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Sisulu should withdraw offensive statements to portfolio committee

I will today write to the chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, Nocawe Nafu, requesting that she summons the Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, to the Portfolio Committee to explain her comments to the committee yesterday. Sisulu stated that when couples living in RDP housing divorce, the man should “get out” so…

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Debate of national importance requested

I have today written to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Baleka Mbete, requesting that she schedules a debate of national importance, in terms of Rule 103 of Parliament, to debate the failure of the President to appear before Parliament to answer a full session of oral questions for the entire year of 2014. The rules…

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Tshabalala does not have B Com according to screening agency

An independent verification process commissioned by the DA provides further evidence that SABC Chairperson Ellen Tshabalala does not have the qualifications she claims on her CV. The DA enlisted the services of Managed Integrity Evaluation (MIE) to check Ms. Tshabalala’s qualifications against the National Qualifications Register, a process referred to as “background screening”. MIE describes what “background screening”…

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IPID proposes less money to investigate criminal cops who continue to grow in SAPS

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is using the mid-year adjustment appropriations to divert financial resources from its core mandate to protect South Africans from South African Police Services (SAPS) members guilty of crime. This bizarre proposal should be rejected.   I will therefore be asking the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Francois…

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World Bank Report: SA drops six places

The World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ report for 2015, released in Washington DC this morning, shows that South Africa’s economy is heading in the wrong direction under the Zuma administration.   South Africa has dropped by six places in the overall world ranking, from 37th to 43rd. This sharp decline should be a wake up call to the…

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Limpopo fails to spend R500 million Human Settlements Development grant

The Limpopo Provincial government has once again failed to spend its allocated Human Settlements Development grant of R500 million for the 2013/14 financial year due to “capacity” constraints. This was relayed by the Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, yesterday at the Human Settlements Portfolio Committee briefing on her 100 days in office.   Last…

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