#KeepKidsSafe: Protecting learners during school strikes is vital for the future

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   #KeepKidsSafe: Protecting learners during school strikes is vital for the future   Today, DA Shadow Minister of Basic Education, Nomsa Marchesi MP, DA Member of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, Sonja Boshoff MP, and DA KZN Spokesperson on Education, Dr […]

KZN Budget Debate: MEC must stop hiding from his Department’s problems

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   KZN Budget Debate: MEC must stop hiding from his Department’s problems   KwaZulu-Natal’s Education Department is suffering from a severe lack of leadership as it lurches from one crisis to the next while provincial MEC Mthandeni Dlungwane continues to hide from […]

KZN Education MEC must account for gross negligence around learner ferry boat programme

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Virrana, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   KZN Education MEC must account for gross negligence around learner ferry boat programme   The Democratic Alliance will today call for a full-scale probe into gross negligence and a lack of planning by KZN’s Education Department following the revelation that despite […]

DA calls on Minister Motshekga to intervene in KZN Education crisis

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Virrana, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   DA calls on Minister Motshekga to intervene in KZN Education crisis   The Democratic Alliance (DA) in KwaZulu-Natal will today write to National Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, to request that she intervene in KZN’s ongoing education crisis. The move follows […]

KZN Education MEC must explain non-filling of vital vacant teacher posts

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   KZN Education MEC must explain non-filling of vital vacant teacher posts   The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal today calls on provincial Education MEC, Mthandeni Dlungwane, to urgently deliver an executive statement outlining how his Department plans to turn its finances around […]

EFF’s land invasion has moved to schools

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   EFF’s land invasion has moved to schools   The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu Natal has written to the MEC of Education, Mthandeni Dlungwana, and his colleague Ravi Pillay, the MEC for Public Works, to urgently intervene in resolving the chaos that […]

UKZN Westville student protest: DASO calls for calm and constructive solution to NSFAS delays

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Riona Gokool, Cllr DA EThekwini Councillor   UKZN Westville student protest: DASO calls for calm and constructive solution to NSFAS delays   The Democratic Alliance Student Organisation (DASO) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal urges students to uphold the law as they exercise their democratic right to protest. This call comes after […]

DA KZN: MEC must urgently intervene at Cool Air Secondary school following shocking and chaotic findings

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   DA KZN: MEC must urgently intervene at Cool Air Secondary school following shocking and chaotic findings   The Democratic Alliance has written to KZN’s Education MEC, Mthandeni Dlungwane, requesting urgent intervention and a full enquiry following an oversight visit to Cool […]

567 police firearms lost or stolen in KwaZulu-Natal since 2014

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Community Safety and Liaison   567 police firearms lost or stolen in KwaZulu-Natal since 2014   A parliamentary reply to the Democratic Alliance has revealed that a total of 567 police firearms were either lost or stolen in KwaZulu-Natal between 2014 and 2017. […]

DA holds KZN Eduaction Dept to account for bungled schools nutrition plan

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   DA holds KZN Eduaction Dept to account for bungled schools nutrition plan   The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal has welcomed a decision by the province’s Education Department to start the National Schools’ Nutrition bidding process afresh. The move is in line […]