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Eskom Inquiry to approach Courts to force Guptas, Myeni to testify

Parliament’s Public Enterprises Committee, in a closed meeting today, have resolved to launch an application for an edictal citation with the High Court in order to force the Gupta brothers, Dudu Myeni and Duduzane Zuma to testify before the Eskom Inquiry. The DA welcomes this decision by the Committee. It makes it clear that we…

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Health, DAFF and DTI to brief Parliament following DA request

On Wednesday, 28 March, the Departments of Health (DoH); Trade and Industry (DTI) and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) will brief Parliament in a joint sitting on the Listeriosis crisis, following a request by the DA. This meeting follows an announcement by Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, earlier this month that traces of the Listeria bacterium…

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Parliament must ‘hold the line’ on Steinhoff

The appearance of Steinhoff executives before the Standing Committee on Finance (SCOF) on Wednesday, 28 March 2018, is an opportunity for Parliament to seek clarity on the proposed financial rewards for Steinhoff board members Heather Sonn, Johan van Zyl and Steve Booysen. It is simply reckless that the same individuals who were running the company…

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DA condemns EFF Shivambu’s assault of journalist

The DA strongly condemns the EFF Deputy President, Floyd Shivambu’s, assault of a Netwerk24 journalist, Adrian de Kock, on the Parliamentary precinct today. The DA’s Deputy Chief Whip, Mike Waters, will be reporting Shivambu to Parliament’s Ethics Committee for investigation and action. We strongly encourage de Kock to lay criminal charges against Shivambu. Shivambu’s disgraceful…

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No justice for the countless who have lost their lives under the ANC’s watch

The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by the DA Shadow Minister of Health, Patricia Kopane MP, during the debate on Human Rights Day. Honourable Speaker, When Mahatma Gandhi said that “[a] nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members”, he was referring to those less fortunate and vulnerable members of…

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SAA and Mango Audit reports a ‘horror show’

South African Airways (SAA) and Mango airlines have received qualified opinions according to their audit reports, which were due in September last year, tabled in Parliament today. The reports can be found here and here. The adverse findings by the Auditor General partly explain why there has been a such a reluctance by SAA to…

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DA welcomes the withdrawal of mad motion on the South African Reserve Bank

We welcome the news that the mad motion on the “nationalisation” of the South African Reserve Bank has been withdrawn and will not be debated today in Parliament. We have been told by Moody’s, who are currently in the country conducting a review ahead of a possible sovereign credit rating downgrade to “junk status”, that:…

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