Today’s EMRS protest march must be the last

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   THE DA has been reliably informed that an Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS) protest march, scheduled to take place this morning in Ladysmith, will go ahead with a memorandum of grievance to be delivered to the KZN Health District offices […]

MEC must call urgent summit on learner transport crisis

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Rafeek Shah, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Transport   THE DA in KwaZulu-Natal is devastated by the loss of young lives on our roads in two separate accidents involving scholars – one in Imbali and another in Umlazi – within the short space of 24 hours. We convey our deepest sympathies […]

Why won’t KZN’s Health MEC answer our questions about Mobile Hospitals?

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL  DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   THE DA notes yesterday’s media reports of alleged wasteful expenditure relating to the acquisition of Mobile hospitals in KZN. Late last year I submitted a set of parliamentary questions to KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo in an attempt to allay my […]

DA request Scopa probe into KZN Health Mobile Clinics

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Mark Steele, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Scopa THE DA has written to KZN Scopa Chairperson, Maggie Govender, requesting that she urgently instruct the province’s Health department to supply to the committee all records relating to the bid evaluation and adjudication processes for the supply of mobile clinics and a mobile […]

A step in the right direction at Thabela High School

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson Education The DA in KwaZulu-Natal welcomes the extension of contracts for temporary educators at Thabela High School in KwaNyuswa. According to media reports, contracts have been extended for another month while the department engages with all stakeholders in search of a lasting solution. The DA […]

DA challenges President Zuma to not sign unconstitutional Private Security Bill

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Democratic Alliance press statement by Dianne Kohler Barnard MP DA Shadow Minister of Police The Minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko’s assertions that the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) Amendment Bill is consistent with the Constitution is wrong. The Bill in its current form is in breach of the Bill of Rights and international trade agreement […]

This is KZN’s worst school

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Democratic Alliance joint media statement by Hlanganani Gumbi, MPL, Constituency Leader for Zululand East and Mbali Ntuli, MPL, DA KZN Spokesperson on Education THE DA will today lay charges against KZN Education MEC, Peggy Nkonyeni, after visiting what we believe is the worst school in the province – eMlokothwa High School in KwaNgoma. We will […]

KZN may have as many as 200 000 ghost learners

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Francois Rodgers, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Finance AN investigation instigated by KZN’s Finance Portfolio committee in July last year into actual learner numbers has revealed that there may be as many as 200 000 ghost pupils in the province. Today, during a Finance Committee briefing, KZN Education MEC Peggy […]

MEC fobs off questions around province’s dodgy water security status

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Ann McDonnell, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs THE DA is disappointed KZN EDTEA MEC, Mike Mabuyakhulu’s reluctance to answer parliamentary questions regarding the province’s parlous state of water security, instead claiming that the issue does not full under his jurisdiction. The questions relate to […]

Another corruption buster bites the dust

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Democratic Alliance SA Today by Helen Zille Leader of the DA Good presidents have difficult second terms. Bad presidents have disastrous ones. Unfortunately, we have a particularly bad president. Eight months into his second term, Jacob Zuma has confirmed every single doubt there may have been around his suitability – and his ability – to […]