Clarification on remarks made in relation to Israel – Mpho Phalatse

MMC says her remarks were an expression of her personal views and do not represent views of City or the DA Clarification on remarks made in relation to Israel 11 June 2018 I have noted a number of statements about remarks I made over the weekend in relation to Israel. I wish to stress that I expressed the DA’s belief in freedom, fairness, opportunity for all, and diversity which is important to embrace in a complex city such as Johannesburg. The Department of Social Development is currently doing work with…

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Home Affairs corruption exacerbating illegal immigration – John Moodey

Home Affairs corruption exacerbating illegal immigration 12 June 2018 Following an oversight inspection to the Desmond Tutu Refugee Reception Centre in Tshwane yesterday, I will contact the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to probe what action they are taking against corrupt officials whose actions exacerbate illegal immigration. “Just to get [in] the line, you have to bribe the guards between R300 to R500”, an affected person tells the DA about the rot of corruption at the Desmond Tutu Refugee Reception Centre in Tshwane (click here for the sound clip). During an oversight…

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Learners have a right to peaceful protest – EE

Equal Education (EE) defends learners’ right to peaceful protest 12 June 2018 On 16 May, the South African Police Services (SAPS) used live ammunition on protesting learners from Thuto-Kitso Technical School in Fochville. Learners of the school have told Equal Education (EE) Deputy-Head of Gauteng, Kholwani Simelane, that they had been calling for the recruitment of a Technical Studies teacher at the school, since the beginning of this year. Learners had written multiple letters to the principal making this request. Believing that their complaint had fallen on deaf ears, and that…

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