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All DA governments to review KPMG contracts

The DA currently governs, either directly or in coalition, in more than 30 municipalities across the country and have now taken the decision to review all KPMG contracts to ensure that none of the work has been compromised by unethical practices. It has emerged that KPMG’s integrity has been compromised by numerous dodgy dealings with the Gupta…

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BOKAMOSO | State capture: SA must build a culture of individual accountability

Strong institutions require individual accountability, and they require strong individuals who can effect accountability. Ask KPMG, which is now under heavy fire for enabling and benefitting from state capture. They’ve learnt this lesson, but it may be too late. Their formal systems were slow to hold individual decision makers responsible, and now the entire organisation…

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NDZ’s deployment will cripple Parliament

The ANC’s decision to deploy President Jacob Zuma’s preferred successor, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, to Parliament does not bode well for the effective functioning of the Legislature. It is no secret that Zuma is seeking to re-assert his influence over the ANC caucus at Parliament after dozens of his MPs voted in support of the 8 August…

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Gigaba has no choice but to fire Myeni

The DA wrote to the Commissioner of the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC) and received confirmation that Dudu Myeni’s continued appointment as SAA Board Chairperson and a Director is deemed to be illegal. Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, therefore has no choice but to fire Myeni. We have written to Minister Gigaba to confirm what…

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School principals must be declared an essential service

Please find the attached Essential Service in Education discussion document. Strikes by teachers and other employees in the education sector have compromised our children’s constitutionally enshrined right to safety, health and even education. Learners are too often the casualties of this strike action, which sometimes becomes violent. It is a fact that learners in South…

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Minister Masangwanyi must appoint PRASA board in 10 days

The DA will write to the Minister of Transport, Joe Masangwanyi, to demand that he appoint a full Board for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) within 10 days and will also seek assurances that a moratorium on all new contracts be put in place until such time as the new Board is…

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