DA launches #FairSA campaign

2016-03-07 15:40
(File: DA)

(File: DA)

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

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.

Read more on:    da  |  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

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.