SAMA’s warning needs to be heeded by Health Department

Mark Steele, MPL,  member of the KZN Health portfolio committee,  said today that the SA Medical Association (Sama) has sounded a warning which the national health department would be wise to heed before making any further commitments to the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme.  Private doctors and especially GPs will require reasonable compensation for their […]

The resignation of Makhosi Khoza is a blow to the province of KZN

Sizwe Mchunu, MPP, leader of the DA in the KZN legislature/DA KZN Provincial leader announced  that the resignation of Makhosi Khoza, former KwaZulu-Natal Scopa Chair and current ANC Chief Whip in the provincial legislature, is a blow to the province.

DA intervention brings an end to additional charges for cremation certificates

Makhosazana Mdlalose, DA KZN Spokesperson on Health, said that the Democratic Alliance welcomed an instruction by the KwaZulu-Natal health department, to management at the Phoenix mortuary, that they may no longer accept payments for cremation certificates supplied by a private service provider.

KZN has highest motor licence renewal costs

Radley Keys, MPP, DA KZN spokesperson on transport, said that attempts by the KwaZulu-Natal transport department, to justify the reasons for the province having the highest licence renewal costs, are devious in the extreme. KZN drivers are currently paying R250 to renew their driving licences. Meanwhile, motorists in the Western Cape pay just R140. If […]

Department has paid displaced KZN principals R116 million for doing nothing all day

Makhosazana Mdlalose, MPP, DA KZN alternate spokesperson on Education, said that the Democratic Alliance will today call for answers from KwaZulu-Natal education officials following the revelation that 81 displaced principals are sitting doing nothing at circuit offices around the province – most for up to six years – yet are still being paid their usual […]

Failure to release police efficiency report questioned

STATEMENT BY SIZWE MCHUNU, MPP  LEADER OF THE DA IN THE KZN LEGISLATURE / DA KZN SPOKESPERSON ON COMMUNITY SAFETY AND LIAISON:   The Democratic Alliance will this week submit written parliamentary questions to KZN Community Safety and Liaison MEC, Willies Mchunu, aimed at establishing the reasons for the department’s failure to disclose a report into […]

Purification plants still lying in storage

  19 March 2012 George Mari, DA KZN Spokesperson for Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs said that a number of of water purification plants purchased by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Co-operative Governance, and which form part of the Three Amigo’s allegedly dodgy procurement deals, are still lying in storage after almost four years. The information came to […]

New Vice Chairs elected

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Zwakele Mncwango, Dianne Kohler Barnard and Warwick Chapman were elected as the three deputy chairs from a short list of eight hopeful candidates at the DA Congress held in Ladysmith on Saturday March 17th, 2012. Warwick Chapman is an eThekweni Councillor,  Dianne Kohler Barnard (MP) is head of the Central Durban constituency and Zwakele Mncwango is […]

Zille fires up delegates at DA Congress

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Federal leader of the Democratic Alliance, Helen Zille, literally brought the house down when she made a charismatic entrance at the 2012 Congress held in Ladysmith. She was the keynote speaker at the 2012 one-day DA Congress attended by nearly 400 delegates from all 15 constituencies in KwaZulu-Natal. In her address, Zille said the DA’s […]

Sizwe Mchunu voted in as KZN DA Leader

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Sizwe Mchunu is the official leader of the DA in KZN. He was elected to the prestigious position at the 2012 DA congress held in Ladysmith on March 17, 2012. In his acceptance speech, an emotional Mchunu stepped up to the podium, and, with both arms high in the air, he expressed his delight at […]