16 June: DA to commemorate the 1976 Soweto Uprising at the Memorial Acre
by DA Media -
Date: 14 June 2017
Type: Media Advisory
On Friday, 16 June 2017, DA Gauteng Leader, John Moodey MPL, will host a commemorative gathering at the June 16 Memorial Acre in Soweto, along with the Naledi Heritage Forum and 1976 Veterans.
The event will be joined by the Johannesburg Regional Chairperson, Khume Ramulifho MPL and, Toby Chance MP, Soweto West Constituency Head.
The DA Youth arranged this event as we appreciate the sacrifice that young people made in 1976. We acknowledge their great contribution towards equality in this country and we will pay homage to those who stood up against the Apartheid regime.
Date: 16 June 2017
Venue: June 16 Memorial Acre, Mphuthi Street, Soweto
I hereby move, on behalf of the Democratic Alliance,
that this House notes:
on 8th June, 1976, at Naledi High School in Soweto, police vehicles were set
alight after their attempt to arrest a learner, Enos Ngutshane, who had written
to the Department of Education in protest against the Bantu Education Act.
that South African Student Movement (SASM) leaders went underground to arrange,
with surrounding schools, a meeting on 13th June where the June 16th march was
that on that fateful day, students began marching from Naledi High, through
Mofolo, Tladi, Jabulani and other suburbs of Soweto, arriving in Orlando West
where the shooting of Hector Peterson made international headlines.
requests that this House gives due recognition to the people and community of
Naledi, arguably the birthplace of the 1976 student revolt which unleashed an
unstoppable movement culminating in our first free democratic elections 18
Our Gauteng office issued this advisory today. I was unable to attend due to the budget votes in Parliament, so our constituency was represented by Chair Motau Maloma. DA to commemorate events leading up to June 16 uprising
by DA Media -
Date: 08 June 2017
Type: Media Advisory
Today, 8 June 2017, DA Gauteng Leader, John Moodey MPL, will commemorate the forgotten history of events leading up to the June 16 uprising that took place in Soweto in 1976.
People in the Naledi community feel that the ANC has forgotten the historic contribution that began at Naledi High School. The DA will host the Naledi Heritage Forum who will share this untold story of the historic student uprising at an open town hall meeting.
The DA Gauteng Leader will be joined by the DA Chairperson of the Johannesburg Region, Khume Ramulifho MPL, and Motau Maloma, Chairperson of the Soweto West Constituency.
The event will take place as follows:
Date: 8 June 2017
Venue: Naledi Community Hall, corner Bona and Legwale Street, Naledi.
department has had no impact on the factors underpinning growth in the economy,
essential to the creation, survival and growth of small businesses. It is
silent on essential issues of regulatory, tax and labour reform.
the country now in recession, opportunities for small businesses to grow are
even more remote.
programmes and agencies are invisible to more than 97% of businesses in South
Zulu missed an opportunity to be visible and relevant to these businesses by failing
to support the DA’s Red Tape Impact Assessment Bill.
department’s narrow focus and continued funding of programmes widely
acknowledged to be failing cannot be justified.
small business development should be a government priority, in the hands of
this minister and her directionless department it is all talk, excuses and no
of being the champion of small business across government, Minister Zulu puts
more energy into defending an indefensible president.
DA to attend a prayer service after horrific gender violence incidents
by Toby Chance MP - DA Soweto West Constituency Head
Date: 25 May 2017
Type: Press Statement
The DA will today attend a prayer service for peace which will be held in the wake of the ongoing violence against women. The meeting will be held in honour of Lerato Moloi, Bongeka Phungula and Popi Qwabe who were brutally murdered earlier this month.
The DA strongly condemns the ongoing scourge of violence against women and we urge local police officials to be visible, proactive and swift in dealing with this deadly violence against women. I will attend the prayer session along with DA activists as well as the MMC for Community Development in the City of Johannesburg, Nonhlanhla Sifumba.
During yesterday's debate the house Chair, Yvonne Nkwenkwezi Phosa (wife of wannabe-President Mathews Phosa) ruled my term "the Invisible Minister Zulu" un-Parliamentary.
Our whips, John Steenhuisen and Ian Ollis, objected to this outrageous ruling and for a few minutes the House descended into a state of mild chaos as the Chair tried to regain control of proceedings.
While this was going on I conceived a plan to wiggle out of the mess while poking fun at Minister Zulu. Judging by her glum expression and response in wrapping up the debate, she was not amused.
In fact, she declared she was very visible because she was black! It is unfortunate that Minister Zulu should resort to racial stereotyping to try to make a point. She has being doing this more and more lately - she used it when defending her hiring of Dr Thami Mazwai as her special advisor whom I had accused of a conflict of interest in also being a supplier of services to the Department. She asked why the DA only accused blacks of being corrupt!
The ANC has got to get over its obsession with race. Truth is, it's hit rock bottom and can't think of any other way of attacking us.
Delivered in the Old Assembly Chamber, Parliament, 14h00, 18th May 2017
Invisible Minister Zulu
I continue let me congratulate and welcome our new Deputy Minister, Honourable
November, to her position. We wish you well in your important endeavours. And a hearty welcome to all the guests upstairs in the gallery.
is now abundantly clear, three years after the Department of Small Business
Development was formed, that it is invisible to 97% of businesses in South
me repeat that. The Department of Small Business Development is invisible to 97%
of businesses in South Africa.