DA cannot support KZN Education Budget

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Democratic Alliance KZN Education Budget Debate by Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   DA cannot support KZN Education Budget   Before I begin I wish to remind this House that for the past two years the DA has been unequivocal in its support of MEC Nkonyeni and her department.  Wherever possible we […]

DA KZN: DA demand answers over Umtshezi school closures

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Mbali Ntuli, MPL  DA KZN Spokesperson on Education     DA KZN:  DA demand answers over Umtshezi school closures     The DA in KZN has today submitted a written parliamentary question to KZN Education MEC Peggy Nkonyeni, calling for answers following a media report that as many as eight […]

Corruption and short-sightedness cost children their education

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Democratic Alliance press statement by Rafeek Shah MPL DA KZN Transport spokesperson   Corruption and short-sightedness cost children their education The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal calls for urgent intervention to address the learner transport crisis in the province. Rife corruption in the Education and the Transport Department, as well as short-sightedness in policy addressing the […]

DoE must fight back against teacher union apathy over matric markers

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   A PLAN by KZN’s Education department to introduce more stringent measures when appointing matric markers is long overdue. The plan, which would see only the best teachers in the province selected to mark end of year Grade 12 exams comes as […]

Zululand oversight visits reveal a “forgotten people”

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Democratic Alliance Debate by Mbali Ntuli, MPL Member of the DA in the KZN Legislature   Today we debate the report on oversight visits to the Zululand district.  For most opposition parties it will be a day of pointing out government’s faults and denigrating them for what they haven’t done. For KZN’s ANC government, it will […]

DA to fight for higher education funding in Parliament

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Democratic Alliance Press Statement by Mmusi Maimane MP Leader of the Democratic Alliance   Note to Editors: The following remarks were made by the DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP, at a media briefing at Parliament on the funding crisis in higher education. The Leader was joined by DA Shadow Minister of Finance, David Maynier MP and […]

DA KZN: South Coast school closure averted at 11th hour as KZN DoE finally takes action

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL Member of the DA Caucus in the KZN Legislature THE closure of a South Coast school by its own governing body, due to dangerous infrastructure, was this week averted at the 11th hour with education officials announcing the building of a new R25million school next year. […]

DA KZN: Learner death toll climbs to 14 this year as DoT dilly dallies over policy

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Rafeek Shah, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Transport   REPORTS of yet another accident involving KZN school children on the R102 near Ballito on Friday last week are both heart-wrenching and deeply disturbing. The DA extends its sincerest condolences to the parents of four learners who were killed. We also send […]

DA KZN: Half of KZN’s schools don’t have security

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Mark Steele, MPL Member of the DA Caucus in the KZN Legislature   A PARLIAMENTARY reply to the DA has revealed that almost half of KZN’s schools do not any have any form of security, with 3 020 schools currently employing a security officer and 2 984 schools with no one in this […]

DA KZN: MEC commits to fixing KZN’s ‘worst school’

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   The DA welcomes a commitment by KZN Education MEC, Peggy Nkonyeni, to dealing with inhumane and appalling conditions being experienced by learners at Mlokothwa High School in KwaNongoma. In the May 2015 reply to questions by the DA, the MEC states that […]