SONA 2017

We CAN get South Africa back on track to realising Madiba’s vision.

But only if EVERY person who is able to help stands united behind our cause.

The events that unfolded on the parliamentary precinct at SONA 2017 showed the nation that the ANC under Jacob Zuma has broken Parliament, broken the Constitution and broken our nation. The ANC’s total onslaught on our democracy has begun.

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Those found guilty by Competition Tribunal must face full might of the law

The DA notes the release by the Competition Tribunal of the Competition Commission’s affidavit against 17 banks, some of whose currency traders are accused of collusion and price fixing. Should these traders be found to have contravened the Competition Act, and should it be proven that they did so with the knowledge and consent of…

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No performance agreement signed with Secretary to Parliament

Parliament’s Executive Authority, namely the Speaker of the National Assembly and Chairperson of the NCOP, should appear before the Joint Standing Committee on the Financial Management of Parliament to explain their failure to conclude a written performance agreement with the legislature’s accounting officer, Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana. According to section 8 (1) and (2)…

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Brian ‘Saxonwold Shabeen’ Molefe unfit for Parliament

Brian Molefe should never be a Member of Parliament. He is an ethically compromised Zupta buddy with corruption clouds hanging over his head. This nomination only confirms, for the umpteenth time, that the ANC does not care about fighting corruption. In fact, it seems you are more likely to rise in the ANC ranks if…

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Expropriation Bill must now be brought in line with the Constitution

The Democratic Alliance welcomes the fact that President Zuma has finally referred the Expropriation Bill back to Parliament, following our section 79 petition to him. While it appears that Zuma has sent the bill back only on the procedural grounds raised by the DA, this nonetheless provides citizens a vital opportunity to make their voice heard before…

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ANC again shamefully refuses moment of silence for #Esidimeni victims

Before delivering her 10th State of the Province Address, the Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille, requested a moment of silence for those affected by the Esidimeni tragedy. An uncaring ANC in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP) shamefully objected to this, in a bid to prevent it from happening. The DA is both…

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DA confirms SASSA failed to file papers with ConCourt

The DA can confirm that the Department of Social Development (DSD) and the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) have failed to file papers with the Constitutional Court today, leaving the 17 million South Africans who rely on social grants in the dark as to what will happen on 1 April 2017, when the contract…

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DA to submit Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas’ crucial affidavit to the Hawks

On Thursday 17 March 2016 I laid corruption charges against Atul Gupta, Ajay Gupta and Duduzane Zuma, in terms of the Prevention and Combatting of Corrupt Activities Act (No. 12 of 2004), at a police station in Cape Town and matter is now being investigated by the Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (“Hawks”) [CAS 196/3/2016]….

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600 000 fewer tourists since introduction of visa regulations

In the Portfolio Committee on Tourism today, it became clear that there have been 600 000 fewer tourists since the introduction of visa regulations. The regulations have clearly made it harder for people to come to South Africa. According to industry experts, 1 job is created for every 12 tourist arrivals. In a country with…

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