ANC must condemn the Mayibuye African Forum in the KZN Legislature

  The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal must distance itself from the racist and offensive statements by the Mayibuye African Forum (MAF).  I have today tabled a motion in the Provincial Parliament to demand just that from the ANC representatives in the KZN Legislature. The MAF has made several racist attacks on the Indian community in the […]

‘Moonlighting’ doctors: KZN DOH must take action

Allegations made yesterday concerning a number of doctors and medical specialists at Grey’s and Edendale Hospitals who, while in full time employ at these public facilities, also run private practices elsewhere in the city are alarming. ‘Moonlighting’ is illegal and compromises the care patients in the public health care system are receiving. Of concern to the Democratic […]

DA want answers around KZN Legislature equity targets

The Democratic Alliance has called on KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Senzo Mchunu, to clarify whether a recent Cape Town Labour Court ruling – stating that provincial or regional demographics must be used in determining equity targets – will be applied in the province’s Legislature. The DA has today submitted a parliamentary question to the Office of the […]

No place for racism in new SA

The DA is calling on the Mayibuye African Forum (MAF) to cease their repeated attacks on the Indian community in this country following their claims to the media yesterday that Indians were the only race to benefit from apartheid. This latest attack comes on the back of a claim they made a few months ago […]

DA call for Treasury investigation into KZN COGTA security contracts

The Democratic Alliance calls for an urgent investigation by the KwaZulu-Natal Treasury into ongoing allegations of preferential treatment towards security boss, Sibusiso Justin Ncube, in the awarding of provincial government security tenders valued at some R73.3 million. Ncube married KZN COGTA MEC, Nomusa Dube last week. A recent media report claimed that tenders valued at […]

KZN MEC’s in contempt over unanswered parliamentary questions

According to parliamentary records, the KwaZulu-Natal executive has failed to answer 58 parliamentary questions submitted by the Democratic Alliance this year, with the Office of the Premier and KZN Transport MEC, Willies Mchunu yet to answer questions dating from as far back January. The DA’s seven-member caucus has submitted a total of 249 questions this […]

Public Protector must urgently probe Vulindlela housing tenders

The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal has today written to Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, after a letter written almost three years ago requesting an urgent investigation into the Vulindlela housing development tender process, remains unanswered. The DA’s original letter was sent to the Durban office for the Public Protector thirty months ago.  I was subsequently called […]

KwaZulu-Natal citizens have a choice to make

Allister Sparks is absolutely correct to highlight the shameful failure of the ANC in government to address the issue of land ownership in the traditional or communal areas. The reality is that 20 years after the advent of democracy, people living in communal land areas still do not enjoy the same rights to own, buy […]

DA welcomes KZN Education’s changed stance on Diwali school closures

The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal welcomes the provincial Education department’s changed stance on Diwali school closures. This after the DA wrote to Education MEC, Peggy Nkonyeni, earlier this month following claims by Chatsworth school principals that they had been denied permission to close on Monday 4 November, due to Diwali, while Phoenix schools had meanwhile […]

City failing informal settlement residents

  The DA in eThekwini is calling on Human Settlements head Nigel Gumede to stop burying his head in the sand when it comes to the provision of low-cost houses in the city and their electrification. This after 9 people were shot, two of whom died at the scene, following violent protests by residents of […]