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Wishing Jackson Mthembu a speedy recovery

The Democratic Alliance has received with shock, the news that ANC Member of Parliament and Environmental Affairs Portfolio Committee Chairperson, Jackson Mthembu, was shot and wounded last night at an ATM in Witbank. This heartless act and all acts of crime must be condemned. We call upon the South African Police Service to act in…

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Madibeng Municipality embezzling public funds

The DA is in possession of a leaked Internal Audit Report for Madibeng Local Municipality in the North West on its unauthorised expenditure for the 2013/2014 financial year. The report found inadequate internal controls in place for management to mitigate risks involved with finances of the Municipality. The report was produced by the Municipality’s Acting…

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SAPS must implement plan to stop mall robberies

The DA will write today to the Minister of Police, Nkosinathi Nhleko, and the National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega, to request that a full and complete briefing be presented to Parliament on how the spate  of mall robberies will be contained. The DA believes such a plan must have been drawn up after the first…

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SA Today: Ebola requires thorough preparation, not panic

In 2007, Lebanese-American risk analyst, statistician and author, Professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb, published a book called The Black Swan, which has since been described in a (US) Sunday Times review as one of the twelve most influential books since World Ward II. In this book he sets out what he calls the Black Swan Theory…

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Basic services are a constitutional right

Note to Editors: This is an extract of the remarks made by the DA Parliamentary Leader, during a visit to a Tshwane community affected by service delivery failures and unlawful evictions. We stand here today, and what we see all around us is a testament to what is wrong with the government of the ANC….

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SAA under veil of secrecy as internal chaos rules

The DA notes the resignation, on Friday 17 October 2014, of 4 non-executive members of the South African Airways (SAA) board with an additional board member resigning the following day. The resignations were as a result of seven members opposed to Dudu Myeni’s leadership receiving notice of a board meeting scheduled for Thursday 24 October….

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