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Lotto operator deal: an undercover ANC fundraiser?

I will today write to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, requesting clarification on the decision to award the licence to conduct the National Lottery to Ithuba Holdings Pty Ltd. I will be requesting full disclosure of all the information regarding Ithuba Holdings, and all documents that were considered in awarding the licence….

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Blood-alcohol test backlog cripples the fight against drunk driving

The DA will write to both the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, and Minister of Police, Nkosinathi Nhleko, to request they institute an inter-ministerial task team to investigate the major backlog of blood-alcohol tests at the three National Forensic Chemistry Laboratories in the lead up to the festive season.   Both Ministers need to…

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DA welcomes Phumelela’s drive to fix inhumane living conditions for Grooms at Turffontein

The Democratic Alliance welcomes horse-racing operator Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Ltd’s efforts to meet the Summer Cup deadline for improving the living and working conditions of grooms employed at Turffontein racecourse.   When the DA visited the racecourse for inspection this week, workers were hard at work, painting and renovating the grooms quarters. Broken toilet…

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Hawks Act: DA vindicated by ConCourt

The DA welcomes the ruling of the Constitutional Court judgement which vindicates the DA’s contention that amendments made to the South African Police Service Act through the South African Police Service Amendment Act 10 of 2012, the so called Hawks Act, does not meet constitutional muster.   Chief Justice, Mogoeng Mogoeng, in his judgment, instituted…

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The ANC has used and abused Parliament

Honourable Speaker, Today is a sad day for democracy in South Africa. The ANC has used and abused Parliament. It no longer plays by the rules, and no longer defends democratic values. Today we are expected to rubberstamp the pathetic investigation by the Powers and Privileges Committee. Let’s face it honourable members, this committee’s so-called…

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The DA rejects the Report by the PPC

On 21 August, President Jacob Zuma came to Parliament to answer questions. As you all know, the question session broke down, as the President was not able to answer all questions fully. It is the DA’s considered opinion that the question session broke down for three intertwined reasons: 1) President Zuma failed to give appropriate…

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