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ANC elects a part-time Mayor for Metro in crisis

The DA notes the election of Danny Jordaan as Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay, by an ANC-only Council meeting. The election of Jordaan may as well have happened in the boardroom of Luthuli House. Jordaan will be nothing more than a part-time Mayor for NMB, as he jets-in and out fulfilling SAFA commitments. The very…

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President Zuma: no leadership or solutions, but all the jokes

President Jacob Zuma’s response to the debate on Budget Vote 1: The Presidency shows a poor grasp of the seriousness of the crises and issues that face South Africa and its people. From the energy crisis that promises three more years of load-shedding and job-shedding; to the economy, which has shed 2 million jobs and…

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Rights of School Governing Bodies upheld

The DA acknowledges the ruling of the Johannesburg High Court last night on the need for admission policies set by School Governing Bodies (SGBs) to be taken into account in the annual school enrolment process. Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has inherited a serious challenge. Children relocate to Gauteng, as they do to the Western…

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South Africa facing an economic crisis

The latest economic indicators released yesterday by StatsSA show that South Africa is facing an economic crisis. Unemployment is rising and economic growth is dangerously slow.   I have this morning tabled a request for a debate on a matter of public importance (as per rule 103 of the National Assembly) to urgently discuss how…

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