DA KZN: Health MEC must urgently establish EMRS task team

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   THE DA last week called on KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, to urgently create a task team to address ongoing unhappiness amongst Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS) staff. The appeal was made in the form of a motion tabled on Friday […]

DA KZN: Our province is facing a Budget Tsunami

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Democratic Alliance Debate on the KZN Adjustments Bill by Francois Rodgers, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Finance   ‘A society cannot be fair if there exists large scale inequality. A fair society requires a growing economy and access to opportunities for all South Africans. Central to empowering South Africans is ensuring that they are free from […]

DA KZN: Adjustments Budget is a thinly-veiled pre-election financial plan

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Francois Rodgers, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Finance   THE DA today objected to the KZN Adjustments Budget as a result of two major concerns. The first of these is that the Adjustment Budget perpetuates the problem of above inflation wage settlements.  This is indicative of the ANC’s failure to reign […]

DA KZN: It is time that political leadership translated into political accountability

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Democratic Alliance Debate on Scopa Resolutions by Mark Steele, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Scopa   Scopa today presents to this House some 60 resolutions for adoption, some specific to departments and others transversal in their application.  The resolutions represent the work of the committee in processing the audit findings of the AGSA for 2014/15.  I […]

DA KZN: ANC’s housing motion an insult to the people of our province

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Democratic Alliance Debate on an ANC party motion Hlanganani Gumbi, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Human Settlements     TODAY’S ANC motion is an insult to the people of KwaZulu-Natal. The insensitivity around the housing backlog, allocations corruption and the pain that people in our province feel around housing is clearly a non-issue to the new […]

16 Days of Activism: numbers of abuse remain high in KZN

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Democratic Alliance press statement by  Zwakele Mncwango DA KZN Leader   As the country marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism of No Violence Against Women and Children, it is sad that this campaign comes at a time when women and children are facing the wrath of abuse on a daily basis. Every week […]

DA KZN: ANC party boss kicks out KZN Premier

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Sizwe Mchunu, MPL Leader of the DA in the KZN Legislature   Today the DA in the KZN Legislature led opposition parties in withdrawing our participation in the House in protest at the unprecedented and blatant abuse of power associated with the entry to the House of KZN ANC Provincial Chairperson, […]

ANCYL members undermine freedom of speech

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Democratic Alliance press statement by Zwakele Mncwango DA KZN Leader   The DA in KwaZulu-Natal is flabbergasted after learning that University of KwaZulu-Natal lecturer and political analyst Mr Zakhele Ndlovu has allegedly been threatened by members of the ANCYL for simply providing a critical commentary on the role played by the ANCYL in the province.  It […]

DA appalled by Anti-gay sentiments

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Democratic Alliance press statement by Zwakele Mncwango DA KZN Leader   The DA in KwaZulu-Natal is dismayed at the alleged media reports that Shembe Church Leader, Mduduzi Shembe made anti-gay remarks at a gathering at Enyokeni Palace over the weekend. The report quotes the Shembe leader alleges that “Men are now marrying men and that is […]

Elderly discriminated along political lines for Christmas

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Democratic Alliance press statement by Cllr Sithembiso Ngema DA EThekwini Metro Councillor   The Democratic Alliance in eThekwini will today write to the Municipal Speaker and ask him to intervene in the process of giving of food hampers to senior citizens as part of the Municipality’s Senior Citizens Program for 2015. The events and the food […]