Heading into the 2016 Local Government Elections on Tuesday, 03 August 2016, the DA commits unequivocally that all DA Mayors and Councillors elected will be held accountable for the delivery of services to the millions of South Africans desperately in need. This will be by having all elected Mayors and Councillors sign performance agreements committing to delivering better services and creating jobs through stopping corruption.
To this end the DA will not hesitate to take swift action against those who fail to deliver for the people they have been elected to serve.
DA Councillor and Mayoral Candidates have gone through the DA’s rigorous selection process to emerge as the best and most diverse candidates to bring the change that so many municipalities need, and to keep making progress in the municipalities where we already govern.
All DA candidates will sign a pledge undertaking to put the needs of residents first through the implementation of good, clean and efficient governance practices.
It is the DA’s pledge to South Africa that all DA candidates will face thorough internal assessments and those who are not performing will be dealt with in accordance with the party’s Federal Constitution.
Following the 03 August Local Government Elections, the DA will bring good, honest government which is close to the people and responsive to their everyday needs. To do this, the DA has waged war on corruption that steals from our people and we expect our candidates to live this mantra in every day of their service to the people.
Further to this the DA believes that our role is both to redress the past and to build one nation with one future, based on the values of freedom, fairness and opportunity. This vision and these values guide our selection of candidates. Our candidates understand our country’s painful past and must understand the role that they ought to play in redress and reconciliation.
Since 2011, ANC-run municipalities have plainly shown in this 5-year term of local government that they have abandoned the communities which they vowed to serve in pursuit of self-interest and self-enrichment.
To the contrary, the DA’s flagship Metro government in Cape Town has delivered the best services, while ANC governments in many municipalities have been marred by maladministration and billions of rands in wasted public money. The exorbitant R19.4 billion in irregular, unauthorised, fruitless and wasteful expenditure in ANC Metros shows how little the ANC cares for effective delivery.
The DA is an evolving and changing party, and where we govern, we govern well. We are ready to bring change to Nelson Mandela Bay, Tshwane, Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, and other municipalities across South Africa – change that will move South Africa forward again.
Source: Democratic Alliance.