DA KZN: MEC must clarify whether Ezemvelo staff are being forced to sign “secrecy document”

The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu–Natal calls on Agriculture and Environmental Affairs MEC, Meshack Radebe, to provide clarity around whether KZN Ezemvelo staff are being forced to sign a so-called “secrecy document” This comes after conflicting media reports, with staff claiming they are being made to sign the document and the department’s spokesperson denying this.

KZN DA encouraged as Premier talks Youth Wage Subsidy pilot programme

The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal is greatly encouraged by KZN Premier, Zweli Mkhize’s intimation, during a sitting of the provincial legislature held yesterday, that he will consider the implementation of a Youth Wage Subsidy pilot programme in the province. We fully support this move.  It cannot come soon enough. Despite government’s ongoing promises of job […]

No remorse from MEC Dhlomo for abuse of medical helicopter

The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal has called on Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo to apologise to the people of KwaZulu-Natal for his delayed response to wide-spread public concerns around his use of a medical emergency service helicopter. The DA has today tabled a motion in the KZN legislature calling for changes to the way medical aircraft […]

KZN Appropriation Bill 2012

Democratic Alliance in the KZN Legislature Speech by Sizwe Mchunu, MPP Speaker There are very few adjustments that we are going to comment on or oppose, partly because we have had very little time to interrogate the adjustment thoroughly and we do urge the planning committee to ensure that we are not placed in this […]

KZN DA encouraged as Premier talks Youth Wage Subsidy pilot programme

The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal is greatly encouraged by KZN Premier, Zweli Mkhize’s intimation, during a sitting of the provincial legislature held yesterday, that he will consider the implementation of a Youth Wage Subsidy pilot programme in the province. We fully support this move.  It cannot come soon enough. Despite government’s ongoing promises of job […]

KZN MEC’s 2012 Scorecards

Education MEC Senzo Mchunu MEC Senzo Mchunu has a vision for the improvement of education in KwaZulu-Natal and is presently trying to manage both the buy-in from various stakeholders as well as the management of the application of a new plan. Where the MEC has failed has been in the slow acceptance of the necessary […]

Debate on Youth Unemployment

Radley Keys, MPP DA Chief Whip in the KZN Legislature Speaker, Unemployment is a curse to people who do not have work. Unemployment makes of a person, a child, dependent on handouts from family, friends, religious organisations, NGOs and organs of state. Youth unemployment is at crisis levels in our province.

Debate on SCOPA Resolutions within the KZN Legislature

Mark Steele, MPP, DA KZN Spokesperson on SCOPA I want to begin by congratulating the committee offices of Scopa for producing a very comprehensive and detailed report which accurately captures the discussions held with the Auditor-General’s office, the provincial Treasury and the different departments at the hearings.   The report will only be of value however […]

KZN Budget reviews reveal that key issues continue to plague departments

In his speech today Johann Krog, DA KZN  Spokesperson on Finance said there were three key issues which he wished to address, all of which have featured prominently during the KZN Budget reviews and have also been highlighted by MEC Cronje and the Treasury. These issues are; KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa will have less money in […]

DA KZN: SADTU’s threats warrant teaching being declared an essential service

The Democratic Alliance has made yet another urgent appeal for teaching to be declared an essential service – with responsible bargaining mechanisms in place for both teacher unions and the state – as SADTU in KwaZulu-Natal threaten to leave matric exam papers unmarked unless their demands are met. This intimidation by the trade union has […]