Provincial government spending almost R300million annually on office space rentals

Francois Rodgers

Democratic Alliance media statement by Francois Rodgers, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Finance   THE DA in KZN will put pressure on the ANC-led provincial cabinet to look at purchasing buildings in and around the Pietermaritzburg Legislature in a bid to reduce the provincial government’s office rental bill. This after a parliamentary reply which reveals that […]

DA forced to submit oral questions over KZN’s non-existent housing waiting list


Democratic Alliance media statement by Hlanganani Gumbi, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Human Settlements   THE DA in KZN has been left with no choice but to submit oral questions to KZN Human Settlement MEC, Ravi Pillay on the implementation of a housing waiting list for the province. The move follows absolute silence on the matter […]

No jobs for 374 social workers despite massive shortage

Dr Rishigen Viranna

Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Social Development   A parliamentary response to the DA in KZN has revealed that 374 social worker bursary graduates, recruited by the province’s Social Development department, remain unemployed despite a massive shortage of such professionals in the province. The statistics come after a […]

16 Days of Activism – the time for action is now

Mbali Ntuli

Democratic Alliance media statement by Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Quality of Life THE DA in KZN will launch a campaign aimed at breaking the silence around abuse as part of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children. The purpose of the campaign is to ensure that cases of […]

McBride must investigate suppression of evidence in nightclub assault case

Dianne Kohler Barnard, Durban Central web

Democratic Alliance press statement by Dianne Kohler Barnard MP DA Shadow Minister of Police   I have written to the Executive Director of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), Robert McBride, urging him to launch an investigation into the alleged criminal conduct of the detective tasked with investigating the brutal assault of Delia Adonis. Reports this […]

No action against KZN municipal officials during forensic investigations


Democratic Alliance media statement by George Mari, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on COGTA     A parliamentary reply to the DA in KZN has revealed that despite numerous forensic investigations being conducted within KZN municipalities over the past two years, not one has yet been concluded with no disciplinary action taken against any officials accused of […]

The Holy Trinity of Democracy


Democratic Alliance SA Today by Helen Zille Leader of the DA   On Saturday, the DA held its Gauteng Congress where 1200 delegates met to elect their provincial leadership and debate policy resolutions. Two weeks ago, the DA in the Eastern Cape did the same. In the coming months we will hold our provincial congresses in […]

Ramaphosa: Here are the facts


Democratic Alliance Press Statement by Mmusi Maimane MP DA Parliamentary Leader   The Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has misrepresented the outcome of the meeting that took place on Tuesday, 18 November. I agreed in that meeting to the establishment of a working group that would include opposition leaders, the ANC Chief Whip and the Deputy President […]

Committee of Enquiry is crunch time for Education MEC


Democratic Alliance media statement by Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   The DA welcomes the announcement by KZN Education MEC, Peggy Nkonyeni, of a Committee of Enquiry into irregular expenditure within the department. The enquiry comes after it was revealed that the department will over spend on its budget by an estimated R700million […]

DoT must change the way it operates


Democratic Alliance Transport debate by Rafeek Shah, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Transport   According to an International Transport Forum Report (ITF), South Africa ranks the worst, out of 36 others, when it comes to road fatality numbers. In 2011 road fatalities road fatalities stood at 27.6 deaths per 100, 000 persons – far higher than […]