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Communications Minister to buy new luxury cars despite Dept. running out of money

The Department of Communications intends to purchase two new vehicles for Minister Ayanda Dlodlo and Deputy Minister Thandi Mahambehlala, despite the department’s risk of running out of money by the second quarter of the current financial year. In a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Communications today, the Acting Director General (D-G), Basani Baloyi, indicated…

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DA will now ask Parliament to act against Ntlemeza

The DA was present at the Hawks Head Office today and we were reliably informed that Berning Ntlemeza snuck into the building through the back-door, echoing his continuous efforts to evade accountability, and is back at work today. While the current court proceedings take their course, it is imperative that Parliament now take action and…

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Molefe Payout: Eskom board’s new proposal to Brown must be R0.00

The DA welcomes Public Enterprises Minister Lynn Brown’s rejection of an exorbitant and unjustified R30 million golden handshake “pension” payout to the disgraced Brian Molefe. Indeed, after leaving Eskom under the most swirling clouds of state capture allegations, and close collusion with the Guptas, and then being rewarded with an ANC seat as a member…

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SABC offices break-in: DA refers matter to Inspector General of Intelligence

The break-in at the SABC’s Parliamentary offices, and removal of multiple laptops of senior journalists, is stunningly suspicious. In light of ongoing intimidation of SABC journalists, particularly those who spoke out against SABC management during the SABC inquiry, we view this latest “break-in” as part of a much bigger, coordinated campaign to intimidate and threaten…

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Not another cent of taxpayers’ money must be spent at Nkandla

The Democratic Alliance (DA) rejects any new or further upgrades to the President’s Nkandla home, regardless of how they are described or categorised by national government. We maintain that not another cent of taxpayers’ money must be spent for the benefit of one man. The President must at once reject any plans by government to…

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Chemical SETA has been without a CEO for 6 years

In response to a DA parliamentary question, the Minister of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Blade Nzimande, revealed that the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA), has been without a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the past six years. The DA will now write to Minister Nzimande to enquire why the appointment of a…

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Competition Commission agrees to DA request to probe Aspen in SA

The DA welcomes the Competition Commission’s (CC) decision to take up the DA’s request to investigate the alleged anti-competitive conduct of Aspen Pharmacare, on its preliminary investigation into the pharmaceutical sector. Media reports last week both locally and internationally, detailed how staff at Aspen Pharmacare allegedly conspired to dispose of life-saving cancer medicine in order…

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