Tomorrow We Can Win Tshwane And Bring Real CHANGE

We Can Win

The DA is on the brink of making history in Tshwane. We can win and move our capital city forward again, by bringing change that creates jobs, delivers better services and stops corruption.

South Africans face an important choice this election: more of the same, under an uncaring ANC, that has allowed corruption to steal from our people, and joblessness to sky-rocket. Or real change that will help realise Nelson Mandela’s dream for our country.

Tshwane Residents

Together we can bring the change the DA has an excellent track-record of, to Tshwane, but this is only possible if each and every voter who wants to see the Capital move forward again comes out to vote for the DA.

I invite my fellow Tshwane residents, proud of our home-town, to come out tomorrow and make our mark for change. Together we can win Tshwane, and every vote will count.

Joburg is on the brink of monumental change

Today I am campaigning across Johannesburg in one final push to spread the DA’s message of hope and change.

I am inspired by the support I have received on a daily basis over the past seven months of campaigning.

Not since 1994 has this city stood on the brink of such monumental change.

Change which will stop corruption, accelerate job creation, and deliver better services to all.

The DA has a real chance of winning Johannesburg. We can win and bring change to this city, but only if every one of our supporters gets out on Election Day and votes.

Far too often people claim that their vote will not make a difference, that they do not care about the outcome, and that the DA cannot win.

In the last national election, the ANC came within 3% of losing their majority in Johannesburg. Your vote could push them below that figure.

At no point in our democratic history has every vote counted so much.

A single vote could change the outcome of this election. One vote could win a ward – giving you a DA councillor who is committed to serving you.

The people of Joburg have the power in their hands to determine the future they desire.

You have the power to determine whether Joburg finally experiences the change that it so badly needs.

I have visited every corner of our City over the past seven months, and I have heard from the people of Joburg that they are hungry for change.

People who despite having been given up on by the ANC government, refuse to give up on themselves.

Initially the ANC made progress, but it has stalled. We need change to move Johannesburg forward again.

I am running for Mayor of Johannesburg, because I want to help rebuild this City.

I do not want to be considered a politician. My motivation for entering public office is to serve the residents of Johannesburg.

I am a businessman who has never compromised on the quality of the services and products my businesses have offered.

I want to bring my brand of job creation to Johannesburg on the 4th of August, and I want to get this City working again.

Because if Johannesburg works, South Africa works.

For the past 20 years I have felt that excitement dwindle and nearly die. In the past seven months I have seen the desperation and destitution that so many people have been reduced to.

On the 3rd of August I encourage every person to use their democratic power to bring change to Johannesburg.

This can be the city of golden opportunities.

This can be the city that creates jobs, delivers better services and fights corruption.

This can be the city which fulfills the dream of Mandela for a united, prosperous and free South Africa.


Herman Mashaba

DA Mayoral Candidate for Johannesburg



Msimanga takes his message of change to thousands of households across Tshwane

Note to editors: The following remarks were made by DA Mayoral Candidate for Tshwane, Solly Msimanga, as he joined DA activists on door to door visits in Soshanguve during the final push to bring change to Tshwane on August 3. Photos of the event can be found here and here.

This week the DA will embark on its largest ground campaign in the history of our party in the City of Tshwane as we continue to take our message of change to thousands of households across this great metro.

With the election a week away, the DA is on the ground in force, sharing our message of honest and responsive government that will create jobs and deliver better services with tens of thousands of residents of this City.

Momentum behind the DA has never been stronger as the ground swell of support grows for the only party capable of turning this City into a hub of opportunity that will break the hold of unemployment that is strangling it.

It troubles me to see how many residents are at home during the day because they do not have jobs and have given up looking.

It troubles me to hear how they are unable to support their loved ones because the ANC government has not delivered the opportunities they deserve.

This is not the life the people of Tshwane deserve; they do not deserve to be held back by a government that has presided over the decline of the Capital.

But the message from the voters I met today is clear: they are tired of an ANC government that no longer fights for the dream of uTata Madiba.

And they are turning in droves to the DA, the torchbearer of Madiba’s dream for an inclusive, non-racial and prosperous South Africa.

The blue wave of change is growing day by day. This is the wave that will bring the change the City of Tshwane desperately needs, and create the jobs that will see it move forward again.

The DA can and will win this City, and it will bring change; change that will stop corruption, deliver better services and create jobs.

Together we can win the Capital and begin to rebuild what the ANC has done its best to destroy.

Together we can make history and get the Capital back on track to being great.