Women’s Parliament

August 21st, 2015
DA MPLs Veliswa Mvenya and Celeste Barker at Women's Parliament in Bhisho.

The Bhisho Legislature hosted a Women’s Parliament in the Raymond Mhlaba Chamber on Friday, 21 August 2015. The theme of the event was ‘Women working together for radiant economic transformation’. The event was graced by high profile dignitaries that included MP Thoko Didiza who was the guest speaker. Over 500 representatives from women formations in the province were in attendance. Delegates from the districts made presentations that focus on Economic …

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DA attracting all races

August 14th, 2015
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IN response to ANC councillor Lawrence Troon’s letter, “DA ‘racial explosion’ ” (The Herald, August 10), please allow me to address a few misrepresentations. First, the only explosion the DA is facing currently is a “non-racial explosion”. The DA, with more than four million voters, is the only significant political party in South Africa that attracts votes from all communities. These figures speak for themselves. The recent election of Mmusi …

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ALMOST R300-million has been spent on repairing police vehicles in the Eastern Cape in three years. This was revealed in a written response by Safety and Liaison MEC Weziwe Tikana to a question asked in the provincial legislature by the DA’s Bobby Stevenson. A breakdown in figures shows that the total amount of “in-house repairs” to police vehicles was R35.6-million in 2012-13, R42.5million in 2013-14, and R31.8million in 2014-15. The …

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Ross Purdon

The DA welcomes the announcement yesterday by Environmental Affairs Minister, Edwa Molewa, setting aside a decision to grant environmental authorisation to the Department of Agriulture, Forestry and Fisheries for the proposed sea-based aquaculture zone in Algoa Bay. The DA, business and residents in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro have vigorously opposed this project due to its location off Port Elizabeth’s Hobie Beach and the risk it holds for the city’s …

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The DA welcomes the R700 million upgrade of the Mthatha airport.  However, Transport MEC Wesiwe Tikana must clarify the status of the airport’s runway lights which are currently sub-standard as they do not comply with South African Civil Aviation standards. Fully functional airports are of major importance to boost the economy of the Eastern Cape. MEC Tikana was quoted in the media last week that the official opening of the …

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DA Eastern Cape provincial chairperson Veliswa Mvenya MPL and provincial leader Athol Trollip MPL.

The desperation of the ANC to win ward 30 in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro is getting out of hand. Today, the ANC is holding a Women’s Month event in Uitenhage paid for by government. This event is supposed to be a multi-party event but no transport has been allocated to opposition parties. We are calling on the premier to protect government funds for the poor as this province is lagging …

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