Mr Speaker, earlier this week the DA launched an economic inclusion policy which highlights our commitment to undoing the wrongs of South Africa's apartheid and colonial past through redress and reconciliation. For too long the lies and propaganda of the ANC about the DA's policy response to redress and reconciliation have continued unabated.
We are now telling our side of the story. We know that although the unjust and illegitimate apartheid system died in 1994, its legacy is still deeply entrenched in our society. That is why the DA is fully committed to policies that seek to redress the legacy of apartheid. These include broad- based black economic empowerment, BBBEE, which we fully support. What we do not support, Mr Speaker, is the BEE which benefits only the politically connected. We also do not support the BEE which benefits those who have already been empowered through multiple BEE deals. We support the BEE which benefits the many millions of black South Africans who are still unable to participate fully in the formal economy because of the legacy of apartheid. That is why the DA in Parliament voted "yes" in support of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Bill.
This is why the DA remains committed to land reform which corrects the injustices of the 1913 Native Land Act. This is also why the DA says to men and women who are trapped in poverty across South Africa, "You absolutely must receive social assistance from the state." [Interjections.]
We not only fought against apartheid; we continue to fight against the legacy of apartheid. We have policies which are designed to do just this; policies that will lead to true economic inclusion for all. I thank you. [Applause.]