The DA must take control of Kouga in 2016

Democratic Alliance in St Francis

In a letter promoting the Kouga Alliance Fund Raising & Golf tournament (published yesterday), van Lingen appeals to the community. Here is a copy of that letter.

Let us get straight to the point: THE DA MUST TAKE CONTROL OF KOUGA IN 2016 and we appeal to the community to again support our fundraising efforts to achieve this. Kouga is recognized by our national DA leadership as the No 1 “winnable municipality” for the DA in the country.

It is well-known that under ANC management and control, the Kouga Municipality suffers from maladministration, corruption and poor service delivery. The floundering governing party MUST be ousted as there is no justification to further destroy Kouga, its economy and quaint towns.

In the National and Provincial elections in 2014 the DA performed extremely well, obtaining 2 461 more votes in total than the ANC in Kouga, but these positive results are history and we must now prepare for the very important 2016 Local Government elections.

The current “DA golf and fundraising team” has organised the last two events (2013 and 2014). On both occasions the community support and outcome were tremendous and enabled the Democratic Alliance in Kouga to perform superbly in by-elections and in the National/Provincial election held in 2014.  We assure donors that the funds raised are constructively applied to support the efforts of the DA and to promote and gain votes for the DA.

With the DA focus on freedom, fairness and opportunity in its endeavour to build a better future for all South Africans the DA in Kouga is focussing on:

  • The delivery of high quality basic services in Kouga; and
  • Growing the economy of Kouga to create jobs and equality of opportunity.

To enable the DA to achieve the above we need to raise more funds than in the past to properly canvas the sprawling 15 wards of Kouga stretching from the Van Stadens River, through the Gamtoos Valley up into the Baviaans, along the coast from Jeffreys Bay, Greater St Francis to Oyster Bay and inland the Greater Humansdorp area.

How can you support us financially to maximize the DA vote in Kouga?

We are grateful for your wonderful support in previous years. We did not hold a golf day in 2015, knowing that we needed to make an extra push in early 2016 for the 2016 elections, and we did not want to approach supporters twice in a short period. We are looking to raise more funds than ever before, due to the importance of the event before us. We therefore appeal to you to take up the challenge this year by considering an extra generous donation towards our bid to win Kouga in 2016 – by making a donation and/or sponsoring a golf hole, green or  tee and/or playing in our golf day on Saturday 26th March 2016 at the St Francis Bay Golf Club. The necessary forms are attached.

Thanking you in anticipation.

DA greetings

Elza van Lingen, MP

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