DA KZN: Sports MEC must explain how Commonwealth Games will benefit people of KZN

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Hlanganani Gumbi, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Sport and Recreation   THE DA calls on Sport and Recreation MEC, Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha to show true leadership and explain to the people of KZN exactly how they stand to benefit from hosting the Commonwealth Games in Durban. The call comes after a media […]

DA KZN: MEC must present tangible solutions to taxi industry challenges

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Rafeek Shah, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Transport   The DA calls on KZN Transport MEC, Willies Mchunu, to provide a proactive plan, with tangible solutions, in order to avoid a repeat of this week’s chaos in eThekwini, which saw hundreds of taxi drivers and owners hold the city to ransom. […]

DA KZN: MEC must dissolve spendthrift KwaSani Exco

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Francois Rodgers, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Finance   The DA yesterday tabled a motion in the KZN Legislature, calling on COGTA MEC, Nomusa Dube-Ncube to immediately suspend and dissolve the ANC-led KwaSani executive council on the basis of wasteful expenditure. This after the council spent R2.4million relentlessly pursuing a legal […]

Africa Day: Africa’s time to shine is now

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Democratic Alliance Africa Day Speech by Ann McDonnell, MPL Member of the DA in the KZN Legislature   Every year on 25 May we commemorate the signing of the OAU founding charter, the predecessor of the African Union.  Its charge is to combat challenges like poverty, conflict, disease and climate change while celebrating political freedom among […]

Africa Day: Freedom, fairness and opportunity are African values

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Democratic Alliance Africa Day Speech by Mbali Ntuli Member of the DA in the KZN Legislature   Fifty-two years ago an organisation was founded based on the need to unite Africa after centuries of hardship from colonialization and the systematic stripping away of the continents resources and dignity. Every year, on 25 May, we commemorate the […]

DA KZN: Patients suffering as doctors run out of painkillers in rural KZN

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health THE DA has been advised by doctors in KZN’s Illembe district that they are fast running out of essential painkillers, including morphine and pethidine, despite having made an urgent appeal to KZN’s health department for supplies to be delivered. According to our […]

DA KZN: KZN public entity bosses pocketing R52million annually

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Ann McDonnell, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA)   THE DA has established that the CEO’s, Chairpersons, Deputy Chairs and Board members of KZN’s 12 public entities pocketed a massive R52million during the 2014/25 financial year. Apart from two public entities, the figures do not […]

DA KZN: MEC must apologise for inflammatory remarks to EMRS staff

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   THE presence of KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo at court proceedings yesterday involving the so-called “saboteur” in a province-wide Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS) go-slow is unnecessary and inappropriate. Equally alarming are the MEC’s inflammatory remarks outside the court, that hundreds […]

Prince Mshiyeni: Temporary power supply restored

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   THE DA in KZN has been advised that a temporary power supply has been restored at Durban’s Prince Mshiyeni hospital. This after two wards were left without electricity for a full week, forcing patients and nurses to use candles at night.  […]

Mmusi Maimane Bokamoso: 25 May 2015

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This is Bokamoso, which will replace the weekly SA Today publication. Every week, both a video and written version will be published. Watch last week’s Bokamoso here: https://youtu.be/EiN1noOOxKI