Purification plants still lying in storage

  19 March 2012 George Mari, DA KZN Spokesperson for Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs said that a number of of water purification plants purchased by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Co-operative Governance, and which form part of the Three Amigo’s allegedly dodgy procurement deals, are still lying in storage after almost four years. The information came to […]

Response to the 2012 KZN State of the Province Address

SIZWE MCHUNU, MPP – DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE LEADER IN THE KWAZULU-NATAL LEGISLATURE Madam Speaker Hon. Premier, your State of the Province address comes at a time when a large number of KZN municipalities have failed to achieve clean audits, when the people of KwaZulu-Natal are wrestling with issues of corruption and maladministration, and at a time […]

DA KZN ALTERNATE SPOKESPERSON ON HEALTH

STATEMENT BY MARK STEELE, MPP ONLY five out of fourteen major hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal are using proper methods to dispose of expired drugs, while a staggering 12 out of the 14 admit to mixing of waste. The damning statistics form the basis of a December 2011 parliamentary reply by KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo to […]

DA KZN SPOKESPERSON ON CO-OPERATIVE GOVERNANCE

STATEMENT MY GEORGE MARI, MPP MUNICIPAL managers and Chief Financial officers (CFO’s) within the 47 KwaZulu-Natal municipalities fingered for contributing to the province’s massive R2 billion in irregular expenditure must be held accountable for not having submitted credible finance reports to the office of the Auditor-General. It is appalling that only five KZN municipalities managed […]

DA KZN SPOKESPERSON ON CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

STATEMENT BY RADLEY KEYS, MPP KWAZULU-NATAL SCOPA and Conservation and Environment representatives were yesterday treated with utter contempt by senior officials from the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment who absented themselves from an oversight meeting. The meeting was the third attempt this year to meet and scrutinise the Department’s responses to queries raised by […]

DA KZN SPOKESPERSON FOR SCOPA

STATEMENT BY MARK STEELE, MPP FROM 1996 to 2008 officials in the Social Development colluded in the theft of some R 5.8 million from the Sustainable Livelihood programme. The Department, assisted by the SIU and the SAPS, has been engaged in investigating, prosecuting and where possible recovering more than R2 million in stolen funds.