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Unlawful Strategic Fuel Fund Sale must be reversed; Minister Pettersson suspended

The report from the Auditor-General,  in the Central Energy Fund’s 2015/16 AFS, into the sale of the Strategic Fuel Fund’s (SFF) fuel stock has found glaring irregularities and has been declared by the A-G to be unlawful. The DA will write to the Minister of Energy,  Tina Joemat-Pettersson, demanding that she reverse this dubious transaction immediately. This…

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#OpenOurUniversities: DA launches petition to have campuses re-opened

The DA has today launched a petition to demand that our universities are re-opened. Those who want to learn should have their constitutional rights respected. The truth is that a small group of students, bent on destruction and violence, are determined to keep our campuses shut. Their threats and intimidation have forced management to keep Wits, UCT…

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Motsoeneng: DA left with no other option but to head back to Court

The DA has instructed our legal team to take the re-appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as “Acting” COO back to court. We have been left with no other option following the deplorable decision taken by the SABC to undermine the Western Cape High Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal. This decision is a slap in…

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South Africa’s riches are above the ground, not below it

The following remarks were delivered by the DA Leader during the Party’s event to mark Heritage Day at George Harrison Park, Johannesburg. The Leader was joined by by DA Gauteng Leader, John Moodey MPL, DA Johannesburg Regional Chairperson, Khume Ramulifho MPL, and Johannesburg Executive Mayor, Herman Mashaba. My fellow South Africans Today millions of South…

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SAPS fork out almost R1 billion for wrongful arrests

A reply to a DA parliamentary question has revealed that the SAPS has paid out R854 million for wrongful arrests and detention since 2009. There has also been a worrying upward trend in the amounts paid each year. Specifically, the total amount paid out increased by 400% between 2009/10 and 2015/16. These payments for civil claims highlight…

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Hawks: The Directorate for Political Witch-hunts

According to reports, embattled Head of the Hawks, Berning Ntlemeza, has assigned one lone investigator to the multibillion rand corruption scandal at the PRASA, while committing far greater resources to the politically motivated witch-hunt against Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan. This reflects a clear lack of political will on the part of the ANC to tackle…

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Eskom’s R150 billion cash-reserves claim is wishful thinking

The claim by Head of Generation for Eskom, Mr Matshela Koko, that Eskom could pay for the nuclear build programme by using cash-reserves, which he indicated could be R150 billion in 10 years’ time, is wishful thinking. Eskom recorded a R4.6 billion profit in the 2015/16 financial year, a far cry from the R15 billion…

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