The Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Auditor-General (AG), Mr Vincent Smith, is extremely concerned to hear reports of death threats against Auditor-General officials auditing the eThekwini Metropolitan municipality. The threats are a direct affront to good governance and to the spirit of the Constitution.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes the announcement that 42 companies have been blacklisted by the eThekwini Municipality. Although this is a sorry indication of the state of the City, it is a step in the right direction.
Former President Nelson Mandela tried to establish a legacy of integrity and respect for human rights. Today, this legacy is being trampled underfoot – by the ANC government as well.
Staff and patients who use the lifts at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria are at risk as they contravene the Occupational Health and Safety Act.