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Prasa: alleged ANC corruption must be criminally investigated

The DA will be studying an affidavit filed by Prasa Chairperson, Popo Molefe, with the aim of laying criminal charges against those implicated in the latest allegations of corruption at the entity. It was reported today that this affidavit contained allegations that the ANC as well as Prasa officials were the beneficiaries of a bribe…

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Women have to be united to move SA forward

Note to editors: The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by the DA’s Shadow Minister of Women in the Presidency, Denise Robinson MP during the Women’s Debate.  60 years ago, 20 000 brave women from all races, ages, languages and religious groups marched united to the Union Buildings in protest against the dehumanising call…

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Minister Peters’ attempt to stop Werksmens investigation violates PP precedent

In a subsequent letter from Chairman of Prasa dated 24 August 2016; Mr Popo Molefe contends that the Minister of Transport’s request to abandon the investigation by Werksmans opposes the Public Protectors remedial actions and thus is “harmful” to Prasa and should not be entertained even in the slightest. In so doing the Minister of Transport, Dipuo…

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Mineral Resources Portfolio Committee rejects Zuma’s advice on Bill

The ANC majority on the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources has rejected changes to the controversial Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development (MPRDA) Bill that were suggested by President Jacob Zuma. At a committee meeting ANC MPs rejected two substantive reasons that Zuma gave for sending the Bill back to Parliament because it would not…

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62% of South African Universities are in financial distress

A reply to a DA parliamentary question has revealed the extent of the financial crisis faced by university’s across the country. The reply reveals that 16 out of the 26 universities in South Africa, or a staggering 62%, will face financial distress in the 2017/18 year. Specifically, the aggregate deficit across these 16 universities is…

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The Gordhan witch-hunt is Zuma’s road to the Treasury’s keys

The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes this afternoon’s announcement by Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, indicating that he will not be presenting himself to the Hawks tomorrow – this despite being requested to do so by the Head of the Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigation, Major General Ntlemeza. This follows the latest development in a Zuma-mandated witch-hunt…

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Motsoaledi admits that NHI is unaffordable

Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, admitted today, during questions in the National Assembly, that there is no certainty that his ambitious plans for the National Health Insurance (NHI) will be financed. In so doing the Minister has effectively admitted that the government’s priority must be to introduce reforms to a badly managed health sector. The DA…

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