Author: Kgaogelo Magolego

The Patriotic Alliance has accused the DA of colluding with big business to fuel illegal immigration for the purpose of creating cheap labour. The party briefed the media in Johannesburg on Thursday and said while it wanted the Home Affairs portfolio it respected President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to offer it to the DA.Patriotic Alliance Deputy President Kenny Kunene said the announcement by newly appointed Home Affairs Minister Leon Schreiber that top of his priorities is the fast tracking of VISAS for “skilled workers and tourists” should be viewed with suspicion.For what we know, the minister could be using this position…

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Competition for credit continues over the bestowing of the City of Ekurhuleni with two audit awards by the South African Local Government Association. On Tuesday the EFF said awards were proof that its provincial chairperson Nkululeko Dunga who was recently removed as a Member of the Mayoral Committee was not incompetent as alleged by newly elected mayor Nkosindiphile Xhakaza who claimed so when removing Dunga. “This not only demonstrates the EFF’s commitment to running a clean government whereverit is involved but also dispels the propaganda and lies perpetuated regarding the financialstatus of the Metro under the EFF. It further exposes…

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The EFF says the decision the South African Local Government Association to award the City of Ekurhuleni metro with two audit awards confirms the competency and sound ethical standing of its deployees as well the party’s ability to govern. The City was awarded for reducing unauthorized, irregular, fruitless, and wasteful expenditures, and for implementing consequence management in the 2023/24 financial year during which period the EFF Gauteng Provincial Chairperson Nkululeko Dunga was the Mayoral Committee Member responsible for finance. “This is further evidence of good governance, transparency, accountability, and theimplementation of sound financial management systems under the EFF,” said the…

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The Gauteng provincial government has set out to build not less than a hundred schools during the five year term of the seventh administration which started last week. Education MEC Matome Chiloane announced the plan during the launch of the province’s online application system for grades 1 and 8 at Noordwik Secondary School in Midrand. Accordingly the target equates to at least 20 schools a month and Chiloane said the province used to build as much but regressed over the years until it reached single digit number of schools in a financial year.Chiloane also attributed the inadequacy of schools infrastructure…

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Patriotic Alliance, Rise Mzansi and Inkatha Freedom Party have secured positions in Premier Panyaza Lesufi’s cabinet announced on Wednesday night in Sandton, Johannesburg following a fallout between the ANC and the Democratic Alliance.The IFP’s Bonginkosi Dlamini has been appointed as the MEC for E-Government while the ANC’s provincial head of elections has been promoted to the Finance MEC post, while Matome Chiloane, Nomantu Nkomo Ralehoko and Kedibone Tlabela-Diale retained their positions as MECs for education, health and transport respectively with Jacob Mamabolo moved to the local government portfolio.Other opposition members included in the province’s 7th administration are Sheila Marry Peters…

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The Democratic Alliance is hoping President Cyril Ramaphosa will act against Gauteng Premier and provincial ANC chairperson Panyaza Lesufi whom it believes is frustrating efforts to establish a Government of Provincial Unity following the establishment of a national coalition which saw some of the DA’s leaders appointed into cabinet positions. DA veteran and former Chief Whip Douglas Gibson spoke to television news channel Newzroom Afrika after yet another last-minute cancellation of an announcement of cabinet by the Premier who is understood to be refusing to accede to DA demands. Gibson said failure to reach a deal in Gauteng will not…

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The so called Government of National Unity is yet to take off as parties disagree over cabinet positions.The dispute is mainly between the ANC and the Democratic Alliance, the second largest party in the arrangement which is demanding among others a dozen or so cabinet positions including the position of deputy president or a ministry in the presidency with the powers of a deputy president. The stand-off has seen DA Federal Executive Chairperson Helen Zille engage in an exchange with presidential spokesperson Vincent Magwenya on social media platform X with the former Western Cape premier shooting down an argument that…

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As the ANC and the DA disagree publicly about who can or can’t join the Government of National Unity being put together following the recent electoral stalemate, two more parties have indicated a willingness to join the pact. United Democratic Movement and Rise Mzansi indicated on Friday and Saturday respectfully that they intend participating in the power sharing arrangement dismissed by many as a DA-ANC coalition in disguise. The newly formed center right party Rise Mzansi campaigned on an anti-corruption often targeting the ANC with its messaging which was consistently concluded with “ we need new leaders” but the party,…

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned political parties that have refused to be part of the so-called Government of National Unity (GNU) he’s forming and includes the DA, Patriotic Alliance, IFP, Good Party, National Freedom Party and the Pan Africanist Congress.Ramaphosa addressed a crowd at the Union Buildings gardens shortly after being inaugurated for a second term as President of the republic and said those who don’t want to work with him risk being isolated.“We want to work together to create a jobs, to bring development for our people but there are those who don’t want to cooperate and are pulling…

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Despite what appeared like disapproval of the Government of National Unity among the ANC rank and file, the party’s supporters have come out in numbers to witness the inauguration of Cyril Ramaphosa as president of the republic as he takes up a second and last term of office.Supporters were bused in from different parts of the country with municipalities providing transportation.Those from far-flung areas spend the night on the road arriving in the capital in the early hours of Wednesday.“We had lists of collections from wards with myself and others coordinating the buses so obviously some people from remote areas…

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