Alarm over govt depts’ failure to answer calls, e-mails
The DA claims there is “near-complete collapse in government capacity”, with seven out of every 10 phone calls or e-mails to departments going unanswered.
‘Internet Censorship Act’ a legal instrument of suffocation, says DA
The official opposition commits to fight the “unfortunate piece of legislation”, saying it infringes on the constitutional right to freedom of expression.
Tributes pour in after DA shadow comms minister succumbs to COVID
The Democratic Alliance confirms the passing of MP and communications portfolio member Cameron Mackenzie, following a battle with COVID-19.
WCape eyes key role in SA’s green tech development
The Democratic Alliance believes the Western Cape province is well-positioned to take the lead in the new electric vehicles boom.
DA presses EOH to pay back R1bn to City of Joburg
The official opposition says mayor Geoff Makhubo and the JSE-listed company must account for betraying the city and its residents.
Facebook to face the music in SA Parliament, says DA
Parliament’s Committee of Communications and Digital Technologies is set to invite the social media player to respond to questions about misinformation on its platform.
Parliament must protect SA from Facebook, WhatsApp, says DA
Facebook has a strong case to answer before Parliament, regarding its role in the dissemination of COVID-19 misinformation in SA, says the Democratic Alliance.
Ndabeni-Abrahams backtracks, appoints sixth ICASA councillor
The ICASA council will soon become a nine-member body after minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams makes a U-turn on her appointment decision.
Ndabeni-Abrahams placed on special leave, ordered to deliver public apology
President Cyril Ramaphosa decides to suspend communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams for two months, after she violates the country’s lockdown regulations.
WCape gains Mantashe’s approval to explore renewables
Energy minister Gwede Mantashe gives the province the green light to explore independent power producers for energy needs.
Questions over Tshwane’s R1bn smart city tender
Leaders of the DA want the city’s mayor to explain why the metro issued the tender tailored to suit Huawei, the Sunday Times reports.