Ithala set to remain a risk

The Democratic Alliance has today called on KZN ECOD MEC, Mike Mabuyakhulu to ensure that adequate recapitalisation, in line with the Banking Act, is put in place to safeguard ordinary citizens with either loans or deposits with Ithala. Amendments to the Ithala Act were today passed by a majority vote within the provincial legislature. The […]

Public Protector must investigate MEC’s ethics violations

A dossier of ethics violations by KZN Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo has been submitted to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela by the Democratic Alliance this morning. MEC Dhlomo clearly violated the Executive Ethics Code in his use of Durban’s only medical helicopter to make a 750km round-trip to a funeral in Hlabisa in 3 November. Any […]

KwaZulu-Natal currently has 576 schools without principals – some 10% of the total number of schools in the province.

The figures form part of a parliamentary reply by the provincial education department to questions posed by the DA. The unacceptable delay in filling these posts points to serious mismanagement. It is also indicative of a complete lack of urgency and zeal within the provincial education department’s Human Resources department. Principals play a crucial role […]