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Democratic Alliance News Archive

Fail for Bathabile Dlamini in DA report card

5 Dec 2017 Business
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

More than half of the ministers in the National Executive achieved the lowest score possible in the Democratic Alliance's 2017 Government Report Card..
Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to conduct an inquiry into payments made by MultiChoice to ANN7 and the SABC..
According to the Democratic Alliance, this notion has since been confirmed by the former minister of communications, Yunus Carrim, who is quoted in the media stating that: "…MultiChoice was seeking to change government policy to serve its own interests", and he "…felt it wrong for a private company to seek to buy government policy in this way so that it could retain its 98% dominance of the pay-TV sector"..

DA intensifies calls for set-top box probe

27 Nov 2017 Telecoms
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane can no longer ignore the Democratic Alliance's (DA's) request for a probe into the procurement process of the government-sponsored set-top boxes (STBs)..
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for Dlamini's head, saying she must be fired..
"I should put it on record that I neither applied nor lobbied to serve as a member of the mayoral committee (MMC), and I am fully aware that I serve at the pleasure of the executive mayor and the overarching Democratic Alliance (DA) leadership.".
South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) said it had filed a criminal complaint against SAP's local unit for alleged money laundering and corruption..

SAA to loom large in Gigaba's budget

24 Oct 2017 Financial
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), says the minister should use the MTBPS to deal decisively with the ‘big five' challenges to reversing the economic decline. These include boosting economic growth, stabilising public finances, supporting the independence of financial institutions, reforming ‘zombie' state-owned enterprises and mitigating significant long-term fiscal risks.
The Democratic Alliance calls on Mmamoloko Kubayi to hand over the Broadcasting Digital Migration programme to the telecommunications department..
Since the launch of its EFTsecure Gateway, an exciting Instant EFT payment solution for online merchants, Callpay has experienced tremendous growth of payments being processed. From retail giants to small independent brands, everyone is benefiting from enabling the EFTsecure payment option.

Tshwane smart meter contract set aside

16 Oct 2017 Business
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

According to him, from the outset, the Democratic Alliance pointed out the tender and the deal was irregular, and would punch a hole in Tshwane's coffers. The opposition party also discovered that National Treasury and the finance minister agreed with its view, he says.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) Youth wants poor young South Africans to have access to Internet services and is calling on government to allocate an allowance of 500MB free mobile data every month..
South Africa's public sector faces constant turbulence, with widespread corruption, local inefficiencies and infighting across government. Last week, this culminated in the Democratic Alliance petitioning for an emergency election, with the belief that the majority of South Africans have lost confidence in President Jacob Zuma.
During question time, the Democratic Alliance's Geordin Hill-Lewis said the NCR appears unable to exert sufficient control over alleged reckless lenders such as African Bank and the Lewis Group..

DA pins hopes on ICT investment

1 Sep 2017 Computing
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has identified the role of ICT to spur economic growth and provide access to jobs..

High Court to review STB tender award

23 Aug 2017 Telecoms
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Democratic Alliance MP and shadow minister of telecoms and postal services Marian Shinn says she has lodged a request with public protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, to investigate possible corruption in the process undertaken by USAASA to procure 1.5 million STBs, satellite dishes and antennae at a cost of R1.

Cloud of corruption hangs over STB tender

7 Aug 2017 Telecoms
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Democratic Alliance MP and shadow minister of telecoms and postal services Marian Shinn has called on minister Ayanda Dlodlo to publicly release the report arising from the investigation into the procurement process of STBs..

Judge appointed to lead SASSA probe

3 Aug 2017 Financial
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has welcomed the appointment of Ngoepe, saying it has long been of the view that "Dlamini manufactured the crisis, possibly for financial gain"..

King of the castle

24 Jul 2017 Columnists
By Paul Booth

* Very good Q2 revenue numbers from Veeam Software South Africa.* A positive trading update from Vodacom Group.

Outspoken CEO leaves SASSA

18 Jul 2017 Business
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Magwaza's departure has been labelled by the Democratic Alliance (DA) as "another damning indication of the toxic influence Dlamini has on SASSA and the department"..

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