KZN Scopa Resolutions

The audit outcomes for Departments and Public Entities in KZN represent a mixed bag of results. Yes, there has been an improvement.  Auditees which are unqualified with no findings (the so-called clean audits) are up from 7 to 15 and include this Legislature.  There are, however, also problems.  Auditees which are qualified with findings also […]

DA welcomes Jay Singh investigation

The DA welcomes the National Home Builders Registration Council’s (NHBRC) investigation into all housing projects involving Gralio Precast and Woodlgaze Trading – companies linked to controversial businessman Jay Singh. The independent team consisting of qualified professionals which have been appointed by the NHBRC to look in the compliance and enrolment of these companies’ projects must […]

Fields Hill tragedy: Four bodies still unclaimed

The Democratic Alliance has learned that four victims of the Field’s Hill tragedy three months ago are still unclaimed at a Durban mortuary.  This is incredibly sad as the affected families clearly have not been able to claim their relatives in order to organise proper funerals. The accident, which took place on the 5th September, […]

DA by-law proposal could have prevented Tongaat tragedy

The ANC led eThekwini municipality and its administration must shoulder part of the blame for last week’s collapse of the Tongaat mall after they failed to implement a by-law agreed on during a full council sitting in September 2011. This by-law would have given the city the legal power to avoid this tragedy. The “Problem […]

DA lays charges against ANC ward 70 by-election candidate

DA lays charges against ANC ward 70 by-election candidate   25 November 2013 Release: immediate Today the DA laid criminal charges against Rajendran Pather, the ANC Ward 70 by-election candidate, and has written to the Auditor General, asking that his alleged abuse of Municipal funds be investigated. DA Councillors Rocky Naidoo and Roy Pillay both […]

Dolphin Whispers scandal: MEC must fire Ithala Board

The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal demands that ECOD MEC, Mike Mabuyakhulu, fire the Ithala Board after it was revealed that members signed over R83million for the failed Dolphin Whispers development, in direct contravention of the development bank’s standard operating procedures. According to a report, Ithala’s maximum loan amount is R10 million.  Yet the Board made […]

KZN Health must clarify decision to drop charges against Amigo’s whistleblower

The Democratic Alliance will today submit parliamentary questions to KZN’s Health MEC to establish the reasons for the department’s sudden decision to drop all charges and reinstate a former employee alleged to be a whistle-blower in the so-called Amigo’s case. The department must clarify this sudden change of heart.

Mkhize Flights: Premier must accept repayment offer

KZN Premier, Senzo Mchunu, must immediately take up former Premier, Dr Zweli Mkhize’s, offer to repay a R1.2 million flight bill racked up over a three year period while Premier of KwaZulu-Natal. Dr Mkhize took 45 flights with private jets in three years, costing the provincial government R1.2 million. Many of the flights were to […]

DA calls for council debate into Jay Singh

Zwakele Mncwango, DA eThekwini Caucus Leader, will be putting forth a motion in the next council meeting calling for an urgent debate regarding Jay Singh – the man behind the collapse of the Tongaat mall – and all companies linked to him following revelations in the media today that he has been under investigation since 2009 by […]

KZN Education facing R1.4billion overspend

KwaZulu-Natal’s Department of Education (DOE) is facing a possible R1.4billion overspend, unless radical cutbacks are made in crucial areas of its programme. Planned cuts include R500million from infrastructure, R400m from “goods and services” – which includes teacher support and norms and standards payments to schools – along with the likelihood of huge budget reductions within […]