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DA demands access to Eskom’s ‘never-ending tender’ documents

Today, the DA’s Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises, Natasha Michael, and myself will write to the Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown, to obtain access to all documents pertaining to Eskom’s recent awarding of the R4 billion steam generator replacement contract at the Koeberg nuclear facility. Reports that strong political interference in the awarding of…

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Self-dug pit toilets a scandal – SAHRC must investigate

The DA will submit a complaint with South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to investigate the existence of self-dug pit toilets across the country in addition to the rapid increase in the use of the bucket toilet system, following a reply to a DA parliamentary question by Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane. It was revealed…

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AG’s investigation into Lindiwe Sisulu’s Gulfstream jet flights is being obstructed by the DoD

The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqaklua, will have to explain why for more than five months the defence department have not handed over documents to the Auditor-General concerning Lindiwe Sisulu’s flights on ultra-luxury privately owned Gulfstream executive jets. On 17 March 2014 I requested the Auditor-General, Mr Kimi Makwetu, to investigate the…

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DASO exposes maladministration of NMMU student funds

Today DASO presidential candidate, Hlomela Bucwa, and I revealed the maladministration of the NMMU SRC budget. Under the leadership of the SASCO led SRC there has been gross maladministration and wasteful expenditure going on behind the scenes. This is unacceptable and must be addressed as a matter of urgency. It is common cause that the…

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Secrecy and paranoia hit SIU briefing

I have today asked the Chief Whip of the DA to raise the issue of in-camera use for Parliamentary meetings with the Speaker of the National Assembly Ms Baleka Mbete and ask that requests for portfolio committee meetings to be held in camera be granted only in exceptional, rather than routine, circumstances in the interest…

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