Gauteng Election Results Frighten Provincial ANC Politicians

Infrastructure Development Portfolio Committee

Poor results achieved by the ANC during the Local Government election in August has had a huge impact on the attitudes of the party’s politicians in the Gauteng Legislature.

In a recent meeting of the Infrastructure Development Portfolio Committee, ANC members made an impassioned plea to Gauteng Infrastructure MEC, Jacob Mamabolo, to pull out all the stops to turn around the poor performance of the department.

They predicted, that if this could not be achieved, then the DA would be sitting in the MEC’s chair come 2019.

MEC Mamabolo indicated that while he was confident that the department has systems in place, the major risk remains the poor attitude of some employees who do not care about the quality of their outputs.

Pressure on ANC Administration to Deliver

He suggested that those employees needed to understand that the days of no consequences for poor performance were over.

This new attitude amongst ANC politicians has positive consequences for residents of Gauteng in that they can expect better performance. The thought of losing power seems to have concentrated their minds like nothing before.

Why the ANC had to wait to take a beating at the polls before showing more urgency and care, is a question that only they can answer.

The DA will continue to put pressure on the ANC administration to deliver efficient, value for money services to the residents of Gauteng. In conjunction with the DA-run municipalities in Gauteng, namely Johannesburg, Tshwane, Midvaal and Mogale City, we will show the ANC how to govern to the benefit of all residents.


Media enquiries:

Alan Fuchs MPL

DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Infrastructure Development

060 558 8313

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Selfe And Msimanga To Visit IEC Results Operation Centre

Today, 02 August 2016, the Chairperson of the DA’s Federal Executive, James Selfe MP, and DA Mayoral Candidate for Tshwane, Solly Msimanga, will visit the IEC Results Operation Centre, which will be the hub of this year’s election outcomes.

The DA stands ready to make historic gains in Election 2016, and the election outcomes rely fundamentally on the IEC’s Results Operation Centre and its readiness.

Selfe and Msimanga will visit the R.O.C as follows:

Date: 02 August 2016
Time: 17h00
Location: R.O.C, Pretoria Show Grounds, Tshwane

Selfe and Msimanga will brief the media on the DA’s most up-to-date electoral prospects in Nelson Mandela Bay, Tshwane, Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Media enquiries:
Karabo Tledima
Press Officer
061 794 3819 


Jacques de Villiers

Press Officer

083 683 2781

West Rand Metro: MDB Shelves Merger

MDB Demonstrate Independence

The DA is delighted by the announcement of the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) to postpone its decision on the possible merger of the Mogale City, Randfontein, Merafong and Westonaria municipalities into a single metropolitan municipality until after the 2016 local government elections.

The decision is a marvellous victory for democracy, and the DA is pleased to see the MDB demonstrate its independence by not conceding to the whims of national government.

The DA is of the view that the MDB should not have been forced to apply their minds on the creation of a West Rand Metropolitan municipality at this stage, and with it being this close to the local government election, Cooperative Governance Minister Pravin Gordhan jeopardised the poll with his late proposals.

West Rand Has Great Potential

In fact, the DA strongly believes no demarcation change proposals should be made or entertained within two years of an election taking place.

The DA has long held the view that there are other means to achieve financial stability, economic growth and investment in the West Rand and elsewhere, and that other legislative means should first have been followed to build capacity in under-performing municipalities.

The West Rand area has great potential, which does not require government by a dominant ruling party to achieve this.

Local choice should always be respected and residents and the ANC may well see a change in government in one or more West Rand municipal councils after next year’s elections.

Better Quality Of Life

The DA is committed to provide alternative good governance, better service delivery and economic upliftment in the West Rand, and we will go to every effort to bring the DA difference to the lives of residents.

It is a well-known and accepted fact that where the DA governs, life is better – and a better quality of life awaits everybody should they cast their vote for the DA in the 2016 local government elections.


Media enquiries:
Alan Fuchs MPL
DA Gauteng Constituency Head – Mogale City
060 558 8313