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Nkandla Ad Hoc Committee: Operation Protect Zuma

Today the Nkandla Ad Hoc Committee proceeds, with only the ANC members sitting to whitewash the accountability of President Jacob Zuma, after the Opposition collectively walked out of the Committee last week. We refuse to partake in a process that sets out to undermine the Constitution, and where the ANC uses its majority to evade…

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Water Affairs Annual Report: Almost R1 billion in irregular expenditure

The DA will request Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane, to urgently table a turnaround plan for her department’s financial and performance woes. The 2013/2014 annual report for the former Department of Water Affairs tabled in Parliament today reveals serious financial problems. The report recorded R 172.4 million in irregular expenditure for the department….

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DA calls for National Heart Campaign

I will today write to the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, to encourage his department’s involvement in World Heart Day, which is celebrated globally today and founded 14 years ago.   According to Statistics South Africa, cerebrovascular and heart diseases are the second highest natural causes of death among South Africans. It is an…

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CIPC’s new website isn’t working

Two weeks ago, Minister Rob Davies and the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) launched a new website, which was supposed to make starting and running a business much easier. The launch was headlined “Don’t call, Don’t queue”. But it seems that it has backfired. Users are reporting that they have been unable to register…

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SA Today: A trillion good reasons to stop Zuma’s Nuclear Deal

When a government department issues a bombshell press statement about a nuclear deal the size of the entire South African budget, and no one in the department except the Minister seems to know about it, alarm bells should be ringing. When the same contentious statement is issued verbatim and simultaneously by the Russian nuclear vendor…

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