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Disrupting SONA will only protect Zuma

The DA notes with concern recent rumours and even threats regarding planned disturbances and possibly violence at this year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA). While these threats make amusing headlines, the family feud between the ANC and EFF continues to pull focus from crucial issues such as the 8.3 million people who are currently…

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SARU must account to Parliament for inaction over CEO

This weekend the South African Rugby Union (SARU) failed to resolve the suspension of CEO Jurie Roux in a general council meeting, despite serious allegations of financial misappropriation during his tenure at Stellenbosch University. This was a missed opportunity for the SARU national leaders to practice the gospel they have been preaching about good governance…

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Black market trading of human placentas another Health risk

Today I will write to Health Minister Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi about another ailment in his department, this time the risk of health officials benefitting illegally from the black market trading of human placenta. This comes after the exposure of malpractice at provincial hospitals whereby more than one placenta is stored in a removal bin when…

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Nkandla: ConCourt hearing a pivotal moment for justice and accountability

Legal certainty about the powers of the Public Protector, and the force and effect of remedial action taken by the Public Protector, are vital to the successful functioning of our constitutional democracy. This is why the DA has opted to not accept any settlement erroneously offered by President Jacob Zuma last week and will proceed…

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DA to refer ANCYL’s Collen Maine incitement of violence to SAHRC

The DA condemns the disturbing comments made by ANC Youth League (ANCYL) President, Collen Maine, in the strongest terms possible. In doing so the DA will accordingly refer this matter to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) for its consideration for remarks that we contend rise to the level of inciting violence. Additionally, the…

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SARS “rogue unit” is being swept under the carpet in Parliament

A bizarre letter from the Chairperson of the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence, Connie September, suggests the SARS “rogue unit” scandal is being swept under the carpet in Parliament. We have been led to believe that the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence (JSCI) was probing the SARS “rogue unit” scandal in Parliament. However, there is…

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