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A new fight for freedom starts now

Note to editors: The following remarks were delivered by the Democratic Alliance Leader, Mmusi Maimane, at the Freedom Movement Rally at the Caledonian Stadium in Tshwane today. My fellow South Africans, It gives me great pleasure to call you that: my fellow South Africans. Because that is what we are today. Yes, we come from…

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SAA strike is merely a symptom of a deeper crisis

We welcome the court interdict putting an end to the strike by cabin crew employed at South African Airways. However, today’s strike, which has caused the cancellation of 32 flights, and has left thousands of passengers stranded at airports throughout the country, is a symptom of a much deeper crisis at South African Airways. The…

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Instead of building homes, DHS wastes almost R5 million on workshops

The Department of Human Settlements (DHS) has admitted, in a written reply to a DA parliamentary question, that the department and its 7 entities needlessly spent over R4.8 million on workshops and conferences between 2014 and 2016. The DHS was the biggest spender and splurged over R1.8 million in this period. The DA is not…

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Eskom Must Halt All Work on the Nuclear Deal Immediately

The Court ruling today by the Western Cape High Court is a victory for all South Africans. The Court’s findings have greatly narrowed government’s ability to legitimately procure additional nuclear capacity. The DA will now work to ensure that Eskom halts all work on the nuclear procurement process and will seek to guarantee that no…

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James Aguma must be suspended for driving the SABC into the ground

The Acting Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of the SABC, James Aguma, must be suspended for overseeing the plunder of the public broadcaster’s cash reserves, pending the conclusion of a forensic investigation.  The DA will write to the chairperson of the SABC Interim Board, Khanyisile Kweyama, requesting the immediate suspension of the Acting GCEO, pending a…

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Nhleko U-Turn on Nkandla upgrade briefing highly suspicious

The DA finds it highly suspicious that the new Minister of Public Works, Nathi Nhleko, mysteriously cancelled a press briefing scheduled for today, to explain the new upgrades and improvements planned at Jacob Zuma’s palace of corruption, Nkandla. This after both senior Public Works officials, and the Minister of Police, are reported to have confirmed…

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Communications Minister to buy new luxury cars despite Dept. running out of money

The Department of Communications intends to purchase two new vehicles for Minister Ayanda Dlodlo and Deputy Minister Thandi Mahambehlala, despite the department’s risk of running out of money by the second quarter of the current financial year. In a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Communications today, the Acting Director General (D-G), Basani Baloyi, indicated…

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