Residents frustrated

da sorts smell

A foul smell and swarms of mosquitoes filled the air after storm water and sewerage pipes became blocked underneath a residential road in Darnall. The blockage in the pipes also caused extensive damage to the road surface, leaving residents extremely frustrated with their living conditions. Residents contacted their ANC ward Councillor, but nothing was done […]

Stanger residents celebrate

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DA Councillor and Constituency Chairperson, Madhun S Sing, treated low income families of Stanger to a festive season they won’t forget for years to come. Diwali hamper vouchers to the value of R250 each were handed to more than 300 residents whose combined family income fell below R2500 per month. The recipients were then also […]

ANC attempting to postpone DA delivery in ward 70

  The ANC-run eThekwini Municipality has embarked on a campaign to frustrate newly-elected DA Councillor Ismail Cassimjee after winning ward 70 in Chatsworth. The DA won the by-election last week with 59% of the votes, to the ANC’s 29%. Council speaker Logie Naidoo’s office has stalled and frustrated every attempt to get the keys to […]

DA suspends two eThekwini councillors

The DA suspended two of its eThekwini councillors on Tuesday 3 December, following a special sitting of its Provincial Management Committee. The Committee took this decision after discovering that Ronnie Veeran and Roy Moodley were sabotaging the party behind the scenes by releasing sensitive information to the ANC.

A nation united in grief

MDU-1004 DA Nelson Mandela Avatar (2)

06 December 2013 Today, South Africa lost the greatest son of its soil. Today the rainbow nation lost its father. Today, we are a nation united in grief. It is with deep and profound sadness that we say: Lala ngoxolo Tata. Asoze sikulibale (Rest in peace Tata, we will never forget you). Our deepest condolences, […]

MEC’s Fields Hill plan a ‘dog’s breakfast’

News that heavy vehicles will still be able to go down Fields Hill exposes MEC Willies Mchunu’s plans to address this hazardous stretch of road as illogical. The premise upon which he bases his refusal to impose an outright ban on the usage of Fields Hill by heavy vehicles is that it “would undermine local […]

KZN ANA Results: Some improvement but still a long way from home

While today’s 2013 Annual National Assessment (ANA) results show some improvement, within both literacy and numeracy, the increase comes off a very low base. KwaZulu-Natal has seen a gradual improvement over the past few years.  This indicates that various efforts made by the department, including teacher training workshops, department compiled workbooks and improved supervision by […]

KZN Human Settlements must weed out dodgy developers

The DA calls on KwaZulu-Natal’s Human Settlement MEC, Ravi Pillay to ensure that the ability of developers and contractors to do the job is properly scrutinised before tenders are awarded. This after a media report today which confirms that a massive R398million has been spent on the rectification of hundreds of shoddily built low cost […]

Fields Hill: MEC’s decision based purely on guesswork

The recent executive statement on Fields Hill, by KZN Transport MEC Willies Mchunu, and the department’s decision not to close the road to all heavy vehicles on the basis that it will severely impact commercial and business activity in the area appears to be based entirely on assumption. Last week the MEC also announced a […]

KZN Education: Norms and Standards Bill not a cure-all

The DA in KZN welcomes recently gazetted updates to the Norms and Standards Bill, which aim to tighten up timeframes for provincial governments to address the inadequate state of so many schools. The majority of KwaZulu-Natal schools, particularly those in rural areas, remain in a condition where sound education is, in many cases, compromised due […]