DA announces its mayoral candidate for eThekwini

2015-12-15 20:19
DA (Supplied)

DA (Supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban – The DA in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday night named MP Haniff Hoosen as its eThekwini municipality mayoral candidate for the 2016 elections.

Speaking to News24 about his nomination, Hoosen - who has also served as a councillor in the municipality for 10 years - said: "We are convinced that we will influence the majority of voters in this city to help us make this city even better than the City of Cape Town.

"Come 2016, under a DA government, Durban will be set on a path to become the leading city in Africa."

Hoosen said he would launch his mayoral campaign next year.

"When people see Durban, they see a tale of two cities. A city divided by race, income inequality, joblessness and apartheid spatial planning."

Hoosen said the DA would work hard to make the municipality more attractive to business.

"We will make it attractive for businesses to invest here and establish manufacturing hubs to reduce unemployment. One in four people in Durban don’t have a job.

"We need to make it easier for entrepreneurs with good ideas to start businesses here. eThekwini can become an engine room for economic growth."

Hoosen said service delivery had been compromised in the municipality due to party politics.

Read more on:    da  |  haniff hoosen  |  durban  |  local elections 2016  |  politics

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


Man scores date with tennis superstar after Twitter bet

It’s a modern day Cinderella story, but one American man took ‘shoot your shot’ seriously in 2017.


You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.