Articles by Alicestine October

Parliament reaches settlement with whistleblower

Former head of security Zelda Holtzman relieved her “name is cleared”

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9 May 2018

We don’t have money or staff, says fisheries department

MPs told directorate can’t implement co-operatives policy

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13 November 2017

Government is 11 years past deadline to end bucket system

About 17,000 toilets, each costing R15,000, built in Free State and none in use

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9 November 2017

Money for police forensic services diverted to Home Affairs

Forensic services gets R1.7 billion; VIP protection gets R1.4 billion

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26 October 2017

2,200 police firearms lost in three years

MPs furious at cops for not being able to look after their weapons

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19 October 2017

Foster grants – Bathabile Dlamini’s next national embarrassment?

Six years after ruling, huge backlogs persist as December court deadline looms

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12 October 2017

Fired parliamentary security boss speaks out

Zelda Holtzman was suspended in 2015 a short while after she raised questions about the misuse of state vehicles

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10 October 2017

Education department’s “accelerated” school infrastructure programme hardly moves

620 schools left without electricity, 270 without water, 256 without sanitation in the financial year the department planned to provide them

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6 October 2017

Under the blanket: questions over SASSA’s social relief programme

Agency spends millions on “promotional” issue of blankets

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3 October 2017

Debate on key fishing bill stalled in Parliament

No responses yet to angry fishing communities

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18 September 2017

Learners in Limpopo town unable to write exams

Department of Basic Education under fire for shifting blame and not putting in place contingency plans

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15 September 2017

Less than 3% of schools can take disabled learners

Answers by the education minister in Parliament raise even more questions

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8 September 2017

Saldanha fishermen slam new marine bill

“Where are we going to fish?” MPs asked during public hearing

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1 September 2017