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DA to keep hawkish eye on any nuclear deal movements

The allegations in the media regarding the high-level Russian delegation who met with President Jacob Zuma shortly before the second cabinet reshuffle in seven months, which saw David Mahlobo appointed as Energy Minister, ostensibly to push through the nuclear deal in favour of the Russians, are startling, to say the least. The previous Minister of…

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700 residents to 1 police officer in the Western Cape

The Western Cape Standing Committee on Community Safety has recently revealed that communities most affected by crime have the least amount of resources available to them. The committee has also revealed that there is a shortage of police officers in the Western Cape, which has a direct impact on community safety. In some of the…

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Shaun Abrahams confirms Zuma will have his day in court

The National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Adv Shaun Abrahams, has today confirmed to me in writing that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has commenced its preparation towards the 783 counts of corruption, fraud and racketeering charges against Jacob Zuma and that the evidence is available and ready, and the witness list set to be…

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11 000 police officers have no gun licenses

A reply to a DA Parliamentary question has revealed that a startling 3 500 uncertified South African Police Service (SAPS) officers continue to carry firearms. It also detailed how approximately 11 000 officers do not have competency certificates. The DA will ask Parliamentary questions to find out how many of these officers unlawfully fired their…

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Myeni still SAA Board Chairperson until 3 November

The DA notes with concern the Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba’s, statement which effectively means that Dudu Myeni shall remain as Chairperson of the South African Airways (SAA) board until his “special meeting with the new board” on the 3rd of November 2017, which also seems to have replaced the scheduled and vital AGM. The…

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This is what Higher Education needs, Minister Mkhize

Tuesday’s Cabinet reshuffle, which saw former Minister Blade Nzimande replaced by Hlengiwe Mkhize, only served as proof of government’s reluctance to resolve the numerous problems facing South Africa’s higher education sector. Minister Mkhize can help revive the sector, but to do this there are five things she needs to do urgently. She must:   Fight…

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A to-do list for the new Communications Minister

As the third Communications Minister in 7 months, Mmamoloko Kubayi now faces the monumental task of bringing much-needed stability to the various entities of her department, almost all of which face serious governance and financial crises. With the experience and knowledge gained as the former Chairperson of Parliament’s Telecommunications and Postal Services portfolio committee, Kubayi will…

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