Gauteng Land Reform Beneficiaries Left in the Lurch

Ina Cilliers DA Gauteng Spokesperson: Economic Development, Agriculture, Rural Development and Environmental Affairs

Sixty families who were supposed to benefit from the 637 hectare Thusanang farm, situated in Merafong, are still waiting for this land reform project to become a viable operation. In the mid-2000’s, when Merafong was still part of the North West Province, the then provincial government invested millions of rands…

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Gauteng Profits R276 million from Underperformance

In the recently tabled Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) budget it was revealed that the province had “earned” an additional R276m of revenue that it did not anticipate. This arises from interest earned on credit in the province’s accounts. The province originally budgeted for R86.55m from this source, but at the…

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Investigate Hill High Teacher Behaviour: DA

A video doing the rounds of an Afrikaans teacher from The Hill High School – South of Johannesburg – in a tussle with a learner is completely unacceptable. The video shows the teacher forcefully trying to subdue a learner, by dragging him by his jersey. Corporal punishment which involves any…

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Gauteng health wastes R16m on security contracts

Gauteng Department of Health

The Gauteng Health Department has wasted R16.2 million by choosing the most expensive security contract for 6 hospitals. This is revealed in documents I have obtained through an application under the Promotion of Access to Information Act. I asked for the prices given by all the competing bidders for all…

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