DA query MEC’s plans to rid KZN of shoddy contractors

The Democratic Alliance will put KZN Human Settlements MEC, Ravi Pillay on the spot with parliamentary questions around how he plans to ensure that shoddy contractors within the province are blacklisted and do not keep receiving state tenders. This after last week’s revelation that eThekwini municipality has awarded controversial businesswomen Shawn Mpisane’s company, Zikhulise Cleaning, […]

DA announces new team in the KZN Legislature

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As the new official opposition in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature – with a record 10 seats and an additional representative on the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) – the Members of the Democratic Alliance Caucus are ready to tackle the most important issues. The new team is a diverse mix that is set to bring experience, […]

MEC’s return to ‘comfort zones’ as Premier announces few changes

The Democratic Alliance is largely disappointed by today’s KZN cabinet announcement by Premier Senzo Mchunu which reveals little change and sees many MEC’s returning to their ‘comfort zones’. There is a general complacency that currently runs through the political leadership of our province and as KwaZulu-Natal’s Official Opposition party we believe that the time was […]

DA to call for urgent debate on implications of SANRAL’s plans for KZN

The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal will call for an urgent debate on a matter of public importance following SANRAL’s announcement yesterday that it intends introducing e-tagging to KwaZulu-Natal  – a move seen in some quarters are a first step towards full-blown e-tolling. We expect the matter to be heard at the next sitting of the […]

DA to request A-G investigation into use of Treasury 36 Regulation by KZN municipalities

The Democratic Alliance will today write to the KZN office of the Auditor-General requesting a special investigation into the use of Treasury Regulation 36 by municipalities in the province. While Treasury Regulations provide for departments, public entities and municipalities to deviate from supply chain management regulations under certain defined conditions, it is the responsibility of the […]

DA KZN: Former Agric MEC must explain luxury vehicle fleet

A parliamentary reply to the Democratic Alliance in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature has revealed that former Agriculture and Conservation MEC – and now ANC Deputy Speaker – Meshack Radebe spent more than R4 million on a fleet of luxury vehicles between 2010 and 2014. His HOD also spent R860 000 on a single luxury vehicle during 2011. […]

KZN rhino deaths: DA welcomes Ezemvelo’s ‘fight fire with fire’ approach

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The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal welcomes a commitment from KZN Ezemvelo Wildlife that it will “fight fire with fire” following the shocking news that two  rhino died after their horns were removed by poachers at Tala Game Reserve between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. Fortunately a third rhino has been saved with the administering of an antidote.  […]

DA KZN: Premier Senzo Mchunu a disappointing choice

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The Democratic Alliance is disappointed by today’s announcement that Senzo Mchunu will return as Premier of the province. Premier Mchunu does not have the endorsement of the DA for a number of reasons. We have consistently made the point that KwaZulu-Natal needs a full-time Premier.  Premier Mchunu has shown that he does not have the […]