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Making headlines: ANC defeats bill DA proposed as a 'cure for cadre deployment virus', DA says Ramaphosa has abandoned any pretence of opposing corruption and, Ramaphosa tells UN Assembly investment in conflict prevention, peacebuilding essential
ANC defeats bill DA proposed as a 'cure for cadre deployment virus'
Only the ANC and the Pan African Congress's sole member voted in support of a committee report that deemed a bill by the Democratic Alliance that intended to end cadre deployment "undesirable".
Yesterday, the National Assembly voted on the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration's report on the Public Administration Laws General Amendment Bill, a private member's bill introduced by DA MP Leon Schreiber in 2021.
The bill aims to depoliticise the public service.
The committee's report recommended that the National Assembly not support the bill.
The adoption of the report was put to a vote, with 201 ANC MPs and the PAC's Mzwanele Nyhontso voting in favour of its adoption, opposed to the DA, EFF, IFP, FF Plus, ACDP and AIC's 123 combined votes, thereby scuppering the bill.
The UDM, ATM, GOOD, NFP, Cope and Al Jamah-ah were not present for the vote.
DA says Ramaphosa has abandoned any pretence of opposing corruption
Meanwhile, Democratic Alliance Shadow Minister for Public Service and Administration Dr Leon Schreiber has urged South Africans to help drive electoral support for the ANC to below 50% next year, so that his party can pass into law the Bill to end cadre deployment, said to be critical in stifling corruption.
Schreiber believes that the ANC majority in Parliament is the only thing that continues to sustain cadre deployment corruption.
He blamed President Cyril Ramaphosa for abandoning any remaining pretence of opposing corruption.
Ramaphosa tells UN Assembly investment in conflict prevention, peacebuilding essential
President Cyril Ramaphosa stressed at the seventy-eighth United Nations General Assembly, in New York, that conflict is making people more vulnerable to worsening hunger and deprivation.
South Africa insisted that the 193 UN member States uphold the principle of respect for the territorial integrity of every country.
This comes as conflict rages in Ukraine and Russia and parts of Africa.
Ramaphosa said participation in the African Peace Initiative on the Russia-Ukraine war was informed by a desire to see an end to the suffering of those directly affected by the conflict and the millions of Africans and others across the world who, as a result of the conflict, were now vulnerable to worsening hunger and deprivation.
That’s a roundup of news making headlines today
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