24/03/2021

39 672 public service employees apply for the R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant

Decisive disciplinary and legal action must be taken against these public service employees. The SRD grant is intended solely for the most vulnerable and distressed members of our society and should not be open to abuse by public service employees who are drawing a monthly salary from State coffers.

Read more: https://www.da.org.za/2021/03/39-672-public-service-employees-apply-for-the-r350-social-relief-of-distress-grant

DA launches campaign to Save Our Small Businesses

Many business owners opt to go underground to avoid the red tape of onerous and growth-defeating overregulation. Many more have become despondent. In disastrously many cases, they give up, which swells to the ranks of the unemployed.

Read more: https://www.da.org.za/2021/03/da-launches-campaign-to-save-our-small-businesses

DA calls for independent probe into dangerous SAA vaccine flight to Brussels

In addition to an “extraordinarily dangerous” event occurring on take-off, it has also been alleged that the crew training was not done by a training institution familiar with SAA standard operating procedure and that this flight was initially grounded due to the pilots lacking the required flight hours, eventually being allowed to leave South Africa with 13 exemptions.

Read more: https://www.da.org.za/2021/03/da-calls-for-independent-probe-into-dangerous-saa-vaccine-flight-to-brussels

ICYMI: Catch today’s episode of the Inside Track – One year of lockdown, 20 more to go?

At the current rate of COVID-19 vaccine rollout it will take almost 20 years to vaccinate enough of SA’s population for us to return to normal. On this episode of The Inside Track, we look back at one year of living in a pandemic, and how we can fast-track vaccination.

Watch it now here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp-E42HMlTE