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BAIL-OUT MONEY FOR HEALTH MUST BE RING-FENCED

July 29th, 2010

The financial woes of the beleaguered Eastern Cape Department of Health and its latest plan to request a bail-out of R1, 7 billion from the provincial executive refers. The Democratic Alliance warned the house during sitting in December that the department would run into more difficulties early in the new financial year due to payments of some R700 million for Occupational Specific Dispensation (OSD), back-pay in terms of the HROPT …


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FREEDOM DAY

April 22nd, 2010

Freedom Day means different things to different generations. For one generation the emphasis is on celebrating freedom as the victory of democracy over apartheid. For another it represents the hope that South Africa can progress towards a state where the dream of freedom can be lived. Although we are free from the yoke of apartheid we are still shackled by poverty, unemployment, a failing education and health system; together with …


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BUDGET SHOULD PROMOTE OPEN, OPPORTUNITY SOCIETY

March 11th, 2010

A budget is a political instrument whereby the governing party implements its policies and ideology. From the perspective of the Democratic Alliance a budget which is underpinned by the concept of a developmental state and cadre redeployment can never provide full value for money. On the other hand the Democratic Alliance’s approach to a budget is underpinned by it’s philosophy of an open, opportunity society for all. In an open …


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NEEDED: AGENDA FOR ACCOUNTABILITY

February 24th, 2010

IN HER State of the Province address Premier Noxolo Kiviet failed to spell out in unequivocal terms how accountability of her Cabinet and civil servants is going to be rigidly enforced, writes DA Legisalture Leader Bobby Stevenson. Without accountability we do not get value for money. This means that money is wasted on maladministration, corruption and general inefficiencies. The Democratic Alliance believes that it is time to rise up, roll …


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VULNERABLE NEED SPECIALIST COPS

January 6th, 2010

TAKE TWO Bobby Stevenson WITH the 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children campaign behind us, there is a need now, more than ever, to take concrete steps to make this programme to protect our women and children from violence and sexual predators effective for 365 days a year. It is critical that: l The Child Protection, Family Violence and Sexual Offences unit is re- instated;