Ahead of the 8 May National Elections you would do well to acquaint yourself with the Political Parties registered on the National level for the elections.
Today we introduce you to: Democratic Liberal Congress – DLC
The Democratic Liberal Congress is a Durban-based party founded in 2016 by Patrick Pillay, a former Minority Front councillor who describes himself as having been “tutored, groomed and nurtured politically” by late Minority Front leader Amichand Rajbansi. The DLC is opposed to land expropriation without compensation, affirmative action and “any type of quotas”. The party is in favour of cutting red tape for business, a new social grant for widows and austerity measures for all spheres of government.
DLC says that a complete overhaul of SA economic policies are needed to restore economic prosperity and instill investor confidence.
Fraud and corruption have destroyed our once vibrant economy. The South African economy has been downgraded because of some greedy officials and politicians. South Africa need to provide an economic springboard that would steer the country out of its current economic slump and restore investor confidence.
SMME’s are the key drivers for economic development. Government needs to cut the “red tape” and craft legislation that will make it simple, within the scope of the various administrative controls, for SMME’s to source financial aid and guidance. National Government needs to pass legislation that will direct Municipalities to review its bylaws in terms of SMME’s which will allow for economic growth. Promoting entrepreneurship within SMME’s are key to alleviating unemployment.
With the unemployment rate consistently rising, more people are resorting to starting their own businesses. Street trading, mini markets, spaza shops and other small businesses have become the way of life for the survival of the indigent. Providing the necessary skills and tools for entrepreneurship is an effective mechanism to develop any economy. People must be encouraged to pursue home based “Nano-enterprises’ industries.
The DLC sees cooperatives as an avenue to expand on entrepreneurship, skills development and community empowerment. Support in the form of financial/ grant in aid and technical assistance and training must be given to cooperatives. Cooperatives must be screened and its members verified, before any contracts are assigned to them. This will avoid any person within the cooperative to be the sole beneficiary of its income.
The Democratic Liberal Congress (DLC) manifesto is based on the fundamental core principles’ of liberalism of a fair and open society, whilst acknowledging that South Africa is a diverse nation with great emphasis to be made in redressing the evils of the apartheid systems. The DLC recognizes that the family is a fundamental institution for the raising and nurturing of children and for making each individual an integral part of society. The values, choices and actions of families have a profound influence on the welfare of the nation hence the interests of families should be at the center of Governments policy and legislation.
DLC Leader, Patrick Pillay’s Philosophy is: Being passionate, committed and grass roots coupled with firm principles are the recipe for success of any individual, hence My motto in life is “to serve with your heart and not your mouth” and “Try and fail but don’t fail to try.”
The DLC Objectives: https://dlc.org.za/objectives/
This information is gathered from the IEC and the above party website or publicly available documents.
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