Submitted by futurefact finds on 29th January 2014
"It is very important to recognise that this is a historic moment where we will take away the excuse of race and allow people to be judged on their performance. It is time for South Africa to demand the government they deserve, not one that hides behind the race card. We are throwing the race card in the dustbin," Dr Mamphela Ramphele on joining the DA.
A somewhat chastened Dr Ramphele has just joined the DA about 10 months after she spurned their advances and formed her own political movement.
Submitted by Jos Kuper on 12th March 2013
Dr Mamphela Ramphele has announced her entry into the political arena and intention to contest the 2014 general elections.
In her speech on February 18 at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg, Ramphele raised many issues where she felt that South Africa was falling well short of its potential and where the government was failing its people.
If one looks at a futurefact survey that earlier questioned South Africans about their views on many of the issues she raised, one finds a lot of overlap.
Submitted by futurefact finds on 3rd March 2013
Mamphela Ramphele has announced her entry to the political arena and intention to contest the 2014 elections. In her speech at Constitution Hill on 18 February, she raised many issues where she felt that South Africa was falling well short of its potential and where the government was failing the people.