Bokamoso | The nuclear deal will turn our energy crisis into a jobs crisis


Regardless of your personal view on nuclear power, our government’s plan to build up to eight new nuclear reactors is one of the worst decisions it could make for our country’s future. This has nothing to do with the risks involved in atomic energy. It has nothing to do with what happened at Fukushima or […]

Africa Day – South Africans must reflect on the role they can play


Democratic Alliance Africa Day Speech by George Mari, MPL Member of the DA in the KZN Legislature   Africa Day is also a day on which all South Africans should reflect on their roles in Africa. It is the day which commemorates the signing of the OAU’s founding charter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1963. It […]

DA KZN: DA’s triple challenge for new gender forums


Democratic Alliance Debate by Mbali Ntuli, MPL Member of the DA in the KZN Legislature   AS we begin our discussions around Women’s month and gender today I want to, on behalf of all the women here, thank the many brave women who came before us and fought to ensure we could enjoy the rights we […]

DA KZN: The health of our government determines the health of our people


Democratic Alliance Debate (edited) by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   Oversight by members of the KZN Legislature, over the provincial executive, is performed to protect the systems and machinery of our democracy from the abuse of power, enabling citizens to live freely, in an environment where opportunity flourishes, under a government […]

DA KZN: ANC muzzling opposition parties and the media

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Mark Steele, MPL Chief Whip to the DA in the KZN Legislature   THE DA is alarmed by recent attempts by the ANC within the KZN Legislature to muzzle opposition members and exclude media from certain parts of portfolio committees. We have noted three such incidents during the past week alone; […]

DA KZN: DA condemns Underberg farm attack


Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Community Safety and Liaison   THE DA will today write to KZN’s Community Safety portfolio committee chairperson, calling for an urgent report from both KZN’s Community Safety department and the provincial SAPS on its rural safety strategy, following an attack on an Underberg […]

DA KZN: Northdale is KZN’s ‘hospital from hell’


Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   WHILE the DA welcomes the long overdue measures taken by KZN’s Health department – to deal with a litany of serious allegations, including patient mismanagement and death, at Northdale Hospital – it is not enough. The situation at Northdale is […]

DA KZN: MEC must shut down all illegal EBT operations in the province

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Francois Rodgers, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Finance   THE DA in KZN calls on provincial Finance MEC, Belinda Scott to shut down all Electronic Bingo Terminal (EBT) Licence operators trading illegally in the province. This follows numerous claims that some are still open for business and further allegations that certain […]

DA KZN: KwaDukuza municipality needs more money


Democratic Alliance media statement by George Mari, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on COGTA   A National Council of Province’s (NCOP) visit to KwaDukuza this week has revealed a municipality which is being financially stretched, leading to poor infrastructure maintenance and projects not being completed. Following eight years of unqualified audits the municipality has had its budget […]

DA KZN: South Coast school closure averted at 11th hour as KZN DoE finally takes action


Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL Member of the DA Caucus in the KZN Legislature THE closure of a South Coast school by its own governing body, due to dangerous infrastructure, was this week averted at the 11th hour with education officials announcing the building of a new R25million school next year. […]