Thousands of learners in the North West, Limpopo and Northern Cape are without textbooks three months into the school year, according to a City Press article.
Rwanda – Parliament needs to be briefed on diplomatic fallout
Justus de Goede, Shadow Minister of International Relations and Cooperation
9 March 2014
The DA will request that the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, urgently brief Parliament on what amounts to a rupture of diplomatic ties between South Africa and Rwanda.
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Note to editors: The following remarks were made by DA Gauteng Premier Candidate, Mmusi Maimane, at a press briefing in Johannesburg on the DA’s court action against e-tolling
The DA notes and welcomes President Jacob Zuma’s decision to avail himself for oral questions in the House this term.
The growing trend of police brutality under President Jacob Zuma’s ANC continues. Following the death of nine people in areas such as Mothotlung and Durban Deep in January allegedly at the hands of the South African Police Service (SAPS) officers, the DA is further horrified by the video released on social media sites revealing SAPS officers brutally beating a man up and stripping him of his dignity. The vicious attack allegedly took place yesterday.
The DA will today demand that the R31 million in bonuses awarded to Eskom’s Directors are returned to Treasury immediately so that it can be used to purchase generators for emergency services such as hospitals affected by the rolling blackouts.
Parliament’s Mineral Resources Portfolio Committee this afternoon passed the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill. In the DA this law is referred to as the 'crony enrichment bill', because of the power it will give to the Minister to choose who will benefit from mining licences.
The Democratic Alliance is now in possession of documentation relating to the interview process for the position of the Head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), a position that was assumed by the controversial Robert McBride on Monday.
The ANC in the Mineral Resources Portfolio Committee in Parliament has proposed to entitle the state to take over oil and gas companies in their entirety.
The DA will this morning write to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Max Sisulu, to request that he urgently grant a debate of public importance on the Eskom power crisis and confirmed load shedding.
President Jacob Zuma’s ANC is hell-bent on bulldozing through job-killing Bills in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) ahead of the elections.