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DA calls for Parliamentary inquiry into allegations of political interference in Proteas selection

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has today written to the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee for Sport and Recreation, Ms Beauty Dlulane, requesting that she institute a Parliamentary inquiry into allegations of political interference in the Proteas’ team selection for their Cricket World Cup semi-final against New Zealand. A parliamentary inquiry is the best intervention to…

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Emmanuel Sithole’s killers must be hunted down

The monsters who stalked and killed Mozambican Emmanuel Sithole in Alexandra yesterday must be hunted down and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The heart-rending photographs which show him begging for mercy and crawling along a rubbish-strewn street are the key to finding his killers. The SAPS were able to quickly track down…

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DA to file PAIA into alleged Gupta family coal deals

I will submit a Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) application into all of Eskom’s coal supply service contracts, specifically the latest Brakfontein Mine agreement that appears to be fraught with irregularities. This follows media reports alleging that the latest Eskom coal contract, Brakfontein, was signed with the perennial friends of President Jacob Zuma,…

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Western Cape Provincial Congress address

Note to Editors: The following speech was delivered by DA Parliamentary Leader Mmusi Maimane MP, at the party’s Western Cape Congress in Cape Town. My fellow democrats, It is a great honour to address you this morning. I have always found Cape Town to be a beautiful city, but since taking up my role in…

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DA to file PAIA appeal for IPID report into Phiyega

The DA has today filed an appeal under the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) to gain access to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate’s (IPID) report into the conduct of the National Police Commissioner (NPC), Riah Phiyega. This is to determine whether or not the IPID did indeed find that she defeated the ends…

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SA scoops sustainable tourism award but there is still a lot to do

The DA welcomes the announcement by Responsible Travel that South Africa is ranked number one in the world for its commitment to responsible tourism. Responsible Travel has published its findings of tourist boards graded by their individual commitments to responsible tourism as published on their websites.   This is fantastic news for South Africa as…

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