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Nkandla Ad Hoc Committee: Sizani commits to broader mandate

The DA will hold the ANC Chief Whip, Stone Sizani, to his public commitment in the National Assembly today that other documents, including the Public Protector’s report, will be considered by the ad hoc committee established to consider the Nkandla matter. It is however concerning that Mr Sizani opposed including the consideration of the Public…

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DA celebrates the legacy of Mario Ambrosini

My family visited Mario Ambrosini’s distinguished mother and brother Carlo on 14 July – a month ago – in Rome. His Mom, bereft at the thought of her ailing son thousands of miles away and, as any parent would at the tragic prospect of reversing nature’s way of having to bury a child, wept in…

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How did 40 000 police officers disappear?

In a bizarre reply to a DA parliamentary question the new Minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko, claims there are only  115 692 operational South African Police Service (SAPS) members. Yet in the current Annual Report the figure – which the DA has used extensively – is 155 531. The DA will today write to the Minister of…

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11 646 South African schools still using pit toilets

A reply to a DA parliamentary question has revealed that 11 646 of the 23 906 schools in South Africa still use pit toilets with KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and the Eastern Cape accounting for 60% of the pit toilets in schools. KZN accounts for 3 419 of these pit toilets and the Eastern Cape accounts for 3 535….

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DA welcomes decision to summon Credit Regulator to Parliament

The DA welcomes the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, Ms Joan Fubbs’ decision to accept the DA’s request for the National Credit Regulator (NCR) to appear before Parliament to brief the committee on its activities to prevent reckless lending by the country’s major credit providers, and African Bank in particular. The…

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