We need a government in your province that will deliver basic services and job opportunities.

We need a government that will bring back hope and light to the people of this beautiful, abundant province.

We need a government that strives for freedom and fairness and opportunity in Mpumalanga.

The DA can be that government. When we select Premier candidates, we do so on the basis of merit: we elect the person that will best be able to deliver services and create job opportunities. That is why our selection processes are competitive, transparent and open.

We elect premier candidates that will lead honest, hard-working governments that will do everything it can to deliver for you.

Governments that display zero tolerance for corruption.

Governments that in turn appoint officials because they are the best candidates for the job, not because they are connected to whoever is in power and can do a Premier’s bidding.

Governments that run open tender adjudication processes so that the public have confidence in the process and the fact that service providers appointed are the best there are to be able to effect service delivery.

The DA runs government like this because we knows that if we don’t deliver, you will vote us out. Because elections should be performance assessments. If you haven’t delivered, you should be voted out. If you have delivered, have not made empty promises and work for the people, you should be kept in government.

Only you, the true owners of Mpumalanga, can bring this kind of change to your province.

You have the power and that power lies in your vote.

You can start to bring change next year in next year’s municipal elections by voting for the DA.

Change that removes the enemy of hope that is DD Mabuza.

Change that stops corruption.

Change that stops unfairness.

Change that gets delivery going and creates job opportunities.

The power is in your hands.

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Maimane takes Vision 2029 Tour to Mpumalanga

Media Advisory:

Today and Tomorrow, Democratic Alliance Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP, will continue with the national Vision 2029 Tour in Mpumalanga.

Vision 2029 is the DA’s programme of action for building a better South Africa through 10 years of a DA national government, from 2019 to 2029. It is also an expansion of the Party’s Values Charter based on the values of Freedom, Fairness and Opportunity.

Maimane will conduct door-to-door visits, walkabouts and public meetings, where he will engage with the community on various challenges they face daily.

Maimane will be joined by National Spokesperson, Phumzile Van Damme MP, Mpumalanga Leader, James Masango MPL, and Mpumalanga Chairperson, Jane Sithole MPL.

The events will take place as follows:

Date: Saturday, 17 October 2015

Time: 8:15

Event Type: Door to Door and walk about

Venue: Cnr of Hector Way and Botha Street, eMalahleni

Coordinates: -25.882404, 29.188443

 

Time: 10:00

Event Type: Public Meeting

Venue: Lynnville Community Hall, eMalahleni

Coordinates: S 25.8755, E 29.1920

 

Time: 14:00

Event Type: Public Meeting

Venue: Siyathemba Stadium, Balfour

Coordinates: -26.654290, 28.606628

 

Time: 15:30

Event Type: Door to Door, walkabout

Venue: Grootvlei, Balfour

Coordinates: -26.793036, 28.507249

 

Sunday, 18 October 2015

 

Event Type: Public Meeting

Time: 10:00

Venue: eMatlalong Primary School, Ward 13 Majembeni, Bushbuckridge

Coordinates: S24.7383, E31.0271

 

Event Type: Walkabout

Time: 14:00

Venue: Kabokweni Centre, Nelspruit

Coordinates: -25.346285, 31.121644

 

Event Type: Public Meeting

Time: 14:30

Venue: Elijah Mango College, Kabokweni, Nelspruit

Coordinates: S24.7383, E31.0271

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Maimane takes Vision 2029 Tour to Mpumalanga

Media Advisory:

On Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October 2015, Democratic Alliance Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP, will continue with the national Vision 2029 Tour in Mpumalanga.

Vision 2029 is the DA’s programme of action for building a better South Africa through 10 years of a DA national government, from 2019 to 2029. It is also an expansion of the Party’s Values Charter based on the values of Freedom, Fairness and Opportunity.

Maimane will conduct door-to-door visits, walkabouts and public meetings, where he will engage with the community on various challenges they face daily.

Maimane will be joined by National Spokesperson, Phumzile Van Damme MP, Mpumalanga Leader, James Masango MPL, and Mpumalanga Chairperson, Jane Sithole MPL.

The events will take place as follows:

Date: Saturday, 17 October 2015

Time: 8:15

Event Type: Door to Door and walk about

Venue: Cnr of Hector Way and Botha Street

 

Time: 10:00

Event Type: Public Meeting

Venue: Lynnville Community Hall, eMalahleni

Coordinates: S 25.8755, E 29.1920

 

Time: 14:00

Event Type: Public Meeting

Venue: Siyathemba Stadium, Balfour

 

Time: 15:30

Event Type: Door to Door, walkabout

Venue: Grootvlei, Balfour

 

Sunday, 18 October 2015

 

Event Type: Public Meeting

Time: 10:00

Venue: Ward 13 Majembeni, Bushbuckridge

Coordinates: S24.7383, E31.0271

 

Event Type: Walkabout

Time: 14:00

Venue: Kabokweni Centre, Nelspruit

 

Event Type: Public Meeting

Time: 14:30

Venue: Elijah Mango College, Kabokweni, Nelspruit

Coordinates: S24.7383, E31.0271

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Heritage Day: DA takes Vision2029 to Thembisile Hani

Media Advisory:

Tomorrow, 24 September 2015, Democratic Alliance Mpumalanga Leader, James Masango MPL, will celebrate Heritage Day in Thembisile Hani.

Masango will be joined by DA Mpumalanga Chairperson, Jane Sithole MPL and Thembisile Hani Political Head, Henro Kruger MP.

The leadership will engage the community during a public meeting at Mavula Primary School, on the party’s Vision 2029 based on the Values of Freedom, Fairness and Opportunity.

The event will take place as follows:

Date:   24 September 2015

Time:   10:00

Venue: Mavula Primary School, Mavula Vezubuhle, Thembisile Hani

 

GPS Coordinates: 25.5000° S, 28.9167° E

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Heritage Day: DA takes Vision2029 to Thembisile Hani

Media Advisory:

On Thursday, 24 September 2015, Democratic Alliance Mpumalanga Leader, James Masango MPL, will celebrate Heritage Day in Thembisile Hani.

Masango will be joined by DA Mpumalanga Chairperson, Jane Sithole MPL.

The leadership will engage the community during a public meeting at Mavula Primary School, on the party’s Vision 2029 based on the Values of Freedom, Fairness and Opportunity.

The event will take place as follows:

Date:   24 September 2015

Time:   10:00

Venue: Mavula Primary School, Mavula Vezubuhle, Thembisile Hani

 

GPS Coordinates: 25.5000° S, 28.9167° E

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Maimane takes Vision 2029 to Eastern Cape

Media Advisory:

Democratic Alliance Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP, will be in Mdantsane today to continue the national Vision 2029 Tour.

Vision 2029 is the DA’s programme of action for building a better South Africa through 10 years of a DA National government, from 2019 – 2029. It is also an expansion of the Party’s Values Charter based on the values of Freedom, Fairness and Opportunity.

The Leader will be joined by DA Eastern Cape Provincial Leader, Athol Trollip, MPL.

The Eastern Cape leg of the Vision 2029 Tour will take place as follows:

Date: Sunday, 13 September 2015
Time: 10:45
Venue: Sisa Dukashe Stadium, Mdantsane
GPS Coordinates: 32°56’48″S 27°45’38″E

There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews

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Maimane takes Vision 2029 to Eastern Cape

Media Advisory:

On Sunday, 13 September 2015, Democratic Alliance Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP, will be in Mdantsane to continue the national Vision 2029 Tour.

Vision 2029 is the DA’s programme of action for building a better South Africa through 10 years of a DA National government, from 2019 – 2029. It is also an expansion of the Party’s Values Charter based on the values of Freedom, Fairness and Opportunity.

The Leader will be joined by DA Eastern Cape Provincial Leader, Athol Trollip MPL.

The Eastern Cape leg of the Vision 2029 Tour will take place as follows:

Date: Sunday, 13 September 2015
Time: 10:45
Venue: Sisa Dukashe Stadium, Mdantsane
GPS Coordinates: 32°56’48″S 27°45’38″E

There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews

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Maimane takes Vision 2029 Tour to the North West

Media Advisory:

This weekend, 29 – 30 August 2015, Democratic Alliance Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP, will be in the North West Province as part of the national Vision 2029 Tour.

Vision 2029 is the DA’s programme of action for building a better South Africa through 10 years of a DA National government, from 2019 – 2029. It is also an expansion of the Party’s Values Charter based on the values of Freedom, Fairness and Opportunity.

The Leader will be joined by the DA Provincial Leader, Joe McGluwa MP.

The weekend tour will take place as follows:

 

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Venue: Ikakgeng Stadium

Address: Lekgele Street, Potchefstroom, North West

Time: 15:30

 

Sunday, 30 August 2015

 

Venue: Ben Marais Hall

Address: Middel Street, Rustenburg

Time: 13:30

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Maimane takes Vision 2029 Tour to Limpopo

Media Advisory:

This weekend, 15 – 16 August 2015, Democratic Alliance Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP, will be in Limpopo as part of the national Vision 2029 Tour.

Vision 2029 is the DA’s programme of action for building a better South Africa through 10 years of a DA National government, from 2019 – 2029. It is also an expansion of the Party’s Values Charter based on the values of Freedom, Fairness and Opportunity.

The Leader will be joined by the DA Limpopo leadership, which includes the Provincial Leader, Jacques Smalle MPL, and Provincial Chairperson, Langa Bodlani MPL.

The weekend tour will take place as follows:

Date: Saturday, 15 August 2015

 

Time: 10:30

Venue: Tshikota Community Hall

Address: 184 Mahlangu Street, Makhado 

 

Time: 12:45

Venue: Olifantshoek Sports Field

 

Time: 15:30

Venue: Lenyenye in Tzaneen on R36 close to Maake SAPS

 

Date: Sunday, 16 August 2015

Time: 09:30

Venue: Regorogile Community Centre, 181 Muse Avenue, Thabazimbi

There will be an opportunity for photographs and interviews.

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