DA launches provincial manifesto

The DA says it hopes voters will give it a chance to write a good news story in the upcoming election.

DA leader Helen Zille delivered the party's election manifesto to thousands of supporters on Sunday. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it hopes voters will give it another chance to write the second chapter of what it calls a 'good news story', in the upcoming elections.

The official opposition launched its provincial manifesto in Blue Downs at the weekend, highlighting some of its achievements in the last five years.

Addressing the crowd, party leader and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's speech focused largely on how the Western Cape government managed to reduce unemployment, while the national figure has increased.

Zille says at 22 percent, the province's unemployment rate is the lowest in the country.

"It was a fabulous launch of the Western Cape story because we can tell everybody the first chapter of the story we've written in the past five years. We hope the voters will give us a chance to write the next chapter to continue building service delivery, growing the economy and ensuring that new businesses create jobs."