Only 5/14 Gauteng Departments fully supporting township businesses

Gauteng Premier, David Makhura’s administration is failing to stimulate economic growth in the province’s townships with only 5/14 departments managing to reach the 24% target spend for the third quarter of the 2017/18 financial year. Upon assuming office, Premier Makhura indicated that Township Economic Revitalisation (TER) was a fundamental principle…

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GDE needs to advocate for SGBs

The DA is calling on the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) to initiate an ongoing outreach awareness campaign on the roles and importance of the School Governing Bodies (SGB) in our public schools across the province. This awareness campaign is crucial as the three-year term of the current SGB members…

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Police find 8 more missing Esidimeni patients

I have been informed by the police that they have found 8 more former patients from Life Esidimeni who were listed as missing by the Gauteng Health Department. Four of the patients were found at the Thuli Home Centre in Orange Farm and two were found at the San Michele…

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SADTU undermines learners’ rights

The DA in Gauteng demands that the teachers affiliated with the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) must respect learners’ rights to a basic education. SADTU has been disrupting learning and teaching since schools reopened in 2018. This can no longer be tolerated and must come to an end. Both…

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