Zululand oversight visits reveal a “forgotten people”

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Democratic Alliance Debate by Mbali Ntuli, MPL Member of the DA in the KZN Legislature   Today we debate the report on oversight visits to the Zululand district.  For most opposition parties it will be a day of pointing out government’s faults and denigrating them for what they haven’t done. For KZN’s ANC government, it will […]

DA takes Malema Indian race issue to Parliament

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Democratic Alliance press statement by Dean Macpherson MP DA Member of Parliament   The Democratic Alliance has brought forth the issue of racial division being sown by EFF leader, Julius Malema, amongst Indians to the attention of the National Assembly in a sitting of the House on 27 October 2015. The DA raised the issue in the form […]

MEC must stop performance bonuses for relevant senior staff

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Mark Steele, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Scopa   TODAY, KZN Transport MEC, Willies Mchunu chose not to attend his own department’s annual Scopa oversight hearing, instead opting to go to an in-house Sukume Sakhe function. That he chose to avoid this important performance enquiry, which follows the Auditor-General’s report, speaks […]

DA calls on MEC to put Amajuba District under administration

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Democratic Alliance press statement by Zwakele Mncwango DA KZN Leader   The DA in KZN has written to KZN COGTA MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube requesting an urgent meeting with her to explain the sinking financial situation in Amajuba District. This Municipality is so bankrupt that it cannot even afford to pay its staff monthly salaries. During our […]

DA saves eThekwini Municipality R1.8 Million

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Democratic Alliance press statement by Zwakele Mncwango DA KZN Leader   The Democratic Alliance in eThekwini is pleased that after the party’s persistence, the EXCO has decided to overturn the council’s decision on the DKS contract. This is a victory for the citizens of eThekwini whose money was going to be used to pay for this […]

DA KZN: Frozen posts leave one professional nurse for more than 2 000 patients at Balgowan clinic

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   THE DA in KZN has established that the Balgown Clinic has only one professional nurse to treat the 2 200 patients registered at the facility. The shock discovery was made last week by DA Mooi-uMngeni Councillor Moira Grueneberg, herself a former nurse. […]

Legal action to be taken against errant officials as a result of close out reports

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Francois Rodgers, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Finance DURING last weeks’ debate on KZN’s 2014/15 close out reports the DA exposed an almost R1 billion under spend by provincial government – a figure which is in stark contrast to the R422 million reported by Treasury and the chairperson of the Finance […]

Abaqulusi community languishing in dirt

Democratic Alliance Press Statement by Thomas Hadebe, MP DA Constituency Head for Zululand West   The DA reiterate the call it made last week to the Human Settlements and Public Works MEC Ravi Pillay to immediately convene a forensic investigation on the allocation of RDP houses in Abaqulusi Municipality. This call to action is in the […]

Province denying the people as under expenditure closes in on R1billion

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Democratic Alliance Speech on KZN Close Out Report by Francois Rodgers, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Finance   THERE is one particular statement in the preamble of our Constitution that rings so true -“improve the quality of life of all citizens and free the potential of each person”. It is this particular phrase that should measure […]

Water is Life: Crisis revealed as KZN spends just 2% of drought relief funding

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Democratic Alliance Debate on a Motion by Ann McDonnell, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA)   THE word ‘crisis’ is often used – and words that are used a lot lose their impact. With this in mind, we need a stronger word for the precipice KZN is facing when it […]