Articles by Alicestine October

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Parliament reaches settlement with whistleblower

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

By Alicestine October - 9 May 2018
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We don’t have money or staff, says fisheries department

MPs told directorate can’t implement co-operatives policy

By Alicestine October - 13 November 2017
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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

By Alicestine October - 9 November 2017
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Money for police forensic services diverted to Home Affairs

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

By Alicestine October - 26 October 2017
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2,200 police firearms lost in three years

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

By Alicestine October - 19 October 2017
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Foster grants – Bathabile Dlamini’s next national embarrassment?

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

By Alicestine October - 12 October 2017
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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

By Alicestine October - 10 October 2017
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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

By Alicestine October - 6 October 2017
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Under the blanket: questions over SASSA’s social relief programme

Agency spends millions on “promotional” issue of blankets

By Alicestine October - 3 October 2017
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Debate on key fishing bill stalled in Parliament

No responses yet to angry fishing communities

By Alicestine October - 18 September 2017
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Learners in Limpopo town unable to write exams

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

By Alicestine October and Sune Payne - 15 September 2017
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Less than 3% of schools can take disabled learners

Answers by the education minister in Parliament raise even more questions

By Alicestine October - 8 September 2017
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Saldanha fishermen slam new marine bill

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

By Alicestine October - 1 September 2017