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DA requests emergency funding for National Forensic Labs

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,…

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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…

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Tshabalala should resign from board of Moral Regeneration Movement

Now that Ellen Tshabalala has resigned from the SABC Board, she must step down from the Board of Directors of the Moral Regeneration Movement. If she is not willing to step down, she must be fired. The Moral Regeneration Movement is a government-funded section 21 company whose objectives include: 1. Defining what constitutes morality and…

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DA welcomes Ellen Tshabalala’s resignation

Ellen Tshabalala’s resignation as SABC Chairperson today is to be welcomed. It means that we no longer have to wait for Parliament to remove her from office, a process that could only have happened in February when the House reconvenes.   Tshabalala’s resignation is also an elegant solution for President Zuma who was under pressure…

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Minister Peters must take serious action this festive season

The National Department of Transport estimates that road trauma costs the South African economy R 306 billion a year, which is money that should be directed to improving levels of service delivery. The situation simply cannot continue unabated and urgent action is needed from all stakeholders and citizens, in partnership, to curb the carnage on…

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