DA Gauteng conducting school visits in Soweto

DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Education Khume Ramulifho MPL, DA Shadow MEC for Infrastructure Development, Alan Fuchs MPL and DA Councillor Rabelani Dagada are visiting schools in Meadowlands and Dobsonville, Soweto today. The purpose of the visits is to assess school readiness, including school nutrition schemes, infrastructure, availability of Learner…

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The war on e-tolls is far from over

The DA notes media reports that Gauteng Premier David Makhura will release the much anticipated e-toll review panel’s findings tomorrow. Unfortunately, if these and other leaked media reports over the panel’s findings during the past month are accurate, there will be no victory fires burning across Gauteng come tomorrow. Instead…

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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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