MEC’s evasiveness irks DA

December 5th, 2016

The Democratic Alliance is shocked at the response of Nancy Sihlwayi, the ANC MEC responsible for Social Development in the Eastern Cape Province. Her response as contained in The Herald newspaper of today, 2 December 2016, was insensitive, uncaring, and inconclusive and lacks clear leadership direction. The MEC must stop evading the important questions that are on the minds of local citizens and provide answers to the following: How many …

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Tell us your plans, MEC

December 1st, 2016
Kobus Botha MPL, Shadow MEC for Social Development

THE closure of the Algoa Frail Care Centre and Lorraine Frail Care Centre is shrouded in a veil of secrecy by Nancy Sihlwayi, MEC for Social Development in the province. As a caring DA provincial government-in-waiting, we would most definitely have dealt with this issue in a much more caring, inclusive, open and transparent manner, unlike what is currently unfolding haphazardly. Let’s be clear here. The affected parties cannot be …

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A COMPLAINT has been laid with the Human Rights Commission, and the provincial Department of Social Development is facing legal action over the closure of Port Elizabeth’s only two fully-funded frail care centres. Robin Ownhouse, who has a relative at the Algoa Frail Care Centre, confirmed yesterday that his family had filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission. Meanwhile, a letter of demand from Legal Aid SA on behalf …

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Veliswa Mvenya MPL, Shadow MEC for Cooperative Governance

The Democratic Alliance is shocked that Amahlathi Municipality has unlawfully appointed the Chief Whip, Councillor Xanti Mngxaso and the MPAC Chairperson, Siyabulela Malawu on a full-time basis despite the fact that the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Fikile Xasa, rejected its application for the Office of the Chief Whip and MPAC Chairperson to be designated as full-time. Please click here to view the MEC’s letter. I have raised this …

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The Democratic Alliance calls on all members of our communities within the Eastern Cape to protect themselves and be responsible during this festive season. Tomorrow, we commemorate World Aids Day and pay tribute to all of those who have lost their battle with the HIV/AIDS virus. UNAIDS has announced the theme for this year, “Hands up for #HIV prevention”. I urge the youth of the Eastern Cape to abstain from …

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On Monday, during the early hours, (subs: 28 November)  the NU 11 Clinic in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro (NMBM) was targeted by thieves who vandalised the facility in the most irresponsible fashion.  This is the latest of a number of break-ins at clinics in the metro. Copper piping was stolen from the geyser  so — during this period of water restrictions in our city — water gushed out of …

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