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Eastern Cape Provincial Congress address

Note to Editors: The following speech was delivered by the Leader of the DA, Helen Zille, during an address at the Eastern Cape Provincial Congress in Jeffrey’s Bay today. Fellow Democrats. Something is happening in this province. Every time I’ve come to the Eastern Cape — before, during and after our election campaign — I…

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New development at DTT: It’s about time

The publication – a month late – of the qualifying criteria for subsided set-top boxes (STBs) for five million low or no-income households to enable them to watch digital television is welcomed as it is the first public sign this year of movement in the digital broadcasting migration process. The deadline for South Africa to…

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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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