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24 May 2017
02 May 2017
DA: ‘Dodging’ Dlamini bunks Parliament again
Social Development Minister, Bathabile ‘Dodging’ Dlamini, has failed yet again to show up to a meeting of a Parliamentary committee. The Select Committee on Social Services, which was meant to be...
17 Mar 2017
Jesuit Institute SA: Constitutional Court ruling on SASSA
“I will draw near to you for judgement… against those who falsely swear” Malachi 3:5 The Jesuit Institute welcomes the Constitutional Court’s ruling that the irregular contract between the Cash...
DA: George Michalakis: Address by DA Member in the NCOP, during the debate on Human Rights, Parliament (16/03/2017)
George Bizos in his autobiography, An Odyssey to Freedom, quotes Nelson Mandela, saying in 2001: “The Constitution speaks of both the past and the future. It permits us to build a nation based on...
16 Mar 2017
DA: James Selfe: Address by DA’s Shadow Minister of Correctional Services, during the debate on 20 years of the Constitution, Parliament (16/03/2017)
It was great to be a Member of Parliament in 1994, and to be a member of the Constitutional Committee that was shaping our country’s constitution.
15 Mar 2017
DA: Bridget Masango: Address by DA’s Shadow Minister of Social Development, during the debate on the SASSA crisis, Parliament (14/03/2017)
Last week, I submitted a PAIA application for the contract between the Department of Social Development and Net1/Cash Paymaster Services for the distribution of 17 million social grants to the...
06 Mar 2017
R2K: R2K calls for Minister Dlamini to be removed
In the face of a national crisis over SASSA's ability to ensure the payment of social grants, Minister Dlamini has flouted her responsibilities to the poorest and most vulnerable, and to the...
16 Feb 2017
DA: Bridget Masango: Address by DA’s Shadow Minister of Social Development, during the State of the Nation (SONA) Debate, National Assembly, Cape Town (15/02/2017)
The state of the Department of Social Development can be summed up in the latest headlines: “Beneficiaries in Disaster Countdown;” “Welfare Cliffhanger;” “D-Day for Grants;” “Seven weeks to go to...
27 Jan 2017
DoC: Faith Muthambi: Address by Minister of Communications, on the occasion of the MDDA Stakeholders engagement breakfast, Pavilion, Parktown, Gauteng (27/01/2017)
I am honoured today to introduce to you Mr Themba TC Dlamini as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA).
14 Nov 2016
DA: Lindy Wilson says SASSA must appear urgently before Parliament on new social grant system
The DA will today write to the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development, Ms Rosemary Capa, to request that she urgently re-schedule the appearance of the South African Social...
09 Nov 2016
Daily Podcast - November 09, 2016
Making headlines: EFF calls for further boycott of Gupta-owned entities DA's Breytenbach accuses ANC of wasting time with bill debate And, Municipal by-elections get under way in 6 provinces
17 Aug 2016
IFP, DA And EFF To Hold Media Briefing
What's On
On Thursday, 18 August 2016, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will hold a joint media briefing. The briefing will be addressed...
04 Jul 2016
Cosatu President S'dumo Dlamini on the union's political position
Congress of South African Trade Unions President S’dumo Dlamini joins Polity's Sane Dhlamini to discuss the federation’s position in South Africa’s political scene.
10 Jun 2016
11 May 2016
DA: Annette Lovemore: Address by DA Shadow Minister of Public Service and Administration, during the debate on the departmental budget vote, Parliament (11/05/2016)
In his State of the Nation Address in February 2014, the President said: “The fight against corruption must be intensified”.
21 Oct 2015
SA: Nhlanhla Nene: Address by Minister of Finance, during the 2015 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement, National Assembly (21/10/2015)
It is my privilege to present the 2015 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement, together with the Adjustments Appropriation Bill and the Division of Revenue Amendment Bill for 2015/16.

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