MEC must act over 16 displaced KZN families living in community hall

The Democratic Alliance has written to KZN COGTA MEC,Nomusa Dube after it emerged that 16 families, whose homes were affected by floods in November last year, are still living in a community hall. The discovery was made during a multi-party oversight visit to the Havenside Community Hall in Bayview.

MEC’s about-turn leaves Phoenix tenants out in the cold

The DA in KwaZulu-Natal calls on KZN Human Settlements MEC, Ravi Pillay, to urgently release funding to enable Phoenix tenants in rental accommodation to buy their own homes, in line with an earlier promise by the developer Woodglaze Trading (PTY) Ltd’s that the units would be “rent to buy”. The call comes after a clandestine […]

DA call on KZN Speaker to act as Members are denied the right to participate during meeting

The Democratic Alliance in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature has written to provincial Speaker, Peggy Nkonyeni, calling on her to act after members of the Transport portfolio committee were last week barred from participating during a meeting. The incident took place at a meeting of the Finance portfolio committee. There are two committees that deal with the […]

Nobody should die on Addington’s doorstep

The Democratic Alliance calls on KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, to ensure that an urgent notice is issued to all emergency medical personnel regarding the functionality of hospitals in the province. The call comes after medical emergency workers were turned away from Addington Hospital during the early hours of Sunday, 17 March. This was after […]

DA wants answers as construction of multi-million rand KZN mortuary comes to a standstill

The Democratic Alliance has called for answers after a parliamentary reply revealed that construction of a multi-million rand mortuary at the Mahatma Gandhi Hospital has come to a standstill. According to the reply, the project, due for completion in July 2013, came to a halt earlier this year after the contractor went into liquidation. In […]

KZN Education must fast-track marker competency tests

The Democratic Alliance calls on KZN Education officials to fast-track the implementation of a programme designed to assess the competency of markers in the province. The programme was recently announced by National Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, and is currently being roll-out in two other provinces. The question is – what is KZN waiting for?

KZN serial poacher must be denied bail

The Democratic Alliance calls for a KwaZulu-Natal man charged with rhino poaching for the second time in less than four years to be denied bail at a court hearing scheduled for Monday next week. Muntungowakhe Khoza, and an accomplice were arrested earlier this month with two still-bloody rhino white rhino horns. Khoza is currently out on […]

SADTU go-slow

Confirmation of a go-slow by SADTU’s KZN secretary – with the statement that “no chalk will be seen on blackboards” and “no tests will be marked or reports issued” speaks directly to the argument for reducing the powers of teacher unions. Sadtu is striking next week, simply because it does not agree with the national […]

Zwakele is new DA caucus leader in eThekwini

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The DA has made several changes to its eThekwini leadership following the appointment of Zwakele Mncwango as caucus leader. The 34 year old who wore traditional Zulu headdress when his appointment was announced has replaced Tex Collins. Speaking after the election Mncwango said that he and Heinz de Boer, who was elected to the second […]

DA welcomes MEC’s hard line against errant KZN councillors

The Democratic Alliance welcomes an announcement by KZN COGTA MEC, Nomusa Dube, that Mayors and councillors in the province could be charged with misconduct if they fail to take action against civil servants found guilty of mismanagement of municipal finances. The MEC has further cautioned that non-performance by senior municipal management will have a direct […]