Premier’s SOPA fails to meet the needs of expectations of ordinary people

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Sizwe Mchunu, MPL Leader of the DA in the KZN Legislature   Today, KZN Premier, Senzo Mchunu, had the opportunity to deal with the bread and butter issues affecting the daily lives of our province’s citizens during his State of the Province Address. Instead, he only touched on some and failed […]

SOPA 2015 – Premier must unleash KZN’s unrealised potential

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Sizwe Mchunu, MPL Leader of the DA in the KZN Legislature   TOMORROW, KZN Premier Senzo Mchunu, has the opportunity to unleash the true potential of our province as he delivers his State of the Province address. As the political head of KZN he has the opportunity to tackle the real […]

KZN Agric forensic audits reveal fraud worth millions

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Francois Rodgers, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Agriculture Today, during a meeting of the Agriculture and Rural Development portfolio committee, the department responded verbally to a written question submitted to MEC Cyril Xaba by the DA, on the subject of forensic investigations undertaken by the Department. While the DA commends the […]

Speaker’s Office must be first to “trim the fat”

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Mark Steele, MPL Chief Whip to the DA in the KZN Legislature   Information supplied by the KZN Legislature has revealed that the Office of the Speaker employs 18 staff with an annual budget of R13.144 million.  Yet its counterpart in the Western Cape manages to operate effectively with just four […]

Be part of the change!

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The DA invites applicants to be candidates in the 2016 Municipal Election. To apply visit http://apply.da.org.za Approved candidates will go through the DA’s internalselection process, though there is no guarantee they will be selected to become candidates in the 2016 Minuicipal Elections.

MEC is not Stanger Hospital’s saviour

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   WHILE recent interventions by Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo’s at KZN’s Stanger Hospital must be welcomed, the DA remains alarmed by his failure to react when we first raised concerns about several very serious claims emanating from the hospital as far back […]

DA launches KZN School Governing Body Elections awareness campaign

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education THE DA today launched a KZN School Governing Body (SGB) Elections awareness campaign aimed at highlighting the importance of parent participation in this critical process, which takes place in the province from 6 to 28 March. Given the numerous challenges our schools face, […]

DoH jeopardising CT ‘scammer’ probe

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   The DA has today submitted parliamentary questions to KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, questioning the accuracy of information provided to the province’s SCOPA portfolio committee into possible fraudulent and corrupt activity in the awarding of CT scanner tenders in several hospitals […]

Portfolio committee rejects DA fair housing allocation proposal

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Hlanganani Gumbi, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Human Settlements   A proposal by the DA – that members of the KZN Human Settlement portfolio committee adopt fair housing allocation as a priority in the committee’s Annual Oversight Plan – was rejected outright by other parties earlier today on the basis that […]

DA KZN: MEC keeps portfolio committee in the dark over matric cheating probe

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education THE DA calls on KZN Education MEC, Peggy Nkonyeni, to urgently present an update to the province’s Education portfolio committee regarding Umalusi’s ongoing investigations into alleged mass cheating during the 2014 KZN matric exams. According to a statement issued by the Department of […]