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#NoConfidence: Speaker playing games on secret ballot decision

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, has replied to my request to expedite her decision on whether the DA’s Motion of No Confidence in President Jacob Zuma, scheduled for 8 August 2017, should proceed via secret ballot. True to form, she has said nothing of significance. In her written response, Mbete notes that…

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Yet more dodgy allegations about new SASSA CEO under Minister Dlamini

After less than a week at the helm of SASSA, a number of serious allegations surrounding the independence and character of the new acting CEO, Ms Pearl Bhengu, are now being raised. While this is disturbing, it is not unexpected considering that Social Development Minister, Dodging Bathabile Dlamini, herself has acted in a highly questionable…

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The DA will build a brighter future for the young people of Upington

The following remarks were delivered today by the DA Leader during a public meeting in Upington, Northern Cape. This forms part of the National #Change19 Tour. The Leader was joined by the Northern Cape Provincial Leader, Andrew Louw. Fellow Democrats, My fellow South Africans Thank you for welcoming me into your community. Today I am here…

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SAA R2,207 billion bailout only a part of the final bailout

Note to editors: please find the attached sound bite in English and Zulu The DA notes Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba’s, report submitted to Parliament yesterday that the R2.2 billion SAA bailout will be funded by the sale of assets. It is however appalling that SAA has been allowed to accumulate losses that amount to R15.7…

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Hands off the Treasury: Gupta-puppet Malusi Gigaba must resign!

The following speech was delivered today by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, at a protest outside the National Treasury Headquarters in Pretoria. The Leader was joined by Tshwane Mayor, Solly Msimanga, DA National Spokesperson, Refiloe Nt’sekhe, and DA Gauteng Leader, John Moodey. Today we are gathered here outside the headquarters of National Treasury to send a…

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