DA calls for speedy resolution to bus strike

by Fred Nel MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Roads and Transport The DA calls on the employers in the bus industry and transport industry unions to reach a speedy resolution to end the transport strike, which is entering its sixth day. According to a statement issued by the…

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DA marks World Book Day

Paul Willemburg DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation

by Paul Willemburg MPL – DA Gauteng Spokesperson for Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation (SACR) Today, 23 April 2018, South Africa joins more than 100 countries cross the world in observing World Book Day. This is the time to celebrate the work of our own diverse Mzansi authors, as well…

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Hospital sick leave jumps in Gauteng

by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC Sick leave applications for staff in Gauteng state hospitals have risen alarmingly, from R161 million paid to 3244 employees in 2014 to R312 million paid to 5882 employees last year. This was revealed by Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa in…

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Is Merafong cash-cowing their sinkhole problem?

by Ina Cilliers MPL – DA Constituency Head Merafong This past week the DA conducted a public feedback meeting with community members affected by the sinkhole in Khutsong that razed several houses and threatens the safety of the broader community. This comes after a reply to written questions indicating that…

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Gauteng Housing HOD holding back service delivery

by Mervyn Cirota MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Human Settlements Gauteng Human Settlements Head of Department (HOD), Matilda Gisela’s three-day suspension by Human Settlements MEC, Uhuru Moila, is a clear indication that there are major challenges within the department. Last year, Gisela was alleged to have been interfering…

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