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Zille eligible for DA’s Federal Council chairperson position
7 October 2019, 1:37 PM

Former Democratic Alliance (DA) leader and Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, is eligible to contest for the leader of the party’s Federal Council chairperson. This is according to the party’s Presiding officer of its Federal Council for Elections, Desiree van der Walt.

She was responding to some newspaper report which cast doubt on Zille’s eligibility to compete for the position.

Van der Walt says she is satisfied as the presiding officer that all those nominated have been vetted and met the criteria to compete for the position. She has reminded candidates that the rules of engagement does not include negative campaigning.

Zille is competing against Athol Trollip, Thomas Walter and Mike Waters. The election for the position takes place later this month. The position became vacant after incumbent James Selfe resigned in June this year.

Steinhoff signage
Steinhoff parliamentary hearing postponed
8 August 2018, 4:19 PM

A meeting, where the representatives of Steinhoff were supposed to appear before Parliament’s Standing committee on Finance, has been moved to the end of this month.

According to the chairperson of the committee, Yunus Carrim, this is because those representatives are scheduled to appear in court in the Netherlands on the 21st of August, and will only be able to make the proposed meeting on the day after that by noon.

Steinhoff, a multinational retailer, has been embroiled in a massive accounting scandal.

See parliament’s statement below:

MEDIA ALERT

STEINHOFF BRIEFING POSTPONED TO 29 AUGUST

 Parliament, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 – In view of the fact that representatives of Steinhoff have to appear in court in the Netherlands on 21 August and can only make the proposed 22 August meeting by around noon, as well as the Parliamentary Budget Office budget conference on 22 August, among other reasons, the Steinhoff briefing has been postponed to Wednesday, 29 August 2018.

ISSUED BY PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION SERVICES ON BEHALF OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCE, MR YUNUS CARRIM.

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