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DA confirms mass-poisoning of Limpopo learners

The Democratic Alliance has received confirmation from the Limpopo Education Department that the hospitalization of hundreds of Mankgane Primary School learners in Sekhukhune late last week was a result of poisoning from their school feeding scheme. This is the second incident, in less than four months, of mass-poisoning of Limpopo learners resulting from school feeding…

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Muthambi must come clean on New Age adverts

It is reported in City Press today that Minister Faith Muthambi did spend R 1.6 million on a single set of advertisements in The New Age, and that this expenditure did not go through the proper approval processes. This follows similar allegations in the Mail & Guardian on 6 February – allegations that have been…

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Clarity sought on ‘missing’ Broadband Infraco entity

I have written to Minister Siyabonga Cwele asking for clarity on the fate of state-owned company, Broadband Infraco, which was recently transferred to his department from Public Enterprises but has now vanished from the books of government. The fibre cable network company is not listed in Budget 2015, apart from a brief mention of its…

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DA calls on Labour Minister to suspend special advisor following damning forensic audit findings

The Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, continues to retain former Executive Director of Nedlac, Herbert Mkhize, as her special advisor even though a Department of Labour initiated external forensic report found that he and then Chief Financial Officer of Nedlac, Umesh Dulabh, fraudulently and illegally enriched themselves to the value of almost R2 million using…

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DA calls for terms of reference of Necsa task team to be made public

The DA has in its possession documents that present a prima facie case of widespread maladministration, a flagrant disregard for due process, and potential fraud being perpetrated at the Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (Necsa).   In terms of the Public Finance Management Act and the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Necsa…

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