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Network Africa: Examining The ‘Racist Hair Policy’ In South Africa (Youtube-Clip)

DA Youth League and ANCWL Statement on Pretoria Girls High School on it’s ‘Hair Policies’ (29.08.2016)

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Democratic Alliance press statement by
Khume Ramulifho MPL
DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Education

Outdated Gauteng school policies need to be reviewed by SGBs

29 August 2016
Release: Immediate

The latest revelations regarding ‘hair policy’ at Pretoria Girls High School have brought to attention some school policies which are both divisive and discriminatory.

Policies that unfairly discriminate against people are unconstitutional and do not have a place in our democratic dispensation.

The DA therefore welcomes Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi’s commitment to launch an investigation. This report should then be tabled before the Gauteng Legislature for scrutiny.

The DA furthermore implores parents and School Governing Bodies to partake in the policy review process and to bring these issues to the fore. School Governing Bodies are empowered to act, and need not wait for an external investigation to do so.

Codes of conduct in schools are there to encourage conducive learning and teaching environments. Creating an inclusive environment for this to happen must be made a priority, so that every child – no matter their race of background – can achieve their very best academically and pursue a life of dignity.

Media enquiries:

Khume Ramulifho MPL
DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Education

Outcome of coalition talks: Somadoda Fikeni (Youtube-Clip)

“The ANC has officially lost control of the the administrative capital of the country, Pretoria and the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. This after the EFF resolved to vote for the DA at all hung councils except where the IFP is leading. This while Ekurhuleni and Joburg remain a conundrum. However, the EFF says it’s agreement with the DA is NOT a coalition” (SABC Digital, 2016)

Voting to Impeach Zuma Ends In Chaos. Opposition Parties Walks Out Of Parliament (Youtube-Clip)

“Opposition parties walks out of Parliament as the ANC decided to still back Jacob Zuma as President” (My Africa, 2016).

Press Release: (RSA) Parliament Rejects Recent Reports About Precautionary Suspensions (07.09.2015)

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Parliament, Monday, 07 September 2015 – Parliament notes and strongly rejects various newspaper reports related to the precautionary suspension of the senior managers in Parliamentary Protection Services, as a desperate attempt to sensationalise and dramatize a management and labour process that is aimed at stabilising security arrangements in Parliament.

Parliament notes that these actions are aimed at damaging the image of the institution, its management and the Parliament Protection Services by way of engaging in unbecoming ‘politiking,’ against the integrity of the institution. Parliament will not be drawn into this type of engagement because it lacks integrity.

Parliament stands by its previous statement that the precautionary suspension is without prejudice, it is put in place to allow for an independent investigation to take place without any negative influence.

Parliament wishes to reiterate that it is precisely for such reasons as demonstrated by the unprofessional behaviour of some staff members that it wishes to protect the integrity of the process from those who seek to influence and direct the outcomes of this process in a manner that is not consistent with our policies and general professional conduct. Through such utterances in the media, any official is in direct violation of the terms of Parliament policies regarding the Code of Ethics and Conduct for Employees and the Media policy of Parliament, which are very clear on the rules of staff engagement with the media. Parliament notes the brazen disregard for organisation processes, authority and policies in regards to speaking with the media.

Parliament urges all involved to allow the due process of Parliament to take place without interference and attempts to influence the process or its outcomes. To this end, Parliament has engaged with the suspended employees to take the process forward as quickly and smoothly as possible and has not received cooperation in this regard.

Parliament will not respond to each and every utterance as covered by recent media reports.

Parliament notes that its security environment has progressed positively towards stabilisation and it is working hard to ensure a more sustainable solution.

ISSUED BY THE PARLIAMENT of RSA

High Court of Pretoria orders President Omar Al-Bashir to stay in ZA – Official High Court order.

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