SASSA call centre capacity has improved

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks When the Covid-19 social relief of distress grant was introduced in May 2020, the South African Social Security...

How a truck is helping people in rural areas get registered for vaccination

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ddZ_ijB7JE To help people in a rural Western Cape area to get vaccinated against Covid-19, UNICEF is using a truck to register...

DA welcomes planned amendments to Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act 

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Please find attached a soundbite by Kevin Mileham MP.  The DA welcomes the announcement by President Cyril Ramphosa that the...

Dr Tumi, the Lottery and the alleged fraud of R1.5 million

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks The arrest of popular gospel singer Dr Tumi earlier this year sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry and...

DA initiates a process to build national consensus against the Expropriation without Compensation Bill

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Please find attached English and Afrikaans soundbites by Dr Ivan Meyer, DA Federal Chairperson and Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, as...

Elections 2021: Fragile coalitions erode basic services in Nama Khoi municipality

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Johannes Meyer lives a stone’s throw away from a watercourse polluted by effluent from the Nababeep waste water treatment works. He...

Is the national grid about to collapse? 

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Please find attached soundbite by Ghaleb Cachalia MP. The DA calls on Eskom CEO, Andre De Ruyter, to take the...

Supporters of axed top cop Jeremy Vearey march to Parliament

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). About 100 people marched from St George’s Cathedral to Parliament on Wednesday to demand that former Western Cape Head of Detectives,...

Special needs school in Makhanda will have to wait another three years at least

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Acting principal Girlie Shadaya welcomed the transfer of land for the new school. Photo: Loyiso Dyongman In 2010, the courts told the...

Gqeberha crèche shuts down because of sewage overflow

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Bishop Bearing Sefali points out some of the overflowing human waste at Luyanda Preschool in Motherwell. Photo: Joseph Chirume The only registered...

Stage 4 Rolling Blackouts: South Africans must register to vote to keep the lights...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Please find attached soundbite by Ghaleb Cachalia MP. On 2 September 2015, then Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa told the National Council of...

Upington residents battle to get to vaccination site

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Upington residents older than 60 register at the table before they go inside the vaccination room at Upington clinic. Photo: Selby...

SAPS must speed up investigation into DA’s VBS charges against Malema and Shivambu following...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The DA calls on South African Police Services (SAPS) to provide updates on the charges that we laid against...

No vegetables, no fruit: surviving without the Covid-19 grant

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Nocawa Maneli, who has an injured leg from a dog bite years ago, depended on the Covid-19 grant. Now she depends...

Lotteries Commissioner doesn’t want to tell Parliament who scored a Covid-19 tender

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). In response to parliamentary questions posed by the DA, the Commissioner at the National Lotteries Commission (NLC), Thabang Mampane,...

Midvaal’s clear blue water – Democratic Alliance

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Nothing could better underscore the importance of voting – and voting DA – in the upcoming local government elections than yesterday’s...

Pension payout points to be used to register senior citizens for COVID-19 vaccine

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). People across the country are pulling out all the stops to help register pensioners for the COVID-19 vaccine, and...

Limpopo community health workers demand permanent jobs

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Several hundred people under the banner of Limpopo Community Health Workers marched on Tuesday to the Mopani District Department of Health...

Clover disinvestment sends a message to loyal ANC voters

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Please find attached English and Afrikaans soundbites by Cilliers Brink MP. The decision by Clover to close down its factory in Lichtenburg...

DA to report Minister Mkhize to Parliament’s Ethics Committee over R150m Digital Vibes scandal 

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Please find an attached soundbite by Siviwe Gwarube MP The DA will lay a complaint with Parliament’s Ethics Committee against the Minister...

Socio-Economic Impact Assessment on Expropriation Bill wholly flawed 

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Please find attached soundbite by Samantha Graham-Maré MP. South African property owners are staring down the barrel of a gun as the...

Toy Story: How orgasms helped me heal

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VDsUCrMzqQ In 2016, Makgosi Letimile contracted TB Meningitis. This affected her spine and reproductive organs. She could no longer walk and became...

The DA is first out of the blocks with its registration campaign

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Please find attached the following: Photo, photo and photo English video; Afrikaans video English soundbite; Afrikaans soundbite Today, Tuesday 8 June, the DA’s first registration...

It’s apartheid, say Israeli ambassadors to South Africa

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Map of the West Bank, the Israeli occupied Palestinian territory. Palestinian areas are green. Blue areas are Israeli-controlled. Image supplied During our...