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President Zuma must swiftly appoint a firm hand at SARB

The DA urges President Jacob Zuma to move swiftly to appoint a strong hand at the helm of South Africa’s Reserve Bank following Gill Marcus’ announcement that she would not be available for another five-year term as Reserve Bank Governor.   Ms Marcus, well respected in banking circles and who steered South African monetary policy…

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DA welcomes Afrikaans News shift back onto SABC 2

The DA welcomes the announcement made by the SABC that the Afrikaans News is moving back to SABC 2 at its original time slot at 19h00 as of the 3rd of November, this year. We repeatedly called for this shift to be made as SABC 3 is not as widely available in rural areas as…

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DA urges Ellen Tshabalala not to resign

The DA notes reports that SABC Chairperson, Ellen Tshabalala, may resign over the qualifications scandal that has engulfed her in the last few months. We urge her not to resign and face the music in Parliament instead.   If Ms. Tshabalala resigns, there will be no parliamentary Inquiry into her conduct. This will rob us…

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Nhleko and Phiyega may have lied about crime stats audit

The DA will today write to the Minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko, requesting he immediately table the 2013/2014 crime statistics, released last Friday, before Parliament so that the Portfolio Committee on Police can assess the validity of the crime stats and whether or not they have indeed been audited by the office of the Auditor-General…

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Minister must provide details on signed Russian nuclear deal

The Minister of Energy, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, must immediately release details relating to the recently signed deal between the government of South Africa, and Russian state owned company, Rosatom.    I will write to her to demand that the information be made public as soon as possible.    The deal was signed on the side-lines of…

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