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24 March 2017
                       
 
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SA: Susan Shabangu: Address by Minister in the Presidency for Women in South Africa, on the occasion of the 61st session of the United Nations commission on the status of women, United Nations, New York (21/03/2017)
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South African delegation wishes to take this opportunity to congratulate our new UN Secretary General H.E. Antonio Guterres for reaffirming women leadership with the appointment of the third woman...
 
 
20 Mar 2017
 
DA: Zakhele Mbhele says Nhleko must respect court ruling and remove Ntlemeza immediately
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The DA demands that the Minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko, respects Judge Peter Mabuso’s ruling that Berning Ntlemeza’s appointment as Head of the Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation...
 
 
19 Mar 2017
 
DA: Bridget Masango on #DlaminiMustGo: DA welcomes Public Protector investigation into Dodging Dlamini and CPS
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The DA welcomes that Public Protector, Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has decided to investigate the relationship between the Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, and Cash Paymaster Services...
 
 
17 Mar 2017
 
UDM: Bantu Holomisa says SASSA Constitutional Court judgement is an indictment of the Zuma administration
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The United Democratic Movement (UDM) notes the Constitutional Court’s instruction that the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) are under obligation to...
 
 
SA: Archbishop-Emeritus thanks Constitutional Court, slams social development minister
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“South Africa owes a debt of gratitude to the independence of the judiciary in general and in particular to its esteemed Constitutional Court. “I say this following the stern judgement handed down...
 
 
DA: George Michalakis: Address by DA Member in the NCOP, during the debate on Human Rights, Parliament (16/03/2017)
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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...
 
 
 
 
Empathise, dammit! [[[or damn it!]]]
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
Much has been written about the incomprehension of the liberal-left over their countrymen's support of Donald Trump. They have been accused of being smug and knowing. The championing of identity...
 
 
16 Mar 2017
 
DA: Mmusi Maimane says Zuma has no plans to hold Minister Dlamini accountable for social grants crisis
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The Democratic Alliance condemns, in the strongest terms, President Zuma’s unwillingness to hold the Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, accountable for the social grants crisis that...
 
 
15 Mar 2017
 
DA: Lindy Wilson: Address by DA’s Shadow Deputy Minister of Social Development, during the debate on the SASSA crisis, Parliament (14/03/2017)
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From very large nyana skeletons to the artful dodger. Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini, has become a master of dodging accountability.
 
 
14 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Land Expropriation and Compensation
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The past five weeks saw interesting pronouncements on land in SA. Will it lead to a change in the Constitution? First, let us review as it happened. SEQUENCE OF EVENTS Sunday 5 February: The ANC...
 
 
DA: Bridget Masango on Social Grants Crisis: 28 days and counting since DA called for dodging Dlamini to be fired
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It has been 28 days since the DA called on President Zuma to fire the Social Development Minister over her inexcusable mismanagement of the social grants crisis and still no action has been taken...
 
 
SA Parliament seeking fresh ways to oversee the executive
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The recent enquiry from the South African Parliament into the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) exposed the public broadcaster for its flouting of process; the board for its...
 
 
13 Mar 2017
 
PAC: Kenneth Mokgatlhe says we still have a long walk to freedom
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Nelson Mandela’s biography is entitled “Long walk to freedom”, one of the most popular books which details the life and times of struggle icon. The phrase “Long walk to freedom” is most appropriate...
 
 
10 Mar 2017
 
dti: South Africa is UK's investment destination
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The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has arrived back in South Africa from London, United Kingdom where he attended the inaugural Commonwealth Trade Ministers meeting. Minister Davies...
 
 
DA: Mmusi Maimane: Address by DA Leader, outside the Department of Social Development following a march for the payment of social grants, Pretoria (10/03/2017)
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The corruption and incompetence of this government have put the monthly grants of 17 million South Africans at risk.
 
 
 
                       
 
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