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Human Settlements Annual Report: R235 million underspent on rural infrastructure grant in 2 years

I will write to the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, Nocawe Nafu, requesting that they summon Minister Lindiwe Sisulu to Parliament to account for the consistent underspending in the Human Settlements Department. According to the Department of Human Settlements’ 2013/14 Annual Report, the department failed to spend over R100 million of its…

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SA’s Doctor to Patient ratio critical at 0.8:1000

I will write to the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, requesting a meeting with him to discuss ways to increase capacity and funding in order to produce more qualifying graduates to enter the medical health profession and ensure our doctor to patient ratio increases.    According to the World Bank’s Global Atlas of the…

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Minister Nene must refuse yet another SAA bailout

The Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, must resist all attempts to grant South African Airways (SAA) yet another bailout at taxpayers’ expense.   Today, in letters published in the Announcements, Tablings & Committee (ATC) Reports in Parliament, Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown, announced that SAA and its subsidiary, South African Express Airways (SAX) would…

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R5 billion on teachers who are not teaching

Replies to DA parliamentary questions have shown that, over the past year, based on a highly conservative estimation, at least R5 billion has been spent on teachers who are not teaching. The Minister must explain what will be done to put a stop to this problem.    The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga indicated…

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Nkandla Ad Hoc Committee: Operation Protect Zuma

Today the Nkandla Ad Hoc Committee proceeds, with only the ANC members sitting to whitewash the accountability of President Jacob Zuma, after the Opposition collectively walked out of the Committee last week. We refuse to partake in a process that sets out to undermine the Constitution, and where the ANC uses its majority to evade…

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