DA calls for security assessment of all NC health facilities

by Andrew Louw MPL – DA Northern Cape Provincial Leader Error! Filename not specified.Date: 16 July 2019Release: Immediate The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Northern Cape condemns the alleged rape of a 19 year old female patient by a 32-year old male patient at the Professor ZK Matthews Community Health Centre (CHC) in Barkley West over the weekend.We are horrified that…

DA calls for urgent action at asbestos school

by Dr Allen Grootboom MPL – DA Northern Cape Provincial Spokesperson on Education Error! Filename not specified.Date: 11 July 2019Release: Immediate The Democratic Alliance (DA) will request MEC of Education, Mac Jack, to urgently find alternative accommodation for learners of the asbestos contaminated Delta Primary School in Vosburg.This comes as learners and staff are being exposed to asbestos fibres following damages…

DA asks A-G and SCOPA to probe Arts and Culture Department’s suspicious R100m deals

by Veronica van Dyk MP – DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture   Date: 15 July 2019 Release: Immediate   Note to Editors: Please see updated statement and also find soundbite in English and Afrikaans by Veronica van Dyk MP, DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture.The Democratic Alliance (DA) has written to the Auditor-General, Kimi Makwetu, to request…

For the sake of the people

by Andrew Louw MPL – DA Northern Cape Provincial Leader Error! Filename not specified.Date: 09 July 2019Release: Immediate Note to Editors: The following is an extract from the debate on the State of the Province Address that was delivered by DA Northern Cape Provincial Leader,Andrew Louw MPL, at the chambers of the Frances Baard District Municipality this morning.I am glad that, for…

Debate: 16 Days Of Activism

by Safiyia Stanfley – DAWN Provincial Chairperson Date: 09 November 2017 Release: Immediate Type: Speech Note to Editors: The following debate speech was delivered in the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature today by DAWN Provincial Chairperson , Hon. Safiyia Stanfley, during a debate on 16 Days Of Activism. Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable Members, Guests in…

Foster care grants crisis looming

by Karen Jooste MP – DA Member of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development Date: 05 November 2017 Release: Immediate Type: Press Statement The DA will write to the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development, Rosemary Capa, to request an urgent sitting, as it has come to our attention that a High Court…

Dept needs to contribute to economy, not constrain it

by Adv Boitumelo Babuseng, MPL – DA Provincial Spokesperson for Economic Affairs Date: 02 November 2017 Release: Immediate Type: Press Statement In light of the recent Quarterly Labour Force Survey, it is disappointing to note that the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development & Tourism still has no adequate strategy to curb unemployment and to…

ANC not serious about transformation

ANC not serious about transformation by Ismail Obaray – DA Spokesperson of Environment & Nature Conservation Date: 26 October 2017 Release: Immediate Type: Press Statement The DA is concerned that the Northern Cape Provincial Government’s continued ad hoc approach towards the transformation of the wildlife industry will result in more failed “land reform” projects. This…

Animal health must remain a priority

by Ismail Obaray – DA Spokesperson of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Reform Date: 24 October 2017 Release: Immediate Type: Press Statement The DA welcomes the eventual accreditation of the Northern Cape Department of Agriculture’s state veterinary laboratory in Kimberley. The veterinary services unit has the very important task of preventing and controlling animal diseases.…

Unite Northern Cape behind Constitution

by Harold McGluwa MPL – DA Provincial Chairperson in the Northern Cape Date: 20 October 2017 Release: Immediate Type: Speech Extract Note to editors: The following is an extract from a debate delivered earlier this week in the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature by the Democratic Alliance’s provincial chairperson, Harold McGluwa MPL, during the debate on…

ANC inaction leads to power cuts at hospital

by Isak Fritz – Northern Cape Spokesperson of Health Date: 20 October 2017 Release: Immediate Type: Press Statement The DA condemns the ANC’s inaction, while a power crisis affects operations at the Wege Hosptial in Hopetown. This is due to both the Thembelihle Municipality and the Northern Cape Department of Health failing to pay monies…