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Ombudsman ruling reveals a lacuna in The Press Code

The DA notes today’s ruling of the Press Ombudsman on the Independent newspapers “T-shirt” matter, involving editors Karima Brown and Vukani Mde wearing ANC regalia to the party’s 103rd birthday celebrations. The DA does not agree with the Ombudsman’s Finding that Mde and Brown were at the ANC celebrations in their personal capacity. Brown admitted…

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DA welcomes Cape Town race dialogue

This morning, the Executive Mayor of the Cape Town, Patricia de Lille announced the Mayor’s Inclusive City campaign – a forum aimed at giving Cape Town residents the opportunity to engage frankly about racial issues.   The dialogue aims to create a platform to address and confront what makes some people in Cape Town feel…

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Youth unemployment should top the agenda in Parliament

Note to editors: The following remarks were made by Mmusi Maimane MP, DA Parliamentary Leader, to residents of Ikageng at the Chris Hani Hall as part of his Power to the People tour, to consult South Africans on the real state of the nation. Maimane was joined by Juanita Terblanche MP and Winston Rabotapi MP. …

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Minister bars DA from forensic labs oversight

The DA is in possession of a text message revealing that the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, instructed a Deputy Director General (DDG) in his Department to bar the DA from conducting oversight at Forensic Chemistry Laboratories (FCLs).   In his text DDG, Terence Carter, writes to an FCL official, informing him that the Minister requested…

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