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Time to unite behind Cabinet’s DTT decision

The Democratic Alliance calls on all competing factions in the set-top box (STB) controlled access issue to unite behind Cabinet’s approval yesterday of amendments to the Broadcast Digital Migration Policy.   For too long our ambitions to bridge the digital divide to deliver high-speed, ubiquitous wireless broadband to support eGovernment and fuel economic growth, for…

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DA calls for action against 640 public sector officials with fake degrees

The Democratic Alliance (DA) calls on the Minister of Public Service and Administration, Collins Chabane, to immediately discharge the 640 officials in the Department who were found to have misrepresented their qualifications without delay.   This comes after senior officials of the Department exposed this information at this week’s Portfolio Committee of Public Service and…

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Massive TVET transfer to DHET needs more time

I will write to the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, urging him to consider a postponement of the transfer of the Technical and Vocational Training Colleges (TVET) to the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The deadline is currently 1 April 2015, which is set to negatively affect students by…

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Ellen Tshabalala must pay back the money

A reply to a DA parliamentary question reveals that former SABC Chairperson Ellen Tshabalala was paid more than R 1.3 million during her 22-month tenure.   We believe that this R 1.3 million constitutes ill-gotten gains and must be paid back.   If Tshabalala had been honest about her lack of qualifications, she would not have been…

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