The REAL matric pass rate is 51%

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Please find an attached soundbite and video link by Baxolile ‘Bax’ Nodada MP The DA can reveal that the real matric...

ICAO must urgently inspect SACAA and SA airports

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Please find attached English and Afrikaans soundbites by Chris Hunsinger MP. The DA will write to the chairperson of the parliamentary portfolio...

Blackburn Village toilets are broken and filthy

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Ablution blocks in Blackburn Village informal settlement, north of Durban, are in a terrible condition. Residents say they are forced to...

When must municipalities provide flush toilets in informal settlements? A court case may help...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Langaville residents in Ekurhuleni want the municipality to stop providing chemical toilets to informal settlement residents. Photos: Kimberly Mutandiro Langaville residents in...

Landmark River Club case tests heritage rights

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Goringhaicona senior headman Sibusiso Zimbili Nkundlane leads a demonstration outside the High Court as an application for an urgent interdict against...

Eskom loses bid to reduce power to municipalities

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed a bid by Eskom to overturn an interdict forcing it to restore power to...

SANDF probes cause of fire at Base Waterkloof Air Force

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is investigating the fire that broke out on Sunday evening at the...

4 days to deadline day – Will Mantashe’s disastrous RMIPPP meet its (extended) deadline?

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). With 4 days left before the 27 January 2022 deadline to reach financial close for the repeatedly delayed Risk Mitigation Independent...

R1.8bn tender corruption trial set for March

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The fraud and corruption trial against former Bosasa Group Chief Operations Officer, Angelo Agrizzi, and his co-accused has been...

Ministers Cele, De Lille and Speaker Mapisa-Nqakula a no-show at Parliamentary fire meeting

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). This morning, the Joint Standing Committee on Financial Management of Parliament was due to receive a briefing from the Minister of...

Livingston hospital orthopaedic surgeries come to a halt

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Despite being the biggest hospital in the Eastern Cape, and having an orthopaedic wing, orthopaedic surgeries in the Livingston...

Treasury should provide clarity on the World Bank loan 

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Please find an attached soundbite by Dr Dion George MP The DA calls on National Treasury to provide clarity on the...

Treasury to bail out Northern Cape municipality over unpaid workers

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Northern Cape’s Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs MEC Bentley Vass met Renosterberg Local Municipality workers on Monday. The workers...

Matric pass rate is misleading

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The DA congratulates all matrics who passed the 2021’s NSC matric exams. This is the first matric cohort that experienced their...

Watch: Guitars instead of guns for Cape Flats children

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-6nKkvyjis Join Bands Not Gangs is a community music school that aims to prevent children on the Cape Flats from falling into...

R23 million Joburg library still closed after three years

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Lehae residents have been waiting for the multi-million rand library to open since 2018. Photo: Masego Mafata The R23 million Lehae library...

A year after a devastating fire, displaced Masiphumelele families are fed-up with their poor...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Temporary shacks were built last year by the City of Cape Town for families displaced by a fire but they are...

Disabled man cleans his street from his wheelchair

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). John Martin and Shiloh Felix go out together to collect rubbish in their street in Gqeberha. Photo: Joseph Chirume John Martin is...

Suspended Lottery boss faces disciplinary hearing

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Phillemon Letwaba, COO of the National Lotteries Commission, is finally facing disciplinary action. Photo copied for fair use from NLC website A...

Atteridgeville labour office unavailable due to break-in

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The Department of Employment and Labour has advised all clients that services will be unavailable at the Atteridgeville office...

DA launches petition to object to Eskom’s request for a 20.5% electricity hike

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Please find an attached video by DA Leader, John Steenhuisen MP  The DA has launched a petition calling on all...

A challenge to Cape Town’s new administration: please fix the sewerage system

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Blue-green algae blooming in Rietvlei. The algae, fed by nutrients in sewage, produces a toxin and reduces oxygen levels in the...

DA strongly supports Covid-19 vaccination, but is opposed to mandatory vaccination

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Please find attached soundbite by Gwen Ngwenya. The DA, after lengthy consultation with public health experts, has taken a position on Covid-19...

Donors to the rescue of special needs school looted in July unrest

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Golden Steps School in Verulam, looted and vandalised last July, has now opened to learners for the 2022 year. Photo: Nokulunga...