ANC must reject racist regulations

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The new employment equity regulations announced by the Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, amount to racial discrimination. If adopted, it will put Indian South Africans out of jobs almost immediately.  It will make our economy less competitive and will kill jobs for everyone over time. The DA will do everything in its power to stop […]

DA condemns attacks on KZN farmers

The Democratic Alliance in the KZN Legislature today tabled a motion during a parliamentary sitting slamming the recent spate of attacks on farmers in the province. The move follows the violent assault on an Ixopo farmer and his wife last week in which they were assaulted and tasered. The DA noted the comments of Judge […]

DA concern as Rental Housing Act amendments bypass NCOP and KZN Traditional leaders

Since the promulgation of the Rental Housing Act there have been some serious problems between landlords and tenants, with illegal evictions, lockouts, no written lease agreements. Receipts have also not been issued for rentals paid and there have also been many verbal lease agreements made between landlords and tenants. Landlords have also faced problems with […]

eThekwini spends R3.2 million on bodyguards every month

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The DA can today reveal that eThekwini is spending millions on bodyguards mostly for ANC councillors in the city. In January alone eThekwini paid more than R3.2 million in personal security related expenses for 22 of its councillors. 19 councillors are from the ANC, three are from the NFP. Each councillor has a bodyguard at […]

Pre-election scramble sees ‘sloppy’ Bills rammed through KZN parliament

The unseemly haste at which a range of sloppily put together Bills are being rammed through KZN’s ANC-dominated parliament, before the 7 May election, is of extreme concern to the DA. Today the provincial parliament has been forced to convene again to look at a number of these Bills.  It is also likely to have […]

NHLS crisis: KZN Health has betrayed the citizens of this province

The KZN Health department’s ongoing failure to resolve a billing issue with the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) is a massive betrayal, both in terms of leadership and its responsibility to state reliant patients in the province. Last week, the NHLS advised that it would no longer provide a service to KZN’s health department because […]

KZN matric marker tests: MEC must place learners before Sadtu

The Democratic Alliance challenges KZN Education MEC, Peggy Nkonyeni to confront Sadtu and show that she has the political will to implement matric marker competency assessments in the province. This after an announcement yesterday by Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, that her department plans to push ahead with competency tests across the country, despite opposition […]

Prognosis for quality medical services in KZN looks bleak

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The prognosis for quality medical services in KZN has been dealt a further blow with the confirmation that cuts to the number of medical registrars being trained in the province are likely to affect front-line patient services at major training hospitals. This, according to the province’s Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo who describes registrars as “critical […]

KZN taxpayers funding ANC’s “freedom” road show

The Democratic Alliance is extremely disturbed by an invitation addressed to all members of the KZN legislature, inviting them to attend a “20 years of freedom celebration” hosted by Provincial Agriculture MEC, Meshack Radebe in partnership with Umzinyathi Mayor, Councillor Dr James Mthethwa. The event, hosted by the Umzinyathi municipality, was held between 12 and […]

Former KZN Premier must account for luxury flights

  The KZN Office of the Premier has blocked parliamentary questions by the DA regarding former provincial Premier, Zweli Mkhize’s use of private jets to attend two weddings in 2011. The DA’s questions focused on the nature of the relationship between the Premier and each bridal couple and why it was necessary to attend the […]