The DA is concerned that, in the past, many indicators have been used to measure the success of the schooling system, and that not one of them is linked to one of the biggest challenges in South Africa’s schools. The challenge in question is that of inequality. Put simply, the poor are receiving an education…Read More
Last night, during an SABC interview, President Jacob Zuma misled the nation by declaring that he had done “absolutely nothing wrong”, relating to the R246 million of taxpayers’ money spent at his private Nkandla residence. The President also misrepresented the report of the Public Protector. Millions of Rands of public funds were squandered on one…Read More
The DA challenges the Minister of Police, Nkosinathi Nhleko, to come clean and make public how his office or the office of the National Police Commissioner determined the formula to have Jackie Selebi only pay back R1.6 million of his R17.4 million in legal fees. Minister Nhelko must explain why it is being proposed by…Read More
It is reported today that disgraced former SABC Chairperson, Ellen Tshabalala, has sent a letter to the SABC Board demanding that the public broadcaster settles her R 1 million legal bill. The DA calls on the SABC to reject Tshabalala’s claim for R 1 million in legal fees with the contempt it deserves. Tshabalala told…Read More
I will write to Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, to urge him to grant emergency funding to the Forensic Chemical Laboratories (in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and the new one under construction in Durban) to improve their efficiencies and speed up the elimination of backlogs. The war against drunk driving requires swift and severe justice,…Read More
Was Defence Intelligence’s secret R1.4 billion Russian Kondor-E “spy satellite” launched this morning in Kazakhstan?
Roscosmos announced that a Kondor-E earth observation satellite was launched this morning from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Kondor-E satellite was scheduled to be launched at 06h43 (South African Time) this morning. The launch was initially scheduled to take place at 06h55 (South African Time) on Thursday 18 December 2014, but was reportedly delayed…Read More