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AG’s report shows Western Cape best-governed province in the country

The DA welcomes the Auditor General’s presentation today in Parliament which indicates that the Western Cape is by far the best-governed province in South Africa. In the last financial year, the Western Cape’s 23 government departments and entities received 18 clean audits and 5 unqualified audits with findings. This is a much better performance than…

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Critical shortfall of 51 000 social workers

I will request a meeting with the Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, to present the DA’s plan to address the shortage of social workers in South Africa. A reply to DA parliamentary question reveals that there is a 75% shortfall nationally. This means that we currently require 51 000 more social workers to meet the…

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DA welcomes attempted murder charge for alleged racist attack

The DA welcomes reports that three of the five men accused of allegedly attacking and racially abusing a cleaner, Delia Adonis, in Cape Town have been charged with attempted murder.   According to media reports, three men, Chad De Matos, Aaron Mack and Mitchell Turner were charged with attempted murder, intent to do grievous bodily…

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Tshabalala extends Motsoeneng’s power to act as SABC CEO

The DA has in its possession a document indicating that SABC Chairperson Ellen Tshabalala has extended COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s power to act as SABC CEO until the end of December.   This decision is obviously irrational. The courts have ordered that Motsoeneng should be suspended and disciplined for the Public Protector’s various findings of fraud and mismanagement…

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DA objects to programme for Thursday’s special sitting

The DA strongly objects to the ridiculous provisional programme the ANC proposed at today’s chief whip’s forum for Thursday’s special sitting of the National Assembly. The proposed programme will currently run for all of 25 minutes, and only includes the consideration of five reports, including the report on the Power and Privileges Committee’s investigation into…

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