MEC must suspend Jozini officials pending enquiry outcome

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Democratic Alliance media statement by George Mari, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on COGTA THE DA call on KZN COGTA MEC, Nomusa Dube-Ncube to take swift action by immediately suspending senior officials within the Jozini municipality suspected of misconduct. According to a forensic report released this week, the ANC/NFP run municipality is plagued by wide-ranging corruption, fraud, […]

Premier’s helicopter flip flies in the face of Nene’s cost-cutting talk

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Francois Rodgers, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Finance THE DA in KZN will today submit a written parliamentary question to the Office of the Premier to establish precisely why Premier Senzo Mchunu used a helicopter to travel to and from the recent Legislature to the People in uMzimkhulu. The Premier’s decision […]

DA calls on private sector to contribute to the fight against Ebola

Democratic Alliance Press Statement by Dr Wilmot James MP DA Shadow Minister of Health I will write today to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to ask for a report on how well he is doing in persuading South African companies to make donations towards the fight against Ebola in West Africa. Motsoaledi recently said that we need […]

Debate of national importance requested

Democratic Alliance Press Statement by Mmusi Maimane MP DA Parliamentary Leader I have today written to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Baleka Mbete, requesting that she schedules a debate of national importance, in terms of Rule 103 of Parliament, to debate the failure of the President to appear before Parliament to answer a full session of […]

Empangeni Clinic a beacon of hope

Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health AN oversight visit to the Empangeni Clinic has revealed a facility that is a beacon of hope within a largely dismal public health care system. Yesterday’s unannounced visit by the DA showed that this clinic is spotless, with the cleaning company contracted […]

Nene must introduce cap on VIP protection expenditure

Democratic Alliance press statement by Dianne Kohler Barnard MP DA Shadow Minister of Police The DA will seek a meeting with both the Minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko, and Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, to discuss the possibility of introducing a cap on VIP protection expenditure for President Jacob Zuma, his cabinet, provincial MECs and other […]

SA Today: Tell us the Truth, Minister Nene

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Democratic Alliance SA Today by Helen Zille Leader of the DA On his return from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) conference in Geneva last week, a colleague told me this revealing story about South Africa’s delegation there: Four senior ANC Members of Parliament at the conference made sure they squeezed every drop of benefit from the Ministerial […]

DA wishes KZN matrics best of luck for exams

Democratic Alliance media statement by Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education The Democratic Alliance in KZN wishes the 2014 Matric class the very best of luck as they head towards their final school examinations. We sincerely hope that all students will take these exams seriously and that they will prepare adequately to ensure […]

SAPS must implement plan to stop mall robberies

Democratic Alliance press statement by Dianne Kohler Barnard MP DA Shadow Minister of Police The DA will write today to the Minister of Police, Nkosinathi Nhleko, and the National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega, to request that a full and complete briefing be presented to Parliament on how the spate of mall robberies will be contained. […]

SA Today: Ebola requires thorough preparation, not panic

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Democratic Alliance SA Today by Helen Zille Leader of the DA In 2007, Lebanese-American risk analyst, statistician and author, Professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb, published a book called The Black Swan, which has since been described in a (US) Sunday Times review as one of the twelve most influential books since World Ward II. In this […]