DA Leaders To Cast Votes For Change

This Election, 3 August 2016, the DA Leader and battleground Mayoral Candidates will cast their votes as follows:


DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP –

Live coverage on SABC and ENCA

Time: 08h00

Location: Allen Glen High School, Randburg, Johannesburg

Media enquiries: Mabine Seabe (084 677 7851)

Maimane will be joined by DA Mayoral Candidate for Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba.


DA Mayoral Candidate for Cape Town, Patricia De Lille –

Time: 08h50

Location: Pinelands Town Hall, St Stephens Road, Pinelands, Cape Town

Media enquiries: Cameron Arendse (079 477 2744)


DA Mayoral Candidate for Nelson Mandela Bay, Athol Trollip –

Live coverage on SABC and ENCA

Time: 09h30

Location: Westbourne Oval, Richmond Hill, NMB

Media enquiries: Kristoff Adelbert (079 199 1890)


DA Mayoral Candidate for Tshwane, Solly Msimanga, joined by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP –

Live coverage on SABC

Time: 10h00

Location: Capital Park Primary School, Flower Street, Tshwane

Media enquiries: Motheo Mtimkulu (083 728 0554)


DA Mayoral Candidate for Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba –

Time: 11h00

Location: Sandton Fire Station, Grayston Drive, Joburg

Media enquiries: Nkele Molapo (072 041 4842)


DA Mayoral Candidate for Ekurhuleni, Ghaleb Cachalia –

Time: 11h45

Location: Eastleigh Primary School, Central Avenue, Edenvale

Media enquiries: Warren Gwilt (073 601 6144)


DA Mayoral Candidate for Midvaal, Bongani Baloyi 

Time: 09h00

Location: Rothdene Hall, Ward 3, Midvaal

Media enquiries: Percy Koji (078 690 2770)

Msimanga And De Lille To Take DA’s Message Of Change To The People Of Tshwane

Tomorrow, 14 July 2016, DA Tshwane Mayoral Candidate, Solly Msimanga, will be joined by the Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, in Tshwane as they continue to share the DA’s Manifesto for Change with the People of the Capital.

The manifesto is our plan to move the City forward again. With 517,000 residents of Tshwane without jobs, and thousands suffering without basic services, the City needs an honest and responsive government that will enable Tshwane to realise its full potential that has been squandered under the ANC.

Msimanga and De Lille will hold public meetings where they will outline how the DA is the only party that is capable of eradicating corruption, creating jobs and delivering better services.

The events will take place as follows:

Date: 14 July 2016

Event: Public Meeting

Time: 12:30 to 14:00

Address: 23 Mias Bouwer Street, Hermanstad


Event: Blue Blitz

Time: 16:00 – 17:00

Venue: Sammy Marks Square

Address: Sisulu & Madiba Street, Pretoria, 0159


Event: Public Meeting

Time: 18:00 to 19:30

Venue: Eersterust Civic Centre

Address: 282 Hans Coverdale Road West, Pretoria

There will be photo and interview opportunities.



Media Enquiries:

Motheo Mtimkulu

Media Manager: Tshwane Mayoral Campaign

083 728 0554

Joburg Mayor Ditches Zandspruit Residents

Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau

The DA is deeply concerned about Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau’s deafening silence on the plight of Zandspruit residents.

Yesterday residents marched peacefully to hand over a memorandum of concerns to the mayor, only to be told that he is too busy to attend.

Why would mayor Tau not take Zandspruit’s people and their concerns seriously?

A few weeks ago, I went to Zandspruit to meet with residents and engage them on their concerns, and was heartbroken to see the living conditions of these residents, 22 years into democracy.

Human Rights Commission

Electricity remains a major concern, with countless deaths caused due to illegal connections. Instead of providing electricity, the city allowed Eskom to switch off all power to the entire community.

I laid a complaint with the Human Rights Commission over this matter, who have agreed to investigate in the meantime.

Mayor Tau’s callous response stands in stark contrast to the DA’s caring approach where we govern.

In Cape Town this past week, when protestors took to the street in Dunoon, Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille immediately stepped in, held an urgent engagement with Dunoon community leaders, and took their concerns to be handled by the Mayor’s Office.

Change is Coming

Yet in Johannesburg, Mayor Tau’s blatant disrespect for the people of Zandspruit shows just how the ANC government only cares for the select few.

The DA has a track record of clean governance and better service delivery where it governs.

Where the DA governs, we offer the most comprehensive basket of free basic services to the poorest communities, to uplift communities and to improve lives.

Change is coming to Johannesburg, just as it’s sweeping across the rest of South Africa.

Because where the DA governs, life is better.


Media enquiries:

Willie Venter for Herman Mashaba

Director: Communications and Research

060 963 8260

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Media Accreditation Open For DA Manifesto Launch

On Saturday 23 April, DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP, will launch a local government manifesto that promises to bring change and accountability to municipalities across the country.

This year’s Local Government Elections will arguably be the most competitive in our democratic history and we need to vote for change, change that will build a better South Africa for all.

The Leader will be joined by the DA’s Mayoral Candidates,  for Johannesburg – Herman Mashaba – for Tshwane, Solly Msimanga MPL – for Cape Town, Patricia de Lille – and for Nelson Mandela Bay, Athol Trollip.

Media organisations wishing to attend the manifesto launch should RSVP with Victoria Tompkins (victoriat@da.org.za) by no later than close of business tomorrow, Tuesday 19 April 2016. The following details need to be submitted for accreditation:

  1. Name of organisation
  2. Number of people attending
  3. Names and positions of those attending
  4. Contact details (cell, tel, email)

Date: Saturday 23 April 2016

Venue: Rand Stadium, Johannesburg

We understand that there may be certain media organisations which are unable to confirm as yet which member of their staff will be attending. In those cases, we would kindly request that a RSVP is still sent through, which indicates that the names of the attendees will be confirmed at a later stage.



Victoria Tompkins

Strategic Communications Manager

082 906 4799


Nkele Molapo

Media Officer

072 041 4842

DA Leader Maimane To Lead March For Change To The ConCourt

Today, 15 April 2016, Democratic Alliance Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP, will lead a March for Change to the Constitutional Court. This follows the groundbreaking Constitutional Court judgment, which stated that Jacob Zuma had violated his Oath of Office and the Constitution.

The DA has committed to various forms of mass mobilsation and protest in order to highlight the importance of the judgment and the ANC’s refusal to remove a President who does not care about the Constitution and the people of South Africa.

In order for South Africa’s constitutional democracy to survive and thrive, Zuma can no longer occupy the Presidency.

We encourage all South Africans who believe in change and the future of South Africa to join the march to the Constitutional Court.

The DA Leader will be joined by DA Gauteng Provincial Leader, John Moodey MPL, National Spokesperson, Refiloe Nt’sekhe MPL, Johannesburg Regional Chairperson, Khume Ramulifho MPL, Cape Town Mayor, Patricia de Lille, Midvaal Mayor, Bongani Baloyi, Tshwane Mayoral Candidate, Solly Msimanga MPL, and Makashule Gana MP.

The march will take place as follows:


Date: Friday, 15 April 2016

Time: 10:30

Starting Point: Pieter Roos Park, Empire Road, Johannesburg

GPS Coordinates: 26°11’05.4″S 28°02’33.2″E

There will be photo and interview opportunities.



Media Enquiries:

Mabine Seabe

Spokesperson to the DA Leader

084 677 7851


Nkele Molapo

Media Officer

072 041 4842

076 127 0719