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New Age expenditure: Muthambi must be joking

Minister Muthambi’s defence today of government’s R10 million expenditure on advertising in The New Age is laughable. According to Muthambi, her Department used sophisticated software to guide it in its decision to allocate 11,2 % of government print ad spend on The New Age. The Minister cited The New Age’s “footprint” as the reason that…

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ANC WC’s buying of support a sign of political bankruptcy

The political bankruptcy of Marius Fransman and the Western Cape ANC has once again been exposed today. This follows reports of Fransman offering large sums of money to Cape Minstrel groups in exchange for supporting the ANC in the 2014 elections. It is reported that the Cape District Minstrel Board were offered up to R1…

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Xenophobic anger directed at foreign business owners misplaced

Note to editors: The following remarks were made by Mmusi Maimane MP, DA Parliamentary Leader, to residents of Dobsonville, Soweto, as part of his Power to the People tour, to consult South Africans on the real state of the nation. Maimane was joined by DA Gauteng Provincial Chairperson Solly Msimanga MPL. I am very happy…

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Hawks: DA to move for probe into Police Minister’s conduct

The DA will write to the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Francois Beukman, requesting the Committee investigate the Minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko’s offering of a R20 million “golden handshake” to Hawks Boss Anwa Dramat in exchange for his early retirement. Today’s reports allege that Minister Nhleko is prepared to pay “the salary…

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Cap on land ownership is a cap on job creation

The ANC’s announcement this week of a proposal to restrict land ownership will result in destructive and far-reaching consequences for our economy if implemented by government. The ANC is proposing that land ownership be restricted to 12 000 hectares, or 2 farms, and that land ownership by foreigners be banned. This populist proposal from the…

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