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Unchanged credit rating by Moody’s good news for South Africa

Find attached soundbites in English and Zulu from Alf Less MP. The decision by Moody’s to hold South Africa’s sovereign credit rating at “Baa3”, with a “stable outlook”, is good news for the South African economy. This comes after a series of bad news stemming from negative ratings from ratings agencies. These negative ratings were…

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The decision to cover Zuma’s legal fees should be declared invalid

The DA has today filed papers with the North Gauteng High Court asking the court to declare that the agreement between the Presidency and Jacob Zuma, to cover the legal costs incurred by him for his criminal prosecution be reviewed, declared invalid and set aside. We are further asking that the court order that the…

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SASSA once again thrown a lifeline by ConCourt

Please find attached soundbites in isiZulu and English by DA Shadow Minister of Social Development, Bridget Masango MP. The Constitutional Court’s decision today to grant SASSA’s application to extend the invalid CPS contract for another 6 months, is yet another lifeline for the failing agency. Although the DA has always been resistant to the unlawful…

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Opening our borders requires proper planning and sound regulation

The DA has noted reports today that President Cyril Ramaphosa has committed to opening South African borders to facilitate the free movement of people, goods and services from continental Africa. Although this is a great initiative to strengthen regional integration and economic growth across our continent, the DA calls on the President to ensure that…

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Unsafe schools are robbing our children of their human rights

The statement below follows the DA’s oversight visit to Mbhekwana High School, Tzaneen. Pictures of the oversight visit can be accessed here, here, and here. Today, DA Shadow Minister of Basic Education, Ian Ollis MP, Mopani District Constituency Head, Lindy Wilson MP, and the councillor of N’wamitwa and Nkambako, Ngoako Mohonone, met with the staff…

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DA to apply to set aside decision for SA to pay for Zuma’s legal fees

The DA has today received a reply from President Cyril Ramaphosa to our questions about the deal struck whereby South African taxpayers have been forced to pay R15.3 million for Jacob Zuma’s legal fees. It is abundantly clear from the reply that Zuma’s application for legal assistance was for the criminal trial, not the R15.3…

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