NEWS FLASH


The Eastern Cape has yet to apply for its portion of additional funding from the National Treasury to cover the shortfall in the 2017-18 scholar transport budget, which totals R639 943 941 for all provinces. According to a reply to a question by the DA in the National Assembly to the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, the Eastern Cape is one of six provinces that failed to apply for …


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SPEAK OUT


The lack of accountability and consequences for poor performance and transgressions of legislation will result in the OR Tambo District remaining the worst performer in the country. According to the Auditor-General (AG) recent report on local government audit outcomes for 2015-16, irregular expenditure in the O.R. Tambo District Municipality increased from R94-milion in 2014-15 to R1 569-million. We cannot allow that one of the most scenic parts of the province, with …


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IN THE NEWS


FOR thousands of poor children in the Eastern Cape, the road to education is long and, at times, dangerous. The daily commute to school for many involves crossing hills, valleys and ravines or walking along stretches of road where they risk being hit by cars or falling victim to thugs. It was then a major shock to learn that the provincial department of transport had failed to make use of …


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LATEST PRESS RELEASES


Out of a total of 155 medico-legal claims against the Eastern Cape Department of Health in the past three financial years (2014 to current), 151 cases were settled by the department, and only four cases were won, according to a response to legislature questions I asked the MEC of Health, Dr Pumza Dyantyi.  For the reply, click here:  Reply to IQP 5 q 29 medico-legal claims lost settled and won …


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More officers are leaving the South African Police Service (SAPS) in the Eastern Cape every year than the number appointed. The DA believes that a well-governed province would ensure the safety of its residents and implement the necessary measures to do so.  The first step is a well-manged police service that is active and visible in all our communities. According to a reply to a legislature question I asked Safety …


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    Residents of Butterworth continue to face a daily struggle for water, despite promises by Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle in his State of the Province Address (Sopa) in February of a budget allocation of R1-billion for the province for drought mitigation – which included the drilling of additional boreholes and desilting of dams.   For the speech extract click here Premier Phumulo Masualle Sopa 2017 speech extract The area’s Gcuwa- …


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