Manase Report: ANC continues to play games

The Democratic Alliance will continue to fight for the release of the Manase report in its entirety after learning that the ANC will, on Wednesday, only expose selected portions of it. The most unfortunate part of this scenario is that the report’s 16 annexures will not be made available. These annexures are vital as they […]

Chauffeurgate: AG must probe wasteful expenditure

The Democratic Alliance welcomes the decision by the KwaZulu-Natal legislature to amend its policy relating to the provision of chauffeurs for members of the legislature. I will be writing to the Auditor General to investigate whether the monies paid by the legislature for chauffeur services amounts to fruitless and wasteful expenditure. In addition I will […]

Senzo Mchunu threatened by the DA

The Democratic Alliance is once again calling on ANC provincial chairman Senzo Mchunu to be mindful of the tactless statements he makes to the media following his recent call for the removal of the DA in townships. Senzo Mchunu is in no position to dictate where the DA can campaign as it is well within […]

Active steps to encourage entrepreneurship must be taken

In its recent report the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor found that entrepreneurial activity in South Africa had dropped from 9.1% to 7.3% – an almost 2% drop from the previous year and the lowest in four years. The stats are disheartening given that entrepreneurship is a key component in helping to grow economies.  Our country is […]

KZN needs far stricter checks for construction tenders

The DA in KwaZulu-Natal has called for stricter checks for construction tenders in the province as a growing number of government contracts are awarded to politically connected individuals with little or no experience in the building sector. Companies tendering for contracts must provide evidence of a proven track record.  In many instances, they are being […]

KZN Amigo’s record of decision: NPA deadline tomorrow

Tomorrow marks the deadline by which the National Prosecuting Agency (NPA) must respond to a DA court application for the record of decision leading to charges of fraud and racketeering being dropped against two senior KZN ANC politicians. In September last year, the NPA withdrew charges against provincial Speaker, Peggy Nkonyeni and ECOD MEC, Mike […]

isiZulu in schools could damage core curriculum delivery

The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal supports the principle of introducing isiZulu to primary schools in the province, as announced by the national Department of Basic Education. There can be no doubt that there is a strong need to expand the pool of fully multi-lingual citizens for both economic and social reasons and the pragmatism of […]

What does Freedom mean to you?

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What does Freedom mean to you? Democracy is the freedom to change your mind(This is an extract of a speech delivered by Helen Zille at the DA’s Freedom Day Celebrations in KZN) Nineteen years ago, every South African over the age of 18 years was given the opportunity to vote in our first non-racial, democratic […]

KZN patients go hungry as DOH reneges on catering contract

Patients at several rural KwaZulu-Natal hospitals are going hungry after the province’s department of health allegedly reneged on its payment to the catering company contracted. The DA wrote to KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo this morning demanding urgent intervention and clarity on the situation.  We want to know whether the claims that the DOH has […]

How is KZN’s R27 million anti-poaching fund being spent?

A radical rethink is needed as to how R27 million – allocated to win the war against poaching in KwaZulu-Natal – is being spent. Yesterday, media reports confirmed that a further seven rhino were killed in the province during the past two weeks.  Four died in what forms part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, another […]