John Steenhuisen

My Promise to the Party

  • Get us back to winning ways through decisive leadership

  • Be obsessed with economic growth and job creation

  • Overhaul our health, education and welfare system

  • Expand your freedom to choose how to live your life

  • Intensify the fight against crime

  • Build a public service that works for you

John Steenhuisen Democratic Alliance

John Steenhuisen

John Steenhuisen

My Promise

  • Get us back to winning ways through decisive leadership

  • Be obsessed with economic growth and job creation

  • Overhaul our health, education and welfare system

  • Expand your freedom to choose how to live your life

  • Intensify the fight against crime

  • Build a public service that works for you

John Steenhuisen Democratic Alliance

John Steenhuisen

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John Steenhuisen2 hours ago
Yet we have R10 Billion to bail out SAA?

You can’t shut down sectors of the economy and not provide some relief. Surely the welfare of our citizens is worth more than a vanity project?

Ramaphosa admits there’s no money to help families hit by COVID-19.
John Steenhuisen
John Steenhuisen2 days ago
Ramaphosa and his ANC have dropped the vaccine ball!

Failure will have a big human cost and the government will have to bear full responsibility for those lives.

The government has been caught on the back foot and is scrambling to create some sort of narrative in which it had a plan all along but it is such “top-secret” stuff that we cannot know the details. That simply won’t do.
John Steenhuisen
John Steenhuisen3 days ago
President Ramaphosa claimed that his government has been working on vaccine acquisition for 6 months. Yet there is much evidence to suggest this is simply not the truth.

We have been reliably informed that calls to the reputable vaccine manufacturers only started this year once the political pressure ramped up, even though some of them stopped taking orders in June last year already.

Did Ramaphosa and his government mislead SA?
John Steenhuisen
John Steenhuisen4 days ago
Until the vaccine is rolled out, we need to limit the damage from lockdown restrictions by taking a differentiated approach urgently. The vaccine details are very vague.

SA is effectively bankrupt and cannot afford to support jobs affected by restrictions.

We call on Ramaphosa to:

1⃣ Give clarity on where the 20 million doses are coming from and when they will arrive.

2⃣ Pursue bilateral contracts with all reputable suppliers in a transparent manner for the remaining 20 to 60 million vaccines required.

3⃣ Ensure the private sector and provincial governments are allowed to contribute in a positive way to enable the fastest possible acquisition and rollout programme. Both private and public platforms need to be used for the rollout.

4⃣ Ensure that the proper approval processes are followed for the Chinese and Russian suppliers, since this is where the politically connected will most likely be looking to score kickbacks.

5⃣ Give clarity on the Covax arrangement. When can we expect their arrival?

6⃣ Give clarity on the AU pool of 1.5 billion vaccines.

If the President wants the buy-in of South Africans into this crucial vaccination stage of the fight against Covid-19, then he has to start giving them reasons to trust the government. Sending vans and helicopters full of SAPS officers to arrest a few surfers is not the way to build this trust. It can only be done by demonstrating an honest commitment to the protection of the lives of our citizens. And that can only be achieved through the fast and widespread rollout of vaccines.
John Steenhuisen
John Steenhuisen1 week ago
We are fighting for South Africans, every day!

Se our #DAatWork trending news this week: 🔽

💉 Ensuring that SA has a comprehensive vaccine rollout plan.
🏥 Building capacity in the Western Cape to fight COVID-19.
💳 Addressing government’s lack of planning for disability grant beneficiaries.
💡 Proposals to end load-shedding.
John Steenhuisen
John Steenhuisen1 week ago
SA government was banning the sale of cooked food, cigarettes and telling citizens what they could wear, while other countries were busy with Covid-19 vaccine plans.

Now Bheki Cele is sending the army and police to the beaches while communities live in fear of real criminals. We won't let this go unchallenged!

Ramaphosa and his government need to get their priorities right.
6 hours ago
Yet we have R10 Billion to bail out SAA? You can’t shut down sectors of the economy and not provide some relief. Surely the welfare of our citizens is worth more than a vanity project?

#Ramaphosa admits there’s no money to help families hit by COVID-19 https://t.co/fP9nI6OlMv
1 day ago
These citizens are actually her customers what is she so afraid of? Why does a minister have to address citizens from an armoured vehicle? https://t.co/wdsTc5nNZC
Team News24 @TeamNews24
Please keep your distance implores Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu from inside a police armoured vehicle at #Sassa Bellville. ( @itchybyte) https://t.co/izE5riZ7EU
1 day ago
SA Breweries cancels billions more in investment due to alcohol ban | Fin24 https://t.co/pmpf2MVY2C
1 day ago
This is terrifying news for our economy. Already struggling under lockdown, strangled by red tape this is going to inhibit economic growth and job creation. It’s time to break down this incapable state monopoly and give power back to the people⚡️⚡️⚡️

https://t.co/Q2Bixxp5On https://t.co/o0oaqsSCt5
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Chris Yelland @chrisyelland
The @Eskom_SA three-month forecast on its website shows that the risk of loadshedding is code RED for every week for next 3 months. https://t.co/VB2mcHlHEY
2 days ago
“In another 18 months to two years, you will forget the challenges that we had with relation to power and energy and Eskom ever happened.”- Cyril Ramaphosa, 2 September 2015 https://t.co/Rd85RHyTTZ jsteenhuisen photo
2 days ago
JOHN STEENHUISEN: ANC has dropped the vaccine ball — we will all have to pick it up https://t.co/9rPFXOPWvF