ANC and Municipal Manager must answer for chaos

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THE ANC and Msunduzi’s Municipal Manager must accept total responsibility for the latest shenanigans at the Bombay Civic Centre on 29th April. The first is the ANC food voucher saga.  This has seen hundreds of destitute, deserving and underprivileged residents gather outside SASSA’s Bombay Road offices to demand that the ANC and its Councillor Rachael […]

Mpisanes channelling money towards ANC campaign

Mpisane in focus

It comes as no surprise that the Zikhulise Group is sponsoring an ANC Youth Beach Festival this Friday. Zikhulise is owned by Shauwn Mpisane. Both she and her husband appear on posters advertising the event alongside 58 celebrities ranging from DJs, actors and artists. KZN premier Senzo Mchunu and ANC NEC member Bheki Cele are […]

ANC hijacks Chatsworth SAPS ceremony

SAPS phoenix

The “hand over” of the Chatsworth Police Station earlier today – a facility ironically already renovated and in full use for the past four years – should have been a highlight for the SAPS members who work there. Instead it was turned into a farce as ANC members hijacked the event, turning into a cheap […]

KZN Legislature: 43 parliamentary replies outstanding from last year

Members of the ANC-led KwaZulu-Natal cabinet have failed to uphold the rules of the legislature, with 43 parliamentary questions submitted by the DA in 2013 still unanswered. This, despite the rule that questions must be answered within a two week period or an extension applied for by the particular MEC. One of the replies outstanding […]

KZN Education must hand over running of school feeding scheme

Claims that the feeding scheme at a number of schools in Newcastle has broken down are not surprising. KZN’s school feeding scheme is a massive project.  Some R1.3 billion is spent feeding about two million learners in some 5 000 schools. It is a programme that is too big and too important an investment of […]

#Ayisafani: The ANC has changed. But the SABC remains His Master’s Voice

soweto rally pic

In the past, the SABC was always a propaganda machine of the apartheid government. The ruling National Party always deployed loyalists to the SABC.  Their job was to make sure South Africans only saw and heard what the apartheid leaders wanted them to. That was one of the reasons so many people got involved in […]

Why has it taken years to rid KZN of its criminal cops?

The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal welcomes the long-awaited SAPS announcement that notices of dismissal are ready to be handed to 170 “criminal cops” in the province. This news has been a long time coming. In August 2010 – almost four years ago – the DA revealed that 152 KZN SAPS members had appeared in court […]

MEC must put aside political campaigning and address KZN EMRS crisis

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The Democratic Alliance demands that KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, put aside his political campaigning and deal with the ongoing crisis relating to working conditions for members of the department’s Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS). This after EMRS workers again threatened a complete shut-down of the service in the province amid claims that they are […]

Zuma’s ANC must apologise for lies about social grants

Meshack Radebe

The Democratic Alliance utterly rejects statements made by KZN Agriculture and Environmental Affairs MEC, Meshack Radebe, regarding social grants not being for people who do not vote for the ANC. This is a blatant lie, purposefully being told to mislead people into voting ANC. This is part of an ongoing propaganda smear campaign by the […]

Durban North shooting: DA to raise issue with KZN Safety MEC and SAPS Commissioner

taxi wars

On 7 April 2014 at approximately 8pm a serious altercation between two rival Kwa-Dukuza taxi associations took place at the intersection of Broadway and Northway in Durban North resulting in 30 shots being fired. Ongoing taxi violence continues to plague the Ballito area.  To see two rival taxi associations bring their fight into Durban North […]