DA condemns killing of yet another councillor

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dean Macpherson, MP DA  Umgungundlovu East Constituency Head   DA condemns killing of yet another councillor   The Democratic Alliance (DA) strongly condemns the killing of Richmond Ward Councillor, Sifiso Mkhize last night after he was gunned down at his home by unknown assailants. This latest incident brings to 3, the […]

MEC and Mayors must shed light on rolling blackouts

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Hlanganani Gumbi , MPL DA KZN  Spokesperson on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs   MEC and Mayors must shed light on rolling blackouts   Today, I have written to the Speaker of the KZN Legislature, Lydia Johnson, urging her to ask COGTA Chairperson, Ntombela Swartbooi, to call for an urgent Portfolio […]

eThekwini spends R20 million on Caspirs for the understaffed Metro Police

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by Heinz de Boer – DA eThekwini EXCO Member The DA is shocked by the eThekwini Municipality’s secret move to spend R20 million on the purchase of four military grade armoured vehicles, instead of hiring more staff in its Metro Police Department. The purchase comes amid a deepening crisis in the Metro Police; staff shortages, […]

Closure of libraries in eThekwini must stop

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Shontel de Boer, CLLR DA eThekwini Councillor   Closure of libraries in eThekwini must stop   Today, the DA will write to the Chairperson of the eThekwini Municipality’s Community Services Committee, Cllr Xama Sokhabase, requesting her to urgently intervene in the closing of the municipality’s libraries. Yet another busy eThekwini Library, […]

Bird flu: DA to engage with KZN Agriculture dept. over proactive prevention measures

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Sizwe Mchunu, MPL DA KZN  Spokesperson on Agriculture   Bird flu: DA to engage with KZN Agriculture dept. over proactive prevention measures   The Democratic Alliance will urgently engage with KwaZulu-Natal’s Department of Agriculture (DOA) in an effort to find practical solutions aimed at preventing the spread of Avian influenza (bird […]

Opposition Parties Boycott eThekwini Municipality Council Meeting

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Sharon Hoosen, CLLR DA eThekwini Councillor   Opposition Parties Boycott eThekwini Municipality Council Meeting   Following the unprecedented move by the ANC to contravene Council Rules of Order and move a full Council meeting scheduled for 29 June 2017 to today, 28 June 2017, the other opposition parties in eThekwini Municipality […]

Cancellation of council meeting a slap in the face for citizens

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Zwakele Mncwango  DA KZN  Leader   Cancellation of council meeting a slap in the face for citizens   The Democratic Alliance Chief Whip in eThekwini Municipality, Cllr Sharon Hoosen, has written to the Speaker, Cllr William Mapena, requesting that he rescinds the decision to move a full Council meeting scheduled for […]

KZN Cancer Crisis: Clock is ticking for Health MEC

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr Imran Keeka, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Health   KZN Cancer Crisis: Clock is ticking for Health MEC   On Friday 30 June, the KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, must report to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and provide a plan to overcome the current oncology crisis in […]

KZN Education MEC bows to DA pressure to fire 0% matric pass rate principals

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr. Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   KZN Education MEC bows to DA pressure to fire 0% matric pass rate principals   The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes the announcement yesterday by KZN Education MEC, Mthandeni Dlungwane, that principals and district managers at schools which receive a 0% matric pass […]

eThekwini clinics shamefully under-resourced

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Shontel de Boer, CLLR DA eThekwini Councillor   eThekwini clinics shamefully under-resourced   The Democratic Alliance in eThekwini has written to the Deputy City Manager, Musa Gumede, seeking urgent answers on the dire state of the municipality’s clinics. This follows my visit to the La Lucia clinic, where I learned with […]