15/02/2021

DA submits PAIA request to Ramaphosa for minutes of ANC cadre deployment committee meetings

The DA submitted a PAIA request to the ANC President for all the minutes of every meeting of the ANC’s cadre deployment committee that has taken place since 1 January 2013 – when Ramaphosa reportedly became its chairperson.

Read more: https://www.da.org.za/2021/02/da-submits-paia-request-to-ramaphosa-for-minutes-of-anc-cadre-deployment-committee-meetings

Full force of the law must be visited on Jacob Zuma for his failure to appear before the Zondo Commission

The DA called for charges to be brought against former President Jacob Zuma as he has refused to appear before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture this week.

Read more: https://www.da.org.za/2021/02/full-force-of-the-law-must-be-visited-on-jacob-zuma-for-his-failure-to-appear-before-the-zondo-commission

DA wishes learners and teachers well for the 2021 academic year

As schools reopened, the DA announced a series of oversight visits to schools across the country to monitor and assess the situation.

Read more: https://www.da.org.za/2021/02/da-wishes-learners-and-teachers-well-for-the-2021-academic-year

DA petition receives thousands of objections against Netflix, Showmax licence fee proposal

The DA is submitting a petition against the government’s plans to extend license fees to streaming services such as Netflix, which is 16 364 signatures strong.

Read more: https://www.da.org.za/2021/02/da-petition-receives-thousands-of-objections-against-netflix-showmax-licence-fee-proposal

DA welcomes the decision to open all land ports

The DA welcomed the decision taken by the government to open all land borders from today, 15 February. “SA’s land-based ports of entry are vital for the country’s access to regional markets. Closing them in the first place was an ill-informed decision.”

Read more: https://www.da.org.za/2021/02/da-welcomes-the-decision-to-open-all-land-ports

DG’s suspension merely a smokescreen to protect other high-ranking officials at DIRCO

The DA is demanding an explanation as to why two high-ranking officials associated with the controversial R118-million New York Pilot Project have not been placed on suspension together with the Dept. of International Relations and Cooperation’s (DIRCO) Director-General (DG).

Read more: https://www.da.org.za/2021/02/dgs-suspension-merely-a-smokescreen-to-protect-other-high-ranking-officials-at-dirco

DA calls for Facebook to be summoned to Parliament

The DA is requesting that Facebook be summoned to Parliament to account on several matters including its role in misinformation and the protection of the digital privacy of its South African users.

Read more: https://www.da.org.za/2021/02/da-calls-for-facebook-to-be-summoned-to-parliament