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Public Works waste millions of rands to maintain unused land and properties

In a written reply to a DA parliamentary question, the Department of Public Works (DPW) has revealed that it holds a staggering portfolio of land and property holdings worth over R12 billion – lying idle and unutilised. Rates and taxes paid on these holdings comprising of 1, 9 milling on …

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DA lay corruption charges against Minister Bongo

Democratic Alliance (DA) Chief Whip John Steenhuisen has laid corruption charges against State Security Minister Bongani Bongo at Cape Town Police Station on Wednesday. “I have today [Wednesday] laid corruption charges against Minister Bongo in terms of the Prevention and Combatting of Corrupt Activities Act,” said Steenhuisen. The case relates …

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Calls for SADC to play a monitoring role in Zimbabwe

International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers says he believes that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) should play a monitoring role in Zimbabwe following the resignation of its long-serving President Robert Mugabe. The Deputy Minister said this when he briefed the Portfolio Committee on International Relations in Parliament …

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Barcoded ID books expiry claims untrue

Home Affairs Department has rubbished unfounded claims that the lifespan of green barcoded ID books expires at the end of March next year. “No such announcement has been made by the Department. We wish to make it clear that the green barcoded ID book remains a legal form of identification until …

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One step closer to SASSA grants solution

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, says an implementation protocol has been concluded and signed between the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and the South African Post Office (SAPO) that paves the way for a collaborative agreement towards the payment of social grants. …

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Is Molefe army colonel?

Is former disgraced Eskom boss, Brain Molefe, South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Reservist or Honourary Colonel? Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Kobus Marais  said his party [DA] will  write to Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, to request  Molefe’s appointment letter to be made public so that …

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Minister Bongo to face bribery charges 

Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will, in terms of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, lay criminal charges against the newly appointed State Security Minister Bongani Bongo. DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen said the latest allegations of corruption against Bongo suggested he tried to actively collapse the state …

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R48 million budget for new ministerial mansions

In a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Public Works, the Department of Public Works revealed it has budgeted R48 Million to acquire 6 additional Ministerial Houses within the 2017/18 financial year, Democratic Alliance Shadow Minister of Public Works Dr Malcom Figg said in a statement on Sunday. As a …

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