ARTICLES RELATING TO DEBBIE SCHAFER

Cosatu lays charge against Zille for school accident

2015-07-24 18:19

Cosatu has laid a charge of criminal negligence against Western Cape Premier Helen Zille over an accident at a school in Delft that left two pupils injured.

Thieves use Western Cape schools as 'hardware shops' - MEC

2015-06-02 15:15

Drug addicts are using schools as “hardware shops” to steal whatever they can sell to buy a quick fix, Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer says.

55 Cape kids killed walking to school

2014-10-14 10:46

Here's a number for you: 55. In America, the 'double nickel', in bingo, 'two fat ladies'. In Cape Town the number of children killed by vehicles so far in 2014 while walking to school.

DA: Pikoli claims proof of interference

2013-10-21 16:34

The DA says that allegations made by former NPA head Vusi Pikoli are direct proof that the justice system is being abused for political purposes.

DA wants reason for Breytenbach's move

2013-06-14 17:09

The NPA’s decision to move prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach from its headquarters to the office of the director of public prosecutions "deserves an explanation", the DA says.

DA: Parly must help appoint SIU head

2013-05-22 19:09

The DA is to submit a private member's bill to Parliament to limit President Jacob Zuma's powers to appoint a new Special Investigating Unit head.

Justice ministry 'out of touch'

2013-03-18 22:13

The justice ministry is out of touch with problems confronting magistrates in lower courts and is not taking their salary demands seriously, the Judicial Officers' Association of SA says.

SIU appointment a test for Zuma - DA

2013-01-28 16:50

The appointment of a permanent Special Investigating Unit head will test President Jacob Zuma's credibility, the DA says.

DA questions Radebe's U-turn on Hlophe

2012-08-21 21:35

The DA has taken issue with Justice Minister Jeff Radebe's decision not to seek repayment of legal bills incurred by Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe.

Mixed reaction to Heath resignation

2011-12-15 22:33

There is mixed reaction from political parties over the resignation of newly-appointed special investigating unit head Willem Heath.

 

School vandalism, theft down - Western Cape education dept

2015-07-22 15:54

While the Western Cape education department tallies the cost of repairs as a result of theft and vandalism at schools over the winter holidays, it has confirmed a drop in the number of incidents reported.

Schafer: MEC Nwedamutswu had inherited tough task

2015-01-11 21:03

The late Limpopo education MEC Thembisile Nwedamutswu had inherited a difficult task when she stepped into her position, Western Cape MPL Debbie Schafer says.

Language at heart of SA's heritage

2014-09-24 20:30

The power of language as a means of celebrating and strengthening South Africans' shared heritages was reiterated by various groups in honour of Heritage Day.

MPs list complaints against Madonsela

2013-07-23 19:12

MPs have refined a list of allegations against Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, which she must answer to next week.

DA submits bill on SIU appointment

2013-06-05 16:58

The DA has submitted a private member's bill proposing to change the law governing the appointment of a Special Investigating Unit head.

Tatane ruling 'sends wrong message'

2013-03-28 22:31

Opposition parties have voiced disappointment at the acquittal of the policemen accused of the murder of Andries Tatane, with the DA saying that it "sends the message that the police can act with impunity".

Name corrupt politicians too, DA urges

2013-02-25 21:42

Corrupt politicians should also be "named and shamed", the DA says, after Justice Minister Jeff Radebe said this would be done to government officials found guilty of corruption.

ANC chief whip rejects Nkandla debate

2012-11-07 17:08

A call by the DA for a parliamentary debate on President Jacob Zuma's private residence in Nkandla is frivolous, the office of ANC chief whip Mathole Motshekga says.

Sexual offences act flaws a blow - DA

2012-05-13 17:29

Apparent flaws in the Criminal Procedure Amendment Act on sexual offences are a "devastating blow" to the fight against such crimes, the DA says.

Why replace Hofmeyr, opposition asks

2011-11-29 22:52

The DA says it is shocked at the lack of reasons given for appointing former judge Willem Heath in place of Willie Hofmeyr as the head of the SIU, as he was doing excellent work.

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