DA notes appointment of Sy Mamabolo as new IEC CEO

The IEC has appointed Sy Mamabolo as the Chief Electoral Officer. Mr Mamabolo has performed with distinction in various roles he has played within the organization over nearly two decades. These roles include Provincial Electoral Officer for Gauteng and Deputy CEO: Election Management. In this latter role, he deserves large…

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DA condemns the shooting of Gauteng MPL Kingsol Chabalala

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is outraged to learn that DA Member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature and Emfuleni North Constituency Head, Kingsol Chabalala, was shot three times outside his home late last night. Mr Chabalala was quickly hospitalised, where he was stabilised and the bullets were removed. We condemn this…

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Gauteng’s 37 forensic investigations expose extent of government rot

In the 2016/17 financial year, 37 forensic audits were commissioned by Gauteng Provincial Government Departments into issues such as procurement irregularities, irregular expenditure, irregular overtime pay and fraud. These investigations encompass ten departments, with some, like the Department of Health having incurred up to eight investigations. The respective departments and…

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Public-Private Partnerships can downgrade-proof Gauteng

Given the current economic climate, and the recent downgrades of South Africa’s sovereign status by ratings agencies, Gauteng Finance MEC Barbara Creecy should invest more effort in advancing Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in the province to “downgrade-proof” our ability to build new infrastructure. Cited by Gauteng Premier, David Makhura as the…

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