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Democratic Alliance News Archive

New comms ministers to roll in style

25 Apr 2017 Financial
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

The Democratic Alliance claims the financially strained communications department intends to buy two new luxury vehicles for the new minister and deputy minister..

New dawn for comms department

31 Mar 2017 Telecoms
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Meanwhile, opposition party the Democratic Alliance (DA) is using Zuma's Cabinet shake-up to its advantage as it calls on citizens to join its movement..
The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomed the announcement after DA shadow minister of social development, Bridget Masango, last week sent a to the Public Protector. Masango requested that Mkhwebane launch an investigation into the nature of the relationship between Dlamini and CPS "in reference to her handling of the social grants crisis which is currently unfolding under her watch".

Dlamini, SASSA to answer to ConCourt

13 Mar 2017 Business
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Last Friday, the Democratic Alliance (DA) marched to the social development department offices in the City of Tshwane..
Meanwhile, today opposition party the Democratic Alliance (DA) will march to the social development department offices in the City of Tshwane..
Meanwhile, as calls for Dlamini to be as minister of social development increase, the Democratic Alliance caucus in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament will hold a debate on the SASSA crisis this afternoon. .

Calls for comms minister's head

8 Mar 2017 Telecoms
By Staff Writer

Last year, Marian Shinn, Democratic Alliance shadow telecommunications and postal services minister, said Muthambi was the major in the digital migration process. "She [Muthambi] must be removed from office if any progress – free from legally expensive decisions to promote dubious agendas – is to be made.
So says Marian Shinn MP and Democratic Alliance shadow minister of telecoms and postal services..

WCape edges forward with broadband access

20 Feb 2017 Internet
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

The Western Cape is on course to connect 1 900 government sites to high-speed Internet by April. This is the word from Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille, who made the comments during her State of the Province Address.

Govt to prioritise maths and science

9 Feb 2017 Computing
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

President Zuma finally managed to deliver his speech more than an hour later, after the violent removal of EFF members from the National Assembly, while Democratic Alliance and other opposition party members staged a walk out..
Lorraine Botha, Western Cape spokesperson on community development for the Democratic Alliance, says during the meeting with the committee on 31 May 2016, SASSA gave assurance it would assume responsibility for the disbursement of funds to beneficiaries as of 1 April 2017..
This is the word from Democratic Alliance (DA) MP and shadow minister of telecommunications and postal services, Marian Shinn..
While the Democratic Alliance (DA) congratulated all learners who performed well in their NSC examinations, the opposition party is disturbed by the maths and science results..

Mixed grades for ICT ministers

9 Dec 2016 Telecoms
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

The Democratic Alliance's (DA's) latest Cabinet slams president Jacob Zuma and ministers for poor performance and another year of failing the people..
Soon after it was revealed the tender had been cancelled, Democratic Alliance MP and shadow minister for telecommunications and postal services, Marian Shinn, wrote to telecoms minister Siyabonga Cwele..

SA Connect tender bidders revealed

17 Nov 2016 Telecoms
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Democratic Alliance MP and shadow minister for telecommunications and postal services, Marian Shinn, previously noted the appointment of a lead agent for the broadband project needed to go through legal and competitive processes..

ISPA welcomes ICT White Paper

2 Nov 2016 Telecoms
By Staff Writer

Among the challengers was opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, which the white paper will fail in its immediate objective to bridge the digital divide and bring affordable, ubiquitous communications infrastructure and services to all South Africans..
Last month, the Democratic Alliance (DA) argued that in its current form, the Bill "gives government wide-sweeping powers to censor content on the Internet" and is "unworkable, unaffordable, vague and contains several unconstitutional provisions"..
Government's muddling in the telecoms sector has been a hindrance rather than an accelerator, said Marian Shinn, Democratic Alliance member of Parliament and telecoms and postal services shadow minister..

DA comes out against ICT policy

4 Oct 2016 Telecoms
By Staff Writer

The Democratic Alliance's Marian Shinn slams government's new ICT white paper..

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