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Transnet to be hauled before a parliamentary inquiry into localisation

The Democratic Alliance welcomes an agreement today by the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry for a Parliamentary Committee Inquiry, in terms of National Assembly Rule 227, 1 (c), into the Transnet acquisition of 1064 locomotives at a cost of R50 billion. After two failed attempts at extracting answers from a clearly belligerent Transnet CEO,…

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In times of crisis, Cyril just watched and was silent

This letter first appeared in the Sunday Times, on 16/07/2017. It appears that Cyril Ramaphosa, has suddenly found his voice. Speaking at the SACP conference he stated he will “not remain silent” and “cannot turn a blind eye or keep quiet”. This makes a remarkable about-turn from the myopia and muteness of his last eight…

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State Capture charges: The law must now take its course

Note to Editors: The full charge sheet can be accessed here Today the Democratic Alliance (DA) laid an array of criminal charges against President Jacob Zuma, members of the Gupta family, several cabinet ministers and senior executives of State Owned Entities, and other individuals alleged to be key players in the criminal syndicate that has…

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SONA 2017: DA expects another year of “Broken Promises” from Zuma

President Zuma is set to deliver the 2017 State of the Nation Address (SONA) before a joint sitting of Parliament in 48 hours’ time. The Democratic Alliance (DA) expects the President to once again use this opportunity to make a long list of promises and deliverables, which will not be heard of again after the…

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SAA: DA to challenge Dudu Myeni reappointment in court

The following statement was delivered today by the DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP, at a press briefing in Parliament. Maimane was joined by the DA’s Federal Executive Chairperson, James Selfe MP, and DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Finance, Alf Lees MP. The Democratic Alliance (DA) today announces its decision to institute legal action on the…

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Zuma needs to commit to deadline on parastatal privatisation plan

Whilst the DA welcomes President Zuma’s recent utterances to implement the recommendations of the Presidential Review Commission (PRC) on the privatisation of State-owned Enterprises (SOE), we cannot allow any more delays in its implementation, especially when considering that it has been 3 years since the PRC report has been released. If President Zuma is serious…

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