02/09/2020

While the ANC and EFF pander outdated ideologies, Eskom plunges the country into stage 4 darkness

The DA continues to push for a more open, affordable and efficient electricity sector, and will be taking all possible measures to ensure that the party’s Cheaper Electricity Bill and the proposed independent grid operator see the light of day.

Click to read: https://www.da.org.za/2020/09/while-the-anc-and-eff-pander-outdated-ideologies-eskom-plunges-the-country-into-stage-4-darkness

Minister of No Tourism must provide a date for reopening of international travel to prevent more job losses

International tourists will only book their holidays once they know when our borders will open. And local tourism enterprises need a date to start making reservations and planning for Covid-19 health measures, in order to boost the economy and save livelihoods.

Click to read: https://www.da.org.za/2020/09/minister-of-no-tourism-must-provide-a-date-for-reopening-of-international-travel-to-prevent-more-job-losses

Action on UIF fraud welcomed

Senior Unemployment Insurance Fund officials have been placed on precautionary suspension in connection with fraud and financial mismanagement associated with the UIF’s Covid-19 Ters benefit scheme, including for large payments wrongfully made to deceased people and prisoners.

Click to read: https://www.da.org.za/2020/09/da-welcomes-action-on-uif-fraud-and-supports-auditor-generals-recommendations

DA appoints Solly Msimanga as acting DA Gauteng Provincial Leader following John Moodey’s resignation

Whilst Mr Moodey’s departure is unfortunate, the DA looks forward to the stability Msimanga will provide. The province is in good hands under his experienced leadership.