The Manifesto for Change

The Manifesto for Change is our contract with South Africa should we be entrusted to govern.

In our manifesto, we unpack how a DA-led government will put the South African people first and ensure a better future for our children. Led by a new generation of leaders, only the DA can bring real change now that builds One South Africa for All!

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The Agenda for change

How we’ll get things done

15 years jail for corruption
Affordable housing in cities
Specialised units for gender-based violence
Accelerate urban land reform
Specialised units for drugs and gangs
Assist legitimate refugees and asylum seekers
Centres with free Internet for job-seekers
Eliminate corruption and bribes in SAPS
Eradicate corruption and inefficiency at Home Affairs
Fight Corruption
Full protection of ‘whistle-blowers’
A corruption-busting unit free of politicians
Honest, Professional Police
Fair Access to Jobs
Housing vouchers for build or financing costs
Increase border patrols from 15 to 22 companies
Informal settlement upgrades
Lifestyle audits for politicians and officials
More housing options for poor
No more ‘sex for jobs’
One year’s paid work experience for matriculants
No more ‘bribes for jobs’
Provinces to control and deploy police
Register all immigrants at Home Affairs
Welcome independent power producers
Attract those with special skills
Invest in TVET colleges
Retrain all police to serve with pride
Secure Our Borders
Specialised units for rural crimes
Speed Up Basic Service Delivery
A Job in Every Home
Efficient, quality student funding and accommodation
Driving lessons in LO
Extended clinic hours, and 50 more clinics
Increase the Child Grant
Let capable metros run the trains
Privatise failing SOEs
Break Eskom into two working companies