DA congratulates Gauteng’s class of 2014

The DA congratulates Gauteng’s grade 12 learners who successfully passed the 2014 National Senior Certificate exams, and achieving South Africa’s highest pass rate of 84,7%. While the pass rate is much lower than MEC Panyaza Lesufi’s target of a 90% pass rate, the province deserves recognition for claiming the top…

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Gauteng MEC must explain e-tag intimidation on N12

Gauteng community safety MEC, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane must explain why provincial traffic officials and SANRAL officials are demanding motorists produce e-tags at roadblocks on the province’s highways. During the past few hours I received a number of complaints from residents in my constituency who were asked to show their e-tags at…

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Merafong’s financial malaise continues unabated

The Merafong Local Municipality’s financial situation has rapidly declined over the past four months, and it now stands on the brink of collapse. The revenue collection shortfall in Merafong for the past four months stands at R147,8 million, which is further compounded by outstanding debt of R766,4 million – and…

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Why has Gauteng health official been suspended?

In typical fashion, the Gauteng Health Department refuses to give details why it has suspended Mr Abey Marokoane, Chief Director of Risk management and internal Control. According to Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu, he was suspended after police notified the department of an investigation into alleged misconduct. Marokoane is currently…

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