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ANC should focus on post-settlement support to facilitate self-sufficiency for black farmers

This statement follows an oversight visit to Diyatalawa located between Harrismith and Kerstell by the DA Shadow Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Annette Steyn MP, Leader of the Official Opposition in the Free State Provincial Legislature, Dr Roy Jankielson and DA Member in the Free State Provincial Legislature, Leona Kleynhans MPL. Please see attached…

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Mantashe misses with first shot

Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe, has missed a great opportunity. At industry stakeholder talks over the weekend, he indicated that the widely criticized Mining Charter 3 will be the basis of the negotiation of a new charter with industry. There was hope that he would start discussions using Mining Charter 2 as a baseline. That…

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Deeply under-resourced SAPS has spent R12.2m on Mdluli and counting

Please find attached soundbites in English and IsiZulu by DA Shadow Minister of Police, Zakhele Mbhele MP. The DA can confirm today that former Head of Crime Intelligence, Richard Mdluli, has received a further R4,2 million from the deeply under-resourced South African Police Service (SAPS) for doing nothing for close to a decade after an…

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ANC’s R7 billion budget cut devastating for schools

Former Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s Budget contains a plan to cut basic education funding by about R7 billion over the next three financial years. These funds are being cut from government schools and will cause the further collapse of school infrastructure, affect the number of teachers and weaken our ability to improve maths and science…

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Ramaphosa’s SONA school promise already broken

The DA is shocked to learn that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s SONA promise on school infrastructure has already been broken. It is utterly disappointing that, instead of completing outstanding Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Delivery Initiative (ASIDI) projects next year, they will only be completed in 2021. The further delay of this project, which is aimed to replace…

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75% of scholar transport deaths since 2013 occurred in the last year

Out of all scholar transport deaths recorded since 2013, 75% happened in the last year, while the same period accounted for 25% of injuries since 2013. This appalling information was revealed in a reply to a DA question in Parliament. The fact that the majority of scholar transport deaths since 2013 happened in the last…

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BOKAMOSO | Budget 2018/19 perfectly illustrates the reality of populism

Budget 2018/19 brings to mind the popular quote: “insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”. In the name of social justice, the ANC government has clung to populist policies such as restrictive labour legislation, a large public sector wage bill, a high degree of state ownership of the economy,…

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