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Security upgrades at Cape Town mayor’s home all above board – council speaker

CAPE TOWN, October 1  – Security work at City of Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille’s private residence is above board and  in line with provisions of national legislation, council speaker Dirk Smit said on Sunday. Responding to reports of alleged irregular upgrades to De Lille’s home “quoting faceless, nameless sources in the safety and […]

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DA bid to force Zuma state capture inquiry fails

JOHANNESBURG, September 29 – The North Gauteng High Court on Friday turned down the application by the Democratic Alliance (DA) to compel President Jacob Zuma to immediately implement the Public Protectors remedial action recommended in her “State of Capture” report. Earlier in 2017, the then Public Protector Thuli Madonsela ordered that, within 30 days, Zuma must establish a […]

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Double blow for DA as opposition boycott council meeting and PA withdraw in NMB coalition

PORT ELIZABETH, September 21 – The Nelson Mandela Bay council was brought to standstill after oppositions councillors including United Democratic Movement which is still the coalition partner boycotted a council meeting on Thursday. Adding a blow to Democratic Alliance which is leading the coalition government was the announcement by the Patriotic Alliance (PA) that is pulling […]

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DA hands over KPMG International’s statement to the Hawks to assist with ongoing investigation into the Guptas

CAPE TOWN, September 17 (ANA) – The Democratic Alliance has handed over audit firm KPMG International’s statement to the Hawks to assist with their ongoing investigation into the wealthy, politically connected Gupta family, the party said on Sunday. The DA welcomed the investigation conducted by KPMG International into work performed on behalf of the Gupta […]