DA launches #FairSA campaign

2016-03-07 15:40
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Cape Town – The DA announced a campaign for a fair South Africa on Monday.

It was not fair that some South Africans received a bad education and had no hope of getting a job, party leader Mmusi Maimane said at the announcement of the #FairSA campaign in Hammanskraal.

"It is not fair that some excellent students who should be going to university to be scientists and professionals, cannot attend university because they can’t afford it," he said.

He was accompanied by DA Gauteng leader John Moodey, Tshwane mayoral candidate Solly Msimanga and Johannesburg mayoral candidate Herman Mashaba.

"No one who believes in fairness can be happy with what they see happening in South Africa. South Africa today is better than it was before 1994, of course. But we should and could have been much further along in improving the lives of most of our people," he said.

The party was working for a South Africa where everyone had equal access to the rights and opportunities enshrined in the Constitution.

Maimane said racism and a fairer South Africa were not compatible.

"That is why I am so committed to tackling racism wherever we see it, in whatever party, and whichever guise.

"We will only prosper together. Let's not allow those who always divide to split us according to race. Let's remind ourselves that we are South Africans brought together by the values of a free South Africa, a fair one and one that opens up opportunities for all," he said.

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