09/03/2021

Tomorrow at 11h00 we will expose the stories of farmers whose land has been taken by government and given to ANC connected cadres.

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The state-sponsored land grabs must stop! View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH0RrpEc98g

With the government seeking to own the majority of land in South Africa through its land expropriation bill (forcing many South Africans to rent from them permanently), we expose the stories of farmers whose land has been taken from them and given to cadres with political connections, and discuss how this affects you. On this episode of The Inside Track, DA National Spokesperson, Siviwe Gwarube, hears from affected farmers and is joined by Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Reform, Annette Steyn, and DA Federal Chairperson, Dr Ivan Meyer.

ANC meeting: a battle of the factions where SA stands to lose

The DA called for reformers in the ANC to be bold and brave following a failed meeting by the ANC’s top leadership to convince former President Zuma to appear before the Zondo Commission.

Read more: https://www.da.org.za/2021/03/anc-meeting-a-battle-of-the-factions-where-sa-stands-to-lose

Sustained DA pressure forces Stellenbosch University to review its anti-Afrikaans language policy

Sustained pressure by the DA over the past year – including through court actions and public campaigns – yesterday resulted in an announcement by Stellenbosch University that it will immediately review its controversial language policy.

Read more: https://www.da.org.za/2021/03/sustained-da-pressure-forces-stellenbosch-university-to-review-its-anti-afrikaans-language-policy

Has NSFAS run out of money?

With a number of issues regarding the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) coming to light, the DA called on the Higher Education Minister to come clean and communicate with affected students.

Read more: https://www.da.org.za/2021/03/has-nsfas-run-out-of-money

DA calls for lifting of lockdown regulations to restore private property rights

The DA called for the urgent lifting of Alert Level 1 lockdown regulations that make it close to impossible for property owners to obtain eviction orders.

Read more: https://www.da.org.za/2021/03/da-calls-for-lifting-of-lockdown-regulations-to-restore-private-property-rights

DA warns against possible use of race as a proxy in Eskom’s internal battles

Following the announcement of an investigation into allegations of racism against Eskom’s CEO, the DA called for the board to explain the step it has taken, which could be serious but could also be used to hide real issues.

Read more: https://www.da.org.za/2021/03/da-warns-against-possible-use-of-race-as-a-proxy-in-eskoms-internal-battles