Gauteng commuters at risk of being left stranded

The DA calls on Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi to engage with Transport Minister Dipuo Peters and ensure that Gauteng commuters will not be left stranded from 1 April. Yesterday afternoon, Putco bus company distributed letters to commuters informing them that routes from Mamelodi to Pretoria’s CBD as…

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DA Welcomes Sacking of Health Official

I welcome the Gauteng Health Department’s dismissal of Mr Abey Marokoane, Chief Director of Risk Management and Internal Control, who was suspended in December last year for alleged corruption concerning hospital security contracts. Marokoane was suspended after he was arrested on November 27 last year and released on bail after…

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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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