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Candidates for DA Federal Congress 2015

The Democratic Alliance will hold its sixth Federal Congress on 9 and 10 May 2015, at the Boardwalk Convention Centre in Nelson Mandela Bay. The Federal Congress is the highest decision-making body of the Party, and is made up of delegates who are ordinary members and public representatives from DA branches across the country. Congress…

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Mashinini appointment a blow to IEC

The DA notes the appointment of Vuma Glenton Mashinini as the Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) by President Jacob Zuma. We view this appointment as the latest attempt by the President to capture a critical state institution. Mr Mashinini is a close ally of President Zuma and he should never have been nominated…

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Statue “Park” not a South African solution

The Statue Park proposed by Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthetwa is not a viable, sustainable or South African solution to addressing the painful and divisive legacy of our past, or the building of an inclusive future. The proposed Statue Park of South African history is a sideshow by government that seeks to further distract…

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DA calls for probe into appointments of underqualified government CFO’s

In a reply to a DA parliamentary question, the Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, revealed that the Chief Financial Officers (CFO’s) in the Departments of Arts and Culture and Public Enterprises do not possess the necessary formal, finance related qualifications required by Treasury Regulations and the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA). While Minister Nene stated…

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