DA debates 2016/17 Gauteng Department of Economic Development annual report

The following speeches were delivered today in the Gauteng Legislature by DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Economic Development, Janet Semple MPL and DA Gauteng Spokesperson on Economic Development, Ina Cilliers MPL during the debate on the 2016/17 Department of Economic Development’s annual report. Speech by Janet Semple MPL “Paper improvements…

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Merafong ANC Council hiding extent of water debt

The ANC-led Merafong Council has failed to disclose to the municipality’s Section 80 Finance Committee that it has until 8 December 2017 to pay the Water Board R10 million or residents will face lower water pressure and possible cuts. The municipality currently owes Rand Water R60 million. The National Department…

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ANC slow response to Avian Flu outbreak crippling farmers

The province-wide outbreak of Avian Flu has taken its toll on commercial and emerging farmers, who to date received no assistance from national government to assist in mitigating the effects this has had on their businesses. Since the outbreak of the virus, over 2138 poultry have died while 427 277…

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