KZN Education and Social Development Departments must work together to stamp out social ills in our schools

Dr Rishigen Viranna

Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr. Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   KZN Education and Social Development Departments must work together to stamp out social ills in our schools   The Democratic Alliance will today call for an urgent joint meeting between KwaZulu-Natal’s Education and Social Development departments as a starting point in dealing […]

DA sends condolences after horrific Pietermaritzburg taxi crash

Zwakele Mncwango

Democratic Alliance media statement by Zwakele Mncwango  DA KZN  Leader   DA sends condolences after horrific Pietermaritzburg taxi crash   The DA is deeply saddened by the horrific taxi crash in Pietermaritzburg earlier today that claimed 19 lives, with at least 12 other people having sustained serious injuries. The taxi reportedly hit a barrier on the […]

Sihle Zikalala’s arrogance is the reason why the province is a mess

Zwakele Mncwango

Democratic Alliance media statement by Zwakele Mncwango  DA KZN  Leader   Sihle Zikalala’s arrogance is the reason why the province is a mess   The Democratic Alliance in KZN is disappointed by the “Shadow Premier” of KZN Sihle Zikalala for his reckless statement accusing Advocate Thembeka Ngcukaitobi of being a counter revolutionary. Zikalala accused Advocate Ngcukaitobi […]

DA calls for presentation of DoE’s Inclusivity Plan as racism war breaks out at George Campbell School

Dr Rishigen Viranna

Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr. Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   DA calls for presentation of DoE’s Inclusivity Plan as racism war breaks out at George Campbell School   The Democratic Alliance will call on KwaZulu-Natal’s Department of Education to present its action plan on promoting inclusivity, respect for diversity and the breaking […]

KZN MEC’s comments that the National Schools Nutrition Programme is not in crisis are laughable

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by Dr Rishigen Viranna MPL – DA KZN Spokesperson on Education KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC, Mthandeni Dlungwana and certain ANC members of the province’s Education Portfolio Committee’s comments that the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) is not in crisis are laughable. Yesterday, during an Education portfolio committee, the MEC emphatically denied that thousands of children at […]

KZN Schools’ Nutrition Scheme: Treasury to the rescue again as DoE forced to address tender issues

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr. Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   KZN Schools’ Nutrition Scheme: Treasury to the rescue again as DoE forced to address tender issues   A meeting held yesterday between KwaZulu-Natal’s Departments of Education and Treasury with aggrieved parties in the ongoing School Feeding Scheme crisis has led to Treasury […]

MEC Dlungwana must urgently intervene in KZN school feeding crisis

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr. Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   MEC Dlungwana must urgently intervene in KZN school feeding crisis   The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal calls on the MEC for Education, Mthandeni Dlungwana, to urgently intervene in the school feeding crisis in the province. We will also write to the Office […]

KZN DoE misses the boat on additional funding for learner transport

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr. Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   KZN DoE misses the boat on additional funding for learner transport   KwaZulu-Natal, a province which currently needs an additional R4.3 billion in order to provide transport to all learners in need, has missed the boat in applying for additional funding for […]

Closure of libraries in eThekwini must stop

Shontel de Boer

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, […]

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 […]