11/03/2021

Nzimande’s announcements on NSFAS a band-aid on a self-inflicted crisis

The interventions announced by Minister Blade Nzimande, regarding NSFAS higher funding today is simply a knee-jerk reaction by government to the recent student protests across the country. The DA will soon make public a plan to turn NSFAS around and to ensure that poor students have access to education.

Read more: https://www.da.org.za/2021/03/nzimandes-announcements-on-nsfas-a-band-aid-on-a-self-inflicted-crisis

DA calls for debate of national importance on SAPS DNA chaos

The DA will write to the Speaker of the National Assembly, to request a debate of national importance regarding the increasing DNA backlog which now sits at 172 000. Delayed DNA outcomes is justice denied to rape and murder victims.

Read more: https://www.da.org.za/2021/03/da-calls-for-debate-of-national-importance-on-saps-dna-chaos

DA calls for immediate review of schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act

Stage 2 loadshedding highlights the need for bold action to diversify SA’s energy sector for cheap and reliable energy supply. The DA has called on President Ramaphosa and his cabinet to urgently review legislation to stop Eskom’s monopoly.

Read more: https://www.da.org.za/2021/03/da-calls-for-immediate-review-of-schedule-2-of-the-electricity-regulation-act

We have a plan to keep the light on in SA. More information about the DA’s plan is available on: www.keepthelightson.co.za

Democratic Alliance to refer Housing Tender to the Hawks

The controversial Housing Development Agency (HDA), which last year recorded more than R131m in irregular expenditure was appointed as project implementor for the failed multi-million-rand Covid-19 emergency de-densification programme in Duncan Village informal settlement in the Eastern Cape. The DA is now taking referring the matter for investigation.

Read more: https://www.da.org.za/2021/03/democratic-alliance-to-refer-housing-tender-to-the-hawks

The DA exposed stories of farmers who have fallen victim to state-sponsored land grabs and the government’s failed land reform programme.

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