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Public Protector budget shortfall: Time for independent funding model

Today the Public Protector, Adv Thuli Madonsela, presented her office’s annual financial report to the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services which revealed that her office is unable to fully discharge its constitutional mandate due to a 30% shortfall in its budget. She indicated that her office would need at least R100 million more…

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DA welcomes Virgin Active action against Tim Osrin

The DA welcomes the decision by Virgin Active to terminate Tim Osrin’s contract as coach and member of its clubs. Violence against women, in any form and for any reason, is never acceptable. It is reported that Tim Osrin violently attacked Cynthia Joni, a domestic worker from Khayelitsha, while on her way to work on…

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Cut wasteful expenditure, not the budget

Note to editors: This statement was distributed to members of the media at a press briefing hosted by DA Shadow Minister of Finance, Dion George MP, and DA Parliamentary Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP, and DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Finance, David Ross MP, at Parliament this morning. The full document can be obtained here.    The…

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