Kobus Botha MPL and DA Legislature Leader Bobby Stevenson at the special state funeral of former Premier Rev. Makhenkesi Stofile.

The special state funeral of former Eastern Cape Premier Rev. Makhenkesi Stofile is taking place at the Fort Hare University in Alice today (Thursday, 25 August). Dignitaries from the Democratic Alliance include Legislature Leader Bobby Stevenson MPL and Kobus Botha MPL, as well as Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Mayor Athol Trollip. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will present a eulogy, while former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel, will be paying tribute on behalf …

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K redu

DA member of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development, Kobus Botha, and his colleagues in the legislature will be conducting oversight visits to various projects in Dimbaza and in Buffalo City on Tuesday, 23 August 2016. The projects are funded by the provincial Department of Social Development.  The oversight is in preparation for the annual “Taking the Legislature to the People”, which will be held in Buffalo City from 18-21 October 2016. …

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EMS staff do great job

August 25th, 2016

THE DA is hugely proud of the incredible work done by EMS staff and district manager Brendan Methune. Our EMS personnel risk their lives to save our lives. Despite non-compliance with national norms and standards of one ambulance per 10 000 people the Nelson Mandela Bay EMS team has performed beyond the call of duty. Their commitment to service sets an example that demonstrates that where there is a will, …

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Athol Trollip, Eastern Cape Provincial Leader

These are the remarks made by the DA’s Athol Trollip who was this morning inaugurated as the Executive Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality. The people of Nelson Mandela Bay voted for change. They have endorsed our offer of stopping corruption, growing our economy to create jobs and for better service delivery. This will be the lodestar and mandate of this new Multiparty DA-led administration. Nelson Mandela Bay has …

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Athol Trollip

The DA in Nelson Mandela Bay has reached a multiparty coalition agreement with the United Democratic Movement, the African Christian Democratic Party and the Congress of the People. The people of Nelson Mandela Bay have spoken. Residents have voted for change and given us a mandate to form a government and work together to stop corruption, create jobs and deliver better services to all. The cooperating parties in this agreement …

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It is with sadness that I have learned of the passing of former Eastern Cape Premier and South Africa’s ambassador to Germany, Rev. Makhenkesi Stofile, this morning. On behalf of the Democratic Alliance, I convey our condolences to Rev. Stofile’s family and to the ANC on his passing. We pray that God will provide them with strength during this difficult time. — Athol Trollip, Eastern Cape Provincial Leader