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Spy Tapes: NPA fails to meet deadline of court order

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has today missed a third consecutive deadline to file its answering affidavit to the DA’s application for a review of the decision to drop over 700 charges of corruption against President Jacob Zuma. If the NPA fails to file its papers by tomorrow the DA will seek a contempt of…

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Congratulations, Trevor Noah!

The DA congratulates South African comedian, Trevor Noah on his appointment as the new host of hit American news satire TV show, The Daily Show. He replaces Jon Stewart who has hosted the show since 1999. Trevor Noah made his debut on the Daily Show in December last year. This will be the first time…

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ANC and Cosatu to let maintenance defaulters ‘off the follow link hook’ by opposing Bil

The ANC members in Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services have unanimously agreed to oppose the black-listing of maintenance defaulters. Committee Chairperson, Mathole Motshekga, has in turn instructed the Department of Justice to re-draft the Maintenance Amendment Bill in order to see to it that clause 11, which deals with black-listing, is deleted….

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R50 million worth of job creating projects squandered

At Friday’s meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism, I raised the issue that the National Department of Tourism (NDT) had failed to implement R50 million worth of projects associated with the Social Responsibility Implementation (SRI) program. The SRI is an Expanded Public Works Program with the objective of poverty alleviation and job creation through…

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