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DA to request declaratory statement from Eskom on coal crisis

The DA will write to the Eskom board to request a declaratory statement on the state of the power utility’s current coal supply which is reportedly sitting below 2008 levels. Reports emerged this week that Eskom’s coal supply levels at several power stations in Mpumalanga are so dire that the utility’s energy division recommended that…

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Bird Flu: Agriculture dept. briefing to Parliament needed

The DA will write to the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Machwene Semenya, to request that she call the Minister, Senzeni Zokwana, to brief Parliament on plans to contain the bird flu following reports of cases of the virus in Mpumalanga and the Free State. South Africa has never…

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ANC policies will ruin agricultural sector

Note to Editors: The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by DA Shadow Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Annette Steyn MP, during the Budget Vote on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Chairperson, I dedicate this budget speech to our farmers and farm workers who are working tirelessly to put food on our tables. According…

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Cancellation of R1.5 million luxury mayoral car a victory for accountability

The DA in Mpumalanga welcomes the decision by eMalahleni Municipality to reverse the purchase of a R1.5 million luxury vehicle for its new Mayor, Cllr Lindiwe Ntshalintshali. This decision comes after the DA publicised this wasteful expenditure and called on Cllr Lindiwe Ntshalintshali, to reject the car. The money for this luxury vehicle was to…

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Multi-drug resistant virus outbreak at Themba Hospital in Mpumalanga

Hot on the heels of a klebsiella flare-up at KZN’s Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital, we are now reliably informed that there has been an outbreak of the multi-drug resistant superbug at the Themba Hospital in Kabokweni, outside White River, Mpumalanga. As such I will urgently write to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NCID) to…

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Collapsed mine: DA joins in hope with families of trapped miners

The DA sadly notes that the three miners – believed to be alive and trapped in the collapsed Lily Mine in Mpumalanga have not made communication in over 20 hours and they have been stuck underground, without food for five days. The DA extends its deepest commiserations to the families of the three miners still…

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