David Makhura

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David Makhura said : “I am worried that it is going to disrupt the mega projects; the investment projects that we have locked in,” External link

businessday Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We will not rest until we have resettled the people in appropriate places,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "Our cities must enforce by-laws. People mustn't be left there for two days, for two weeks, settling in an area where we know that once there are floods [they will be in trouble]. Climate change is a big problem. We want to enforce the by-laws," "We also want to ensure proper urban planning, which we are now doing in our province, everywhere. We want to settle people where we want to settle them. In other areas we want to build factories and we want to use other spaces for social amenities for our children to play" External link

iol Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “There is administrative and governance chaos in the city and all surveys point to the fact that service delivery has taken a deep knock and residents are suffering. There is a total mismanagement of the city, which has eroded public confidence,” External link

businessday Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

David Makhura insisté : "Afrique est doté de nombreuses ressources naturelles, mais sa plus grande ressource c'est sa population" External link

abangui Tuesday, November 12, 2019 8:21:00 AM EAT

David Makhura insisté : "Afrique est doté de nombreuses ressources naturelles, mais sa plus grande ressource c’est sa population" External link

aouaga Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are pushing ahead in the quest to re-industrialise and modernise the Gauteng economy so that we can make the greatest contribution to Africa’s industrialisation, economic integration and structural transformation, in the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area,” External link

sanews Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are working hard to improve the ease of doing business, and streamline administrative procedures including the time required to set up operations in the country,” External link

sanews Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “MEC Nkabinde-Khawe demonstrated dedication and commitment to the people of Gauteng. She was passionate about the issues affecting the poor, children, women, the elderly and people living with disability as the most vulnerable section of the population,” External link

iol Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I want to emphasise that it really does not matter which party is in charge of which municipality. We have got to work together. We have got to pull in the same direction and support the same vision,” External link

citizen Friday, November 1, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “There is time for politics and we know where to play politics in the chambers, but there is also time for delivery. When it comes to delivery and development, there is no one sphere of government that can work alone and get the desired results,” External link

citizen Friday, November 1, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The Southern Africa-Europe CEO Dialogue is an important platform to mobilise the investor community towards a common understanding of the opportunities and common action to unlock investment to grow South Africa and the SADC region,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have a sound vision and strong leadership that is keen to bring all stakeholders and players together around building a globally competitive, inclusive, smart and sustainable city region that is at the heart of driving Africa’s industrialisation and economic integration,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The inaugural Africa Investment Forum witnessed an extraordinary level of engagement. The conversation moved from talking about investment to advancing deals towards financial closure. 2019 will validate and redefine the perception of investor confidence regarding the African Continent,” External link

CitiFMGhana Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The inaugural Africa Investment Forum witnessed an extraordinary level of engagement. The conversation moved from talking about investment to advancing deals towards financial closure. 2019 will validate and redefine the perception of investor confidence regarding the African Continent,” External link

ipsnews Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The inaugural Africa Investment Forum witnessed an extraordinary level of engagement. The conversation moved from talking about investment to advancing deals towards financial closure. 2019 will validate and redefine the perception of investor confidence regarding the African Continent,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The inaugural Africa Investment Forum witnessed an extraordinary level of engagement. The conversation moved from talking about investment to advancing deals towards financial closure. 2019 will validate and redefine the perception of investor confidence regarding the African Continent,” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I wish to thank Dr Kgosientso Ramokgopa, the outgoing MEC, for the sterling work he has done over the past four months,” External link

businessday Friday, October 11, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “This is in keeping with the commitment to ensure that women are well represented in executive structures of government, which I fully support,” External link

sanews Friday, October 11, 2019 5:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “She will continue with the process of creating an integrated multi-tier Special Economic Zone (SEZ),” External link

sanews Friday, October 11, 2019 5:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We must reclaim our streets… Day and night it must be safe for all the women of our country. We are not going to allow criminals to scare our people into their homes” External link

citizen Saturday, September 28, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

nation-ke Saturday, September 7, 2019 7:26:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “In some instances they were able to break into shops and loot‚ but in many areas the police and metro police came and people were able to run away‚” External link

jamiiforums Friday, September 6, 2019 3:20:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "At least 423 people have been arrested for violence and looting across the province. Here, in Ekurhuleni district, a total of 89 arrests were made for public violence and two unlicensed firearms were also recovered," External link

iol Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:04:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "South Africa is an integral part of the African continent and continues to advocate for a peaceful, vibrant and sustainable Africa. As Africans, we all have a shared commitment to foster peace and greater continental unity," "We should never forget or take lightly that our fellow Africans have contributed to developing our economy and that of the region" External link

iol Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:04:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are very confident the situation will come under control. It’s a two pronged strategy, the police do their work but the political leadership has to be there,” External link

sanews Thursday, September 5, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are very confident the situation will come under control. It’s a two pronged strategy, the police do their work but the political leadership has to be there,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, September 5, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 5, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The job of the police is to police, and we know that the job of the army that is a very different job altogether. The army comes in to shoot down at the enemy,” “So far the police are doing well” External link

time Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 4, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

france24-en Wednesday, September 4, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The job of the police is to police, and we know that the job of the army that is a very different job altogether. The army comes in to shoot down at the enemy,” “So far the police are doing well” External link

pattayamail Wednesday, September 4, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

nation-ke Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:53:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "The job of the police is to police, and we know that the job of the army that is a very different job altogether. The army comes in to shoot down at the enemy," "So far the police are doing well" External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:45:00 AM EAT

David Makhura told : “This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia,” External link

independent-UG Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We want to make sure that throughout the province, it is calm. All MECs (members of the executive council) in Gauteng and members of the provincial legislature have been despatched to different areas,” External link

herald Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “They must arrest anyone violating our laws regardless of nationality, crime is crime, criminality is criminality regardless of nationality,” External link

herald Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "The job of the police is to police, and we know that the job of the army that is a very different job altogether. The army comes in to shoot down at the enemy," "So far the police are doing well" External link

japantoday Wednesday, September 4, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "The job of the police is to police, and we know that the job of the army that is a very different job altogether. The army comes in to shoot down at the enemy," "So far the police are doing well" External link

samoaobserver Tuesday, September 3, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : “This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia,” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, September 3, 2019 10:49:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

afp-en Tuesday, September 3, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, September 3, 2019 9:29:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The job of the police is to police, and we know that the job of the army that is a very different job altogether. The army comes in to shoot down at the enemy,” “So far the police are doing well” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, September 3, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, September 3, 2019 7:47:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

modernghana Tuesday, September 3, 2019 7:31:00 PM EAT

David Makhura disse : "Não podemos permitir que as pessoas apliquem sua própria lei" External link

em Tuesday, September 3, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

David Makhura estimé : "On ne peut pas permettre aux gens de faire la loi" External link

msn-fr Tuesday, September 3, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura estimé : "On ne peut pas permettre aux gens de faire la loi" External link

LePoint Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura estimé : "On ne peut pas permettre aux gens de faire la loi" External link

challenges Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

David Makhura estimé : "On ne peut pas permettre aux gens de faire la loi" External link

la-croix Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

pulse Tuesday, September 3, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

afp-en Tuesday, September 3, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Bheki Mlangeni along with Mamelodi, Sebokeng and Jubilee form part of Premier Makhura’s priority hospitals. Real improvements should be achieved over the next 12 months,” “If primary healthcare facilities are not working, they will overburden the next level of care. We need a big turnaround in patient care and focused interventions around Batho Pele principles,” External link

the-star Friday, August 30, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Everywhere she went, impact followed her. Her name was synonymous with impact,” External link

the-star Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Where the ANC is in charge, we can’t tolerate corruption, we can’t tolerate mismanagement. We would like to see all the municipalities governed by the ANC working with a greater sense of urgency. Not just Thuma mina but also Khawuleza (hurry). But if we are not united, there is no way we will be able to live up to the expectations of delivery and development – we will divide South Africa,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, August 26, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The criminals who looted foreign owned-shops under a disguise of revenging the police must be arrested. The Police are in a business of fighting crime irrespective of the motive,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

David Makhura indiqué : "Nous envoyons un message très fort à tous ceux qui pensent pouvoir occuper nos bâtiments illégalement" External link

cameroun24 Friday, August 9, 2019 3:44:00 PM EAT

David Makhura indiqué : "Nous envoyons un message très fort à tous ceux qui pensent pouvoir occuper nos bâtiments illégalement" External link

bbc-french-africa Friday, August 9, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “As South Africans, we must work collectively to build our economy and create much-needed jobs. We need to make a significant dent in the illegal trade of counterfeit goods as they pose an economic risk against our efforts as a country” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, August 8, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

David Makhura ameandika : "Tuansafisha kati kati ya jiji letu. Hatutapumzika mpaka tulirejeshe jiji mikononi mwetu. Tunatuma ujumbe mkali kwa wote ambao wanahisi wanaweza kuishi kwenye majengo yetu kinyume na sheria," External link

bbc-swahili Thursday, August 8, 2019 2:32:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The teams from the regional and district hospitals work with the 80 clinics,” External link

citizen Wednesday, August 7, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I have seen some improvements, but I want to see more in 12 months’ time,” External link

citizen Wednesday, August 7, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Some foreign nationals who sell counterfeit goods and occupy buildings illegally in the Joburg CBD attacked our police with bottles and petrol bombs. This despicable crime against our state will never be tolerated. [Operation] Okae Molao will respond in full force to defend [the] rule of law,” External link

mg Tuesday, August 6, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Our position has not changed. We remain determined to ensure that e-tolls are not part of the future of our province,” “We’re even prepared to contribute something as the provincial government to ensure the e-tolls are scrapped. There is no turning back,” External link

the-star Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We have invested significant resources in the rollout of broadband to peripheral and deprived communities in Gauteng as part of the modernisation of our economy to address the danger of digital exclusion, digital poverty and digital inequality,” External link

africanbrains Saturday, July 6, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

David Makhura told ( about Industrial Revolution ) : "South Africa must take a lead in order to ensure that we collectively harness the opportunities and navigate the challenges brought about by the advent of 4th Industrial Revolution. Africa cannot be left behind. We cannot be left out," External link

iol Friday, July 5, 2019 11:43:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "As the provincial government, to demonstrate how committed we are to ensure that e-tolls are no longer in place, we are prepared to contribute to something ourselves," External link

eyewitness-news Friday, July 5, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We are the first provincial government to set up a Department of e-Government in our country as part of our drive to be a smart, innovation-driven, knowledge-based and digital economy. "We have invested significant resources in the rollout of broadband to peripheral and deprived communities in Gauteng as part of the modernisation of our economy to address the danger of digital exclusion, digital poverty and digital inequality,” External link

sanews Friday, July 5, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “Crime in Gauteng is a very important area of focus. We want to reduce it by 50 percent because that is where we will reduce crime across the country,” External link

the-star Friday, July 5, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

David Makhura added : “The reduction of crime can also be achieved when we all do our work everywhere we are. Communities must come forward and give the police information. I am very happy with the work that the police are doing in our province,” External link

the-star Friday, July 5, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told ( about Industrial Revolution ) : "South Africa must take a lead in order to ensure that we collectively harness the opportunities and navigate the challenges brought about by the advent of 4th Industrial Revolution. Africa cannot be left behind. We cannot be left out," External link

iol Friday, July 5, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Communities must come forward and give the police information. I am very happy with the work that the police are doing in our province” External link

citizen Friday, July 5, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

David Makhura added : “Our position has not changed. We remain determined to ensure that e-tolls are not part of the future of our province,” External link

the-star Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are going to be more proactive and interventionist in order to ensure improved oversight and support to municipalities in the province,” External link

the-star Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have imposed very stringent cost containment measures on ourselves over the past five years. We sold the official residence in 2016. We are buying no new cars for the premier and MECs. Official vehicles will only be replaced when they reach its full life cycle and we have been strict with costs,” “I am ready to instil the discipline of execution and perfect the art of government delivery, even if this takes a fight. We must govern like business because governing is very serious business. Poor performance will not be tolerated” External link

citizen Monday, July 1, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “I am confident that in Gauteng we will look to a future without e-tolls. Urban tolling cannot work… to toll a compact and small area like our province creates big problems. The cost is enormous for that,” “This has nothing to do with the issue of user pay… it is not a statement against user pay. He said he was not against other tolls, because he pays them when he travels on national roads which are tolled. Urban tolling is like going to Durban every hour and you can’t avoid it. The cost on the working people is huge,” External link

citizen Monday, July 1, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "There is no turning back on e-tolls. We, as the provincial government, are prepared to put some money where our mouth is and contribute some money in order to deal with the debt...we are prepared to make a contribution to deal with that debt, that is how serious we are as the provincial government," External link

iol Monday, July 1, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “In the next five years, the province will be releasing land and unutilised buildings to allow those who can create real jobs and businesses in our townships to apply for leases from the provincial government for properties where they can start those businesses,” External link

sanews Monday, July 1, 2019 3:57:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Our dream is that Gauteng should be a hub of Fourth Industrial Revolution skills and a centre of excellence for digital economy breakthroughs such as Artificial Intelligence, crypto currency and big data,” External link

sanews Monday, July 1, 2019 3:57:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are ready. We have imposed very stringent cost containment measures on ourselves over the past five years. We sold the official residence in 2016. We are buying no new cars for the premier and MECs. Official vehicles will only be replaced when they reach their full life cycles and we have been strict with costs,” External link

businessday Monday, July 1, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We will ensure that all departments that are prone to corruption are cleaned up and those responsible are brought to book. All outstanding cases will be concluded this term,” External link

businessday Monday, July 1, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “I am confident that in Gauteng we will look to a future without e-tolls. Urban tolling cannot work… to toll a compact and small area like our province creates big problems. The cost is enormous for that,” “This has nothing to do with the issue of user pay… it is not a statement against user pay. He said he was not against other tolls, because he pays them when he travels on national roads which are tolled. Urban tolling is like going to Durban every hour and you can’t avoid it. The cost on the working people is huge,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:54:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “While there is an appreciation of the appointment of MEC Panyaza Lesufi to the finance and e-government portfolio, the overall nonpartisan feedback from society, the education sector and the movement in general is that it will serve Gauteng better that he remains in the education portfolio to continue the good work of ensuring that our province is the leader and pioneer of educational transformation” External link

citizen Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:54:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “While there is an appreciation of the appointment of MEC Panyaza Lesufi to the finance and e-government portfolio, the overall non-partisan feedback from society, the education sector and the movement in general is that it will serve Gauteng better that he remains in the education portfolio to continue the good work of ensuring that our province is the leader and pioneer of educational transformation,” External link

citizen Friday, May 31, 2019 11:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “This is the biggest healthcare system in Southern Africa and we’ve taken time to train Masuku into this role. Masuku’s task is big, but I trust he’ll succeed. He’s specifically trained for his portfolio because he’s a doctor. Other MECs are not confined to their portfolios [as he is],” External link

citizen Thursday, May 30, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Let us remember that we are servants of the people, not the celebrities. We must carry ourselves with utmost humility and impeccable integrity at all times,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 30, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The people of our province want a smart, ethical, and efficient public administration that uses technology and modern management practices to ensure that citizens access government services with ease,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 30, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “During the election campaign, we had intensive interactions with various sectors and many put forward what the views on what kind of Gauteng they want (sic),” External link

citizen Thursday, May 30, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “This is a team with diverse skills, talents, and capabilities that go beyond the confines of specific government portfolios. I am very confident that we can use several of the team members in more than one portfolio and they will deliver great results,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 30, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “This team collectively represents the ANC’s accumulated governance experience, new energy and fresh ideas required to fulfil the mandate of the sixth administration, of Growing Gauteng Together,” External link

businessday Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:46:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “These newly-appointed MECs will put the interest of the people first and meet the highest ethical and service delivery standards in the conduct of their work,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The crime statistics are horrible. In the area of fighting crime, we need fresh approaches. The healthcare system is on its knees and again we need a fresh approach” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, May 23, 2019 4:25:00 AM EAT

David Makhura told : “By that I mean MECs who will not tow that line will really be in trouble. Administrators who will not tow that line will really be in trouble,” External link

businessday Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I want to build departments that are strong so that those departments don’t depend on one MEC,” External link

businessday Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “They know the ANC is very serious in acting against corruption and malfeasance. The ANC is acting against state capture, we are taking action,” External link

businessday Wednesday, May 8, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The thing that is very obvious to people is the fact that the president is leading on that front to raise levels of investment and create jobs. Jobs — outside the issues of corruption and mismanagement of state institutions — is the number one issue,” External link

businessday Sunday, May 5, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “It is a mood of anger in the townships. Initially they were blaming the ANC but then we explained that we are not the government in Tshwane and Joburg. Even in the suburbs people are not happy about the level of service,” External link

businessday Sunday, May 5, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

David Makhura added : “You will end up appointing people not because they are the best but because you need support of the coalition partners” External link

businessday Sunday, May 5, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Luthuli House ) : “Their campaign is to march to Luthuli House; that’s a no campaign‚” External link

businessday Sunday, May 5, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I am very confident that the ANC will get an overwhelming mandate. We know the coalition don’t work, we are seeking a clear mandate from the people of Gauteng to govern the province again,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 5, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The ANC must be given another chance in Gauteng and national to continue with the good work that we have been doing,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 5, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "I am very confident that the ANC will get an overwhelming mandate. We know the coalition don't work, we are seeking a clear mandate from the people of Gauteng to govern the province again," External link

iol Sunday, May 5, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "The ANC must be given another chance in Gauteng and national to continue with the good work that we have been doing," External link

iol Sunday, May 5, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

David Makhura asked : “What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?” External link

chesterfirst Friday, May 3, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “What is the meaning of freedom if you don’t have a job? Or if you don’t have a house or land?” External link

chesterfirst Friday, May 3, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The provincial government will be able to demonstrate every budget that we put on the ARP and what we did in this area. We built schools, clinics, and houses, and we will be able to demonstrate that,” External link

mg Wednesday, May 1, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The city should demonstrate how much money they put in the Alex renewal project; it must be accounted for,” External link

mg Wednesday, May 1, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : "What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?" External link

arkansasonline Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "What is the meaning of freedom if you don't have a job? Or if you don't have a house or land?" External link

arkansasonline Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

David Makhura asked : “What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?” External link

pattayamail Sunday, April 28, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “What is the meaning of freedom if you don’t have a job? Or if you don’t have a house or land?” External link

pattayamail Sunday, April 28, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

David Makhura asked : "What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?" External link

japantoday Sunday, April 28, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "What is the meaning of freedom if you don't have a job? Or if you don't have a house or land?" External link

japantoday Sunday, April 28, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

David Makhura asked : "What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?" External link

startribune Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:57:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "What is the meaning of freedom if you don't have a job? Or if you don't have a house or land?" External link

startribune Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:57:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : “What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “What is the meaning of freedom if you don’t have a job? Or if you don’t have a house or land?” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : “What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “What is the meaning of freedom if you don’t have a job? Or if you don’t have a house or land?” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : "What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?" External link

wsoctv Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "What is the meaning of freedom if you don't have a job? Or if you don't have a house or land?" External link

wsoctv Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : “What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?” External link

tribtown Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “What is the meaning of freedom if you don’t have a job? Or if you don’t have a house or land?” External link

tribtown Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : “What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?” External link

yorkpress Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:29:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “What is the meaning of freedom if you don’t have a job? Or if you don’t have a house or land?” External link

yorkpress Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:29:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : “What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?” External link

worcesternews Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “What is the meaning of freedom if you don’t have a job? Or if you don’t have a house or land?” External link

worcesternews Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : “What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?” External link

cknw Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “What is the meaning of freedom if you don’t have a job? Or if you don’t have a house or land?” External link

cknw Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : “What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?” External link

dailyjournal Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “What is the meaning of freedom if you don’t have a job? Or if you don’t have a house or land?” External link

dailyjournal Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : “What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?” External link

wandsworthguardian Saturday, April 27, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “What is the meaning of freedom if you don’t have a job? Or if you don’t have a house or land?” External link

wandsworthguardian Saturday, April 27, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : “What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?” External link

globalnews Saturday, April 27, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “What is the meaning of freedom if you don’t have a job? Or if you don’t have a house or land?” External link

globalnews Saturday, April 27, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : “What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?” External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, April 27, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “What is the meaning of freedom if you don’t have a job? Or if you don’t have a house or land?” External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, April 27, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "The ANC is regaining public confidence (through) the steps that the organisation is taking to address the concerns that were pertinent and rife in 2014 and 2016," External link

news24 Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:56:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I am sure when we sit down we will see who is not doing what and I am very sure that the city of Johannesburg has to do its job [and] the provincial government has to do its job,” External link

businessday Tuesday, April 9, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “People are putting up illegal structures everywhere and this is going to make it very difficult to actually develop Alexandra,” External link

the-star Tuesday, April 9, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We will not allow lawlessness, we must take action to ensure that people know that there shall be action and the law shall be enforced. We have court interdicts on this land, we have court interdicts also around the structures that are being put up here, but this is being ignored and there is no one taking responsibility to enforce these court interdicts,” External link

the-star Tuesday, April 9, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I am very happy that we have had this meeting, I will be able to brief the president over the next few hours about the issues. "So when the president comes here on Thursday, he will be able to speak very clearly to some of these issues,” “So there are historical issues that are around the Alexandra renewal project and I want to dismiss any notion that national government put billions of rands into the Alexandra Renewal Project. The Alexandra renewal project was funded by the City of Johannesburg and the Provincial government,” External link

the-star Tuesday, April 9, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Mahatma Gandhi ) : "Social cohesion is what we are out here to do as South Africans, and it is a great day for me to be here today to join the Gandhi Walk since I started out three years ago," External link

business-standard Monday, April 8, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “Provincial government is now going to operate not just the buses, it’s also going to operate the Metrorail system. The provincial government of Gauteng is now empowered and there was also a law passed in parliament to urban regions to operate integrated public transport systems,” “Prasa is going to be devolved to the provincial government. We are now going to be responsible for integrating Prasa and the Gautrain. The new public transport system will just be like the Gautrain by standard, look and feel and efficiency” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “In the last sitting of the Gauteng Legislature we passed the Transport Authority Bill, basically to create a single transport authority in Gauteng. The single transport authority that will be created out of the Bill has been something that is part of our vision for a long time,” “It is going to integrate the rail system, the buses, the taxi industry into a single, more efficient and reliable transport system in Gauteng” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Prasa, that is the commuter rail, is in big trouble. It needs to overhaul its rolling stock. In this country, many people use the rail system and at the moment it’s not so much by choice. They use the rail system because it’s the cheapest mode, but it’s in terrible shape,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : "Provincial government is now going to operate not just the buses, it's also going to operate the Metrorail system. The provincial government of Gauteng is now empowered and there was also a law passed in Parliament to urban regions to operate integrated public transport systems," "Prasa is going to be devolved to the provincial government. We are now going to be responsible for integrating Prasa and the Gautrain. The new public transport system will just be like the Gautrain by standard, look and feel and efficiency" External link

iol Tuesday, April 2, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "In the last sitting of the Gauteng Legislature, we passed the Transport Authority Bill, basically to create a single transport authority in Gauteng. The single transport authority that will be created out of the Bill has been something that is part of our vision for a long time," "It is going to integrate the rail system, the buses, the taxi industry into a single, more efficient and reliable transport system in Gauteng" External link

iol Tuesday, April 2, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "Prasa, that is the commuter rail, is in big trouble. It needs to overhaul its rolling stock. In this country, many people use the rail system and at the moment it's not so much by choice. They use the rail system because it's the cheapest mode, but it's in terrible shape," External link

iol Tuesday, April 2, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Commission ) : “I was invited there as a public representative to be with the congregants. My presence was to share the sermon with them. At the time I had no reason to question the authenticity of the church,” “There are certain revelations that have emerged and come to the attention of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CLR), which is investigating Lukau regarding the resurrection incident” External link

the-star Thursday, March 28, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have seen an increase in people drinking petrol, eating rats or snakes, while others rape congregants or confess to practising witchcraft. Together let us find lasting solutions to these scourges,” External link

the-star Thursday, March 28, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I was invited there as a public representative to be with the congregants. My presence was to share the sermon with them. At the time, I had no reason to question the authenticity of the church,” External link

iol Tuesday, March 26, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have seen an increase in people drinking petrol, eating rats or snakes whilst others rape congregants or confess to practising witchcraft. Together let us find lasting solutions to these scourges,” External link

iol Tuesday, March 26, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We’ve never had such high support among white voters, even during the Mandela years,” External link

iol Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We’ve never had such high support among white voters, even during the Mandela years,” External link

citizen Saturday, March 16, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "How do we have so many drug dens that are operated by Nigerians in this country? How does this happen? We've got to solve that problem and we also have to make it a problem with Nigeria," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 11, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "We have never had [such high support among white voters], even during the Mandela years," External link

businessday Sunday, March 10, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "Firstly, all the claims received are subjected to an assessment and verification process. Secondly, government must establish the proximity of the relationship of the claimant to the Mental Health Care User. Thirdly, government must be satisfied that the claimant is by law recognised to claim (i.e. the rightful person) and be paid the compensation. These steps are done to ensure that we do not pay wrong people and later we get sued. We want to protect the interest of the Mental Health Care Users, their estates, families and the state," External link

iol Thursday, February 28, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “urban tolling increases the cost of living and is therefore unsustainable” External link

dailymaverick Monday, February 18, 2019 7:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The scale and impact of what we are doing with our industry leaders in the priority sectors of our provincial economy is incomparable. But we need greater co-ordination and collaboration within the Gauteng city region, if we are to maximise the impact,” External link

businessday Monday, February 18, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Proceeding from this consensus, 22 government teams are hard at work to find a solution to the e-tolls,” External link

businessday Monday, February 18, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Our province is a zone of opportunity that offers better living standards to millions of people. Hence, the high rate of in-migration,” External link

sanews Monday, February 18, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “There is no doubt that our programme to revitalise the township economy has captured the imagination of millions of people. Township businesspeople are taking their destiny into their own hands,” External link

sanews Monday, February 18, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We continue to strive for more efficient and prudent management of public resources,” External link

sanews Monday, February 18, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have a duty to strengthen cooperative governance and ensure that all spheres put themselves at the service of the people,” External link

sanews Monday, February 18, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “While the user-pay principle is not in question, there is clear recognition that urban tolling increases the cost of living and is therefore unsustainable. An e-toll gantry on the N1 highway. File photo: Thobile Mathonsi / INLSA. "Proceeding from this consensus, government teams are hard at work to find a solution to the e- tolls,” “President Cyril Ramaphosa has just reassured me again that the resolution of e-tolls is one of the issues that are receiving his urgent national attention,” External link

iol Monday, February 18, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We appointed retired deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke who, after a painstaking and painful process of presiding over the arbitration, ordered government to pay financial compensation to the affected mental healthcare users,” "We moved swiftly to pay all the claimants by June 2018 in line with the award of Justice Moseneke," External link

iol Monday, February 18, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “While the user-pay principle is not in question, there is clear recognition that urban tolling increases the cost of living and is therefore unsustainable. An e-toll gantry on the N1 highway. File photo: Thobile Mathonsi / INLSA. Proceeding from this consensus, government teams are hard at work to find a solution to the e- tolls,” “President Cyril Ramaphosa has just reassured me again that the resolution of e-tolls is one of the issues that are receiving his urgent national attention,” External link

the-star Monday, February 18, 2019 3:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We appointed retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke who after a painstaking and painful process of presiding over the arbitration, ordered government to pay financial compensation to the affected mental healthcare users,” "We moved swiftly to pay all the claimants by June 2018 in line with the award of Justice Moseneke," External link

the-star Monday, February 18, 2019 3:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “There is no question anymore, urban tolling increases the cost of living and is not unsustainable. Government teams are hard at work to find solutions and President [Cyril] Ramaphosa has assured me that e-tolls are receiving his urgent attention,” External link

mg Monday, February 18, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We can’t build infrastructure such as roads and only come back to people later to inform them that they must pay. They can’t be told later that this infrastructure we are building is going to be paid for, we must be transparent with residents,” External link

mg Monday, February 18, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have decided to come here to make a very clear statement for all to know that the e-tolls have no future in the plans of this province as long as the ANC is in charge,” External link

mg Monday, February 18, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "While the user-pay principle is not in question, there is clear recognition that urban tolling increases the cost of living and is therefore unsustainable," "Proceeding from this consensus, 21 government teams are hard at work to find a solution to the e-tolls. President Ramaphosa has just reassured me again that the resolution of the e-tolls matter is one of the issues that are receiving his urgent national attention" External link

iol Monday, February 18, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "Township entrepreneurs also complain about illegally operating businesses that sell toxic adulterated food stuff and counterfeit goods and further allege that money obtained through drugs and other illicit dealings is being laundered through some of the businesses," "Many say they're punished by authorities instead of being supported to thrive. The people of Gauteng, let me make it clear - we will not allow global criminal syndicates to take over townships and displace genuine township businesses. We are determined to close any illegally operating business in every part of our province" External link

iol Monday, February 18, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "This makes Gauteng the most populous province in our country. Essentially, one in every four South Africans live in Gauteng. The number of people employed in the Gauteng economy has also doubled – from 2.6 million in 1996 to 5.163 million in 2018," External link

iol Monday, February 18, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “University is not easy. However, if you will focus and put your best into your work, you will succeed. We want you to complete your degree or diploma in record time,” External link

iol Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “University is not easy. However, if you will focus and put your best into your work, you will succeed. We want you to complete your degree or diploma in record time,” External link

iol Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “These children would not be here if it was not for your parents. We are proud of you top 3 learners across the system in every school in Gauteng. This province is taking you to school. It doesn’t matter where you come from, whether from a shack or informal settlement, we will assist you and take you to school,” External link

iol Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “These children would not be here if it was not for your parents. We are proud of you top 3 learners across the system in every school in Gauteng. This province is taking you to school. It doesn’t matter where you come from, whether from a shack or informal settlement, we will assist you and take you to school,” External link

iol Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “They owe an explanation to the integrity commission,” External link

businessday Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:11:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Sometimes you may find that the integrity committee says yes, there’s nothing you did wrong, but these things happened under your watch,” External link

businessday Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:11:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Nelson Mandela ) : “We made a commitment that we will grow this event and this year we saw 30,000 people participating. Every year, we have decided that the last big event of significant proportion in the Gauteng province before Christmas will be for us to come together to remember the last walk of Nelson Mandela’s life, when he was lying in state at the Union Buildings before being given his final farewell,” External link

citizen Sunday, December 9, 2018 4:18:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Nelson Mandela ) : “As we walk through the streets of Tshwane, we are recommitting to live together as equals, in dignity, and to strive to eradicate poverty. By participating in this event, we are also committing to building a non-racial, non-sexist country, and we want Nelson Mandela to know where he is right now in heaven that we are committed to building a country that is consistent with the vision that he had for us, and we will continue to do so with this event every year,” External link

citizen Sunday, December 9, 2018 4:18:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “They are using the e-tolls for their elections campaign. I am engaged in discussions with President Cyril Ramaphosa to scrap the e-tolls. I made a persuasive call to him. He understands that these e-tolls are burdensome to the working class owning cars and middle class,” External link

the-star Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:53:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The people of Gauteng do not like the e-tolls system. I want the matter resolved. I wanted it resolved yesteryear,” External link

the-star Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:53:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The most affected of these people are those living in townships such as Katlehong, Soweto, Vaal, who have to travel to the core ring of e-tolls to do business,” External link

the-star Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:53:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The people who are making calls for the scrapping of e-tolls are not unreasonable. E-tolls in small areas of Gauteng are not working,” External link

the-star Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:53:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “It is for this reason that we have now referred this matter to the president for a final determination on alternative options of settling the debt. "I am confident that a solution will be found. Once the debt is settled, we will be able to maintain our roads without the e-toll system,” External link

the-star Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:53:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We can and will find alternative ways of expanding and maintaining our road network without e-tolls. E-tolls have no future in Gauteng,” External link

the-star Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:53:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “He is one of the best mayors in the whole country. Those who don’t know can’t really tell that we belong to two different parties. I work with the mayor in everything. He is my friend and my mayor, too. Our vision for the City of Tshwane is the same” External link

news24 Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:23:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “I want to start by congratulating the team from South Zambezi and Khato for the hard work you have done, this is a phenomenal achievement, especially by a black company,” External link

news24 Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:23:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “These crimes need to be tackled through multi-agency and community-wide interventions that ensure that perpetrators are brought to book and victims and survivors are empowered while at the same time working to change social behaviour among men and boys,” External link

sanews Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “These crimes need to be tackled through multi-agency and community-wide interventions that ensure that perpetrators are brought to book and victims and survivors are empowered while at the same time working to change social behaviour among men and boys,” External link

sanews Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The FCS is one of the major success stories because of the high rate of arrest and successful prosecution of perpetrators,” External link

sanews Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The FCS is one of the major success stories because of the high rate of arrest and successful prosecution of perpetrators,” External link

sanews Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “It has now become a benchmark of all the agreements we will enter into with various governments,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:50:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “It has now become a benchmark of all the agreements we will enter into with various governments,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:50:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We remain steely in our determination to build a quality public education system that benefits all, regardless of their circumstances. We are promoting inclusive education,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We remain steely in our determination to build a quality public education system that benefits all, regardless of their circumstances. We are promoting inclusive education,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Today we are making it possible for an additional 560 leaners with special educational needs to access quality education and thus stand a better chance to participate fully in economic and social life,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Today we are making it possible for an additional 560 leaners with special educational needs to access quality education and thus stand a better chance to participate fully in economic and social life,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “In all our special schools we do have exit plans for our learners. In terms of these plans we are working with parents, the educators and the leaners themselves to develop a post-school career path for individual leaners taking into account their unique circumstances,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “In all our special schools we do have exit plans for our learners. In terms of these plans we are working with parents, the educators and the leaners themselves to develop a post-school career path for individual leaners taking into account their unique circumstances,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “These interventions include harnessing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to provide smart schools and classrooms of the future, ensuring the universal access of Grade R, expanding the post-matric bursary scheme, establishing schools of specialisation and ensuring that the performance gap between learners from fee-paying and no-fee paying schools is narrowed,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “These interventions include harnessing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to provide smart schools and classrooms of the future, ensuring the universal access of Grade R, expanding the post-matric bursary scheme, establishing schools of specialisation and ensuring that the performance gap between learners from fee-paying and no-fee paying schools is narrowed,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “I want to send a strong message to those involved that we are coming for them. We shall remove them from the education system and society by ensuring that they are prosecuted and sent to jail. They have hit us where it hurts most,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “I want to send a strong message to those involved that we are coming for them. We shall remove them from the education system and society by ensuring that they are prosecuted and sent to jail. They have hit us where it hurts most,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “I want MEC Panyaza Lesufi and [Gauteng Education] Head of Department…to ensure that all teachers and staff involved must be fired! Let us join hands to make our schools safe for all our children, especially the girl learners,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “I want MEC Panyaza Lesufi and [Gauteng Education] Head of Department…to ensure that all teachers and staff involved must be fired! Let us join hands to make our schools safe for all our children, especially the girl learners,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “In your own value chains on the way, we want to see black farmers , we want to see women farmers emerging there. By the way, that is what we mean by radical economic transformation. We don’t want to chase you out of the country. We want you to use your scale, your experience to help us change the face of agriculture in our country so that it is inclusive,” “They cannot be emerging farmers forever. We need to see established African farmers really playing on that big scale” External link

enca Saturday, October 14, 2017 3:31:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are taking the necessary steps to declare some of the affected areas disaster areas so that we can tap into all available resources to assist those who have been displaced by the storm to rebuild their lives,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are taking the necessary steps to declare some of the affected areas disaster areas so that we can tap into all available resources to assist those who have been displaced by the storm to rebuild their lives,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Our sympathies go out to all the victims of the storm and I wish to express our heartfelt condolences, as the provincial government, to the grieving families. We wish all those injured a speedy recovery,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Our sympathies go out to all the victims of the storm and I wish to express our heartfelt condolences, as the provincial government, to the grieving families. We wish all those injured a speedy recovery,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The right to mental health requires care and support facilities, services that are available, accessible, acceptable and of good quality. Rights-based care and support for mental health is an integral part of health care for all,” External link

sanews Tuesday, October 10, 2017 2:55:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The right to mental health requires care and support facilities, services that are available, accessible, acceptable and of good quality. Rights-based care and support for mental health is an integral part of health care for all,” External link

sanews Tuesday, October 10, 2017 2:55:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased who lost their lives in this tragic accident,” External link

enca Thursday, September 28, 2017 6:57:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Next year we want to attract over 50 000 participants. We want to make sure that schools in the province also become part of the carnival because when young people are involved the celebration will continue for coming generations,” External link

sanews Sunday, September 24, 2017 8:07:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Next year we want to attract over 50 000 participants. We want to make sure that schools in the province also become part of the carnival because when young people are involved the celebration will continue for coming generations,” External link

sanews Sunday, September 24, 2017 8:07:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We welcome these results and we are encouraged that all Gauteng Departments have achieved unqualified audits. However, we remain in pursuit of our goal of achieving 100% clean audits,” External link

sanews Thursday, August 24, 2017 1:18:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We welcome these results and we are encouraged that all Gauteng Departments have achieved unqualified audits. However, we remain in pursuit of our goal of achieving 100% clean audits,” External link

sanews Thursday, August 24, 2017 1:18:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Work Programme ) : “The provincial government also runs the Welfare to Work Programme, where we empower young women not to rely on social grants but to run their own businesses,” External link

sanews Friday, March 10, 2017 1:37:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Work Programme ) : “The provincial government also runs the Welfare to Work Programme, where we empower young women not to rely on social grants but to run their own businesses,” External link

sanews Friday, March 10, 2017 1:37:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “I will spend the remainder of my term over the next two years, to ensure that there is restorative justice and healing for the families and take every executive action possible to restore confidence in our public health system” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 28, 2017 6:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Let us unite in calling for calm, let us urge our people not to resort to vigilantism. We cannot afford to see the killing of foreign nationals. Let us all stand up and say not in our name,” External link

enca Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:01:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Those who are attacking foreign nationals may do it to you tomorrow. Stand up and be counted. You are your brother’s keeper. The perpetrators of xenophobic attacks do not belong in our society. They must be prosecuted. We must defeat xenophobia, like apartheid,” External link

enca Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:01:00 AM EAT

David Makhura promised : “We have heard your concerns and we are taking action to address them,” “We have a huge challenge with regard to the number of new learners who arrive in our schools every year” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:02:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “In the next two years to be exact,” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:02:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Together with industry leaders and municipalities, we are identifying and addressing local impediments that hinder the growth in employment, empowerment and exports,” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:02:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “This represents 22% of the 30% target we have set for 2019. We are emboldened that we can reach 40% by the end of our term. The number of township enterprises benefiting from public procurement policy has increased threefold from 800 in 2014 to more than 2800 by January 2017,” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:02:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "I will spend the remainder of my term over the next two years, to ensure that there is restorative justice and healing for the families and take every executive action possible to restore confidence in our public health system," External link

irishsun Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:32:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "I would like to state categorically that the decision to transfer Life Esidimeni mental health patients to NGOs was not made in consultation with the provincial executive council," External link

irishsun Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:32:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "It is our responsibility as the state to care for the weak. Every institution that provides services to the most vulnerable must meet appropriate standards. We cannot wait for another tragedy before we take wide-ranging action," External link

irishsun Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:32:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Lebogang Maile ) : “The panel will advise the premier and the Gauteng provincial government, particularly the economic development department led by MEC [Lebogang] Maile on implementing strategies to realise our objectives with regard to increasing employment, increasing empowerment, increasing exports and building an inclusive economy in which all of us share,” External link

mg Monday, February 20, 2017 9:02:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Assisting and encouraging black firms and township industries that they must produce goods locally and sell them to domestic and foreign markets. This is very important because as we empower black businesses and township enterprises we must not be transferring that empowerment to those who don’t need it” “We must ensure every Rand of this goes to black businesses and township enterprises, but this can only happen if they are not hiring expertise from established white businesses” External link

mg Monday, February 20, 2017 9:02:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We can’t build infrastructure such as roads and only come back to people later to inform them that they must pay. They can’t be told later that this infrastructure we are building is going to be paid for, we must be transparent with residents,” External link

mg Monday, February 20, 2017 9:02:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I would like to state categorically that the decision to transfer Life Esidimeni mental health patients to NGOs was not made in consultation with the provincial executive council. The executive council and I would have never approved a plan to outsource mental health, a primary responsibility of the state to care for the vulnerable in society, to NGOs,” External link

mg Monday, February 20, 2017 6:07:00 PM EAT

David Makhura added : "Since the start of the fifth administration in 2014‚ bi-annual employment has reached 317‚000‚ thus breaking the ceiling of 300‚000‚" External link

thetimes-za Monday, February 20, 2017 5:11:00 PM EAT



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minister0.50%EN11/20/201720/11/2017
prime minister0.19%EN11/20/201720/11/2017
governor0.06%EN11/14/201714/11/2017
premier of gauteng0.31%EN07/29/201729/07/2017
chairman0.81%EN06/26/201726/06/2017
premier of johannesburg0.25%EN03/14/201714/03/2017
mayor0.12%EN03/14/201714/03/2017
primeiro-ministro da província0.12%PT02/02/201702/02/2017
primeiro-ministro0.06%PT02/02/201702/02/2017
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tourism deputy0.12%EN11/10/201610/11/2016
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secretary10.82%EN05/23/201423/05/2014
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David MakhuraFR1.25%
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David MakhuraSA0.31%
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David Makhura said : “I am worried that it is going to disrupt the mega projects; the investment projects that we have locked in,” External link

businessday Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We will not rest until we have resettled the people in appropriate places,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "Our cities must enforce by-laws. People mustn't be left there for two days, for two weeks, settling in an area where we know that once there are floods [they will be in trouble]. Climate change is a big problem. We want to enforce the by-laws," "We also want to ensure proper urban planning, which we are now doing in our province, everywhere. We want to settle people where we want to settle them. In other areas we want to build factories and we want to use other spaces for social amenities for our children to play" External link

iol Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “There is administrative and governance chaos in the city and all surveys point to the fact that service delivery has taken a deep knock and residents are suffering. There is a total mismanagement of the city, which has eroded public confidence,” External link

businessday Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

David Makhura insisté : "Afrique est doté de nombreuses ressources naturelles, mais sa plus grande ressource c'est sa population" External link

abangui Tuesday, November 12, 2019 8:21:00 AM EAT

David Makhura insisté : "Afrique est doté de nombreuses ressources naturelles, mais sa plus grande ressource c’est sa population" External link

aouaga Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are pushing ahead in the quest to re-industrialise and modernise the Gauteng economy so that we can make the greatest contribution to Africa’s industrialisation, economic integration and structural transformation, in the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area,” External link

sanews Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are working hard to improve the ease of doing business, and streamline administrative procedures including the time required to set up operations in the country,” External link

sanews Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “MEC Nkabinde-Khawe demonstrated dedication and commitment to the people of Gauteng. She was passionate about the issues affecting the poor, children, women, the elderly and people living with disability as the most vulnerable section of the population,” External link

iol Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I want to emphasise that it really does not matter which party is in charge of which municipality. We have got to work together. We have got to pull in the same direction and support the same vision,” External link

citizen Friday, November 1, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “There is time for politics and we know where to play politics in the chambers, but there is also time for delivery. When it comes to delivery and development, there is no one sphere of government that can work alone and get the desired results,” External link

citizen Friday, November 1, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The Southern Africa-Europe CEO Dialogue is an important platform to mobilise the investor community towards a common understanding of the opportunities and common action to unlock investment to grow South Africa and the SADC region,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have a sound vision and strong leadership that is keen to bring all stakeholders and players together around building a globally competitive, inclusive, smart and sustainable city region that is at the heart of driving Africa’s industrialisation and economic integration,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The inaugural Africa Investment Forum witnessed an extraordinary level of engagement. The conversation moved from talking about investment to advancing deals towards financial closure. 2019 will validate and redefine the perception of investor confidence regarding the African Continent,” External link

CitiFMGhana Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The inaugural Africa Investment Forum witnessed an extraordinary level of engagement. The conversation moved from talking about investment to advancing deals towards financial closure. 2019 will validate and redefine the perception of investor confidence regarding the African Continent,” External link

ipsnews Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The inaugural Africa Investment Forum witnessed an extraordinary level of engagement. The conversation moved from talking about investment to advancing deals towards financial closure. 2019 will validate and redefine the perception of investor confidence regarding the African Continent,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The inaugural Africa Investment Forum witnessed an extraordinary level of engagement. The conversation moved from talking about investment to advancing deals towards financial closure. 2019 will validate and redefine the perception of investor confidence regarding the African Continent,” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I wish to thank Dr Kgosientso Ramokgopa, the outgoing MEC, for the sterling work he has done over the past four months,” External link

businessday Friday, October 11, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “This is in keeping with the commitment to ensure that women are well represented in executive structures of government, which I fully support,” External link

sanews Friday, October 11, 2019 5:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “She will continue with the process of creating an integrated multi-tier Special Economic Zone (SEZ),” External link

sanews Friday, October 11, 2019 5:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We must reclaim our streets… Day and night it must be safe for all the women of our country. We are not going to allow criminals to scare our people into their homes” External link

citizen Saturday, September 28, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

nation-ke Saturday, September 7, 2019 7:26:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “In some instances they were able to break into shops and loot‚ but in many areas the police and metro police came and people were able to run away‚” External link

jamiiforums Friday, September 6, 2019 3:20:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "At least 423 people have been arrested for violence and looting across the province. Here, in Ekurhuleni district, a total of 89 arrests were made for public violence and two unlicensed firearms were also recovered," External link

iol Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:04:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "South Africa is an integral part of the African continent and continues to advocate for a peaceful, vibrant and sustainable Africa. As Africans, we all have a shared commitment to foster peace and greater continental unity," "We should never forget or take lightly that our fellow Africans have contributed to developing our economy and that of the region" External link

iol Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:04:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are very confident the situation will come under control. It’s a two pronged strategy, the police do their work but the political leadership has to be there,” External link

sanews Thursday, September 5, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are very confident the situation will come under control. It’s a two pronged strategy, the police do their work but the political leadership has to be there,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, September 5, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 5, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The job of the police is to police, and we know that the job of the army that is a very different job altogether. The army comes in to shoot down at the enemy,” “So far the police are doing well” External link

time Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 4, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

france24-en Wednesday, September 4, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The job of the police is to police, and we know that the job of the army that is a very different job altogether. The army comes in to shoot down at the enemy,” “So far the police are doing well” External link

pattayamail Wednesday, September 4, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

nation-ke Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:53:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "The job of the police is to police, and we know that the job of the army that is a very different job altogether. The army comes in to shoot down at the enemy," "So far the police are doing well" External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:45:00 AM EAT

David Makhura told : “This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia,” External link

independent-UG Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We want to make sure that throughout the province, it is calm. All MECs (members of the executive council) in Gauteng and members of the provincial legislature have been despatched to different areas,” External link

herald Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “They must arrest anyone violating our laws regardless of nationality, crime is crime, criminality is criminality regardless of nationality,” External link

herald Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "The job of the police is to police, and we know that the job of the army that is a very different job altogether. The army comes in to shoot down at the enemy," "So far the police are doing well" External link

japantoday Wednesday, September 4, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "The job of the police is to police, and we know that the job of the army that is a very different job altogether. The army comes in to shoot down at the enemy," "So far the police are doing well" External link

samoaobserver Tuesday, September 3, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : “This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia,” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, September 3, 2019 10:49:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

afp-en Tuesday, September 3, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, September 3, 2019 9:29:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The job of the police is to police, and we know that the job of the army that is a very different job altogether. The army comes in to shoot down at the enemy,” “So far the police are doing well” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, September 3, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, September 3, 2019 7:47:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

modernghana Tuesday, September 3, 2019 7:31:00 PM EAT

David Makhura disse : "Não podemos permitir que as pessoas apliquem sua própria lei" External link

em Tuesday, September 3, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

David Makhura estimé : "On ne peut pas permettre aux gens de faire la loi" External link

msn-fr Tuesday, September 3, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

David Makhura estimé : "On ne peut pas permettre aux gens de faire la loi" External link

LePoint Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura estimé : "On ne peut pas permettre aux gens de faire la loi" External link

challenges Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

David Makhura estimé : "On ne peut pas permettre aux gens de faire la loi" External link

la-croix Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

pulse Tuesday, September 3, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told : "This issue can be dealt with without resorting to xenophobia," External link

afp-en Tuesday, September 3, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Bheki Mlangeni along with Mamelodi, Sebokeng and Jubilee form part of Premier Makhura’s priority hospitals. Real improvements should be achieved over the next 12 months,” “If primary healthcare facilities are not working, they will overburden the next level of care. We need a big turnaround in patient care and focused interventions around Batho Pele principles,” External link

the-star Friday, August 30, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Everywhere she went, impact followed her. Her name was synonymous with impact,” External link

the-star Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Where the ANC is in charge, we can’t tolerate corruption, we can’t tolerate mismanagement. We would like to see all the municipalities governed by the ANC working with a greater sense of urgency. Not just Thuma mina but also Khawuleza (hurry). But if we are not united, there is no way we will be able to live up to the expectations of delivery and development – we will divide South Africa,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, August 26, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The criminals who looted foreign owned-shops under a disguise of revenging the police must be arrested. The Police are in a business of fighting crime irrespective of the motive,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

David Makhura indiqué : "Nous envoyons un message très fort à tous ceux qui pensent pouvoir occuper nos bâtiments illégalement" External link

cameroun24 Friday, August 9, 2019 3:44:00 PM EAT

David Makhura indiqué : "Nous envoyons un message très fort à tous ceux qui pensent pouvoir occuper nos bâtiments illégalement" External link

bbc-french-africa Friday, August 9, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “As South Africans, we must work collectively to build our economy and create much-needed jobs. We need to make a significant dent in the illegal trade of counterfeit goods as they pose an economic risk against our efforts as a country” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, August 8, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

David Makhura ameandika : "Tuansafisha kati kati ya jiji letu. Hatutapumzika mpaka tulirejeshe jiji mikononi mwetu. Tunatuma ujumbe mkali kwa wote ambao wanahisi wanaweza kuishi kwenye majengo yetu kinyume na sheria," External link

bbc-swahili Thursday, August 8, 2019 2:32:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The teams from the regional and district hospitals work with the 80 clinics,” External link

citizen Wednesday, August 7, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I have seen some improvements, but I want to see more in 12 months’ time,” External link

citizen Wednesday, August 7, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Some foreign nationals who sell counterfeit goods and occupy buildings illegally in the Joburg CBD attacked our police with bottles and petrol bombs. This despicable crime against our state will never be tolerated. [Operation] Okae Molao will respond in full force to defend [the] rule of law,” External link

mg Tuesday, August 6, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Our position has not changed. We remain determined to ensure that e-tolls are not part of the future of our province,” “We’re even prepared to contribute something as the provincial government to ensure the e-tolls are scrapped. There is no turning back,” External link

the-star Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We have invested significant resources in the rollout of broadband to peripheral and deprived communities in Gauteng as part of the modernisation of our economy to address the danger of digital exclusion, digital poverty and digital inequality,” External link

africanbrains Saturday, July 6, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

David Makhura told ( about Industrial Revolution ) : "South Africa must take a lead in order to ensure that we collectively harness the opportunities and navigate the challenges brought about by the advent of 4th Industrial Revolution. Africa cannot be left behind. We cannot be left out," External link

iol Friday, July 5, 2019 11:43:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "As the provincial government, to demonstrate how committed we are to ensure that e-tolls are no longer in place, we are prepared to contribute to something ourselves," External link

eyewitness-news Friday, July 5, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We are the first provincial government to set up a Department of e-Government in our country as part of our drive to be a smart, innovation-driven, knowledge-based and digital economy. "We have invested significant resources in the rollout of broadband to peripheral and deprived communities in Gauteng as part of the modernisation of our economy to address the danger of digital exclusion, digital poverty and digital inequality,” External link

sanews Friday, July 5, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “Crime in Gauteng is a very important area of focus. We want to reduce it by 50 percent because that is where we will reduce crime across the country,” External link

the-star Friday, July 5, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

David Makhura added : “The reduction of crime can also be achieved when we all do our work everywhere we are. Communities must come forward and give the police information. I am very happy with the work that the police are doing in our province,” External link

the-star Friday, July 5, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

David Makhura told ( about Industrial Revolution ) : "South Africa must take a lead in order to ensure that we collectively harness the opportunities and navigate the challenges brought about by the advent of 4th Industrial Revolution. Africa cannot be left behind. We cannot be left out," External link

iol Friday, July 5, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Communities must come forward and give the police information. I am very happy with the work that the police are doing in our province” External link

citizen Friday, July 5, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

David Makhura added : “Our position has not changed. We remain determined to ensure that e-tolls are not part of the future of our province,” External link

the-star Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are going to be more proactive and interventionist in order to ensure improved oversight and support to municipalities in the province,” External link

the-star Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have imposed very stringent cost containment measures on ourselves over the past five years. We sold the official residence in 2016. We are buying no new cars for the premier and MECs. Official vehicles will only be replaced when they reach its full life cycle and we have been strict with costs,” “I am ready to instil the discipline of execution and perfect the art of government delivery, even if this takes a fight. We must govern like business because governing is very serious business. Poor performance will not be tolerated” External link

citizen Monday, July 1, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “I am confident that in Gauteng we will look to a future without e-tolls. Urban tolling cannot work… to toll a compact and small area like our province creates big problems. The cost is enormous for that,” “This has nothing to do with the issue of user pay… it is not a statement against user pay. He said he was not against other tolls, because he pays them when he travels on national roads which are tolled. Urban tolling is like going to Durban every hour and you can’t avoid it. The cost on the working people is huge,” External link

citizen Monday, July 1, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "There is no turning back on e-tolls. We, as the provincial government, are prepared to put some money where our mouth is and contribute some money in order to deal with the debt...we are prepared to make a contribution to deal with that debt, that is how serious we are as the provincial government," External link

iol Monday, July 1, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “In the next five years, the province will be releasing land and unutilised buildings to allow those who can create real jobs and businesses in our townships to apply for leases from the provincial government for properties where they can start those businesses,” External link

sanews Monday, July 1, 2019 3:57:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Our dream is that Gauteng should be a hub of Fourth Industrial Revolution skills and a centre of excellence for digital economy breakthroughs such as Artificial Intelligence, crypto currency and big data,” External link

sanews Monday, July 1, 2019 3:57:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are ready. We have imposed very stringent cost containment measures on ourselves over the past five years. We sold the official residence in 2016. We are buying no new cars for the premier and MECs. Official vehicles will only be replaced when they reach their full life cycles and we have been strict with costs,” External link

businessday Monday, July 1, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We will ensure that all departments that are prone to corruption are cleaned up and those responsible are brought to book. All outstanding cases will be concluded this term,” External link

businessday Monday, July 1, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “I am confident that in Gauteng we will look to a future without e-tolls. Urban tolling cannot work… to toll a compact and small area like our province creates big problems. The cost is enormous for that,” “This has nothing to do with the issue of user pay… it is not a statement against user pay. He said he was not against other tolls, because he pays them when he travels on national roads which are tolled. Urban tolling is like going to Durban every hour and you can’t avoid it. The cost on the working people is huge,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:54:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “While there is an appreciation of the appointment of MEC Panyaza Lesufi to the finance and e-government portfolio, the overall nonpartisan feedback from society, the education sector and the movement in general is that it will serve Gauteng better that he remains in the education portfolio to continue the good work of ensuring that our province is the leader and pioneer of educational transformation” External link

citizen Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:54:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “While there is an appreciation of the appointment of MEC Panyaza Lesufi to the finance and e-government portfolio, the overall non-partisan feedback from society, the education sector and the movement in general is that it will serve Gauteng better that he remains in the education portfolio to continue the good work of ensuring that our province is the leader and pioneer of educational transformation,” External link

citizen Friday, May 31, 2019 11:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “This is the biggest healthcare system in Southern Africa and we’ve taken time to train Masuku into this role. Masuku’s task is big, but I trust he’ll succeed. He’s specifically trained for his portfolio because he’s a doctor. Other MECs are not confined to their portfolios [as he is],” External link

citizen Thursday, May 30, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Let us remember that we are servants of the people, not the celebrities. We must carry ourselves with utmost humility and impeccable integrity at all times,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 30, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The people of our province want a smart, ethical, and efficient public administration that uses technology and modern management practices to ensure that citizens access government services with ease,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 30, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “During the election campaign, we had intensive interactions with various sectors and many put forward what the views on what kind of Gauteng they want (sic),” External link

citizen Thursday, May 30, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “This is a team with diverse skills, talents, and capabilities that go beyond the confines of specific government portfolios. I am very confident that we can use several of the team members in more than one portfolio and they will deliver great results,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 30, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “This team collectively represents the ANC’s accumulated governance experience, new energy and fresh ideas required to fulfil the mandate of the sixth administration, of Growing Gauteng Together,” External link

businessday Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:46:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “These newly-appointed MECs will put the interest of the people first and meet the highest ethical and service delivery standards in the conduct of their work,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The crime statistics are horrible. In the area of fighting crime, we need fresh approaches. The healthcare system is on its knees and again we need a fresh approach” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, May 23, 2019 4:25:00 AM EAT

David Makhura told : “By that I mean MECs who will not tow that line will really be in trouble. Administrators who will not tow that line will really be in trouble,” External link

businessday Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I want to build departments that are strong so that those departments don’t depend on one MEC,” External link

businessday Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “They know the ANC is very serious in acting against corruption and malfeasance. The ANC is acting against state capture, we are taking action,” External link

businessday Wednesday, May 8, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The thing that is very obvious to people is the fact that the president is leading on that front to raise levels of investment and create jobs. Jobs — outside the issues of corruption and mismanagement of state institutions — is the number one issue,” External link

businessday Sunday, May 5, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “It is a mood of anger in the townships. Initially they were blaming the ANC but then we explained that we are not the government in Tshwane and Joburg. Even in the suburbs people are not happy about the level of service,” External link

businessday Sunday, May 5, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

David Makhura added : “You will end up appointing people not because they are the best but because you need support of the coalition partners” External link

businessday Sunday, May 5, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Luthuli House ) : “Their campaign is to march to Luthuli House; that’s a no campaign‚” External link

businessday Sunday, May 5, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I am very confident that the ANC will get an overwhelming mandate. We know the coalition don’t work, we are seeking a clear mandate from the people of Gauteng to govern the province again,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 5, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The ANC must be given another chance in Gauteng and national to continue with the good work that we have been doing,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 5, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "I am very confident that the ANC will get an overwhelming mandate. We know the coalition don't work, we are seeking a clear mandate from the people of Gauteng to govern the province again," External link

iol Sunday, May 5, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "The ANC must be given another chance in Gauteng and national to continue with the good work that we have been doing," External link

iol Sunday, May 5, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

David Makhura asked : “What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?” External link

chesterfirst Friday, May 3, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “What is the meaning of freedom if you don’t have a job? Or if you don’t have a house or land?” External link

chesterfirst Friday, May 3, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The provincial government will be able to demonstrate every budget that we put on the ARP and what we did in this area. We built schools, clinics, and houses, and we will be able to demonstrate that,” External link

mg Wednesday, May 1, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The city should demonstrate how much money they put in the Alex renewal project; it must be accounted for,” External link

mg Wednesday, May 1, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : "What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?" External link

arkansasonline Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "What is the meaning of freedom if you don't have a job? Or if you don't have a house or land?" External link

arkansasonline Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

David Makhura asked : “What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?” External link

pattayamail Sunday, April 28, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “What is the meaning of freedom if you don’t have a job? Or if you don’t have a house or land?” External link

pattayamail Sunday, April 28, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

David Makhura asked : "What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?" External link

japantoday Sunday, April 28, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "What is the meaning of freedom if you don't have a job? Or if you don't have a house or land?" External link

japantoday Sunday, April 28, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

David Makhura asked : "What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?" External link

startribune Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:57:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "What is the meaning of freedom if you don't have a job? Or if you don't have a house or land?" External link

startribune Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:57:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : “What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “What is the meaning of freedom if you don’t have a job? Or if you don’t have a house or land?” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : “What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “What is the meaning of freedom if you don’t have a job? Or if you don’t have a house or land?” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : "What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?" External link

wsoctv Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "What is the meaning of freedom if you don't have a job? Or if you don't have a house or land?" External link

wsoctv Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : “What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?” External link

tribtown Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “What is the meaning of freedom if you don’t have a job? Or if you don’t have a house or land?” External link

tribtown Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : “What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?” External link

yorkpress Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:29:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “What is the meaning of freedom if you don’t have a job? Or if you don’t have a house or land?” External link

yorkpress Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:29:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : “What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?” External link

worcesternews Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “What is the meaning of freedom if you don’t have a job? Or if you don’t have a house or land?” External link

worcesternews Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : “What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?” External link

cknw Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “What is the meaning of freedom if you don’t have a job? Or if you don’t have a house or land?” External link

cknw Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : “What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?” External link

dailyjournal Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “What is the meaning of freedom if you don’t have a job? Or if you don’t have a house or land?” External link

dailyjournal Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : “What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?” External link

wandsworthguardian Saturday, April 27, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “What is the meaning of freedom if you don’t have a job? Or if you don’t have a house or land?” External link

wandsworthguardian Saturday, April 27, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : “What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?” External link

globalnews Saturday, April 27, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “What is the meaning of freedom if you don’t have a job? Or if you don’t have a house or land?” External link

globalnews Saturday, April 27, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

David Makhura asked : “What is the meaning of freedom if many people in a township are unemployed?” External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, April 27, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “What is the meaning of freedom if you don’t have a job? Or if you don’t have a house or land?” External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, April 27, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "The ANC is regaining public confidence (through) the steps that the organisation is taking to address the concerns that were pertinent and rife in 2014 and 2016," External link

news24 Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:56:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I am sure when we sit down we will see who is not doing what and I am very sure that the city of Johannesburg has to do its job [and] the provincial government has to do its job,” External link

businessday Tuesday, April 9, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “People are putting up illegal structures everywhere and this is going to make it very difficult to actually develop Alexandra,” External link

the-star Tuesday, April 9, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We will not allow lawlessness, we must take action to ensure that people know that there shall be action and the law shall be enforced. We have court interdicts on this land, we have court interdicts also around the structures that are being put up here, but this is being ignored and there is no one taking responsibility to enforce these court interdicts,” External link

the-star Tuesday, April 9, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I am very happy that we have had this meeting, I will be able to brief the president over the next few hours about the issues. "So when the president comes here on Thursday, he will be able to speak very clearly to some of these issues,” “So there are historical issues that are around the Alexandra renewal project and I want to dismiss any notion that national government put billions of rands into the Alexandra Renewal Project. The Alexandra renewal project was funded by the City of Johannesburg and the Provincial government,” External link

the-star Tuesday, April 9, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Mahatma Gandhi ) : "Social cohesion is what we are out here to do as South Africans, and it is a great day for me to be here today to join the Gandhi Walk since I started out three years ago," External link

business-standard Monday, April 8, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “Provincial government is now going to operate not just the buses, it’s also going to operate the Metrorail system. The provincial government of Gauteng is now empowered and there was also a law passed in parliament to urban regions to operate integrated public transport systems,” “Prasa is going to be devolved to the provincial government. We are now going to be responsible for integrating Prasa and the Gautrain. The new public transport system will just be like the Gautrain by standard, look and feel and efficiency” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “In the last sitting of the Gauteng Legislature we passed the Transport Authority Bill, basically to create a single transport authority in Gauteng. The single transport authority that will be created out of the Bill has been something that is part of our vision for a long time,” “It is going to integrate the rail system, the buses, the taxi industry into a single, more efficient and reliable transport system in Gauteng” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Prasa, that is the commuter rail, is in big trouble. It needs to overhaul its rolling stock. In this country, many people use the rail system and at the moment it’s not so much by choice. They use the rail system because it’s the cheapest mode, but it’s in terrible shape,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : "Provincial government is now going to operate not just the buses, it's also going to operate the Metrorail system. The provincial government of Gauteng is now empowered and there was also a law passed in Parliament to urban regions to operate integrated public transport systems," "Prasa is going to be devolved to the provincial government. We are now going to be responsible for integrating Prasa and the Gautrain. The new public transport system will just be like the Gautrain by standard, look and feel and efficiency" External link

iol Tuesday, April 2, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "In the last sitting of the Gauteng Legislature, we passed the Transport Authority Bill, basically to create a single transport authority in Gauteng. The single transport authority that will be created out of the Bill has been something that is part of our vision for a long time," "It is going to integrate the rail system, the buses, the taxi industry into a single, more efficient and reliable transport system in Gauteng" External link

iol Tuesday, April 2, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "Prasa, that is the commuter rail, is in big trouble. It needs to overhaul its rolling stock. In this country, many people use the rail system and at the moment it's not so much by choice. They use the rail system because it's the cheapest mode, but it's in terrible shape," External link

iol Tuesday, April 2, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Commission ) : “I was invited there as a public representative to be with the congregants. My presence was to share the sermon with them. At the time I had no reason to question the authenticity of the church,” “There are certain revelations that have emerged and come to the attention of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CLR), which is investigating Lukau regarding the resurrection incident” External link

the-star Thursday, March 28, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have seen an increase in people drinking petrol, eating rats or snakes, while others rape congregants or confess to practising witchcraft. Together let us find lasting solutions to these scourges,” External link

the-star Thursday, March 28, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I was invited there as a public representative to be with the congregants. My presence was to share the sermon with them. At the time, I had no reason to question the authenticity of the church,” External link

iol Tuesday, March 26, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have seen an increase in people drinking petrol, eating rats or snakes whilst others rape congregants or confess to practising witchcraft. Together let us find lasting solutions to these scourges,” External link

iol Tuesday, March 26, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We’ve never had such high support among white voters, even during the Mandela years,” External link

iol Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We’ve never had such high support among white voters, even during the Mandela years,” External link

citizen Saturday, March 16, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "How do we have so many drug dens that are operated by Nigerians in this country? How does this happen? We've got to solve that problem and we also have to make it a problem with Nigeria," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 11, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "We have never had [such high support among white voters], even during the Mandela years," External link

businessday Sunday, March 10, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "Firstly, all the claims received are subjected to an assessment and verification process. Secondly, government must establish the proximity of the relationship of the claimant to the Mental Health Care User. Thirdly, government must be satisfied that the claimant is by law recognised to claim (i.e. the rightful person) and be paid the compensation. These steps are done to ensure that we do not pay wrong people and later we get sued. We want to protect the interest of the Mental Health Care Users, their estates, families and the state," External link

iol Thursday, February 28, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “urban tolling increases the cost of living and is therefore unsustainable” External link

dailymaverick Monday, February 18, 2019 7:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The scale and impact of what we are doing with our industry leaders in the priority sectors of our provincial economy is incomparable. But we need greater co-ordination and collaboration within the Gauteng city region, if we are to maximise the impact,” External link

businessday Monday, February 18, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Proceeding from this consensus, 22 government teams are hard at work to find a solution to the e-tolls,” External link

businessday Monday, February 18, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Our province is a zone of opportunity that offers better living standards to millions of people. Hence, the high rate of in-migration,” External link

sanews Monday, February 18, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “There is no doubt that our programme to revitalise the township economy has captured the imagination of millions of people. Township businesspeople are taking their destiny into their own hands,” External link

sanews Monday, February 18, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We continue to strive for more efficient and prudent management of public resources,” External link

sanews Monday, February 18, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have a duty to strengthen cooperative governance and ensure that all spheres put themselves at the service of the people,” External link

sanews Monday, February 18, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “While the user-pay principle is not in question, there is clear recognition that urban tolling increases the cost of living and is therefore unsustainable. An e-toll gantry on the N1 highway. File photo: Thobile Mathonsi / INLSA. "Proceeding from this consensus, government teams are hard at work to find a solution to the e- tolls,” “President Cyril Ramaphosa has just reassured me again that the resolution of e-tolls is one of the issues that are receiving his urgent national attention,” External link

iol Monday, February 18, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We appointed retired deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke who, after a painstaking and painful process of presiding over the arbitration, ordered government to pay financial compensation to the affected mental healthcare users,” "We moved swiftly to pay all the claimants by June 2018 in line with the award of Justice Moseneke," External link

iol Monday, February 18, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “While the user-pay principle is not in question, there is clear recognition that urban tolling increases the cost of living and is therefore unsustainable. An e-toll gantry on the N1 highway. File photo: Thobile Mathonsi / INLSA. Proceeding from this consensus, government teams are hard at work to find a solution to the e- tolls,” “President Cyril Ramaphosa has just reassured me again that the resolution of e-tolls is one of the issues that are receiving his urgent national attention,” External link

the-star Monday, February 18, 2019 3:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We appointed retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke who after a painstaking and painful process of presiding over the arbitration, ordered government to pay financial compensation to the affected mental healthcare users,” "We moved swiftly to pay all the claimants by June 2018 in line with the award of Justice Moseneke," External link

the-star Monday, February 18, 2019 3:09:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “There is no question anymore, urban tolling increases the cost of living and is not unsustainable. Government teams are hard at work to find solutions and President [Cyril] Ramaphosa has assured me that e-tolls are receiving his urgent attention,” External link

mg Monday, February 18, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We can’t build infrastructure such as roads and only come back to people later to inform them that they must pay. They can’t be told later that this infrastructure we are building is going to be paid for, we must be transparent with residents,” External link

mg Monday, February 18, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We have decided to come here to make a very clear statement for all to know that the e-tolls have no future in the plans of this province as long as the ANC is in charge,” External link

mg Monday, February 18, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "While the user-pay principle is not in question, there is clear recognition that urban tolling increases the cost of living and is therefore unsustainable," "Proceeding from this consensus, 21 government teams are hard at work to find a solution to the e-tolls. President Ramaphosa has just reassured me again that the resolution of the e-tolls matter is one of the issues that are receiving his urgent national attention" External link

iol Monday, February 18, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "Township entrepreneurs also complain about illegally operating businesses that sell toxic adulterated food stuff and counterfeit goods and further allege that money obtained through drugs and other illicit dealings is being laundered through some of the businesses," "Many say they're punished by authorities instead of being supported to thrive. The people of Gauteng, let me make it clear - we will not allow global criminal syndicates to take over townships and displace genuine township businesses. We are determined to close any illegally operating business in every part of our province" External link

iol Monday, February 18, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "This makes Gauteng the most populous province in our country. Essentially, one in every four South Africans live in Gauteng. The number of people employed in the Gauteng economy has also doubled – from 2.6 million in 1996 to 5.163 million in 2018," External link

iol Monday, February 18, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “University is not easy. However, if you will focus and put your best into your work, you will succeed. We want you to complete your degree or diploma in record time,” External link

iol Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “University is not easy. However, if you will focus and put your best into your work, you will succeed. We want you to complete your degree or diploma in record time,” External link

iol Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “These children would not be here if it was not for your parents. We are proud of you top 3 learners across the system in every school in Gauteng. This province is taking you to school. It doesn’t matter where you come from, whether from a shack or informal settlement, we will assist you and take you to school,” External link

iol Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “These children would not be here if it was not for your parents. We are proud of you top 3 learners across the system in every school in Gauteng. This province is taking you to school. It doesn’t matter where you come from, whether from a shack or informal settlement, we will assist you and take you to school,” External link

iol Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “They owe an explanation to the integrity commission,” External link

businessday Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:11:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Sometimes you may find that the integrity committee says yes, there’s nothing you did wrong, but these things happened under your watch,” External link

businessday Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:11:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Nelson Mandela ) : “We made a commitment that we will grow this event and this year we saw 30,000 people participating. Every year, we have decided that the last big event of significant proportion in the Gauteng province before Christmas will be for us to come together to remember the last walk of Nelson Mandela’s life, when he was lying in state at the Union Buildings before being given his final farewell,” External link

citizen Sunday, December 9, 2018 4:18:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Nelson Mandela ) : “As we walk through the streets of Tshwane, we are recommitting to live together as equals, in dignity, and to strive to eradicate poverty. By participating in this event, we are also committing to building a non-racial, non-sexist country, and we want Nelson Mandela to know where he is right now in heaven that we are committed to building a country that is consistent with the vision that he had for us, and we will continue to do so with this event every year,” External link

citizen Sunday, December 9, 2018 4:18:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “They are using the e-tolls for their elections campaign. I am engaged in discussions with President Cyril Ramaphosa to scrap the e-tolls. I made a persuasive call to him. He understands that these e-tolls are burdensome to the working class owning cars and middle class,” External link

the-star Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:53:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The people of Gauteng do not like the e-tolls system. I want the matter resolved. I wanted it resolved yesteryear,” External link

the-star Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:53:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The most affected of these people are those living in townships such as Katlehong, Soweto, Vaal, who have to travel to the core ring of e-tolls to do business,” External link

the-star Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:53:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “The people who are making calls for the scrapping of e-tolls are not unreasonable. E-tolls in small areas of Gauteng are not working,” External link

the-star Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:53:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “It is for this reason that we have now referred this matter to the president for a final determination on alternative options of settling the debt. "I am confident that a solution will be found. Once the debt is settled, we will be able to maintain our roads without the e-toll system,” External link

the-star Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:53:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We can and will find alternative ways of expanding and maintaining our road network without e-tolls. E-tolls have no future in Gauteng,” External link

the-star Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:53:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “He is one of the best mayors in the whole country. Those who don’t know can’t really tell that we belong to two different parties. I work with the mayor in everything. He is my friend and my mayor, too. Our vision for the City of Tshwane is the same” External link

news24 Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:23:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “I want to start by congratulating the team from South Zambezi and Khato for the hard work you have done, this is a phenomenal achievement, especially by a black company,” External link

news24 Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:23:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “These crimes need to be tackled through multi-agency and community-wide interventions that ensure that perpetrators are brought to book and victims and survivors are empowered while at the same time working to change social behaviour among men and boys,” External link

sanews Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “These crimes need to be tackled through multi-agency and community-wide interventions that ensure that perpetrators are brought to book and victims and survivors are empowered while at the same time working to change social behaviour among men and boys,” External link

sanews Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The FCS is one of the major success stories because of the high rate of arrest and successful prosecution of perpetrators,” External link

sanews Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The FCS is one of the major success stories because of the high rate of arrest and successful prosecution of perpetrators,” External link

sanews Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:38:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “It has now become a benchmark of all the agreements we will enter into with various governments,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:50:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “It has now become a benchmark of all the agreements we will enter into with various governments,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:50:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We remain steely in our determination to build a quality public education system that benefits all, regardless of their circumstances. We are promoting inclusive education,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “We remain steely in our determination to build a quality public education system that benefits all, regardless of their circumstances. We are promoting inclusive education,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Today we are making it possible for an additional 560 leaners with special educational needs to access quality education and thus stand a better chance to participate fully in economic and social life,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Today we are making it possible for an additional 560 leaners with special educational needs to access quality education and thus stand a better chance to participate fully in economic and social life,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “In all our special schools we do have exit plans for our learners. In terms of these plans we are working with parents, the educators and the leaners themselves to develop a post-school career path for individual leaners taking into account their unique circumstances,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “In all our special schools we do have exit plans for our learners. In terms of these plans we are working with parents, the educators and the leaners themselves to develop a post-school career path for individual leaners taking into account their unique circumstances,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “These interventions include harnessing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to provide smart schools and classrooms of the future, ensuring the universal access of Grade R, expanding the post-matric bursary scheme, establishing schools of specialisation and ensuring that the performance gap between learners from fee-paying and no-fee paying schools is narrowed,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “These interventions include harnessing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to provide smart schools and classrooms of the future, ensuring the universal access of Grade R, expanding the post-matric bursary scheme, establishing schools of specialisation and ensuring that the performance gap between learners from fee-paying and no-fee paying schools is narrowed,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “I want to send a strong message to those involved that we are coming for them. We shall remove them from the education system and society by ensuring that they are prosecuted and sent to jail. They have hit us where it hurts most,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “I want to send a strong message to those involved that we are coming for them. We shall remove them from the education system and society by ensuring that they are prosecuted and sent to jail. They have hit us where it hurts most,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “I want MEC Panyaza Lesufi and [Gauteng Education] Head of Department…to ensure that all teachers and staff involved must be fired! Let us join hands to make our schools safe for all our children, especially the girl learners,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “I want MEC Panyaza Lesufi and [Gauteng Education] Head of Department…to ensure that all teachers and staff involved must be fired! Let us join hands to make our schools safe for all our children, especially the girl learners,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “In your own value chains on the way, we want to see black farmers , we want to see women farmers emerging there. By the way, that is what we mean by radical economic transformation. We don’t want to chase you out of the country. We want you to use your scale, your experience to help us change the face of agriculture in our country so that it is inclusive,” “They cannot be emerging farmers forever. We need to see established African farmers really playing on that big scale” External link

enca Saturday, October 14, 2017 3:31:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are taking the necessary steps to declare some of the affected areas disaster areas so that we can tap into all available resources to assist those who have been displaced by the storm to rebuild their lives,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We are taking the necessary steps to declare some of the affected areas disaster areas so that we can tap into all available resources to assist those who have been displaced by the storm to rebuild their lives,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Our sympathies go out to all the victims of the storm and I wish to express our heartfelt condolences, as the provincial government, to the grieving families. We wish all those injured a speedy recovery,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Our sympathies go out to all the victims of the storm and I wish to express our heartfelt condolences, as the provincial government, to the grieving families. We wish all those injured a speedy recovery,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:36:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The right to mental health requires care and support facilities, services that are available, accessible, acceptable and of good quality. Rights-based care and support for mental health is an integral part of health care for all,” External link

sanews Tuesday, October 10, 2017 2:55:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “The right to mental health requires care and support facilities, services that are available, accessible, acceptable and of good quality. Rights-based care and support for mental health is an integral part of health care for all,” External link

sanews Tuesday, October 10, 2017 2:55:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased who lost their lives in this tragic accident,” External link

enca Thursday, September 28, 2017 6:57:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Next year we want to attract over 50 000 participants. We want to make sure that schools in the province also become part of the carnival because when young people are involved the celebration will continue for coming generations,” External link

sanews Sunday, September 24, 2017 8:07:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Next year we want to attract over 50 000 participants. We want to make sure that schools in the province also become part of the carnival because when young people are involved the celebration will continue for coming generations,” External link

sanews Sunday, September 24, 2017 8:07:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We welcome these results and we are encouraged that all Gauteng Departments have achieved unqualified audits. However, we remain in pursuit of our goal of achieving 100% clean audits,” External link

sanews Thursday, August 24, 2017 1:18:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Gauteng Premier ) : “We welcome these results and we are encouraged that all Gauteng Departments have achieved unqualified audits. However, we remain in pursuit of our goal of achieving 100% clean audits,” External link

sanews Thursday, August 24, 2017 1:18:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Work Programme ) : “The provincial government also runs the Welfare to Work Programme, where we empower young women not to rely on social grants but to run their own businesses,” External link

sanews Friday, March 10, 2017 1:37:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Work Programme ) : “The provincial government also runs the Welfare to Work Programme, where we empower young women not to rely on social grants but to run their own businesses,” External link

sanews Friday, March 10, 2017 1:37:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “I will spend the remainder of my term over the next two years, to ensure that there is restorative justice and healing for the families and take every executive action possible to restore confidence in our public health system” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 28, 2017 6:23:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Let us unite in calling for calm, let us urge our people not to resort to vigilantism. We cannot afford to see the killing of foreign nationals. Let us all stand up and say not in our name,” External link

enca Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:01:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : “Those who are attacking foreign nationals may do it to you tomorrow. Stand up and be counted. You are your brother’s keeper. The perpetrators of xenophobic attacks do not belong in our society. They must be prosecuted. We must defeat xenophobia, like apartheid,” External link

enca Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:01:00 AM EAT

David Makhura promised : “We have heard your concerns and we are taking action to address them,” “We have a huge challenge with regard to the number of new learners who arrive in our schools every year” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:02:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “In the next two years to be exact,” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:02:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Together with industry leaders and municipalities, we are identifying and addressing local impediments that hinder the growth in employment, empowerment and exports,” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:02:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “This represents 22% of the 30% target we have set for 2019. We are emboldened that we can reach 40% by the end of our term. The number of township enterprises benefiting from public procurement policy has increased threefold from 800 in 2014 to more than 2800 by January 2017,” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:02:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : "I will spend the remainder of my term over the next two years, to ensure that there is restorative justice and healing for the families and take every executive action possible to restore confidence in our public health system," External link

irishsun Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:32:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "I would like to state categorically that the decision to transfer Life Esidimeni mental health patients to NGOs was not made in consultation with the provincial executive council," External link

irishsun Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:32:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said : "It is our responsibility as the state to care for the weak. Every institution that provides services to the most vulnerable must meet appropriate standards. We cannot wait for another tragedy before we take wide-ranging action," External link

irishsun Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:32:00 AM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Lebogang Maile ) : “The panel will advise the premier and the Gauteng provincial government, particularly the economic development department led by MEC [Lebogang] Maile on implementing strategies to realise our objectives with regard to increasing employment, increasing empowerment, increasing exports and building an inclusive economy in which all of us share,” External link

mg Monday, February 20, 2017 9:02:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “Assisting and encouraging black firms and township industries that they must produce goods locally and sell them to domestic and foreign markets. This is very important because as we empower black businesses and township enterprises we must not be transferring that empowerment to those who don’t need it” “We must ensure every Rand of this goes to black businesses and township enterprises, but this can only happen if they are not hiring expertise from established white businesses” External link

mg Monday, February 20, 2017 9:02:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “We can’t build infrastructure such as roads and only come back to people later to inform them that they must pay. They can’t be told later that this infrastructure we are building is going to be paid for, we must be transparent with residents,” External link

mg Monday, February 20, 2017 9:02:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said : “I would like to state categorically that the decision to transfer Life Esidimeni mental health patients to NGOs was not made in consultation with the provincial executive council. The executive council and I would have never approved a plan to outsource mental health, a primary responsibility of the state to care for the vulnerable in society, to NGOs,” External link

mg Monday, February 20, 2017 6:07:00 PM EAT

David Makhura added : "Since the start of the fifth administration in 2014‚ bi-annual employment has reached 317‚000‚ thus breaking the ceiling of 300‚000‚" External link

thetimes-za Monday, February 20, 2017 5:11:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
premier84.64%EN12/11/201711/12/2017
minister0.50%EN11/20/201720/11/2017
prime minister0.19%EN11/20/201720/11/2017
governor0.06%EN11/14/201714/11/2017
premier of gauteng0.31%EN07/29/201729/07/2017
chairman0.81%EN06/26/201726/06/2017
premier of johannesburg0.25%EN03/14/201714/03/2017
mayor0.12%EN03/14/201714/03/2017
primeiro-ministro da província0.12%PT02/02/201702/02/2017
primeiro-ministro0.06%PT02/02/201702/02/2017
deputy0.19%EN11/16/201616/11/2016
tourism deputy0.12%EN11/10/201610/11/2016
member0.25%EN10/12/201612/10/2016
consul0.06%EN10/12/201612/10/2016
chairperson0.81%EN06/23/201623/06/2016
minister of social development0.06%EN06/02/201602/06/2016
premier0.62%SA09/10/201410/09/2014
secretary10.82%EN05/23/201423/05/2014
Names Lang Count
David MakhuraEN97.70%
David MakhuraFR1.25%
David MakhuraPT0.42%
David MakhuraSA0.31%
DAVID MakhuraEN0.21%
DAVID MakhuraFR0.10%


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