SA Today: Inside the SJC’s “social audit” of Khayelitsha’s flush toilets

Helen Zille, Leader of the Democratic Alliance
20 July 2014

 I have written more newsletters about toilets than any other single topic.  This is because sanitation is such a basic need -- and such an enormous challenge -- in our context of rapid urbanization.

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DA opposes move to name stadium after Hlaudi Motsoeneng
25 July 2014 | Press Releases
Patricia Kopane, DA Leader in the Free State

 The decision by the Free State Arts and Culture Department to name a stadium in Qwa Qwa after Hlaudi Motsoeneng is an insult to the people of Qwa Qwa. 

Appropriation’s budget holds no promise on jobs creation
25 July 2014 | Speeches
Malcolm Figg

Note to editors: The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by the DA’s member on the Standing Committee on Appropriations, Dr. Malcom Figg MP, during the second reading debate on the Appropriation Bill.

Lack of oversight means poor delivery by ANC government
25 July 2014 | Speeches

Note to editors: The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by the DA Member on Standing Committee on Auditor General, Alan McLoughlin MP, during the budget vote debate on the Appropriation Bill. 

President Zuma jokes in Parliament while South Africa waits for answers
24 July 2014 | Press Releases
Mmusi Maimane, Parliamentary Leader of the Democratic Alliance

 During his reply to The Presidency Budget Vote today in Parliament, President Zuma failed to respond to the pressing issues which face South Africa and its people. These issues which emerged loudly during the Presidency Budget Debate yesterday range from a compromised National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to rising levels of unemployment.

DA welcomes Muthambi's decision to oppose court application
24 July 2014 | Press Releases
Gavin Davis, Shadow Minister of Communications

 The DA notes the announcement today that Minister Muthambi will oppose our court application to have the appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng reviewed and overturned.

Transnet must urgently account to Parliament over pension fund debacle
24 July 2014 | Press Releases
Natasha Michael, Shadow Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises

 The DA will be writing to the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba, requesting the urgent summons of Transnet officials  in order to obtain clarity on the status of the Transnet Pension Fund and the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund (TSBF), as well as what disbursements are yet to be made from the funds. 

NDPP: President Zuma must announce terms of reference
24 July 2014 | Press Releases
Glynnis Breytenbach, Shadow Minister of Justice

 The DA has welcomed the announcement of an enquiry into the procedure followed in appointing the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Mxolisi Nxasana, specifically because it was suggested that the procedure itself may have been flawed.

Ses’khona in alleged pay for jobs scandal
24 July 2014 | Press Releases
Manny de Freitas, Shadow Minister of Transport

 The DA will submit Parliamentary questions to Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, demanding clarity on the alleged pay for jobs scandal between Metrorail and Ses’khona People’s Right Movement. 

DA welcomes additional R1bn for ARVs
24 July 2014 | Press Releases
Wilmot James, Shadow Minister of Health

 The DA welcomes the announcement made yesterday by Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, that an additional 2 million HIV-positive South Africans, with a CD4 count of 500, will be placed on Anti-Retroviral (ARV) treatment over the next 3 years. 

Minister Gigaba to consider DA submission on visa regulations
24 July 2014 | Press Releases
Mmusi Maimane, Parliamentary Leader of the Democratic Alliance

 The Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, will accept a formal written submission from the DA on the new Visa Regulations, for consideration in his ongoing review of these stringent new rules.