Our communities need a hand up – not a hand out

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Democratic Alliance Budget Debate by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Social Development   A SOCIAL development budget is not just about facts and figures, it is about people and communities in every corner of KwaZulu-Natal. It’s about creating a caring society filled with opportunities for our poorest and most vulnerable communities. Many of […]

Irregular appointment puts MEC in the ‘hot seat’

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Democratic Alliance Budget Debate by Rafeek Shah, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Transport   The total budget of the KZN Department of Transport R9 341 457 billion, of which an amount of R296 231 million is dedicated to Programme 1 dealing with Administration. The purpose of the programme is to provide the Department with overall management and […]

DA to submit KZN Community Safety Bill

Democratic Alliance Community Safety and Liaison Budget Debate by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Community Safety and Liaison   DURING portfolio committee budget hearings, members were told that the Department of Community Safety & Liaison has the smallest provincial budgetary allocation – in spite of its extremely important task of keeping our communities […]

KZN Education budget – more of the same

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Democratic Alliance KZN Education Budget Debate by Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education     Today as we debate the Education budget most will no doubt be pleased that it has increased.  More money we will say, for more to be done.  Regrettably this will not be the case because one of the first […]

MEC must act over EMRS grievances before more die

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   The DA has today tabled a motion in the provincial Legislature highlighting the tragic death of a stab victim in Central Durban on Sunday night, allegedly as a result of delayed action by the province’s Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS). We […]

ANC can’t walk the talk when it comes to KZN’s finances

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Democratic Alliance 2015/16 Budget Debate by Francois Rodgers, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Finance     THE economic landscape that faces our country and KwaZulu-Natal is far from serene and picturesque.  We are by no means out of the woods and have yet to face the full might of the ultimate challenge during the 2016/17 financial […]

DA welcomes KZN Health HOD’s dismissal

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka DA KZN Spokesperson on Health THE DA in KwaZulu-Natal welcomes the dismissal of provincial Health HOD, Sibongile Zungu, by means of a recent court ruling. We have, for a long time, called for Zungu to be replaced in light of the many issues of serious mismanagement under her […]

DA KZN: Funding for failed municipal project must be returned to CoGTA – with interest

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Democratic Alliance Debate on 2015 Second Adjustments Appropriation Bill by Francois Rodgers, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Finance Madam Speaker.   In the game of rugby there is a rule referred to as the “use it or lose it” rule. Limpopo have now felt the full might of this rule and lost R559.5 million in Human […]

KZN is the poorest province despite the biggest slice of the equitable share

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Democratic Alliance Debate on 2015 Division of Revenue Bill Francois Rodgers, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Finance   ONE of the greatest challenges facing South Africa is the taxing economic climate but in order for us, as government, to deliver on our mandate we can no longer blame external influences or the global economic meltdown […]

Government procrastinating in its response to disabled

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Democratic Alliance Debate by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Quality of Life Madam Speaker At the end of this debate, after all the speakers have spoken, we must ask ourselves one fundamental question – “Have we done enough to ensure that the needs of people with disabilities are met?” In asking this question […]