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Nuclear Deal: Is it off or on?

The DA challenges new Energy Minister Jeff Radebe to give the South African public an unequivocal and unambiguous statement on the nuclear deal. Yesterday, new Finance Minister Nhlanla Nene said that nuclear plans are still on the table, before adding that this would be subject to affordability. Today, in Parliament’s Energy Portfolio Committee, the Director-General…

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Resignation of Michael Sachs plunges the budget process into chaos in the middle of a fiscal crisis

The Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, tried to reassure us that there was “nothing to fear” from the new “budget prioritisation framework” during his briefing following the medium-term budget policy statement on 26 October 2017 in Parliament. However, the shock resignation of veteran budget office head, Michael Sachs, which is a huge…

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SASSA-SAPO agreement does not mean Minister Dlamini is off the hook

Minister Jeff Radebe’s announcement today that the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Social Security will have an agreement ready for SASSA and the South African Post Office (SAPO) for the distribution of social grants, does not mean that Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini is off the hook. Minister Radebe, at the Joint sitting of SCOPA and the…

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Secret budget prioritization document should be made public

The reply to DA Shadow Minister of Finance, David Maynier MP’s, request for access, in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (No. 2 of 2000), to the document setting out the budget priorities, referred to as the “Mandate Paper”, can be found here. The Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe,…

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Who removed Gupta’s armoured vehicle under the cover of darkness?

Reports indicate that the armoured military vehicle that was parked inside the Gupta’s Saxonwold compound last week was removed on the back of a flatbed truck last night under cover of darkness. The DA will write to the Chairperson of the National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC), Minister Jeff Radebe, to establish whether the government…

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DA demands answers from Jeff Radebe on Gupta’s military vehicle

The DA will write to the Chairperson of the National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC), Minister Jeff Radebe, to seek confirmation on whether or not the Gupta family have permission to own the armoured military vehicle currently stationed at their Saxonwold residence. It is illegal for ordinary citizens to own military technology and it is…

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DA welcomes dropping of “Guptagate” charges against Lt. Col Christine Anderson

The DA welcomes the fact that charges have been withdrawn against Lieutenant Colonel Christine Anderson and Lieutenant Colonel Stefan van Zyl for their alleged role in “Guptagate”.   The Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe, who acted as damage-control-officer-in-chief, strategy to make these officials walk-the-plank for the “Guptagate” fiasco has failed.   This proves the…

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