EKZN Wildlife: ‘Old’ faces remain as MEC appoints ‘new’ Board - DA

Ann McDonnell says the past year has been a disaster for organisation due to mismanagement EKZN Wildlife: ‘Old’ faces remain as MEC appoints ‘new’ Board The Democratic Alliance welcomes the announcement of a new Board for Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife. This after the strategic entity was almost destroyed by a largely inexperienced and mismanaged interim Board deployed by KZN EDTEA MEC, Sihle Zikalala. The DA is devastated by what has happened

On the new Competition Amendment Bill

Jean Meijer says a newly inserted clause gives govt the right to block foreign investment New Competition Amendment Bill gives Govt the right to block foreign investment in SA On 12 July 2018, the South African Minister of Economic Development tabled the new Competition Bill, 2018 before Parliament, which proposes various amendments to the Competition Act. While many of the amendments set out in the Bill were foreshadowed in the

BLF shouts at Kallie Kriel after Duduzane Zuma court appearance

Andile Mngxitama tells AfriForum CEO that he is a land thief who must go back to Holland ‘You are a land thief’ – BLF tells AfriForum’s Kallie Kriel at Duduzane court appearance Chaotic scenes erupted outside the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, as Duduzane Zuma left the building. Zuma, the son of South Africa’s former president, appeared in court on two counts of culpable homicide. His case was postponed to

Meeting between Gordhan and Nugent shocking - EFF

Fighters call for Judge to recuse himself from inquiry for speaking to former SARS Commissioner EFF EXPRESSES SHOCK AT UNDISCLOSED PRIVATE MEETING BETWEEN GORDHAN AND JUDGE NUGENT Thursday, 12 July, 2018 The EFF expresses It shock and disappointment at the lawlessness that is repeatedly hanging around the activities of President Ramaphosa and Minister Pravin Gordhan in the handling of a crucial institution like SARS. Gordhan and his henchmen have been

ANC apologies for non-payment of grants will not put food on the table - Bridget Masango

ANC apologies for non-payment of grants will not put food on the table of the vulnerable Today, the Cabinet extended their “sincere apology to all those who were negatively impacted” by SASSA’s migration to the new South African Post Office (SAPO) grant distribution system. This half-hearted apology is a pathetic attempt by the ANC to divert attention away from Minister Susan Shabangu’s utter lack of leadership during this period of uncertainty and

Services SETA making dodgy payments - OUTA

OUTA uncovers corruption at Services SETA The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has received information indicating gross wasteful and irregular expenditure at the Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA).  OUTA has in its possession damning evidence which indicates that certificates obtained from Services SETA between March 2014 to date have not been registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). OUTA, is investigating this information with SAQA.    “We

When petrol price increases, my salary decreases – KZN taxi driver

Linda Nkosi says passengers taking alternative transport such as buses and trains When the petrol price increases, my salary decreases – KZN taxi driver A KwaZulu-Natal taxi driver says his salary decreases every time the price of petrol goes up. Linda Nkosi, 39, from Umzinyathi, north of Durban, told News24 on Wednesday that taxi drivers want government to lower fuel prices by 35%. Nkosi was one of about seven taxi

No leniency for men who demand sex for jobs - Mmusi Maimane

No leniency for men who demand sex for jobs Note to editors: the following remarks were delivered in Nelspruit today by the Leader of the Democratic Alliance, Mmusi Maimane, when accompanied by two victims of the recent “sex for jobs” scandal in Mpumalanga to lay criminal charges against a government employee of the Mpumalanga Health Department who is the alleged perpetrator. The Leader was joined by DA Mpumalanga Provincial Leader, Jane Sithole. 

The names of the 20 Life Esidimeni patients still missing - Jack Bloom

DA MPL calls on Gauteng DoH to make photographs publicly available as well as soon as possible MORE EFFORT NEEDED TO FIND THE REMAINING 20 MISSING ESIDIMENI PATIENTS More effort is needed to find the remaining 20 missing Life Esidimeni patients, including publication of their names and photographs. I am revealing today the list that has been disclosed by the Gauteng Health Department in a written reply to my questions

NMB dams only 19.3% full

Western Cape edges closer to an end to the drought as dam levels continue to rise Good news for the drought-stricken Western Cape came in the form of a dramatic increase in the province’s dam levels. According to the Department of Water Affairs, dam levels increased from 45% to 51.7% in seven days, thanks to recent torrential rains in large parts of the province. And that’s not all. The South