Municipality diverts R4 million development funds to annual Marathon


Democratic Alliance Press Statement by Dean Macpherson MP uMgungundlovu East Constituency Head   The Democratic Alliance in Kwa-Zulu Natal has learnt with dismay that the uMgungundlovu District Municipality has diverted R4 million of a R10 million conditional grant by the KZN Provincial Treasury which was supposed to be used for waste water works project to fund […]

Bokamoso | South Africans have a shared responsibility to overcome racism


Note: The following remarks are based on a speech delivered by the Leader to students at UCT on 26 August. Over the past week the topic of race has dominated the headlines as allegations over racism at Stellenbosch University were revealed in the Luister documentary. The DA supports the need to investigate these allegations and […]

South Coast sewerage spill: Municipal officials must face criminal charges


Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Alternate Spokesperson on Health   THE DA calls on KZN’s COGTA department to ensure that municipal officials responsible for the maintenance of two South Coast sewerage pump facilities – which this week spilled effluent into local river estuaries – face criminal charges. The spills, which […]

Give women their rightful place in families and society


Democratic Alliance Women’s Day Debate by  Ann McDonnell, MPL Member of the DA Caucus in the KZN Legislature   During today’s Women’s Day debate I will confine myself to three points – the Freedom women Deserve, Fairness is true Equality and Opportunity is only limited by women’s dreams.   Freedom women Deserve; This month we […]

Our people are not electoral fodder for government’s broken promises


Democratic Alliance Debate on a Motion by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL Member of the DA Caucus in the KZN Legislature South Africa comes from an extremely painful and unjust past. The evil system of Apartheid systematically denied millions of South Africans the opportunity to fulfil their potential and create the lives that they value. Access to […]

ANC is the enemy of true freedom for people of KZN


Democratic Alliance Motion for Debate by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL Member of the DA Caucus in the KZN Legislature / DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   Madam speaker, our country’s Constitution sets out at the very beginning – in the Bill of Rights – the rights and freedoms of our people. In certain sections it also […]

Corrective steps on track for KZN MIG sports and recreation expenditure


Democratic Alliance media statement by Hlanganani Gumbi, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Sport and Recreation   THE DA is pleased to announce that measures to ensure correct spending of a 15% ring-fenced Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG)for sporting infrastructure in KZN’s municipalities are on track, with the appointment of a task team comprising members of the province’s […]

Senior official holding positions within two different government departments

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Sizwe Mchunu, MPL DA KZN Alternate Spokesperson on Community Safety and Liaison   YESTERDAY, during a Community Safety and Liaison portfolio committee meeting, it emerged that a senior KZN state official is currently holding positions within two different provincial government departments. At the meeting committee members were told that Community Safety […]

Health MEC must stop ducking and diving on oversight visits


Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health     A RESPONSE by KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, to written parliamentary questions from the DA, requesting clarity when it comes to permission for unannounced oversight visits to the province’s health institutions, has failed to provide any answers. One of several […]

DA call for increased spot checks for heavy vehicle breakdown warning signs


Democratic Alliance media statement by Rafeek Shah, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Transport   THE DA in KZN calls for increased spot checks on heavy vehicles, by provincial traffic and police authorities, to ensure that they are carrying the mandatory triangular warning signs for display in the case of a breakdown. This follows a horrific accident […]