DA concerned about the continuation of rhino slaughter

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Democratic Alliance press statement by Dr Anne McDonnell DA KZN Environment and Conservation Spokesperson   The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal notes with concern the report of six rhinos killed at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi wildlife reserve. This comes as the slaughtering of rhino is reported to be on the rise. This brings the total number of Rhinos killed in […]

Crime stats: KZN has become a murder capital, with one murder every 150 minutes

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Democratic Alliance press statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna MPL DA KZN Community Safety Spokesperson   The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal is shocked and alarmed by the high number of murders in the province. Along with other crime rates rising, the growing murder rate shows that the National Government’s grip of the South African Police Service is […]

DA concerned over power hikes in Newcastle

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DA press statement by Cllr Bebsie Cronjé Newcastle Exco councillor   The Democratic Alliance in Newcastle is concerned over the ever increasing electricity tariffs in Newcastle. The party has been receiving numerous complaints from local residents with regards to the electricity bills that are incredibly shooting up every month Some of the residents had increases of […]

The DA supports the call by the Zulu King for an end to cultural events being used for political gains.

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Democratic Alliance Press Statement by Cllr Zwakele Mncwango DA KZN Provincial leader   The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal is fully behind King Goodwill Zwelithini on his call for an end to cultural events being used for political campaigns by ANC politicians. On Thursday, at an event to commemorate King Shaka, King Zwelithini took a swipe at […]

Bokamoso | SADTU stands in the way of a better future for our children

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For freedom, fairness and opportunity to prevail in South Africa, a good education system is non-negotiable. To build a better future for all our children, they need to receive quality education. This is not just a social imperative, it is also a right enshrined in our Constitution. Yet there is an entity that is standing […]

DA welcomes the appointment of the new UKZN Council Chairman

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Democratic Alliance press statement by Cllr Zwakele Mncwango DA KZN Provincial leader   The Democratic Alliance in KZN welcomes the appointment the new UKZN Council Chairman, Ayanda Ntsaluba. Ntsaluba is a qualified doctor and has obtained a number of other qualifications including an MBA from the University of Cape Town. He has also served as the […]

KZN Amigo’s: Bloemfontein High Court rules in favour of the DA

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Sizwe Mchunu, MPL Leader of the DA in the KZN Legislature   THE Bloemfontein High Court has today ruled in favour of the DA, forcing the NPA to reveal the record of decision behind the dropping of charges against KZN ANC politicians, MECs Peggy Nkonyeni and Mike Mabuyakhulu. This after […]

DA welcomes new Durban flights from Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways

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Democratic Alliance press statement by Greg Krumbock MP DA Shadow Minister of Tourism   The Democratic Alliance welcomes the announcement by Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways to launch new international routes to Durban from Istanbul and Doha respectively. Turkish Airlines is the world’s most connected airline with more destinations than any other carrier. Qatar Airways also […]

DA calls on ANC leadership to put aside internal battles in the interest of commuters

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Democratic Alliance press statement by Cllr Zwakele Mncwango DA KZN Provincial leader   I have today written a letter to EThekwini Mayor James Nxumalo requesting him, as the leader of government in EThekwini Municipality, to call an urgent ECXO meeting in order to discuss a way forward regarding the taxi strike that has an enormous impact […]

Blood River Reconciliation Bridge another ‘white elephant’ for KZN

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Democratic Alliance media statement by George Mari, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Arts and Culture   A multi-million rand Bridge of Reconciliation opened by President Zuma late last year near Vryheid, is fast turning into another “white elephant” for KZN. Access to the bridge, which connects the Ncome Museum and the Blood River Monument is allegedly […]