DA encouraged by launch of paperless classrooms

The DA Gauteng is encouraged by today’s launch of paperless classrooms and e-learning by Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi at seven public schools in Gauteng. This morning, my DA colleague in the education portfolio committee, Solly Msimanga, and I attended the launch of paperless classrooms at the Boitumelong secondary school in…

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No bandages for Ekurhuleni ambulances

There is a shocking shortage of bandages and other basic medical items for Ekurhuleni ambulances, which forces paramedics to ration what is available, borrow from elsewhere or even buy from their own pockets. I discovered this yesterday when I visited the Palmridge fire station in Alberton. There is a shortage…

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Jo’burg fibre broadband fiasco adds to ANC ICT woes

The City of Johannesburg (COJ), in attempting to buy itself out of a R3 billion fibre broadband contract, has once again highlighted the ANC’s inability to manage large scale ICT projects. Recently COJ attempted to cancel its contract with CitiConnect BWired after numerous delays and alleged breaches of contract. Mayor…

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More questions raised about R265M Gauteng hospital security contracts

The national government’s announced review of tender outsourcing in provincial health departments raises more questions about the Gauteng Health Department’s R265 million award of hospital security contracts in September last year. I am very suspicious about these two-year contracts which were awarded in a rushed manner without the input of…

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