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SA Today: Ebola requires thorough preparation, not panic

In 2007, Lebanese-American risk analyst, statistician and author, Professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb, published a book called The Black Swan, which has since been described in a (US) Sunday Times review as one of the twelve most influential books since World Ward II. In this book he sets out what he calls the Black Swan Theory…

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Basic services are a constitutional right

Note to Editors: This is an extract of the remarks made by the DA Parliamentary Leader, during a visit to a Tshwane community affected by service delivery failures and unlawful evictions. We stand here today, and what we see all around us is a testament to what is wrong with the government of the ANC….

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SAA under veil of secrecy as internal chaos rules

The DA notes the resignation, on Friday 17 October 2014, of 4 non-executive members of the South African Airways (SAA) board with an additional board member resigning the following day. The resignations were as a result of seven members opposed to Dudu Myeni’s leadership receiving notice of a board meeting scheduled for Thursday 24 October….

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DA congratulates Portia Modise on 100 goal milestone

The DA congratulates Banyana Banyana’s leading goal scorer, Portia Modise, for scoring a record 100th goal during yesterday’s African Women’s Championship against Algeria. Modise’s 100 goals for Banyana Banyana now makes her the all-time leading goals scorer across all football national teams in South Africa. This accomplishment is made even more profound by the fact…

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President Zuma, and nobody else, must pay back the Nkandla money

The DA rejects the notion that any person can pay back any portion of the R246 million public funds used for upgrades at President Jacob Zuma’s private residence at Nkandla, other than President Zuma himself. The comes after reports that KwaZulu-Natal tycoon, Philani Mavundla, has offered to raise funds and settle President Zuma’s debt to…

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Ramaphosa must account for Zuma’s absence

The decision apparently taken by Luthuli House to relieve President Jacob Zuma from his constitutional duty to account to Parliament should be rejected with contempt.   We know that President Zuma has become an embarrassment to the ANC. But this does not mean the ANC has the right to determine whether or not the President…

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