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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"..
The Democratic Alliance moves to lay money laundering and corruption charges against the software giant over the #GuptaLeaks saga..
This was revealed yesterday by the Department of Communications (DOC) in a parliamentary reply to the Democratic Alliance..
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has now appealed to Dlodlo to consider its request for a thorough review of the BDM process following the ConCourt's ruling..
Democratic Alliance MP and shadow minister of telecoms and postal services Marian Shinn has been critical of the cloud of uncertainty that hangs over the future of the broadband project..
Meanwhile, Democratic Alliance MP and Western Cape spokesperson on community development, Lorraine Botha, has labelled the court's ruling as a blow to the poor..
This was revealed in a written reply to Parliamentary questions from the Democratic Alliance..

Two new state ICT companies on the cards

4 May 2017 Telecoms
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

While Qoza is coy about how these entities will be restructured, Democratic Alliance (DA) MP and shadow minister of telecoms and postal services, Marian Shinn, says the department's SOC rationalisation report will lead to two new Acts to establish the State IT Company and the State ICT Infrastructure Company..

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".

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